Cacti are full of contradictions. Although many are found in the driest and most barren environments on earth, some grow exclusively in the branches of the rainforest canopy. Many species bristle with ferocious-looking spines, while other varieties are perfectly smooth. And while they might strike us as the most austere plants on earth, nearly all of them exhibit remarkable floral displays—some even larger than the plant itself. In Cactus, Dan Torre explores these unique plants as they appear all around the world and throughout art, literature, and popular culture.
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In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss—widely considered the father of industrial design—pioneered a user-centered approach to design that focuses on studying people’s behaviors and attitudes as a key first step in developing successful products.
The Neanderthals’ story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals behaviour was surprisingly modern. They buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals, harvested seafood, used red paint and spoke.
This is the sixth edition of the best selling introduction to archaeology, printed in full colour for the first time, with hundreds of photographs and diagrams. It has been given the most thorough updating and reorganization since it was first published, providing coverage of all the major developments in archaeological method, science, technology and theory.
Nozone skewers, gaffes, garrotes and otherwise thwacks conventional thought in ways that will have Johathan Swift spinning in his grave… Like its immediate predecessor, Empire, Forecast is an absorbing, rebellious, rambunctious response in art and thought to the many disasters that man has wrought. (Design Arts Daily, 10/22/08)Nozone skewers, gaffes, garrotes and otherwise thwacks conventional thought in ways that will have Johathan Swift spinning in his grave… Like its immediate predecessor, Empire, Forecast is an absorbing, rebellious, rambunctious response in art and thought to the many disasters that man has wrought.
The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives. Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly – and has become a true planetary emergency. The Chinese expression for crisis consists of two characters. The first is a symbol for danger; the second is a symbol for opportunity. In order to face down the danger that is stalking us and move through it, we first have to recognize that we are facing a crisis.