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The Wildest Place On Earth

Author : John Hanson Mitchell
ISBN : 9781611687743
Genre : Gardening
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This is the ironic story of how Italian Renaissance and Baroque gardens encouraged the preservation of the American wilderness and ultimately fostered the creation of the world's first national park system. Told via Mitchell's sometimes disastrous and humorous travels - from the gardens of southern Italy up through Tuscany and the lake island gardens - the book is filled with history, folklore, myths, and legends of Western Europe, including a detailed history of the labyrinth, a common element in Renaissance gardens. In his attempt to understand the Italian garden in detail, Mitchell set out to create one on his own property - with a labyrinth.

Journal Of The New England Garden History Society

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ISBN : UVA:X006132796
Genre : Gardens
File Size : 47. 82 MB
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787651966
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.


Author : Thomas R. H. Havens
ISBN : NWU:35556041541350
Genre : Architecture
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"The Growth Idea represents a significant contribution to the emerging field of postwar Japanese history and an important step forward in the historicization of Japan's high-speed growth of the 1950s and 1960s. It is the first and fullest treatment of the ideology of postwar growthism, of Keynesian thought in Japan, and of the development of postwar statistical practice. Well written, original, and based on first-rate scholarship, The Growth Idea approaches its subject in a fresh way that will interest specialists in Japanese history as well as others interested in Japan from a comparative perspective."---Mark Metzler, University of Texas "Tom Havens' indispensable new book provides a magisterial guide to the postwar Japanese avant-garde in the nonverbal arts. His dozens of interviews preserve the views of the artists, capturing the way they spoke and thought about themselves and their art. At the same time, Havens is a critical listener and reliable guide, parsing the self-serving from the perceptive in what his subjects have to say."---David Goodman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Paradise Of All These Parts

Author : John Hanson Mitchell
ISBN : IND:30000095674515
Genre : History
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The author investigates Boston's natural past in this one-of-a-kind perspective on one of America's most historic cities that combines natural history that entertains and informs with a wealth of fascinating facts about Boston.

Healing Natures Repairing Relationships

Author : Robert Lawrence France
ISBN : IND:30000116714431
Genre : Nature
File Size : 54. 12 MB
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Presenting emerging perspectives on environmental restoration, this collection of essays by a leading group of environmental scholars combines theoretical discussion with practical approaches. Describing the variety of ways that humans can and should interact with nature, this multi-disciplinary work shares hands-on exercises for engaging urban communities to develop supportive relationships with their surrounding environment. These writings define the paradigm of “restoration design” and the ways that its disciplines and actions can provide humans with a new direction for interrelating with the world in the 21st century.

Fine Gardening

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924089604627
Genre : Landscape gardening
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