The Cabaret of Plants

Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

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Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393353860

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Page: 384

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First published in Great Britain in 2015 under the title: The cabaret of plants: botany and the imagination.

The Land Speaks

New Voices at the Intersection of Oral and Environmental History

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Author: Debbie Lee,Kathryn Newfont

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190664525

Category: History

Page: 312

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"The Land Speaks explores the intersections of two vibrant fields, oral history and environmental studies. The pieces range North America, examining wilderness and cities, farms and forests, rivers and arid lands. The authors argue that oral history can capture communication from the land and serve as a tool for environmental problem solving. Essays include transcript excerpts and photographs, and address issues as diverse as climate change, pollution, animal encounters, and firefighting"--

Rousseau’s Rejuvenation of Political Philosophy

A New Introduction

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Author: Nelson Lund

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319413902

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This book reads Jean-Jacques Rousseau with a view toward deepening our understanding of many political issues alive today, including the place of women in society, the viability of traditional family structures, the role of religion and religious freedom in nations that are becoming ever more secular, and the proper conduct of American constitutional government. Rousseau has been among the most influential modern philosophers, and among the most misunderstood. The first great philosophic critic of the Enlightenment, he sought to revive political philosophy as it was practiced by Plato, and to make it useful in the modern world. His understanding of politics rests on deep and often prescient reflections about the nature of the human soul and the relationship between our animal origins and the achievements of civilization. This book demonstrates that the implications Rousseau drew from those reflections continue to deserve serious attention.

German Open

Contemporary Art in Germany/Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland

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Author: Gerard Hadders,Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 300

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In the last two years the German art scene has experienced a tremendous growth unlike anything since the early 1980s -- owing to a revitalized Berlin and an ever-expanding cultural diversity. German Open captures this energy by giving an overview of more than 30 of the best young artists working in Germany today. The artists documented represent the entire spectrum of visual art, from installation to painting to video, and their work can no longer be viewed as a matter of scattered individual gestures, but must be examined in a group context. Among the artists included here are Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Simone Bohm, Coisma von Bonin, Matti Braun, Olafur Eliasson, Stefan Hoderlein, Stefan Kern, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Heidi Specker, Johannes Wohnseifer, and Joseph Zehrer.