A rich, sweeping, and compelling work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Richard Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death.
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"
When Coyote and its skipper, Mike Plant, went missing mid-Atlantic in November 1992, the sailing world held its breath. Now, 20 years later, the story around the mystery, tragedy, and enigma is told at last. Mike Plant came to ocean racing late; as an American in a sport dominated by European sailors he was an underdog. And yet he won his class in the 1986-87 Around Alone 24,000-mile race, beating competitors with more experience, among them Hal Roth. Plant led an adrenaline-fueled life, full of seemingly suicidal adventures and yet his charismatic personality attracted hundreds of friends.
"Powerful expose about finding what drives the few"
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"
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.
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.
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!"
Learn about the health benefits that using essential oils can provide you and your family. By making own from the raw plants and herbs nearby, you can save money, and ensure that your oils are fresh. Discover unique recipes and blends to address a variety of health concerns naturally.
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.
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Growing medicinal plants and herbs indoors is a popular hobby for a lot of gardeners. One of the greatest reasons to plant medicinal plants indoors is to have a ready supply of these beneficial herbs. These herbs are those that you commonly snip into your sauces and soups. They can also be used to soothe an itchy rash or a cough. Growing medicinal herbs may not sound to be very appealing; however, you can benefit from growing these plants that can provide instant relief for many illnesses.
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.
Did you know that medicinal herbs and the extracts are not only linked to old, ugly witches but can have a great benefit for your body? Most people do not even know about the great use of plant-based medicine, but you have come to the right place now. Wouldn't it be great to not depend on the pharmaceutical industry anymore? Do you always feel worse than before after taking pharmaceuticals? Or do you just want to try something natural?
With my ultimate Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Game Guide you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player and beat every level! This is a complete guide with everything you need to know about the game.
From Darjeeling to Lapsang Souchon, from India to Japan-a fresh, concise, world-encompassing exploration of the way tea has shaped politics, culture, and the environment throughout history. From the fourth century BC in China, where it was used as an aid in Buddhist meditation, to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, to its present-day role as the most consumed substance on the planet, the humble Camellia plant has had profound effects on civilization.
For years, I lived in a small apartment without access to land to grow my own food. Everything I ate was purchased at the store - sometimes from questionable sources and often treated with harmful chemicals to increase shelf life. That was, of course, until I learned how to maximize the space all around me. That is to say, the indoor space inside my very own apartment. But growing food indoors isn't just for apartment dwellers.
Vegan: How to Be a Vegan in a Meat Eater's World - The Vegan's Guide to Thriving and Surviving by Mary Thibodeau teaches you how to enjoy your vegan journey. You'll learn how to combat common misconceptions about veganism in our culture and feel secure in your choice with Mary's essential tips.
"short and sweet info on veganism"
Learn about the bamboo plant types, growing bamboo plants, bamboo care, indoor bamboo, growing bamboo indoors, clumping bamboo, transplanting bamboo, bamboo seeds, and even popular bamboo crafts such as flooring, fencing, blinds, and much more.
With my Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Game Guide, you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player and beat every level! This is a complete guide with everything you need to know about the game!
Companion gardening is just planting certain plants together because they will help each other grow and become healthier. It is said that companion gardening is even better than using fertilizers or artificial ways of letting plants grow because the plants can benefit from each other and it's all a natural process.