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.
"This is an amazing book"
More people than ever are eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Studies show that it is better for our bodies and better for the planet - but it isn't always easy. Let A Plant-Based Life be your guide. Whether you're taking your first steps on this path to wellness or recommitting yourself to success, author Micaela Cook Karlsen clearly maps the way. Her program enables you to set your own pace and stay the course - without relying on willpower.
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.
"Engaging writing, entertaining audio"
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"
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"
Everything you need to know about nutrition, diet, disease prevention, and management with a plant-based diet. This five in one book gives you the current scientific research that will help you make the correct nutritional choices to allow your body and immune system give you a long, healthy, and vibrant life. Can you thrive without it?
You're about to discover the crucial information regarding hallucinogenic substances. It can be overwhelming if you are trying to find honest, factual information because of all the random opinions out there on the Internet. You also have to be careful about the misinformation that is coming from online sources, especially those with financial incentives.
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.
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.
When did talking to your plants become a dialogue? In this remarkable work, author and gardener Judith Handelsman teaches that "the issues of life and death reveal themselves through observing and caring for plants." She illustrates her point with magical stories that will leave you in no doubt that you can communicate with your own plants, whether you live in the country or in a high-rise apartment with a house plant on your window sill.
"Organic Wisdom in Spirit"
This audiobook contains everything you need to know about growing your own fish and food simultaneously. Aquaculture is a great way to get organic foods year round and save yourself a ton of money! Even if you just want to start small, this audiobook has all you need to know about the process that makes aquaponics so ingenious. You do not have to be a commercial farmer to make this method work for you.
Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Many people got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues. Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has experienced much the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan.
Suffering from rheumatoid or osteoarthritis? Arthritis, in all its forms, is a terrible disease to live with, affecting millions of people around the world of all ages, races, and cultures. But maybe the avoidance and management of this crippling disease is easier than we've been lead to believe. With this book we will help you understand why and how your body turns against you and maybe how to deal with it naturally, if it strikes you down.
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.
Scientists are discovering how plants secretly talk to each other. How smart is your geranium, and what does a tree know? Today, we're eavesdropping on the secret language of plants.
See how this ancient plant from Southeast Asia can provide many benefits and alter your moods without painful side effects or legal issues. Gain a deep understanding of the various strains of Kratom with detailed descriptions of effects, dosage, and use.
This book contains strategies on how to grow plants, herbs and food in your own backyard. Although it is intended for those who are new to backyard farming, this book also includes info that a long time gardener may also find useful. The first part of this book provides the basics on backyard farming, the purpose of having one and the benefits you could get out of having your own backyard garden.
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.
Once ozone collected in the upper atmosphere, life no longer had to stay submerged to avoid the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. Survey the first half of the Paleozoic Era, between 542 and 400 million years ago, when a great green revolution occurred on dry land.
This book contains information you should know before purchasing a LED grow light. Light-emitting diode (LED) grow lights are prevalent with indoor growers and other gardeners around the world. For so many years, home growers of various plants were stuck with hot lighting ventilation that withered plant leaves, dried out plant roots, was not safe to leave unattended and produced outrageous utility bills. All of this has changed with LED grow lights.