Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
"For the Casual Nerd"
Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or a non-athlete wanting to live healthily, The Athlete's Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle will teach you how to maximize your genetic potential for athletic performance, health, and longevity.
If you want to lose weight, if you want to be fitter and stronger than ever before, The 22-Day Revolution is your solution. Founded on the principle that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, The 22-Day Revolution is an accessible plan for anyone seeking to lose weight, to reverse serious health concerns, or seeking a healthier lifestyle.
Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
"A paradigm shifting experience"
We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat.
Wild plants are not only beautiful, but they can also be an affordable and sustainable way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides you with the essential information and guidance to begin foraging for edible wild plants and including them in your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides profiles of common edible wild plants and includes information on dangerous look-alikes, the best time to harvest, where to find each type of wild plant, and how to cultivate your own garden.
Nixon has put together a practical guide to address questions like these and to help with the many other challenges that come with a plant-based or vegan diet. Whether you're already living the Happy Herbivore lifestyle or simply thinking of switching to a plant-based way of life, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living is for you.
"great intro for newbies"
Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal crops, fruit, and vegetables, but in their many other uses in wood and paper, and in providing medicines. In this Very Short Introduction, Timothy Walker, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Oxford, provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety and classification, their evolution, and their aesthetic and practical value, stressing the need for their conservation for future generations.
Television host and organic gardener Louise Eldridge welcomes old friend Jay McCormick to Washington, D.C. When McCormick is found face down in a fish pond, Louise uncovers a plot that includes Washington's power brokers.
There is endless wisdom in the medicinal practices of ancient civilizations. People who didn't have the opportunity to rely on modern technology were not capable of the same chances at longevity and health that we are in modern times. However, it is important to remember that the drugs we are using now are still in their infancy, and may come with more problems than solutions in some cases.
The perfect end to a busy day is a scrumptious meal shared with friends or family. Having something new, something different, can create a sense of excitement around your meal and turn it into a social event. That's where The Essential Kitchen Series rides to the rescue with Vegan Dinner Recipes, an astounding collection of 30 recipes. They are destined to satisfy the most finicky eaters and please the most discerning of palates.
Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).
"No more cheap tequila!"
In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa.
"Amazing Content Ruined By Ideological Junk Science"
"Organic Wisdom in Spirit"
Container gardening is more than just adding color and fresh oxygen to your rooms: it is convenient, portable, and not very expensive. Use different size containers to add interest, just make sure they are roomy enough for the plants roots to grow. The best thing about container gardening is its versatility.
In this book you'll find everything you need to know about planting a fruiting tree or shrub, in easy to follow steps, using organic and biological techniques. We also cover how to choose fruit trees and how to care for a tree during the first year. Healthy fruit trees will reward you with fruit, year after year, with very little effort on your part. How a fruit tree is planted has a huge influence over how healthy and productive it is, and ultimately how well it feeds you.
When a woman claiming to possess an unearthly connection to plant-life dies mysteriously, her sister becomes compelled to put to rest unanswered questions in the matter and begins an investigation of the plant/human communication phenomenon. Her shocking conclusion is that her sister's house-plants are not only cogent key-witnesses to her murder, but may be atte.mpting to warn her that she is in similar danger.
A conversation with David Letterman. Next, a conversation with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
Shortly after her divorce, advertising executive Lila Nova purchases her first plant. It's a bird-of-paradise, and the seller is David Exley, a rugged country-sexual, who seems to promise a paradise of his own making. Lila is immediately obsessed - with plants and with the man who sells them - but when David introduces her to the myth of the nine plants of desire, and when she meets a man named Armand who claims to own the nine plants, her obsession reaches unexpected heights.
Robert Plant, former lead singer of the band Led Zeppelin, on this edition of Fresh Air. Plant has a new solo CD that includes tracks he recorded before Zeppelin and after. It's called Sixty-Six to Timbuktu.