Covert Plants

Covert Plants

At a time when urgent calls for restorative care and reparative action have been sounded for the environment, this essay volume presents a range of academic and creative perspectives, from evolutionary biology to literary theory, philosophy ...

Author: Prudence Gibson

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ISBN: 1947447696

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Covert Plants contributes to newly emerging discourses on the implications of vegetal life for the arts and culture. This stretches to changes in our perception of 'nature' and to the adapting roles of botany, evolutionary ecology, and environmental aesthetics in the humanities. Its editors and contributors seek various expressions of vegetal life rather than the mere representation of such, and they proceed from the conviction that a rigorous approach to thinking with and through vegetal life must be interdisciplinary. At a time when urgent calls for restorative care and reparative action have been sounded for the environment, this essay volume presents a range of academic and creative perspectives, from evolutionary biology to literary theory, philosophy to poetry, which respond to the perplexing problems and paradoxes of vegetal thinking. Representations of vegetal life often include plant analogies and plant imagery. These representations have at times obscured the diversity of plant behavior and experience. Covert Plants probes the implications of vegetal life for thought and how new plant science is changing our perception of the vegetal - around us and in us. How can we think, speak, and write about plant life without falling into human-nature dyads, or without tumbling into reductive theoretical notions about the always complex relations between cognition and action, identity and value, subject and object? A full view of this shifting perspective requires a 'stereoscopic' lens through which to view plants, but also simultaneously to alter our human-centered viewpoint. Plants are no longer the passive object of contemplation, but are increasingly resembling 'subjects, ' 'stakeholders, ' or 'actors.' As such, the plant now makes unprecedented demands upon the nature of contemplation itself. Moreover, the aesthetic, political, and legal implications of new knowledge regarding plants' ability to communicate, sense, and learn require intensive, cross-disciplinary investigation. By doing this, we can intervene into current attitudes to climate change and sustainability, and hopefully revise, for the better, human philosophies, ethics, and aesthetics that touch upon plant life. TABLE OF CONTENTS// Baylee Brits and Prudence Gibson, "Introduction: Covert Plants" - Prudence Gibson and Michael Marder, "Art Expresses Its Own Appearance: A Conversation with Michael Marder" - Prudence Gibson, "The Colour Green" - Baylee Brits, "Brain Trees: Neuroscientific Metaphor and Botanical Thought" - Dalia Nassar, "Metaphoric Plants: Goethe's Metamorphosis of Plants and the Metaphors of Reason" - Stephen Muecke, "Mixed up with Trees: The Gadgur and the Dreaming" - Monica Gagliano, "Eco-psychology and the Return to the Dream of Nature" - Suzanne Anker, "The Blue Rose" - Susie Pratt, "Trees as Landlords and Other Public Experiments: An Interview with Natalie Jeremijenko" - Tessa Laird, "Spores from Space: Becoming the Alien" - Jennifer Mae Hamilton, "Gardening After the Anthropocene: Creating Different Relations between Humans and Edible Plants in Sydney" - Lucas Ihlein, "Agricultural Inventiveness: Beyond Environmental Management?" - Andrew Belletty, "An Ear to the Ground" - Ben Woodard, "Continuous Green Abstraction: Embodied Knowledge, Intuition, and Metaphor" - Lisa Dowdall, "Figures" - Poems by Luke Fischer, Justin Clemens, Paul Dawson, and Tamryn Bennett.
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The Garden

The Garden

The bark of ing game covert in woods and plantations , but trees would be out of
place . ... substitutes for the Yew . champ observed the tree in several other
localities are always found in the short , close sheath ; they are Both plants will
grow in ...

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Frank Manning Covert

Frank Manning Covert

For about nine weeks I studied the operating company, which had plants in two
areas. In Barcelona48 there was a sawmill and oxygen plant, acetylene plant and
machine shop, power plant, and ice-manufacturing plant; in Maracaibo,49 an ...

Author: Frank Manning Covert

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773528091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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An unvarnished account of how "a green country boy" rose to become head and builder of what is now Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales - the largest law firm in Atlantic Canada.
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Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

Gardeners Chronicle   New Horticulturist

THE NURSERIES , KING'S ACRE , ROSA RUGOSA , DON'T . Don't Buy Plants of
the New Fruiting Covert Plant , HEREFORD ( Established 1785 ) . CARNATION ,
NOVELTY of the SEASON . ROSE , “ KROWN PRINZESSIN VICTORIA .

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The Gardeners Chronicle

The Gardeners  Chronicle

I As growth advances water should be given according enquired , How are the
different plants to be planted ? usually put ... Again , it is better trenched for next
year's beds , if it has not yet been when the covert is extensive to plant it in rows ,
at ...

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The Garden

The Garden

In open and quite unrivalled by any other flower of my though it cannot be said
that the plants were so poor soils the ... Wherever making a selection of these
beautiful flowering HAVE lately seen woods of singular tree natural covert exists ,
as ...

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The Field Quarterly Magazine and Review

The Field Quarterly Magazine and Review

When interspersed with dwarf rhododendrons and other American plants , such a
covert may be made exceedingly ornamental . The pinetum at Basing Park , near
Alton , when planted more than thirty years ago was intersected with various ...

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The Categorical Impulse

The Categorical Impulse

For the Tasek Merimbun Dusun , Licuala palms form a covert grouping , and
perceived resemblances between a ... 1974 : 161 , 419 ) variously classify palms
amongst trees or as unaffiliated covert plants ( e.g. Chamaedorea ) , but have ...

Author: R. F. Ellen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845450175

Category: Literary Collections

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Classification, as an object of recent anthropological scrutiny came to prominence during the 1960s, exemplified in the British (constructionist) tradition by the writings of Mary Douglas, and in the American ethno-semantics (cognitive) tradition by the likes of Harold Conklin and Brent Berlin. At the time, these approaches seemed by turns to contradict each other, or even to exist in parallel universes. However, over the last 30 years we have witnessed both a renewed interest in classification studies as well as a cross-fertilization of these once antagonistic approaches. These essays by one of leading scholars in this field bring together a body of influential and inter-linked work which attempts to bridge the divide between cultural and cognitive studies of classification, and which develops a more embedded and processual approach. In particular, the essays focus on people's categorization of natural kinds as a means through which to obtain an understanding of how classifying behavior in general works, engaging with the ideas of both anthropologists and psychologists. The theoretical background is set out in an entirely new and substantial introduction, which also provides a comprehensive and systematic review of developments in cognitive and social anthropology since 1960 as these have impacted on classification studies. In short, it constitutes a useful and approachable introduction to its subject.
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Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany

These terms are applied to plant species the names of which include the " plant "
suffix , to those which do not , and to plants which are unnamed . Hence , the
existence of a covert " plant " category is implied by the range of application of ...

Author: Paul E. Minnis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131802

Category: Social Science

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This reader in ethnobotany includes fourteen chapters organized in four parts. Paul Minnis provides a general introduction; the authors of the section introductions are Catherine S. Foeler (ethnoecology), Cecil H. Brown (folk classification), Timothy Jones (foods and medicines), and Richard I. Ford (agriculture). Ethnobotany: A Reader is intended for use as a textbook in upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in economic botany, ethnobotany, and human ecology. The book brings together for the first time previously published journal articles that provide diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics in ethnobotany. Contributors include: Janis B. Alcorn, M. Kat Anderson, Stephen B. Brush, Robert A. Bye, George F. Estabrook, David H. French, Eugene S. Hunn, Charles F. Hutchinson, Eric Mellink, Paul E. Minnis, Brian Morris, Gary P. Nabhan, Amadeo M. Rea, Karen L. Reichhardt, Jan Timbrook, Nancy J. Turner, and Robert A. Voeks.
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Forestry

Forestry

Forest and ornamental trees , evergreens , conifers , hedge and covert plants ,
are extensively grown , and “ Boulevard , ” or trees for street planting , form a
speciality . Charles France and Sons , The Nurseries , Lanark , N.B. — Catalogue
of ...

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Category: Forests and forestry

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Pheasants in Covert and Aviary

Pheasants in Covert and Aviary

Scotch Firs for covert planting , about five - year - old plants , can be bought for
thirty shillings a thousand , whilst Spruce Firs , at the same age , usually cost
about twenty shillings per thousand ; the principal matter being to secure plants
that ...

Author: Frank Townend Barton

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ISBN: UOM:39015028674789

Category: Pheasants

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GC HTJ

GC   HTJ

In spring the stock above the point of grafting , cutting back the plants should be
re - planted in the open ground . stem on ... It makes an excel . lent covert - plant
under the shade of trees , but attains its best form of development when planted ...

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Transactions

Transactions

A. vulgaris is a good meadow and pasture plant , and is relished by all kinds of
stock . A. alba ... E. europeus grows in a variety of soils and situations , and is
useful as a covert - plant among trees ; but it is of no great value as a pasture -
plant ...

Author: Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

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Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

A . vulgaris is a good meadow and pasture plant , and is relished by all kinds of
stock . A . alba ... E . curopous grows in a variety of soils and situations , and is
useful as a covert - plant among trees ; but it is of no great value as a pasture -
plant ...

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Scientific American

Scientific American

... and under a promise tree as for its use as a hedge plant and for covert plant .
would mistake the one for the other , it is ... time pretending to rub a powder on it
to loosen it . dation to it , and if the young plants are managed pro In studying the
 ...

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Flora and Sylva

Flora and Sylva

... and wide carefully kept , as there is no better masses of Aucuba and Yellow
Azaleas , covert . which are now so easily raised . Such As regards the time for
doing the excellent evergreen covert plants as work , the planting had better be
done ...

Author: William Robinson

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Category: Floriculture

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Automobile Journal

Automobile Journal

Section of the Assembling Department of the Covert Gear Co.'s Lockport , N. Y.
Plant . PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS Figure 520 . Ams MI T Figure 521. ert
transmissions . In April , 1916 , the rame of the company was changed to its
present title ...

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Motor Truck

Motor Truck

Section of the Assembling Department of the Covert Gear Co.'s Lockport , N. Y. ,
Plant . Lansing Electric Industrial Tractors and Trailers : Small Units ,. ert
transmissions . In April , 1916 , the rame of the company was changed to its
present title ...

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Pheasants and Covert Shooting

Pheasants and Covert Shooting

Cotoneaster Simmonsii Sub - evergreen shrub , about ( Simon ' s Cotoneaster ) ,
6 feet high ; orange - red Himalayas , 1850 . berries ; a valuable covert plant ;
practically rabbitproof once established . Gaultheria Shallon Dense - growing ...

Author: Aymer Edward Maxwell

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ISBN: UOM:39015006135886

Category: Fowling

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Covert Christmas

Covert Christmas

the plant into natural water sources in the Cascades, then made it look like the
plant was responsible,” Scott said. “Yes, and I suspect I know who's behind it,”
Phillip said. “You do?” Scott poured two mugs of coffee and slid one to Phillip.

Author: Hope White

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460341261

Category: Fiction

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DIAGNOSIS: AMNESIA A man has been shot and left for dead on Echo Mountain, and Search and Rescue K-9 handler Breanna McBride wants answers. With no memory, all the injured man can recall is that his first name is Scott, and that someone wants him silenced. Scott knows better than to depend on strangers, yet he finds himself falling for his captivating protector. And although Breanna won't rest until she helps him piece together the rest of his past, she vows to ignore the attraction between them. But as they close in on the truth, she becomes the killer's next target. Now the pursuers will stop at nothing to ensure the pair is six feet under by Christmas. Echo Mountain: Saving lives and finding love in the mountains of Washington State
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