By Marcie Chambers Cuff
At no time in human heritage have we been extra disconnected with what lies outdoors our entrance doorways. inside only a century, our courting with our environment has remodeled from one in every of exploration to 1 of disassociation. In This booklet was once a Tree, technological know-how instructor Marcie Cuff matters a decision for a brand new period of pioneers—not leathery, backwoods deerskin-wearing salt red meat and hominy pioneers, yet strong-minded, shrewdpermanent, artful, mudpie-making, fort-building members devoted to interpreting the flora and fauna and decoding nature’s confusing puzzles.
Within each one bankruptcy, readers will find a precept for reconnecting with the wildlife round them, from studying to be nonetheless to getting to know the significance of giving again. With a mixture of technological know-how and hands-on crafts and actions, readers should be inspired to brainstorm, think, and comprehend the area as creative scientists—to contact, acquire, rfile, cartoon, decode, examine, scan, get to the bottom of, interpret, examine, and replicate.
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The scabbard terminates in a rich bouterolle, which is always decorated in the same style: figures of lions, or other animals, are introduced, having their bodies stretched out in the direction of the sword-blade, while they project to the right and left, and impart a bold and effective finish to a highly artistic composition. 9 (See Fig. ) The bow, which evidently was in very general use, was Page 13 small. When not actually on the field of battle, the Assyrian archers partly unbent their bows, and slung them over their shoulders, where they remained suspended.
In the examples represented in the wood-cut, Fig. 6, from the triumphal arch at Orange, the shield of elongated form, in addition to its central boss, has a decorative conventional device, the whole being within a border. All this decoration appears to have been executed either in colour on a flat surface, or in low relief. It must here be observed, however, that the Romans in their representations of barbarous (foreign. that is) nations, while distinguishing very decidedly Page 20 between the barbarians and themselves, took but little care to discriminate between the different barbarous races; accordingly, the Gauls on the Orange arch, and the Dacians on the column of Trajan, appear almost in the same costume, and with scarcely any perceptible difference in their armour and weapons.
It was the sword that led to the substitution amongst the Gauls of iron, in the stead of its elder brother-metal, bronze. This was a change that proved to be attended with unfortunate results, since the Gauls never attained. to such a knowledge of the treatment of iron as would have enabled them to Page 18 forge really serviceable weapons from that metal. It was not from any inferiority in courage, accordingly, but in consequence of their very decided deficiency in both skill and experience in the armourer's art, that the Gauls were vanquished in Italy by the Romans, in the early days of Rome.
This Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World by Marcie Chambers Cuff