The Dwellers In Our Gardens

The Dwellers In Our Gardens

Author by : Sara Wood
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Description : Excerpt from The Dwellers in Our Gardens: Their Lives and Works With him on his back at all times; but we Shall Show that this is a wrong notion, and though by nature his body is provided with a comfortable and convenient covering, yet he requires a dwelling-place as well as other creatures. We shall find that he likes above all things a nice little retired nook to live In - Shady, cool, and damp, under the shelter Of leaves and branches, or on the shady side Of a bank, or among stones or tree trunks - anywhere SO that It Is secluded, cool, and shady. Never, by any chance, is he to be seen taking a walk in the glare and warmth Of the hot noon-day but before the sun has risen, or not had time to mount up high in the heavens, and when the early dew is still on the grass and every flower and leaf moist with it, the Slow One may be seen making his way as fast as he can crawl towards some juicy lettuce or cabbage leaves, or succulent young flowering plant or bed Of seedlings, to eat his breakfast. There are other times, too, when he will venture forth from home; as, for instance, when a Shower Of rain has just fallen, and made the ground soft and damp, and when every leaf and blade Of grass is dripping with rain-drops, and the sun still hid behind rain-clouds - then he will all at once unglue himself from iis tree-trunk, stone, or wall, and raising up his shell, poke out his head and stretch out his one great foot, and first thrusting up his two tallest horns, and then putting out his two smaller ones - will glide forth with his usual slow, dignified, and not ungraceful pace, to take a second meal. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


British Books In Print

British Books In Print

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Notes And Queries

Notes And Queries

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Food Practices And Family Lives In Urban China

Food Practices And Family Lives In Urban China

Author by : Chen Liu
Language : en
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Description : This book explores the emergent relationship between food and family in contemporary China through an empirical case study of Guangzhou, a typical city, to understand the texture of everyday life in the new consumerist society. The primary focus of this book is on the family dynamics of middle-income households in Guangzhou, where everyday food practices, including growing food, shopping, storing, cooking, feeding, and eating, play a pivotal role. The book aims to conduct a comprehensive and integrated analysis of themes such as material and emotional domestic cultures, family relationships, and social connections between the domestic and the public, based on a discussion of family food practices. These topics will not only offer academic readers a full understanding of the most innovative recent critical engagements with urban Chinese families but also provide more general readers with a broader view of food consumption patterns within the scope of domestic and family issues. This book will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and human geographers as well as post graduate students who are interested in food studies and Chinese studies.


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