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The Resource The book of thistles, Noëlle Janaczewska

The book of thistles, Noëlle Janaczewska

Label
The book of thistles
Title
The book of thistles
Statement of responsibility
Noëlle Janaczewska
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some plants have sustained empires and sparked wars. Some have ignited public outrage. Think tea, opium, tulips - and thistles.In 1852 South Australia passed its Thistle Act, probably the first weed control legislation anywhere in the world. The word 'thistle' refers to a large and widespread group of plants. Several hundred species within the Asteraceae family, plus a bunch of other plants we call thistles - even though technically, botanically, they're not. Google 'thistles' and many of the sites will tell you how to get rid of them. Dig a little deeper, however, and from this weedy territory other narratives begin to emerge. Part accidental memoir, part environmental history and part exploration of the performative voice on the page, The Book of Thistles is about the cultural and social life of this group of plants we call thistles
Summary
Part memoir and part environmental history, this book describes the cultural and social life of thistles through essays, facts and fictions from the author?s life, poems, and play-inspired scenes. It describes types, such as yellow melancholy, hardhead thistle, and Russian thistle; legislation related to the thistle in Australia and elsewhere; fighting against thistle; thistle as food; and unique types. Earlier versions of some essays were previously published or presented elsewhere. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10586585
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janaczewska, Noëlle
Dewey number
583.983
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian literature
  • Thistles
  • Culture
  • Home
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Thistles
  • Thistles
  • Thistles
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of thistles, Noëlle Janaczewska
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"From the winner of the 2014 Windham Campbell Prize"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Names -- Yellow melancholy -- Scotch thistles -- three fairytales, two quotes & a lyric -- John Parkinson's thistles -- Hardheads & woolly thinking -- Russian thistle -- Darwin's thistles -- a cautionary tale -- Law -- Illegal thistles -- Mueller's thistle pamphlet -- (What they said about) star thistles -- War -- Soldier thistle -- Killing thistles -- Afghan & other native thistles -- Food -- How to eat a thistle -- Forgotten roots -- Thistle potluck -- Eat More Thistles! -- Outliers -- African thistle -- Globe thistles -- Thistle noir -- The illustrated thistle -- Thistly Marsh
Control code
000059998178
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781742588049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988941037
Label
The book of thistles, Noëlle Janaczewska
Publication
Copyright
Note
"From the winner of the 2014 Windham Campbell Prize"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Names -- Yellow melancholy -- Scotch thistles -- three fairytales, two quotes & a lyric -- John Parkinson's thistles -- Hardheads & woolly thinking -- Russian thistle -- Darwin's thistles -- a cautionary tale -- Law -- Illegal thistles -- Mueller's thistle pamphlet -- (What they said about) star thistles -- War -- Soldier thistle -- Killing thistles -- Afghan & other native thistles -- Food -- How to eat a thistle -- Forgotten roots -- Thistle potluck -- Eat More Thistles! -- Outliers -- African thistle -- Globe thistles -- Thistle noir -- The illustrated thistle -- Thistly Marsh
Control code
000059998178
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781742588049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988941037

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