A C S Rafinesque Anthology

Author by : C.S. Rafinesque
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Among American naturalists, C.S. Rafinesque (1783-1840) is second only to Audubon in the popular interest he sustains. This interest is due in part to his colorful life and provocative personality, but he is also remembered for devising Latin scientific names for more plants than any other naturalist who ever lived--and a great number in the animal kingdom, as well. This passion for nomenclature has kept his name memorable (some would say notorious) among naturalists. Yet his taxonomic writings made up only a part of his extensive oeuvre. Rafinesque's restless mind ranged over areas of inquiry from archaeology to zoology. His published writings in these fields have been difficult to lay hands on and have never been collected. Among such essays now gathered into this volume, two were unavailable until 1949, six were listed only in 1982 and four remained unknown until 2001. The recovery and reprinting of these 12 contributions help to broaden the understanding of his achievements over a lifetime. Arranged in nine sections, 25 topics are offered here (several of which are explored in more than one essay), including "the Origin of Native Americans," "Hebrew Studies," "Utopian Society," "Lightning," "The Milky Way," "Sea Serpents" and "Evolution." Editorial introductions are provided for each topic, and period illustrations--some included in the original Rafinesque publications--enhance the text.


The Botanic Garden And My Old Kentucky Plays

Author by : Richard Cavendish
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : Kentucky. Known today for its bluegrass, horse racing, and bourbon; it’s very name, embedded in Iroquois history, means Land of Tomorrow. The song birds are the sweetest, thoroughbreds fleetest, wrote James Mulligan, “The landscape is the grandest--And politics—the damnedest In Kentucky.” It’s a hard look that we must face at European settlers, frightened by differences in heritage, religion, and skin, unable to respect the beauty in other races. They did not understand the sexual orientation of God’s creation. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," wrote George Santayana. We romanticize the old days maybe because they are behind us and can no longer harm us. And from the good that was there, we build a better tomorrow. Here are five historical dramas of Kentucky: The Botanic Garden Horace Holly arrives in Kentucky with dreams to create his own university which is deemed to be the Harvard of the West. The faculty he chooses includes an eccentric European botanist who believes that every great university must have its own botanical garden. Dreams collide within the struggles between religion, government, and ambition. A play about Constantine S. Rafinesque and Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Sabbath of the Soul Three weary travelers meet one evening at a railroad station awaiting arrival of the train carrying the one person most influential to them. Remembrances of this one exceptional life help them come to terms with their own mortality and purpose. A play about the life of Emily H. Tubman and Frankfort, Kentucky. Emma of Elmwood An architect, hired to demolish and replace a beloved house, is haunted into rebuilding his own life. A play about Emma P. Watts and Eastern Kentucky University of Richmond, Kentucky. The Dust of Summer A woman imprisoned by her domestic life discovers a runaway soldier seeking refuge from himself, both trapped between courage and duty. A play about Pleasant View Farm and The Battle of Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky. The Two Villages After years of engagement and unable to set a date for a wedding, a struggling painter is confronted by his fiancé as they journey to understand the obstacles that have plagued their relationship. Being true to one’s art comes with a price. A play about Kentucky’s own impressionistic painter Paul Sawyer of Frankfort, Kentucky.


Book Review Index

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.


Books In Print

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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A Species Of Eternity

Author by : Joseph Kastner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Description : An anecdotal history of the activities, explorations, discoveries, and adventures of the naturalists who roamed, painted, and wrote about the natural wonders of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century North America.


Books In Series

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Vols. for 1980- issued in three parts: Series, Authors, and Titles.


Use Of Plants For The Past 500 Years

Author by : Charlotte Erichsen-Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aurora, Ont. : Breezy Creeks Press
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Description : Describes native people's use of plants for food, fuel, fiber, clothing, shelter, utensils, transportation and medicine.


Adele Marion Fielde

Author by : Leonard Warren
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Routledge
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Description : This book provides an in-depth biographical study of the life of this remarkable woman, exploring her impact on contemporary society, and her abiding influence on scientific and academic communities to the present day.