Trees in Paradise: A California History


Author: Jared Farmer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393078027

Category: History

Page: 552

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Traces the history of such iconic Californian vegetation as orange trees, giant redwoods, and palm trees, including the impact the vegetation had on the people living and working in the state.

Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World

The Serial Stelae Cycle of "18-Rabbit–God K," King of Copan


Author: Elizabeth A. Newsome

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292788029

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Assemblies of rectangular stone pillars, or stelae, fill the plazas and courts of ancient Maya cities throughout the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and western Honduras. Mute testimony to state rituals that linked the king's power to rule with the rhythms and renewal of time, the stelae document the ritual acts of rulers who sacrificed, danced, and experienced visionary ecstasy in connection with celebrations marking the end of major calendrical cycles. The kings' portraits are carved in relief on the main surfaces of the stones, deifying them as incarnations of the mythical trees of life. Based on a thorough analysis of the imagery and inscriptions of seven stelae erected in the Great Plaza at Copan, Honduras, by the Classic Period ruler "18-Rabbit-God K," this ambitious study argues that stelae were erected not only to support a ruler's temporal claims to power but more importantly to express the fundamental connection in Maya worldview between rulership and the cosmology inherent in their vision of cyclical time. After an overview of the archaeology and history of Copan and the reign and monuments of "18-Rabbit-God K," Elizabeth Newsome interprets the iconography and inscriptions on the stelae, illustrating the way they fulfilled a coordinated vision of the king's ceremonial role in Copan's period-ending rites. She also links their imagery to key Maya concepts about the origin of the universe, expressed in the cosmologies and mythic lore of ancient and living Maya peoples.

Trees in Paradise

The Botanical Conquest of California


Author: Jared Farmer

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143929

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 803

California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It's the work of history.

A Tree in Paradise


Author: James R. Varner

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489703802

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6615

This world we live in is not at peace. We experience the result of greed, the desire to control others, wars, and rumors of war. From my travels, I realize that most people would like to just live their lives in peace and comfort, have a meaningful existence, support their family, love and be loved, and see their children grow to be happy and healthy. The answer to a peaceful world with personal peace and harmony is to take a journey into your inner soul. Discover who you really are—and that we are all branches on the same tree of life.

Paradise Lost

A Poem in Twelve Books


Author: John Milton

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Mighty Tree of the Universe

God reveals the mysteries of creation to men


Author: Isaac Antwi

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468951270

Category: Religion

Page: 1

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Do you know that the Universe, made up of Planets, Stars, Galaxies, Galactic Clusters, Super Galactic Clusters, and a common Center is a Mighty Tree planted on the shores of the God of Creation? This was the revelation made by two English speaking Angels to the author of this book in Ghana starting from 1983. In this book, Scientists are going to know what God says about the origin of the Universe, nuclear fusion in the Stars, evolution of man and the species, the misunderstood and unknown dark-energy and dark-matter of the Universe, cloning of the species, man's position in the awesome Universe, etc. At the same time Christians are also treated to the origin of Angels and demons, the purpose of the calling of man into the Kingdom of God, etc. For the first time in the annals of mankind, therefore, the God of Creation is making known to men the bridge that links the material Universe to His spiritual Kingdom, and the corridor between Science and Religion. THE MIGHTY TREE OF THE UNIVERSE has a content that is a must-read for all mankind at this age of enlightenment!

Tree of Paradise

Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire


Author: Brooklyn Museum,Edward Bleiberg

Publisher: Brooklyn Museum of Art


Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 65

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The Trail of Three Trees

From Paradise to the Promised Land


Author: Janet White

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512762907

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 762

Follow the biblical trail from Adam to Moses in the shade of the tree of life. Discover how God's original plan unfolds through dreams, name meanings, and prophecy. Every person must choose a path--either by following the scarlet cord of blood or the black chain of sin. Learn why the Bible is one book with many unifying themes and how the Pentateuch (first five books) lays the foundation for the rest of scripture. Find how the familiar stories are connected to one another and to the whole as well as pointing to the Messiah the fulfillment of God's purpose to dwell among his people. The tree of life is like a pair of bookends, appearing first in Genesis and ending in Revelation. The trail that connects them provides a fascinating adventure for the person who wants a deeper understanding of spiritual truths. The book includes questions for reflection and discussion.

Inventing the Christmas Tree


Author: Bernd Brunner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300188862

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 2453

A colorfully decorated Christmas tree, lit with twinkling lights, provokes awe and delight. We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition? Who first thought to bedeck a tree, to bring it inside? How and where did the local activity grow into a widespread tradition, and how has the Christmas tree traveled across time and continents? Bernd Brunner's brief history—enriched by a selection of delightful and unusual historical illustrations—spans many centuries and cultures to illuminate the mysteries of the Christmas tree and its enduring hold on the human imagination. DIVTracing various European traditions from the Middle Ages forward, Brunner finds that only in the nineteenth century did Christmas trees become common in European family homes. In North America, the imported custom soon fascinated, though some found the tree not quite compatible with a Puritan mindset. Brunner explores how the Christmas tree entered mainstream American culture and how in recent times it has become globally popular. He introduces Jacqueline Kennedy's Nutcracker Tree in the White House, trees used to celebrate the New Year in Turkey, and the world's most expensive Christmas tree, erected in Abu Dhabi. The author also considers the place of the artificial tree and the ecological dimensions of the Christmas tree trade. A book rich with anecdote and insight, Inventing the Christmas Tree will enchant a wide audience./div