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Cherry Ingram

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The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political ideology and saved by an unknown Englishman ‘This is not just a tale of trees, but of . . . endeavour, war and reconciliation’ Sunday Times Collingwood Ingram, born in 1880, became known as ‘Cherry’ for his defining obsession. As a young man, he travelled to Japan and learned of the astonishing displays of cherry blossoms, or sakura. On a return visit in 1926, Ingram witnessed frightening changes to the country’s cherry population. A cloned variety was sweeping the landscape and being used as a symbol for Japan’s expansionist ambitions. Determined to protect the diversity of the trees, Ingram began sending the rare varieties from his own garden in England back to Japan with the help of a network of ‘cherry guardians’. This is an eloquent portrait of an extraordinary man whose legacy we enjoy every spring, and his unsung place in botanic history. ‘Engrossing . . . A portrait of great charm and sophistication’ Christopher Harding, Guardian

Women on Nature

Author : Katharine Norbury
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What would happen, I wondered, if I simply missed out the fifty per cent of the population whose voices have been credited with shaping this particular ‘cultural form’. If I coppiced the woodland, so to speak, and allowed the light to shine down to the forest floor and illuminate countless saplings now that a gap has opened in the canopy. . . There has, in recent years, been an explosion of writing about place, landscape and the natural world. But within this blossoming of interest, women’s voices have remained very much in the minority. For the very first time, this landmark anthology collects together the work of women, over the centuries and up to the present day, who have written about the natural world in Britain, Ireland and the outlying islands of our archipelago. Alongside the traditional forms of the travelogue, the walking guide, books on birds, plants and wildlife, Women on Nature embraces alternative modes of seeing and recording that turn the genre on its head. Katharine Norbury has sifted through the pages of women’s fiction, poetry, household planners, gardening diaries and recipe books to show the multitude of ways in which they have observed the natural world about them, from the fourteenth-century writing of the anchorite Julian of Norwich to the seventeenth-century travel journal of Celia Fiennes; from the keen observations of Emily Brontë to a host of brilliant contemporary voices. Women on Nature presents a groundbreaking vision of the natural world which, in addition to being a rich and scintillating anthology that shines a light on many unjustly overlooked writers, is of unique importance in terms of women’s history and the history of writing about nature.

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Agricultural Index

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Boyd s Philadelphia Combined City and Business Directory

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The Garden

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The United States Catalog

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John Singer Sargent

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"From 1874 to 1882, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) produced more than 200 paintings and water-colours aside from portraiture that chart his development as an artist. The breadth of his achievement includes figures in landscape settings, architectural studies, seascapes, subject paintings, and studies after old masters. From his powerful studies of models in Paris in the mid-1870s to his compelling paintings set in Venice in the early 1880s, the works published in this volume of the catalogue raisonne show the variety of his aesthetic responses." "Working in the studio and en plein air, Sargent travelled widely during the eight years covered in this volume, painting in Paris, Brittany, Capri, Spain, North Africa and Venice." "This is the first time that Sargent's early work has been mapped so comprehensively. With very few exceptions, this book illustrates all the pictures under discussion in colour. Each painting, including several which have never been published before, is documented in depth with full provenance, exhibition history and bibliography. Original research of primary documents and on-site investigations uncovered much new information, presented in critical discussions of subject matter, dating, style, and significance in the artist's career. The volume reproduces a wealth of Sargent's preliminary and related drawings and of comparative works by other artists." --Book Jacket.

Reader s Digest Guide to Creative Gardening

Author : Mavis Batey
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Explains how to choose plants intelligently and use them to the best advantage in a garden, with specific discussions of annuals and biennials, perennials, climbing plants, roses, shrubs, and plants for special purposes

The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature Relating to Vascular Plants

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Country Life

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The Horticulturist

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Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club

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Tap Roots

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Year Book

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Author : Camilla Rockwood
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Since its first publication in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary has been the most comprehensive, reliable and readable single-volume dictionary available. This eighth edition has been extensively updated and includes more than 18,000 entries, of which over 600 are new. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it gives unrivalled coverage of all areas of human achievement, including sport, the arts, music, film, politics and literature.

Japanese Flowering Cherries

Author : Wybe Kuitert
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Wybe Kuitert has written an account of Japanese cherries that spans disciplines as far ranging as history, geography, botany, and, of course, horticulture. Confusion and misunderstandings, particularly regarding the names of the plants, have hampered their appreciation in the West. Fluent in Japanese and a professor of landscape architecture at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, Wybe Kuitert consulted many sources and references never before translated into English, some of them ancient. This book will become an indispensable resource for sorting out incorrect and improper plant names that have stymied nurseries, collectors, and amateur gardeners. Full and complete information is also provided for the cultivation and propagation of cherries. A complete botanical key to the classification of Japanese cherries has been contributed by Dutch plant breeder Aric Peterse.

R L Polk Co s Memphis City Directory

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The Illustrated London News

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The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature Relating to Vascular Plants for

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