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This Land

This Land Author Roly Smith
ISBN-10 071123504X
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 256
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Joe Cornish is widely acknowledged as Britain's finest landscape photographer. In this new collection he explores fifty of the most amazing landscapes in Britain. Taking its cue from these Isles' extraordinarily diverse geology, This Land ranges from the ancient quartzite rocks of the Scottish Highlands to the gritstones and limestones of the English Pennines and the rolling chalk downs of Southern England. There are sections on Mountains, Islands, Forests and Coasts, and the book concludes with a fascinating look at the ways in which British people have shaped the landscape over thousands of years. Accompanying text by leading outdoors writer and campaigner Roly Smith explains how each type of rock creates its own distinctive landforms and vegetation, and how these have often been made the subject of local folklore and legend. There is room for some personal recollections from Joe and Roly about their own experiences in these magical places, and the book includes a foreword by Bill Bryson.

The Power of Objects in Eighteenth Century British America

The Power of Objects in Eighteenth Century British America Author Jennifer Van Horn
ISBN-10 9781469629575
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 456
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Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America investigates these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices—to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. In this interdisciplinary transatlantic study, artifacts emerge as key players in the formation of Anglo-American communities and eventually of American citizenship. Deftly interweaving analysis of images with furniture, architecture, clothing, and literary works, Van Horn reconstructs the networks of goods that bound together consumers in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. Moving beyond emulation and the desire for social status as the primary motivators for consumption, Van Horn shows that Anglo-Americans' material choices were intimately bound up with their efforts to distance themselves from Native Americans and African Americans. She also traces women's contested place in forging provincial culture. As encountered through a woman's application of makeup at her dressing table or an amputee's donning of a wooden leg after the Revolutionary War, material artifacts were far from passive markers of rank or political identification. They made Anglo-American society.

Natural Wonders of the World

Natural Wonders of the World Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241328590
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 440
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A continent by continent journey around Earth's most beautiful, spectacular, and captivating landscapes. Discover which of Earth's wonders should definitely make it onto your bucket list with this unparalleled survey of the world's incredible natural treasures. With a foreword by Chris Packham, Natural Wonders of the World is the most in-depth look at Earth's greatest wonders. Breathtaking landscape photography is combined with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and show how geographical features are formed. From South America's Amazon River to Asia's Himalayas and Australia's Ninety Mile Beach, this is a truly unrivalled exploration of Earth's most amazing places. To complete the picture, the plants and animals that inhabit these remarkable environments are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a unique celebration of our world as well as the most accessible-ever guide to Earth's geological processes and features.

Land Art in Great Britain

Land Art in Great Britain Author William Malpas
ISBN-10 1861714025
Release 2013-01
Pages 352
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LAND ART IN GREAT BRITAIN A new book on land art in Great Britain. There are chapters on land artists such as Chris Drury, Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy. All of the major practitioners of land and environmental art in the U.K. are discussed. The book also considers prehistoric art, stone circles, Romanticism, poetry, religion, women's art, contemporary art, and the impact of the British landscape on British land art. Fully illustrated, with a newly revised text for this edition. Bibliography and notes. ISBN 9781861714022. 352 pages. EXTRACT FROM THE CHAPTER ON ANDY GOLDSWORTHY One wonders whether Andy Goldsworthy would like to work in snow and ice more than in any other medium. In temperate snowlands one feels Goldsworthy is very much at home. Snow has all the right sorts of qualities Goldsworthy looks for in a material: it is malleable, it melts and changes, its whiteness makes for good, contrasty imagery photographically, and it seasonally alters the landscape, and later dissolves into it. In Goldsworthy's snowworks one senses also the sheer fun working with snow. For people in most of Britain, snow is not a occurrence each year, as it is in, say, Northern Russia or Alaska. Snow can be an exciting event (but British adults usually gripe it). Snow was a perennial delight and 'shock' for Goldsworthy. In Midsummer Snowballs he wrote that 'even in winter each snowfall is a shock, unpredictable and unexpected.' Goldsworthy retained the child-like enjoyment of snow falling in Britain throughout his life. While much of the U.K. grinds to a halt at the sight of a snowflake, Goldsworthy has the child's joy when it snows (school's cancelled, snowball fights, ice skating, sledging, and making snowmen and snowballs). Andy Goldsworthy speaks in wonder and awe of 'the effect, the excitement' of the first snowfall. Some of this excitement comes across in Goldsworthy's snowworks. He has made, for example, patterns in the snow by rolling a snowball around a field, exactly as kids do when it snows (1982 and 1987). Some of Goldsworthy's earliest works with snow were large snowballs. In some of these early snow pieces, Goldsworthy placed snowballs in areas such as woods and fields which didn't have any snow, so the snowballs stood out in the trees and grass (as in Ilkley, Yorkshire, 1981).

Land Art in the U K

Land Art in the U K Author William Malpas
ISBN-10 1861710909
Release 2007
Pages 365
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"Land art (also known as earth art, earthworks, nature art, landscape art and environmental art) remains one of the most popular forms of contemporary art. All of the major land and earthworks artists working in Britain are included here: Richard Long, David Nash, Hamish Fulton, Andy Goldsworthy, and Chris Drury, among many others. This book explores environmental art from the 'golden age' of land art (the 1960s-70s) to the present. Topics discussed include: Minimal and Post-minimal art; land art and Conceptual art; performance art; installation art; land art, gardens and gardening; land art and Romanticism; the British landscape tradition; the economics of land art; land art and prehistoric art; land art motifs (circles, trees, stones, plants, mazes, observatories); light sculpture; kinetic sculpture; the spiritual aspects of land art; land art's relation with sexuality, gender and the body; and female land artists" -- Back cover.

The Lie of the Land

The Lie of the Land Author Ian Vince
ISBN-10 9780330535885
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 304
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Like most of us, Ian Vince used to think of the British countryside as average, unexciting - as dramatic as a nice cup of tea. Then, over the course of a single car journey, the features of our green and pleasant land reawakened a fascination with geology that he had long forgotten, and he began to delve beneath the surface (metaphorically, that is). From the rocks of north-west Scotland which are amongst the oldest on the planet to St Michael's Mount off the coast of Cornwall, which was still being shaped in human memory, The Lie of the Land takes us on a journey through a fantastically exotic Britain of red desert sands, shattering continental collisions and tides of volcanic lava. Ian Vince shows us how Britain came to look the way it does; and with warmth and wit transports us back through billions of years to a land that time forgot.

A History of Ancient Britain

A History of Ancient Britain Author Neil Oliver
ISBN-10 9780297867685
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 396
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Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with the acclaimed A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part of a million years. The last retreat of the glaciers 12,000 years ago brought a new and warmer age and with it, one of the greatest tsunamis recorded on Earth which struck the north-east of Britain, devastating the population and flooding the low-lying plains of what is now the North Sea. The resulting island became, in time, home to a diverse range of cultures and peoples who have left behind them some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic monuments in the world. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, Neil Oliver weaves the epic story - half a million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It was a period which accounts for more than ninety-nine per cent of humankind's presence on these islands. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.

Americans in British Literature 1770 1832

Americans in British Literature  1770   1832 Author Professor Christopher Flynn
ISBN-10 9781409474890
Release 2013-04-28
Pages 162
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American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. Flynn documents the evolution of what he regards as an essentially anthropological, if also in some ways familial, interest in the former colonies and their citizens on the part of British writers. Whether Americans are idealized as the embodiments of sincerity and virtue or anathematized as intolerable and ungrateful louts, Flynn argues that the intervals between the acts of observing and writing, and between writing and reading, have the effect of distancing Britain and America temporally as well as geographically. Flynn examines a range of canonical and noncanonical works-sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Blake, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett, Lennox, Frances Trollope, and Basil Hall. Together, they offer a complex and revealing portrait of Americans as a breed apart, which still resonates today.

Landscape Wonders of the Western World

Landscape Wonders of the Western World Author Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044058286444
Release 1888
Pages 71
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Landscape Wonders of the Western World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Landscape Wonders of the Western World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Landscape Wonders of the Western World book for free.

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century

The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century Author Christopher Christie
ISBN-10 0719047250
Release 2000
Pages 333
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This work explores the British country house between 1700-1830 and looks at the lives of the noblemen and the servants who inhabited them. Reference is made to the whole of the British Isles and there is a discussion of their political significance.

Gardens Flowers 100 Pocket Puzzles

Gardens   Flowers  100 Pocket Puzzles Author National Trust,
ISBN-10 1911358286
Release 2017-11-02
Pages 136
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100 quick and fun word puzzles based on the botanical wonders of Britain in a cute pocket-sized package. Whether you are a wordsearch wizard or a brainteaser buff, this is the perfect book to help exercise your brain! There are wordsearches, crosswords, word wheels, codewords and all manner of verbal brainteasers to test puzzlers of all ages. You don’t have to know all about gardening or plants to enjoy these puzzles – in fact they’re a brilliant way to pick up lots of interesting trivia as you solve the clues. There are solutions at the back of the book if you get stuck. This is a great little gift for yourself or others; the perfect way to while away the odd spare minute.

A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain

A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain Author Alexander Campbell
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433069349987
Release 1802
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A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain book for free.

Wild Wonders of Europe

Wild Wonders of Europe Author Peter Cairns
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215391405
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 286
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Presents an astonishing view of the continent's flora and fauna and reveals the wildlife and landscapes of all 48 European countries. With a focus on conservation and reintroducing vulnerable species to their natural habitats, the accompanying texts express hope for the future of European biodiversity.


Canada Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 077879282X
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 32
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Describes the geography, natural resources, trade and industry, cities, people, transportation, agriculture, and environment of Canada.

Literature and Science

Literature and Science Author John H. Cartwright
ISBN-10 9781851094585
Release 2005
Pages 471
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A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future. * Gives clear explanations of scientific ideas ranging from medieval cosmology to modern concepts in astronomy * Organizes the material in chronological order with a chronology and bibliographic essay accompanying each chapter

America and the Americans in Postwar British Fiction

America and the Americans in Postwar British Fiction Author Stephan-Alexander Ditze
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105127422710
Release 2006
Pages 368
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National images have been firmly established in western literatures since classical antiquity. Since the seventeenth century, these images have made an impact on the reception of the literary works in question and have influenced the production of later generations of writers. Despite this early interest of artists in national images, it was not until the early twentieth century that such images were addressed by literary scholarship. However, imagology, a branch of Comparative and General Literature, is still marked by a widespread terminological incoherence. The present study wants to help eliminate this deficit. To this end, the basic notions 'image' and 'stereotype' are unambiguously defined and made applicable for practical criticism by using the newly coined concept of 'imagene' and a structuralist model of images. The explanatory power of the conceptual framework proposed is demonstrated by in-depth analyses of five British novels of the second half of the twentieth century which focus on the United States of America and its inhabitants.

The Cultured Landscape

The Cultured Landscape Author Sheila Harvey
ISBN-10 9781135804251
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 208
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This book poses important philosophical questions about the aims, values and purposes of landscape architecture. The editors, highly regarded in their field, have drawn together a distinguished team of writers who provide unique individual perspectives on contemporary themes from a wide base of knowledge. Altogether, this key international study raises awareness of the landscape and encourages innovative ways of thinking about quality in design.