All across Germany, there are garden colonies on the outskirts of towns and cities. Even in the capital Berlin people are using these spots as a weekend getaway.
"It's a quiet and peaceful place away from work where you can sit back and enjoy nature." said Toni Schäfer, an enthusiastic gardener. "You can watch the fish and frogs. When you meet a hedgehog in the garden - you just say hello. Those are the benefits of the gardens."
Garden colonies have been around since the middle of the 1900s in Paris and Luxemburg. In Germany they became popular around the turn of the century - they were called working gardens at that time.
By BERNIE KRAUSE
Reviewed by JEREMY DENK
Bernie Krause's book guides us through nature's sonic treasures and begs us to pay attention to their fate.
By GREGG EASTERBROOK
Reviewed by DANIEL W. DREZNER
Gregg Easterbrook argues that the financial crisis is just a small cloud over the road to rapid global innovation.
- hédge • hòg
- hedgehogs (複数形)
Globalization at Mach Speed
By Gregg Easterbrook
243 pp. Random House. $26
In that vein, it is certainly no coincidence that the most famous Japanese game characters, like Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Solid Snake (of the Metal Gear series) and Link (of the Legend of Zelda franchise) are not themselves Japanese. And so it is with Bayonetta, heroine of the ridiculously, phantasmagorically brash new hack-and-slash action game from Sega that bears her name.
The adjective has one meaning:
Meaning #1: characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
Synonyms: phantasmagorical, surreal, surrealistic
- Of or relating to audible sound: a sonic wave.
- Having a speed approaching or being that of sound in air, about 1,220 kilometers (760 miles) per hour at sea level.
- Slang. Extremely exciting and fast-paced: a sonic lifestyle.
[From Latin sonus, a sound.]sonically son'ic·al·ly adv.
n. (Abbr. M)
The ratio of the speed of an object to the speed of sound in the surrounding medium. For example, an aircraft moving twice as fast as the speed of sound is said to be traveling at Mach 2.
[After Ernst MACH.]