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              A Year in the Fields
                

              A Year in the Fields (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burroughs, John

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              A Year in the Fields is a nature appreciation text by John Burrooughs that features this passage: The preparations of a snow-storm are, as a rule, gentle and quiet; a marked hush pervades both the earth and the sky. The movements of the celestial forces are muffled, as if the sno...w already paved the way of their coming. There is no uproar, no clashing of arms, no blowing of wind trumpets. These soft, feathery, exquisite crystals are formed as if in the silence and privacy of the inner cloud-chambers. Rude winds would break the spell and mar the process. The clouds are smoother, and slower in their movements, with less definite outlines than those which bring rain. In fact, everything is prophetic of the gentle and noiseless meteor that is approaching, and of the stillness that is to succeed it, when all the batteries of sound are spiked, as Lowell says, and we see the movements of life as a deaf man sees it, --a mere wraith of the clamorous existence that inflicts itself on our ears when the ground is bare.
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              ISBN 9781006339837
              Publisher BLURB
              Interest Age Children
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              My First Summer in the Sierra
                

              My First Summer in the Sierra (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Muir, John

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              My First Summer in the Sierra is a natural history classis and a autobiographical sketch by John Muir that describes his adventures in the Sierra Mountains and the wildlife found there. It contains this passage: In the great Central Valley of California there are only two seasons...--spring and summer. The spring begins with the first rainstorm, which usually falls in November. In a few months the wonderful flowery vegetation is in full bloom, and by the end of May it is dead and dry and crisp, as if every plant had been roasted in an oven. Then the lolling, panting flocks and herds are driven to the high, cool, green pastures of the Sierra. I was longing for the mountains about this time, but money was scarce and I couldn't see how a bread supply was to be kept up. While I was anxiously brooding on the bread problem, so troublesome to wanderers, and trying to believe that I might learn to live like the wild animals, gleaning nourishment here and there from seeds, berries, etc., sauntering and climbing in joyful independence of money or baggage, Mr. Delaney, a sheep-owner, for whom I had worked a few weeks, called on me, and offered to engage me to go with his shepherd and flock to the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne rivers--the very region I had most in mind.
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              ISBN 9781006324819
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              Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
                

              Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Major, Charles

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              This book has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped a...nd designed. These books are not made of scanned copies and hence the text is clear and readable.
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              ISBN 9789355342249
              Publisher Alpha Edition
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              The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
               

              The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Darwin, Charles

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              The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is an autobiography by the English naturalist Charles Darwin. Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had... finished it by August 3.
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              ISBN 9789390997749
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2021
              Publisher Repro Books Limited
              Interest Age Children
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              Life in the Confederate Army: Being Personal Experiences of a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army
                

              Life in the Confederate Army: Being Personal Experiences of a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ford, Arthur Peronneau; Created by Ford, Marion Johnstone Some Experien

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              This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and ...distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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              ISBN 9781014424006
              Publisher Legare Street Press
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              Knights of the Art
                

              Knights of the Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Steedman, Amy

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              Kinght of the Art is a collection of artist biographies by Amy Steedman and has this passage: It did not make much difference to us when we were little children whether our pictures were good or bad, as long as the colours were bright and we knew what they meant. But as we grow o...lder and wiser our eyes grow wiser too, and we learn to know what is good and what is poor. Only, just as our tongues must be trained to speak, our hands to work, and our ears to love good music, so our eyes must be taught to see what is beautiful, or we may perhaps pass it carelessly by, and lose a great joy which might be ours.
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              ISBN 9781006363054
              Publisher Blurb, Inc.
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              Igor Savitsky: Artist, Collector, Museum Founder
                

              Igor Savitsky: Artist, Collector, Museum Founder (Paperback)

              By Babanazarova, Marinika; Edited by Pearce, David

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              This memoir has its own history. The idea to publish it originally came about in 1990, while I was defending my thesis Igor Savitsky: Artist, Art Historian, and Museum Founder at the Tashkent Theatre and Art Institute (Department of Theory and History of Art). Larissa Shostko, th...e prominent art critic and historian, was the first to suggest it. She and Lyudmila Kodzaeva, my other examiner, who were both familiar with Igor Savitsky's role in the history of 20th century art, rated the thesis highly and believed that it should be published. *** There is no question that the holdings at Nukus represent one of the strongest and most diverse collections of 20th century Russian/Soviet art in public or private hands. A major exhibition . . . would not only provide a wonderful visual experience, but also force us to question our conventional attitudes towards the history of Russian and Soviet art in its international context. John E. Bowlt, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California
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              ISBN 9780955754999
              Publisher Silk Road Media
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