• History

Tropical Splendor

An Architectural History of Florida
Author: Hap Hatton
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Category: History
Page: 210
View: 7875
Looks at Florida architecture from the arrival of Ponce de Leon to the present and describes noteworthy individual buildings

    • Mindanao (Philippines)

Tropical splendor

Author: Amadis María Guerrero
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mindanao (Philippines)
Page: 128
View: 1119

    • Birds

A Naturalist on a Tropical Farm

Author: Alexander Frank Skutch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520038028
Category: Birds
Page: 397
View: 6604

Tropical Americans

Author: B'ryan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257115707
Page: N.A
View: 795

    • Nature

Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier

The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
Author: Timothy Brush
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585444908
Category: Nature
Page: 262
View: 1282
The story behind the birds everyone wants to see Halfway between Dallas and Mexico City, along the last few hundred miles of the Rio Grande, lies a subtropical outpost where people come from all over the world to see birds. Located between the temperate north and the tropic south, with desert to the west and ocean to the east, the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas provides habitat for a variety of birds seen nowhere else in the United States. If you want to see a Hooked-billed Kite, Muscovy Duck, or Altamira Oriole, this is the place. Drawing on years of personal observation and study, Timothy Brush has written a classic work of natural history about the little-known breeding bird communities of the Valley and the diversity of nesting strategies and behaviors that can be seen. Brush estimates that there are more than 150 current breeding species in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. In Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier, he describes the habits, distribution, changes in occurrence, and general outlook of these as well as former breeders, concentrating on Valley specialties and other birds of particular interest in the Valley. The species are all dependent upon appropriate habitat, from riparian forest to mesquite savannah, and Brush describes the history of these habitats and the special features that keep the birds coming. He also discusses conservation and the need for both large-scale land acquisitions by public and private groups and small-scale restoration through urban parks and individual landscaping. Art by Gerald Sneed and color photographs by several of Texas’ top nature photographers show off some of the Valley’s famous birds. Historical maps of vegetation and geology help us gain a better perspective on the changes that have taken place along the Rio Grande and on the breeding bird communities of the U.S.–Mexico frontier.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Nature's Splendor Stained Glass Pattern Book

Author: M. S. Hanson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132293
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 64
View: 3006
Beautiful patterns for stained glass work include a tropical sunset, Tuscan vineyard, New England country church, animals, and abstracts — total of 90 motifs, rendered in crisp black and white.

    • Florida

The Tropic Magazine

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Florida
Page: N.A
View: 6740

    • Art

Robert Winthrop Chanler

Discovering the Fantastic
Author: Gina Wouters,Andrea Gollin
Publisher: Monacelli Press
ISBN: 1580934579
Category: Art
Page: 254
View: 2499
"The lively chronicle of American modernism is populated with a cast of fascinating characters, but few were as exuberant as Robert Winthrop Chanler (1872-1930). He made his artistic reputation with exotic and brilliantly colored lacquered screens whose compositions feature fantastical avian, jungle, and aquatic creatures, many overlaid with iridescent metallic finishes. Critically and publicly acclaimed, Chanler was a unique decorative artist whose reputation centered on exquisite, elaborately crafted lacquered screens and architectural interiors, typically populated by exotic and fantastic flora and fauna. Later in his career he turned to portraiture, which one sitter described as a career and social experience. A scion of American aristocracy, he led a flamboyant life, the olurid detailso of which attracted as much attention as his art, according to one scholar. Chanler's work is now regaining long-overdue attention, particularly among art historians and preservationists. The increasing interest occurs in tandem with mounting urgency surrounding the preservation of his art, particularly his architectural projects."

    • Poetry

Tropic of Squalor

Author: Mary Karr
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062699849
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
View: 5666
A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar’s Club and Lit. Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous—that mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, and Karr renders it with power—illness, death, love’s agonized disappointments. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human. In a single poem she can generate tears, horror, empathy, laughter, and peace. She never preaches. But whether you’re an adamant atheist, a pilgrim, or skeptically curious, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness.

    • Copyright

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Third series
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: N.A
View: 8413

    • Literary Criticism


Science, Ethnography, and Personhood in the Americas, 1830-1940
Author: Nihad Farooq
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479812684
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
View: 3924
Reciprocity, Wonder, Consequence : Object Lessons in the Land of Fire -- Of Blindness, Blood, and Second Sight : Transpersonal Journeys from Brazil to Ethiopia -- Creole Authenticity and Cultural Performance : Ethnographic Personhood in the Twentieth Century -- Performing Diaspora : The Science of Speaking for Haiti -- Conclusion : "I Danced, I Don't Know How" : Media, Race, and the Posthuman

    • Art

The Touchstone

Author: Mary Fanton Roberts
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 6825

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Garth Ennis' Battlefields Vol 2

Dear Billy
Author: Garth Ennis
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 1606900579
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 88
View: 5553
The Sixsmiths are a family of suburban Satanists who've fallen prey to the global recession. Now their life is in turmoil: Ralf needs to find a new job; the twins, Cain and Lilith, need to survive the public school system; and Annie needs to keep them all sane and under budget. Meanwhile, their estranged elder daughter Jezabelle is having her own crisis of faith. Will the Devil rise to smite their enemies, or will he damn them with hellfire and wrath?

    • Aeronautics

Automotive Industries

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 1567
Vols. for 1919- include an Annual statistical issue (title varies).

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Paradise Stitched-Sashiko & Applique Quilts

Author: Sylvia Pippen
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607051079
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 531
Tropical Splendor in Sashiko and Appliqué. Hand-stitch 6 vivid quilts inspired by tropical flora and fauna. Learn the secrets of successful Sashiko and appliqué. Options for both turn-under and fusible appliqué. Create designs from your own photos. Embellish your quilts with hand embroidery. These glowing quilts bring together two of quilting's best-loved traditions: Japanese Sashiko and colorful appliqué. A large quilt gallery will inspire you to design your own Sashiko/appliqué creations.

    • Literature

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern: A-Z

Author: Charles Dudley Warner,Hamilton Wright Mabie,Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle,George Henry Warner
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
View: 1519