A new eye-catching picture word book in an attractive and unusual format with detailed images to pore over and name. This book will help broaden knowledge of animals and the garden environment. Vocabulary building is essential from a very young age as it will determine how well a child does at school and later in life, this series of picture word books will give children a good headstart.
This picture reference book contains exactly 199 images of amazing things found in nature from familiar garden butterflies and bugs to elusive jungle animals and extraordinary undersea creatures. Categories include: 'Ice and snow', 'By the coast', 'Plants and flowers' and 'Rocks and gems'. Improves vocabulary with 199 labelled illustrations, ranging from familiar species to the more unusual. Doubles as a "spotters' guide", where children will enjoy recognizing things they have seen in the natural world around them. Part of the '199 Things' series, which includes '199 Zoo Animals' and '199 Things in the Garden'.
This beautifuly illustrated picture word book contains exactly 199 labelled images of things to be found on a farm. Lots to look at and talk about, this is a great way to extend and broaden children's vocabulary and knowledge of different environments. A neat and practical format, perfect for taking on holiday. Part of the '199 Things' series, which includes '199 Things under the sea', '199 Things in the Garden' and '199 Animals'.
This varied picture reference book contains 199 individual items found at the seaside. Children will enjoy spotting familiar sea creatures, birds, boats and shells, plus some more unusual ones. Themes include: 'In the rock pool, 'Along the shore' and 'Seaside shop'. Improves vocabulary with 199 labelled illustrations, ranging from familiar objects to more unusual words. Doubles as a 'spotter's guide'. Children can look out for the items on each page on visits to the coast and seaside. Part of the '199 Things' series, which includes '199 Flags' and '199 Things in the Garden'.
This fun and fascinating overview of the most important topics in scripture covers people (from Aaron to Zacchaeus), places (from Antioch to Zion), and things (from altars to worship). Each brief, easy-to-read entry provides a clear description of the topic at hand, along with supporting scripture references. Though kids could read and understand it, 199 Bible People, Places, and Things also promises fresh insights even for longtime readers of the Bible. It's a real value at only $1.99!
Written by specialists in the field of Egyptology, this book is a readable introduction to ancient Egypt, covering all anticipated subjects and stressing the monuments and material culture of this remarkable ancient civilization. • Presents a timeline to succinctly identify key events in the history of ancient Egypt • Provides an introduction of the physical geography of ancient Egypt and an overview of the history of that civilization • Offers alphabetically arranged reference entries written by expert contributors for fundamental information about the material culture and social institutions of ancient Egypt • Features excerpts from primary source documents to give readers first-hand accounts of ancient Egyptian civilization • Cites works for further reading to complement a bibliography at the close of the work
The Grotesque and the Gigantic in Renaissance Landscape Design
Author: Luke Morgan
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Monsters, grotesque creatures, and giants were frequently depicted in Italian Renaissance landscape design, yet they have rarely been studied. Their ubiquity indicates that gardens of the period conveyed darker, more disturbing themes than has been acknowledged. In The Monster in the Garden, Luke Morgan argues that the monster is a key figure in Renaissance culture. Monsters were ciphers for contemporary anxieties about normative social life and identity. Drawing on sixteenth-century medical, legal, and scientific texts, as well as recent scholarship on monstrosity, abnormality, and difference in early modern Europe, he considers the garden within a broader framework of inquiry. Developing a new conceptual model of Renaissance landscape design, Morgan argues that the presence of monsters was not incidental but an essential feature of the experience of gardens.
A garden, whether small or large, is made up of many different elements and details. Grouping these design elements is like a recipe: choosing a balance of the right details creates a perfect garden in any space. Garden Details breaks down the elements
This picture reference book contains exactly 199 wonderful flowers, from the familiar daisy to the exotic peacock flower. Every image is labelled and grouped into a category, such as "By the coast", "In the mountains", "Tropical blooms" and "Meadows and hedgerows". Children will enjoy poring over the evocative names for wild and garden flowers and looking at the beautiful illustrations. Improve vocabulary with 199 labelled illustrations, ranging from familiar species to the more unusual. Doubles as a "spotter's guide", where children will enjoy recognising things they have seen in the natural world around them. Part of the increasingly popular and collectible "199 Thing" series, which includes "199 Animals" and "199 Things in Nature".
Gardening enthusiasts and those who love to read about gardening will be delighted by this new collection of Elizabeth Lawrence's work. A gifted landscape architect and writer, Lawrence (1904-85) chronicled her experiences with plants in a voice treasured
The Life, Literary Criticism, and Poetry of Yuan Mei (1716-1798)
Author: J. D. Schmidt
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the first complete study of China's most popular eighteenth-century poet in any Western language. The work consists of a detailed biography, a study of Yuan's revolutionary reinterpretation of Chinese literary theory, and an analysis of his many contributions to the more original genres of Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) poetry such as narrative, historical, didactic, eccentric, and nature verse. The study is concluded by a generous and representative sampling of Yuan's poetry in translation, the first to do justice to the wide variety and richness of his oeuvre. Although many shorter poems are selected, this is the first translation to include his outstanding longer poetry. Harmony Garden will completely revise current attitudes in the west concerning classical Chines literature during the eighteenth century, a period that was long viewed as one of decline, but now appears to equal the golden ages of antiquity.