The Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the renowned naturalist Richard Mabey.
A rich, sweeping, and wonderfully readable work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death.
Writing in a celebrated style that the Economist calls "delightful and casually learned," Mabey takes readers from the Himalayas to Madagascar to the Amazon to our own backyards. He ranges through the work of writers, artists, and scientists such as da Vinci, Keats, Darwin, and van Gogh and across nearly 40,000 years of human history: Ice Age images of plant life in ancient cave art and the earliest representations of the Garden of Eden; Newton's apple and gravity, Priestley's sprig of mint and photosynthesis, and Wordsworth's daffodils; the history of cultivated plants such as maize, ginseng, and cotton; and the ways the sturdy oak became the symbol of British nationhood and the giant sequoia came to epitomize the spirit of America.
Complemented by dozens of full-color illustrations, The Cabaret of Plants is the magnum opus of a great naturalist and an extraordinary exploration of the deeply interwined history of humans and the natural world.
Автор: Rupp Leila J., Taylor Verta Название: Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret ISBN: 022632656X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226326566 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 15840 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Demonstrates how the value of ecosystem services can be estimated and incorporated into decision making. Specifically, it is designed to help conservation managers, government officials, private sector managers, NGOs, and statisticians to understand the available information on the values of ecosystem services and how this information can be transferred to inform the decisions that they make.
Автор: Farina William Название: German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music ISBN: 0786468637 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786468638 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 73180 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: The stylistic remnants of cabaret music from Weimar-era Germany are all around us. During the 20th century, its most prominent American exponents were the Germans Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya, whose careers extended through the 1970s. Because of them (and others), the words and music of such as Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Friedrich Hollaender, and Marcellus Schiffer continue to be heard and exert widespread influence. Major songwriters touched by cabaret include Lennon & McCartney, Bacharach & David, Kander & Ebb, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, and Patti Smith, among many others. African-American artists, beginning with Louis Armstrong, have been prolific and sympathetic interpreters of cabaret music. Modern-day Las Vegas appears to be fulfillment of a prophecy made during the late 1920s by Weill & Brecht in their Mahagonny stage works. And today, the German cabaret tradition remains strong with contemporary stars such as Ute Lemper and Max Raabe packing international venues.
Автор: Garebian Keith Название: The Making of Cabaret ISBN: 0199732507 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199732500 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 25860 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: An engaging and compelling production history of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, this book is a meticulous record of how a great musical came into being. Encompassing everything from literary sources to music and lyrics, design and production process, it is the ultimate reference for theatre specialists and general readers alike.
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