Описание: A remarkable selection of American forest trees surveyed by Fran ois-Andr Michaux and Thomas Nuttall from The North American Sylva, held in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden, featuring illustrations by celebrated botanical artists such as Pierre-Joseph Redout and Pancrace Bessa, with an afterword by natural history artist David Allen Sibley Fran ois-Andr Michaux (1770-1855) was a French botanist whose work on the trees of North America gave the world's first illustrated account of American trees east of the Mississippi. From 1841 to 1849 Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859), an English botanist and one of the greatest plant explorers of North America, prepared supplementary volumes to Michaux's landmark work, The North American Sylva. Full-color reproductions of all of the more than 270 plates are now included in a single volume for the first time. Mirroring Abbeville's best-selling National Audubon Society Birds of America, the book includes capsule summaries of every tree species featured, written by New York Botanical Garden staff, along with reference illustrations by David Allen Sibley. Garden President Gregory Long looks at the book in the context of the New York Botanical Garden; NYBG Library Director Susan M. Fraser examines this landmark of American botanical history; award-winning garden writer Marta McDowell recounts the two botanist-explorers uncovering the continent's arboreal riches; and best-selling ornithologist and natural history artist David Allen Sibley offers an aesthetic appreciation. Beautifully illustrated and extensively researched, The Trees of North America will entice gardeners, art connoisseurs, and nature lovers alike.
Название: Exploring history north america ISBN: 1841386464 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841386461 Издательство: Anova Цена: 1650 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Examining the rich heritage of countries An enthralling series charting the development of nations, from their early beginnings to modern times, through the
explorers who travelled to them. Thoroughly informative but easily accessible, this series provides insight into the fascinating history of each country or region. - Published in association
with the Royal Geographical Society - Excellent reference books for the classroom or school library.
- Clear, straightforward text and fantastic visual information. - Each author
is closely associated with the country that the book is about. - Excellent, full-colour photos throughout.
- Each book contains a glossary of useful words and an index.
Описание: The sea-faring odyssey of Noah, his family, and the worlds animals collected two-by-two is well known to young and old. David Sabol brings the story to life with a series of lively and expressively carved and painted animals and characters. David introduces his readers to the use of the traditional carving and realistic coloring techniques which give his carvings a distinctive design, personality, and charm. Step-by-step techniques for carving Noahs wife or one of several animals native to North America. The combination of clear explanation and color photos make each step easy to follow. Patterns include: Mrs. Noah, two turkeys, pumas, rabbits, foxes, raccoons, skunks, and opossums. This new book will provide hours of pleasure for all carvers from novice to professionals, giving them varied and exciting challenges and beautifully detailed results that will please them.
Автор: Rayna Green Название: BM Illus.Enc. Native North America ISBN: 0714125431 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714125435 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1828 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Aimed at older childen, this text is a fully-illustrated reference on the culture and history of the native peoples of North America.
Автор: Wilson, Michael Название: Contemporary art in north america ISBN: 1907317236 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781907317231 Издательство: Black Dog publishing Рейтинг: Цена: 3459 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Diverse in content and style, Contemporary Art in North America reflects the expansive area and multiple cultural influences from which the artists’ works are borne. Discussing the highly recognised work and international influence of prominent artists, such as Pennsylvanian born Jeff Koons with his Neo-Geo inspired practice, and New Jersey native Cindy Sherman with her Feminist Conceptual photography, alongside the work of up-and-coming, cutting-edge, contemporary artists working on the continent.
Описание: A fascinating look at how the deciduous forests of the northern hemisphere have developed across time and space, providing the insights we need to preserve them today
Название: Lighthouses of North America ISBN: 078582149X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780785821496 Издательство: Daedalus Рейтинг: Цена: 824 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Brodo Название: Lichens of North America ISBN: 0300082495 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300082494 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 12491 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long
been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and elsewhere in the world. This stunning book - the first accessible and authoritative guidebook
to lichens of the North American continent - fills the gap, presenting superb colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps, and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous,
or ecologically significant species.
The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens (the latter rarely included in popular guidebooks) and presents information
on another 70 species in the keys or notes, special attention is given to species endemic to North America. A comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses, and
ecological significance of lichens and is illustrated with 90 additional colour photos and many line drawings. English names are provided for most species, and the book also includes a
glossary that explains technical terms.
This visually rich and informative book will open the eyes of nature lovers everywhere to the fascinating world of lichens.
Автор: Weber Название: Spanish Frontier in North America ISBN: 0300051980 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300051988 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3638 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 1513, when Ponce de Leon stepped ashore on a beach of what is now Florida, Spain gained its first foothold in North America. For the next 300 years,
Spaniards ranged through the continent building forts, missions and farms, ranches and towns to reconstruct the Iberian world. This illustrated book presents an overview of the Spanish
colonial period in North America.
It provides an account not only of the Spaniards' impact on the lives, institutions and environments of the native peoples but also of the
effect of native North Americans on the societies and cultures of Spanish settlers. With quotations and illustrations, David Weber describes the establishement, expansion and retraction
of the Spanish frontier and recounts the forging of a Hispanic empire that ranged from Florida to California. Weber refutes the common assumption that while the English and French
came to the New World to settle or engage in honest trade, the Spanish simply came to plunder.
The Spanish missionaries, soldiers and traders who lived in America were
influenced by diverse motives and Weber shows that their behaviour must be viewed in the context of their own time and within their own frame of reference. Throughout, Weber deals
with many other issues, including the difference between English, French and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society
and the reasons why the Spanish communities in North America failed to develop at the rate that the English settlements did.
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