Author: Christine E. Jackson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894961

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 798

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.
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Happy Birthday, Leonard Peacock


Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423423528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 731

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

The vow of the peacock

and other poems

Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 352

View: 7743

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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: 4684

"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

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

Author: Taillevent

Publisher: Chez Jim

ISBN: 1411642767

Category: Cooking, French

Page: 68

View: 3936

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

Palace of the Peacock

Author: Wilson Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571308783

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 1718

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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Peacock in Indian Art, Thought and Literature

Author: Krishna Lal

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170174295

Category: Art, Indic

Page: 169

View: 4718

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

Meet the Peacock

Author: Suzanne Buckingham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404245030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8467

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

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: 8988

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 Poems

Author: Sherley Anne Williams

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819510792

Category: Poetry

Page: 87

View: 6759

Sherley Anne Williams first book of honest poetry
Posted in Poetry

Peacock Journal

Author: Peter Pauper Press

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593594671


Page: 192

View: 7865

Peacock marble paper with leather spine and corners and gold tipping. In many cultures the peacock is held as sacred, representing omniscience, immortality, and beauty. Let your writings fill this journal with the same richness of meanings as the peacock design embellishing its cover.192 lined pages. 7-1/4? wide x 9? high. Bookbound. Hardcover books lie flat for ease of use.
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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: 9839

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

The White Peacock

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836397

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 374

View: 4088

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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His Circle and His Age

Author: Howard Mills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521148306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 8190

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

Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422703

Category: Science

Page: 682

View: 965

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

Cry, the Peacock

Author: Anita Desai

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 9788122200850

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 5410

This book is the story of a young girl obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension and oppression, in the middle of an Indian summer.
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The Peacock's Stone

Author: Faith Richardson

Publisher: Fox Song Books

ISBN: 9780974498904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 9951

Eleven-year-old Shahumin, who has just begun learning the wisdom of the elders, befriends an odd-looking youth whom she meets in the woods, not realizing he is an Other, one of the people not created by YAWH, and an enemy of her people.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction