Author: Christine E. Jackson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861892935

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 1567

People in most countries are familiar with the blue peacock. It is one of the very few bird species that will tolerate a person standing within a few feet of it, and appears to appreciate an audience when it unfurls its magnificent train into a 6–7-foot arc of glittering iridescent feathers. The train feathers with their eye-spots have been prized possessions for centuries. The first record of a peacock in the Middle East, taken there from its homeland in the Indus Valley, was when King Solomon imported them c. 950 BC. The story of the peacock spread westwards and its impact on different countries is both surprising and fascinating. Peacocks became the subject of fairy stories, legends, fables, myths and superstitions. Images of peacocks have appeared in mosaics, frescoes, paintings from illuminated manuscripts through to modern graphics, and in the nineteenth century they represented opulence, luxury and vibrant beauty in the artefacts created by the Arts and Crafts, the Aesthetic and the Art Nouveau movements’ craftsmen in glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and other materials. The feathers of peacocks have been used in head-dresses, hats and helmets, to fletch arrows and to tie artificial flies for fishermen. This is the first book to bring together all the facets of the peacock including natural and social history, its role in religions and mythology in the East and West, and its place in the history of art and artefacts.
Posted in Art

Colorful Peacocks

Author: Deborah Underwood

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822559307

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5300

Discusses the habits and characteristics of peafowls.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Three Hens and a Peacock

Author: Lester L. Laminack

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 1561459976

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5428

Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Feathers for Peacock

Author: Jacqueline Jules

Publisher: Wisdom Tales

ISBN: 9781937786533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 8245

Poor Peacock is naked while the rest of his friends are covered with warm, colorful feathers! A kind community response provides an original explanation for why the peacock has such beautiful feathers. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules blends folktale motifs from around the world in a gently humorous tale of generosity. An appendix provides more information about peacocks. Stunning illustrations by Helen Cann give readers fun opportunities to identify the colors and plant life of spring.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Real Estate in Toronto

A Helpful Guide for Residential Buyers

Author: Ryan Grossman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543905390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

View: 1133

Toronto has one of the most exciting real estate markets in the world, but every day people all across the city are making mistakes when buying real estate. This book puts an end to that. It is the most comprehensive guide to buying real estate in this city that has ever been published. If you are considering buying a home, you need to read this book first. It has been designed for first-time buyers and experienced buyers alike, and will answer all of the questions you might have about the process of buying a house or condo. Every step of the process is explained thoroughly. It takes the uncertainty out of the process, and makes it easy for anyone to get into the market today. In this book you will learn about: How to find the best deals; How to finance your home; How to build your real estate DREAM team; Whether you should buy a condo or a house; What to beware of with Toronto’s older homes; How to win a bidding war; 14 great neighbourhoods in which to buy in the GTA; And so much more...
Posted in Business & Economics

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: 8321

"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

Flora and the Peacocks

Author: Molly Idle

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452140693

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1235

The darling, dancing Flora is back, and this time she's found two new friends: a pair of peacocks! But amidst the fanning feathers and mirrored movements, Flora realizes that the push and pull between three friends can be a delicate dance. Will this trio find a way to get back in step? In the third book featuring Flora and her feathered friends, Molly Idle's gorgeous art combines with clever flaps to reveal that no matter the challenges, true friends will always find a way to dance, leap, and soar—together.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Cry Of The Peacock

Author: Gina B. Nahai

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743403371

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 384

A recreation of two hundred years of history of the Persian Jews follows four generations of Iranian Jews and their struggle for peace and freedom in the face of poverty, prejudice, war, and revolution, in a new paperback edition of the debut novel by the best-selling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith. Reprint.
Posted in Fiction

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316221325

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2629

In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was--that I couldn't stick around--and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault. Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. Maybe one day he'll believe that being different is okay, important even. But not today. The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick, brings an unflinchingly eye to the impossible choices we deal with every day--and the light in us all that never goes out.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

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

Author: Taillevent

Publisher: Chez Jim

ISBN: 1411642767

Category: Cooking, French

Page: 68

View: 2416

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

Murder With Peacocks

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429901277

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9180

Three Weddings...And a Murder So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral...
Posted in Fiction

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

Author: Kathy Wilson Peacock

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438117450

Category: Business

Page: 392

View: 1008

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 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: 6998

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

The peacock's tail

Author: Pearl Binder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 399

View: 9528

Posted in Art

Meet the Peacock

Author: Suzanne Buckingham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404245030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1906

Describes the different species, habitats, life cycle, colorful trains, and behaviors of the peafowl.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Ruth Berman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822530091

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 8803

Introduces the various types of peacocks and peahens, describes their life cycles and behavior, and discusses the dangers they face
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

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: 2780

An enthralling account of the arguments about altruism and sexual selection raging since Darwin's day.
Posted in Science