Language Arts & Disciplines

Weeds in the Garden of Words

Author: Kate Burridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Kate Burridge provides an entertaining look at 'unacceptable' words, phrases and pronunciations in English.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

Author: Keith Allan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 924

View: 957

Leading scholars examine the history of linguistics from ancient origins to the present. They consider every aspect of the field from language origins to neurolinguistics, explore the linguistic traditions in different parts of the world, examine how work in linguistics has influenced other fields, and look at how it has been practically applied
Language Arts & Disciplines

Complementation

Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 368

This book explores the variety of types of complementation found across the languages of the world and their grammatical properties and meanings. It shows how languages differ in the grammatical properties of complement clauses and in the types of verbs which take them, and explores the complement strategies deployed by languages which lack a complement clause construction. The book includes detailed studies of particular languages, including Akkadian, Israeli, Jarawara, and Pennsylvania German. These are framed by R. M. W. Dixon's introduction, which sets out the range of issues, and his conclusion, which draws together the evidence and the arguments.
Gardening

Controlling Garden Weeds

Author: Barbara Pleasant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

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Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 400

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Gardening

Devotions from the Garden

Author: Miriam Drennan

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 511

Come to the garden alone, and fill your soul with His presence. There’s nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It’s the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world into His loving arms of beauty and serenity.Devotions from the Garden takes you to that place where senses are restored as dewdrops settle and butterflies gather to witness the miracles of God’s creation bloom and grow. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with the elements of the garden to help you see God, to sense His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day. Included are striking photographs with a fresh, contemporary design for timeless appeal. Trim Size: 6 x 8
Literary Criticism

Wanton Words

Author: Madhavi Menon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 313

Menon introduces rhetoric into the largely medico-juridical realm of studies on Renaissance sexuality. In doing so, she suggests that rhetoric allows us to think through the erotics of language in ways that pay most attention to the frisson of English Renaissance drama.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner's Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

View: 659

Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.
Family & Relationships

Mom, the Gardener

Author: Hazel Ray

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 110

View: 922

This book is for mothers who are working endlessly in their gardens making their families a protected and cultivated place. Id like to encourage you to keep praying and never give up hope. Always remember this promise: The Lord is faithful, He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Crafts & Hobbies

Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds

Author: Quentin Steitz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

View: 441

Purple three-awn. Tree of heaven. Alamo vine. Narrowleaf cattail. These exotic and fanciful names conjure up visions of lush foliage, colorful grasses, and dense plant life. They are, in fact, names of native and naturalized Texas plants—grasses, pods, vines, and weeds. Lovely and all-too-often overlooked in nature, they become ornamental delights when used imaginatively and decoratively. Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds introduces 44 of Texas' most common and important naturals. Quentin Steitz shows how to recognize them and discover their aesthetic wealth. By taking the reader through all of the steps involved in utilizing naturals—from harvest to design—her book becomes an important tool for floral and landscape designers, decorators, horticulturalists, home gardeners, botanists: all those people who enjoy hands-on experience with Texas' vast array of native and naturalized plants. The book presents clear and concise descriptions of many Texas naturals, accompanied by approximately 150 full-color photographs showing each in one or more stages of growth and also in a design. The reader can see the plant as it looks not only in the wild but also in an arrangement. The author offers techniques on how the species can be prepared for display, discussing drying and arranging. And a chapter on cultivation and conservation suggests to outdoor enthusiasts species they can grow for decorative natural materials as well as conserve and appreciate in the wild. Grasses, Pods, Vines,Weeds is enhanced by flora selected, collected, prepared, and dried by the author. These hand-culled materials have been used in designs contributed by some nineteen notable floral designers as well as the author. The text and designs combine to reveal the fresh, creative applications of Texas' decorative naturals and to increase our pleasure in the wonders of natural Texas.
Technology & Engineering

The Market Gardener

Author: Jean-Martin Fortier

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 192

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette's proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches. Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.
Fiction

The Garden of Eden

Author: Eve Adams

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 894

As touching as it is humorous, The Garden of Eden is a parable for our time with a powerful and ultimately redemptive ending that speaks to oft underappreciated virtues such as loyalty (sticking with those you love even when they screw up royally), tolerance, and forgiveness. It's also about the values that keep America together--the simple solutions ordinary people find to keep their small communities strong. Trooper Sam Neely is fresh out of the State Police academy and finds himself assigned to the dullest backwater town he's never heard of. Things heat up quickly in Eden, U.S.A., however, when Ed Harris, the banker, finds his wife in bed with his best friend, Hayden Elkins. Ed picks up a shotgun, escorts them both to the door, and tells friend Hayden, "Guess what? She's yours!" "I've got a wife, Ed," says Hayden. "Now you have two. . . ." Forced to take his paramour to live under his own roof (after all, they had only intended to share an afternoon of delight, not to leave their spouses), Hayden suddenly finds himself the butt of every joke in town. That's where things start to spin out of control. Before long, Elijah Murphy, the town drunk, and the snooping widow next door, to whom he'd exposed himself, are falling in love; sleazy Sheriff's Deputy Delmar Clay is about to get a butt-full of birdshot for the pictures he's been snapping of young couples getting hot and heavy in parked cars; and the Barrow Boys are out of jail and looking for trouble. Soon, Neely finds that managing the crises in the sticks is a full-time job, and it takes a whole community--from the compassionate local magistrate to the new female preacher--to keep things from exploding big-city style.
Religion

Praise on Purpose: A Year of Uplifting Words

Author: Linda Grabeman

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 204

Life can strain our nerves, sap our energy and stoop our shoulders. God wants to lift up our heads and lighten our hearts. Praise on Purpose: A Year of Uplifting Words is a delightful 365-day devotional which draws people to that longed-for quiet place with the Lord. Away from the rat-race and noise of the world, it reminds them day after day just how much God delights in them and longs to be involved in their lives. But even better, it assures them that His relentless mercy and grace remain constant whether they have a great day or absolutely blow it. Hallelujah!
Religion

Supernatural Anointing

Author: Julia Loren

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 179

Stepping Into Your Destiny Ignite your passion to live an extraordinary life. Supernatural Anointing is a unique compilation of engaging and motivating personal experiences and interviews with world-renowned prophets, pastors, worship and ministry leaders. These ministry leaders reveal how you can receive an exponential increase of supernatural anointing and enter into your sacred destiny. The teaching, prophetic exhortations, and visions in this book are believable, reachable, and captivating. Julia Loren imparts a strong anointing to re-awaken your heart to God’s love and your destiny to release the anointing everywhere you go. The revelations that she received from God through conversations with Jesus and other supernatural encounters will ignite your passion to live an extraordinary life. You be enabled:· To re-awaken to the unfathomable love God has for you, His chosen one.· To release the anointing in everyday life.· To move in apostolic power wherever you go.· To shift the shadows of darkness that seek to overcome your light.· To position yourself as an emerging leader during these tumultuous days. Join Julia and other anointed leaders in navigating the shifting shadows of supernatural anointing! Encounter Jesus for yourself!
Architecture

Landprints

Author: George Seddon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 714

This is an extraordinary 1997 collection of essays about landscape. With a lively and engaging style, George Seddon considers everything from creating a garden in Freemantle, to locating ancient plants while wandering in a far North Queensland rainforest to analysing the geological features on either side of the tram tracks in Collingwood. Yet while the book celebrates Australia, and covers many topics that seem familiar and everyday, it is challenging and provocative. Seddon is acutely aware of the moral and environmental aspects of history and is able to present local and regional history on a grand scale. Landprints reflects a lifetime devoted to questions about landscape: the ways we use and abuse the land, how Australian landscapes are different from European landscapes and how this land makes those who live on it uniquely, if ambiguously, Australian.
Self-Help

The Alphabet of Your Life

Author: Dr Anthony K Mwami

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 458

The Alphabet of your life is a book filled with wisdom packaged for winning despite all limitations that stand before for you. The very help and strategy you desire to put in motion for your life and career is systematically outlined in this book. This book contains principles and laws to help you actualize your dreams despite your educational background, race, environment, and family limitations This book has winning steps towards favour, accomplishments and greatness. The principles written in this book are laws that govern health, wealth and happiness. This book has everything you need to know, from positive Attitude to unquenchable Zeal. Success is not a game of chance but of principles which must be worked out. Winners and Champions have a certain mindset which is different from that of failures. In this book you will learn how to acquire the achievers mentality and program yourself for success and prosperity. This book is a must read for leaders, dreamers, entrepreneurs, statesmen, parents, students, ministers and those that aspire for greatness. Your dream can come to pass if you will only take time to understand and apply the principles written in this book
Literary Criticism

Garden Plots

Author: Shelley Boyd

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Canadian literature has long been preoccupied with the wilderness and the landscape, but the garden has remained neglected terrain. In Garden Plots, Shelley Boyd focuses on private, domestic gardens tended by individual gardeners, to show how modest, everyday spaces provide fertile grounds for the imagination. Combining the history of gardening with literary analysis, Garden Plots explores the use of the garden motif in the works of five authors: Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Lorna Crozier. With works spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, these writers reveal the associations between the arts of writing and gardening, the evolving role of the female gardener, and the changes that take place in Canada's literary gardens over time. With the task of understanding our connection to the physical environment becoming increasingly important, Garden Plots explores the subtle relations between place and narrative. This fresh, literary approach to Canada's gardening culture reveals that gardens grow and change not simply in the earth, but also in the pages of our texts.