Meet the Peacock

Author: Suzanne Buckingham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404245030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4755

Describes the different species, habitats, life cycle, colorful trains, and behaviors of the peafowl.
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Author: Christine E. Jackson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894961

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8358

Breathtakingly beautiful and exotic, the peacock inspires devotion among both artists and bird lovers. Its iridescent plumage, when fully displayed, is a delight to behold. The bird itself, as Christine E. Jackson notes in Peacock, appears to enjoy its audience, preening and strutting about within a few feet of humans. It is not surprising, then, that these vain birds and their distinctive feathers have been the prized possessions of kings for nearly three thousand years. Jackson here explores the peacock’s beauty—and its apparent attitude—through fairy tales, fables, and superstitions in both Eastern and Western cultures. Peacock takes stock of the bird as it appears within art, from the earliest mosaics to medieval illuminated manuscripts to modern graphics, with a special emphasis on the peacock’s symbolic value in the nineteenth-century arts and crafts and art nouveau movements. Jackson further details the peacock’s colorful presence in hats, clothing, and even sports equipment. A sweeping combination of social and natural history, Peacock is the first book to bring together all the shimmering, colorful facets of these magnificent birds.
Posted in Nature

In the Tail of the Peacock

Author: Isabel Savory

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465545069

Category: Morocco

Page: 352

View: 7977

Posted in Morocco

The vow of the peacock

and other poems

Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 352

View: 2625

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Palace of the Peacock

Author: Wilson Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571308783

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 8950

Palace of the Peacock, the first of Wilson Harris's many novels, was published in 1960, just one year after his arrival in Britain from Guyana. In a richly metaphorical style, the book sets out the themes Wilson continues to develop in his writing to this day: the ability of the imaginative consciousness to create worlds where disparate cultures and traditions are fused. Donne, an ambitious skipper, leads a multiracial crew up an unnamed river in the rainforest. He is searching for the indigenous people of the forest to exploit as cheap labour on his plantation. But the journey is beset with obstacles, and as the crew progress and their relationships develop, it takes on a more spiritual significance, culminating with the crew and the forest folk finding sanctuary and resolution in the visionary Palace of the Peacock.
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Happy Birthday, Leonard Peacock


Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423423528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1905

Warum weiterleben? An seinem 18. Geburtstag packt Leonard Peacock eine Waffe in seinen Rucksack – und ein paar Abschiedsgeschenke für die Menschen, die ihm am meisten bedeuten. Er plant, am Ende dieses Tages nicht nur sich, sondern auch seinen ehemals besten Freund, an dem er sich rächen will, zu erschießen. Und doch wünscht sich Leonard insgeheim ein Zeichen, das ihm Mut machen könnte, trotz allem weiterzuleben. Lohnt es sich durchzuhalten? Oder bedeutet Erwachsenwerden tatsächlich, immer weiter unglücklich zu sein?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Introducing Money

Author: Mark Peacock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136686045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 530

This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the evolution of money. It is distinct from the majority of ‘economic’ approaches, for it does not see money as an outgrowth of market exchange via barter. Instead, the social, political, legal and religious origins of money are examined. The methodological and theoretical underpinning of the work is that the study of money be historically informed, and that there exists a ‘state theory of money’ that provides an alternative framework to the ‘orthodox’ view of money’s origins. The contexts for analysing the introduction of money at various historical junctures include ancient Greece, British colonial dependencies in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and local communities which introduce ‘alternative’ currencies. The book argues that, although money is not primarily an ‘economic’ phenomenon (associated with market exchange), it has profound implications (amongst others, economic implications) for societies and habits of human thought and action.
Posted in Business & Economics

How to Cook A Peacock: Le Viandier - Medieval Recipes by Taillevent

Author: Taillevent

Publisher: Chez Jim

ISBN: 1411642767

Category: Cooking, French

Page: 68

View: 9475

A new translation of the 15th century version of Taillevent's LE VIANDIER, one of the first professional cookbooks. Includes recipes for heron, stork, peacock, eel, lamprey, etc., as well as more standard modern fare like veal, pork and chicken.
Posted in Cooking, French

Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422703

Category: Science

Page: 682

View: 317

A comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
Posted in Science

The Eagle and the Peacock

U.S. Foreign Policy Toward India Since Independence

Author: M. Srinivas Chary

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313276026

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 2418

A diplomatic history of American foreign policy toward India since 1947 that analyzes the forces of the Cold War in setting policy both between and within the two nations.
Posted in History

Peacock in Indian Art, Thought and Literature

Author: Krishna Lal

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170174295

Category: Art, Indic

Page: 169

View: 361

The National Bird Of India Is The Peacock. Majestic And Graceful, With A Beautiful From And Charming Colours, It Caught The Fancy Of The Indian Artisans From Early Times, Who Used It Profusely In Their Artistic Creations. From The Harappan Period To The Present Day, In Every Art Expression, The Peacock Is Beautifully Portrayed. It Has Been Depicted As A Sacred Bird; Mount Of Kartikeya, An Important Deity Of Hindu Pantheon And An Absent Lover In The Miniature Paintings.The Present Monograph Is An In Depth Study Of All Aspects Related To This Bird Its Habitat, History, Narration In Indian Mythology And Literature, Various Forms, Its Uses And Medicinal Properties Mentioned In Ancient Texts. 107 Carefully Selected Colourful Illustrations And 25 Sketches On The Subject Show Various Aspects Of Peacock In Art Forms.
Posted in Art, Indic

Cry, the peacock

Author: Anita Desai

Publisher: Ind-Us


Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 2977

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The Crest of the Peacock

Non-European Roots of Mathematics (Third Edition)

Author: George Gheverghese Joseph

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135267

Category: Mathematics

Page: 561

View: 1867

"Enthralling ... After reading it, we cannot see the past in the same comforting haze of age-old stories, faithfully and uncritically retold from teacher to pupil down the years ... Invaluable for mathematics teachers at all levels."--New Scientist.
Posted in Mathematics

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

Author: Kathy Wilson Peacock

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438117450

Category: Business

Page: 392

View: 7539

What steps must be taken to keep within the boundary of the planet's carrying capacity? What are the strategies that governments can pursue to reduce population growth and energy consumption and to preserve and increase the supply of fresh water and energy resources? Natural Resources and Sustainable Development explores the impact that over-consumption has had on natural resources as well as possible alternative strategies in the U.S., China, India, Germany, and Brazil.
Posted in Business

The Pride of the Peacock

Author: Victoria Holt

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402277474

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4672

A young woman uncovers her family's dark secrets in this mystery and her connection to a famously cursed gemstone in this Victorian gothic thriller from an internationally bestselling author To secure her inheritance, Jessica Clavering agrees to a marriage of convenience, but will her handsome new husband's desire for her ever surpass his obsession with a famously cursed opal? Raised in the shadow of her family's financial ruin, Jessica has never felt as though she fit in. When her only friend, an elderly neighbor, offers her the chance at a new life, she's eager to take it. His only condition: she must marry her son, Joss. The newlyweds inherit a fabled opal mine in Australia. It's only once they arrive on the faraway continent that Jessica starts to uncover her family's dark past and her connection to the Green Flash, an exquisite and spellbinding opal. The stone arouses a dangerous desire in anyone who sees it-even her husband. Blending historical romance with elements of the paranormal, The Pride of the Peacock is an exhilarating tale from the Queen of Gothic Romance. Fans of Susanna Kearsley, Daphne Du Maurier, and Kate Morton will be spellbound by classic story of an overseas voyage, a cursed opal, and forbidden desire. Other Titles from Victoria Holt The India Fan: Drusilla's glamorous neighbors gift her a priceless family heirloom-a beautiful fans with a terrible curse The Shivering Sands: Caroline Verlaine's sister has gone missing and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen-an estate with a deadly history. The Time of the Hunter's Moon: According to legend, a girl will see her future husband at the time of the hunter's moon. But when the handsome stranger revealed to Cordelia Grant disappears after an all-too-brief encounter, she has to wonder: Was he merely an apparition...or something more? What readers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock "The heroine is adventurous, the hero is brooding, and the twists and turns of the story are unexpected, culminating in a surprise but satisfying ending." "It's suspenseful, full of relationship tales, uplifting, and I had a hard time putting it down!" "I couldn't put it down. The twist at the end is surprising and reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style. Definitely a classic." "One of Holt's best books." "I loved this book. I have read it over and over again-along with every novel ever written by Victoria Holt!" What reviewers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock "The mysteries drew me in and kept me guessing right up to the end..."-The Good, the Bad, and the Unread "This is just story telling at its finest."-Romancing the Book What everyone is saying about the Queen of Gothic Romance Victoria Holt "Victoria Holt's writing is captivating"-Bookfoolery "She spins history with romance and intrigue and always leaves me wanting more." "Holt's stories are spell turners." "I love her books! I have read all of them again and again. She is a wonderful storyteller." "One of the supreme writers of gothic romance, a compelling storyteller whose gripping novelshave thrilled millions."-RT Book Reviews
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His Circle and His Age

Author: Howard Mills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521148306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 5209

Dr Mills' critical study examines the life and times of Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866).
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Peacock Poems

Author: Sherley Anne Williams

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819510792

Category: Poetry

Page: 87

View: 6513

Sherley Anne Williams first book of honest poetry
Posted in Poetry

The Ant and the Peacock

Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

Author: Helena Cronin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457651

Category: Science

Page: 490

View: 9829

An enthralling account of the arguments about altruism and sexual selection raging since Darwin's day.
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The Lady And The Peacock

The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

Author: Peter Popham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409033481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 1521

Peter Popham's major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi draws upon previously untapped testimony and fresh revelations to tell the story of a woman whose bravery and determination have captivated people around the globe. Celebrated today as one of the world's greatest exponents of non-violent political defiance since Mahatma Gandhi, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only four years after her first experience of politics. In April 1988, Suu Kyi returned from Britain to Burma to nurse her sick mother but, within six months, found herself the unchallenged leader of the largest popular revolt in the history of Burma. When the party she co-founded won a landslide victory in Burma's first free elections for thirty years, she was already under house arrest and barred from taking office by the military junta. Since then, 'The Lady' has set about transforming her country ethically as well as politically, displaying dazzling courage in the process. Under house arrest for 15 of the previous 20 years, she has come close to being killed by her political enemies and her commitment to peaceful revolution has come at extreme personal cost. In November 2010, after fraudulent elections in which she played no part, Suu Kyi was again freed. She was greeted by ecstatic crowds but only time will tell what role this remarkable woman will have in the future of her country.
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The White Peacock

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836397

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 374

View: 8657

Lawrence's first novel is a compelling exploration of the estrangements of modern life. Focusing on three relationships - one destructively stillborn, one disastrously unfulfilling, and one passionately unspoken - Lawrence exploits the language and conventions of the rural tradition to foreground man's alienation from the natural world. His evocation of the vanishing countryside of the English Midlands, as seen through the eyes of the effete Cyril Beardsall, is both vivid and arresting, and as the novel draws towards its tragic conclusion Lawrence handles his themes with an increasingly visionary power. The White Peacock is both a fascinating precursor of the more famous novels to come and a moving and challenging book in its own right.
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