Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.
This book covers nearly every bit of information you need to know about how to grow gorgeous herbs. Just imagine being able to grow flavourful herbs without using harmful chemicals or spending a fortune on expensive store bought herbs. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you can have the most flavorful herbs. It truly is possible, but you just need to know how. Here's what you'll learn: * How to preserve your herbs with these 3 simple techniques... * 3 little known, yet simple ways to harvest your herbs... * Secret of expert herb gardeners that few people ever know about... * 3 proven steps to transplanting herbs * 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to giving your herbs the best care * You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to design a gorgeous herb garden * 6 time tested and proven strategies for growing herbs indoors or outside * When to use different types of herbs such as culinary herbs, aromatic herbs, ornamental herbs and medicinal herbs * 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for picking the best companion plants for your herbs * How often to water your herbs
This new edition of this classic text from one of the major figures of world sociology includes an introduction published in English for the first time. In Norbert Elias's hands, a local community study of tense relations between an established group and outsiders becomes a microcosm that illuminates a wide range of sociological configurations including racial, ethnic, class and gender relations. The Established and the Outsiders examines the mechanisms of stigmatization, taboo and gossip, monopolization of power, collective fantasy and 'we' and 'they' images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Elias's thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the fullest elaboration of his concepts of mutual identification and functional democratization. Bringing out the important theoretical implications of micro-analysis the book demonstrates the significance of such detailed study analysis for better sociological theory.
The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume I contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the 'petaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Gramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.