This Land

Landscape Wonders of Britain

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Author: Roly Smith,Joe Cornish

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235045

Category: Architecture

Page: 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.

Natural Wonders of the World

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241328594

Category: Science

Page: 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.

Seven Natural Wonders of Australia and Oceania

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Author: Michael Woods,Mary B. Woods

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822590743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Without any human influence, nature has created extraordinary wonders - from majestic mountains and bubbling volcanoes to amazing plants and animals. These wonders are found across all the continents and oceans of this planet. In a tour of the seven greatest wonders of Australia and Oceania, we ll encounter the Outback, Australia s enormous interior region. The Outback is full of amazing land formations, animals, and plants. We ll also see Mount Kilauea in Hawaii, one of the world s most active volcanoes, and New Caledonia, a South Pacific island full of plants that have been around since the age of the dinosaurs. We ll also discover the human legends and mysteries that surround these natural monuments. What other natural wonders do Australia and Oceania hold? To find out, we ll explore a snow-capped mountain, a crystal blue lagoon, and a vast wilderness in fascinating detail.

Iceland Imagined

Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic

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Author: Karen Oslund

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802995

Category: History

Page: 280

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Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travelers as remote and exotic - its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the middle of the eighteenth century, however, this marginalized region has gradually become part of modern Europe, a transformation that is narrated in Karen Oslund�s Iceland Imagined. This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geography, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics, and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe. The earliest visions of a wild frontier, filled with dangerous and unpredictable inhabitants, eventually gave way to images of beautiful, well-managed lands, inhabited by simple but virtuous people living close to nature. This transformation was accomplished by state-sponsored natural histories of Iceland which explained that the monsters described in medieval and Renaissance travel accounts did not really exist, and by artists who painted the Icelandic landscapes to reflect their fertile and regulated qualities. Literary scholars and linguists who came to Iceland and Greenland in the nineteenth century related the stories and the languages of the �wild North� to those of their home countries.

The Lie of the Land

An under-the-field guide to the British Isles

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Author: Ian Vince

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330535889

Category: History

Page: 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.

The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

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Author: Jennifer Van Horn

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469629577

Category: History

Page: 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.

Canada

The Land

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Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778792826

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the geography, natural resources, trade and industry, cities, people, transportation, agriculture, and environment of Canada.

Natural wonders of America

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Author: Rupert Matthews,Philip Clucas,Ted Smart,David Gibbon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671071547

Category: Travel

Page: 48

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It’s teatime, my dear!

Vom Autor des Weltbestsellers »Reif für die Insel«

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641111331

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Abwarten, Tee trinken, weiterreisen! Vor über dreißig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen und für einige Jahre dort zu leben. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer über die britische Insel. Inzwischen ist er ein alter Hase, was die Eigentümlichkeiten der Engländer betrifft, aber dennoch entdeckt er immer wieder Neues, was ihn fasziniert und amüsiert. Kein Wunder also, dass es ihn reizt, diese Insel erneut ausgiebig zu bereisen. Von Bognor Regis bis Cape Wrath, vom englischen Teehaus bis zum schottischen Pub, von der kleinsten Absteige bis zum noblen Hotel, Bryson lässt nichts aus und beantwortet zahlreiche Fragen. Wie heißt der Big Ben eigentlich wirklich? Wer war Mr. Everest? Warum verstehen sich Amerikaner und Engländer nur bedingt? Bill Bryson will noch einmal wissen, was dieses Land so liebenswert macht, und begibt sich auf den Weg – schließlich ist er wieder reif für die Insel!

Planning

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: City planning

Page: N.A

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The Really Useful Grandparents' Book

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Author: Eleo Gordon,Nanette Newman,Tony Lacey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889829

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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A collection of fun and eductional games, projects, interesting facts and things to do with the grandchildren, aimed at grandparents and published in the vein of The Glorious Book for Girls

Natural Wonders

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Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780895779045

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Shows and describes America's most beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, and geological formations

Mind the Country

Tim Winton's Fiction

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Author: Salhia Ben-Messahel

Publisher: Uwa Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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Considers aspects of the writer's imagination, and shows how the environment in Winton's novels, whether set in Australia or elsewhere, is presented in an unmistakably Australian way.

Literature and Science

Social Impact and Interaction

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Author: John H. Cartwright,Brian Baker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109458X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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

American Sublime

Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880

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Author: Andrew Wilton,T. J. Barringer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691096704

Category: Art

Page: 284

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Published to accompany a major transatlantic exhibition, a tribute to U.S. landscape painting features more than one hundred works by the Hudson River School artists, complemented by three gatefolds, artist biographies, and essays on American landscape painting in the context of international traditions and national identity. (Fine Arts)