Filename: ginseng.pdf
ISBN: 9780811742221
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Number of pages: 177
Author: Kim Derek Pritts
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online Ginseng in PDF and EPUB Cultivitation, history, creating a ginseng garden, establishing healthy growing conditions, and finding the plant in the wild.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

Filename: the-encyclopedia-of-psychoactive-plants.pdf
ISBN: 9781594776625
Release Date: 2005-04-25
Number of pages: 944
Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants in PDF and EPUB The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants • Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances • Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality • Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

Growing and Marketing Ginseng Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Filename: growing-and-marketing-ginseng-goldenseal-and-other-woodland-medicinals.pdf
ISBN: 9780865717664
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Number of pages: 480
Author: Jeanine Davis
Publisher: New Society Publishers

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Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants

Filename: encyclopedia-of-cultivated-plants.pdf
ISBN: 9781598847758
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Number of pages: 1236
Author: Christopher Cumo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants in PDF and EPUB Readers of this expansive, three-volume encyclopedia will gain scientific, sociological, and demographic insight into the complex relationship between plants and humans across history.

Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

Filename: mount-mitchell-and-the-black-mountains.pdf
ISBN: 9780807863145
Release Date: 2003-12-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Timothy Silver
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Download and read online Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains in PDF and EPUB Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.

Golden Harvest

Filename: golden-harvest.pdf
ISBN: 9780933239036
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Publisher: HeadStart Publishing

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Filename: ginseng.pdf
ISBN: CORNELL:31924097726255
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 54
Author: Bruce Murray Smallfield

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Filename: hortideas.pdf
ISBN: CORNELL:31924086676727
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages:
Author: Greg Williams

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Filename: taiga.pdf
ISBN: 9781438100654
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 241
Author: Trevor Day
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Taiga in PDF and EPUB Taiga is a biome of the Northern Hemisphere, including dense forest, open forest, and jigsaw puzzles of forests, wetlands, and lakes that can be found in northwestern and northeastern America, northern Europe, Siberia, and East Asia. Examining its geography, geology, climate, and biodiversity, this volume also examines ways of managing taiga.

American Ginseng

Filename: american-ginseng.pdf
ISBN: 091487523X
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Number of pages: 203
Author: W. Scott Persons

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Unbecoming British

Filename: unbecoming-british.pdf
ISBN: 9780190217877
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 368
Author: Kariann Akemi Yokota
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Unbecoming British in PDF and EPUB What can homespun cloth, stuffed birds, quince jelly, and ginseng reveal about the formation of early American national identity? In this wide-ranging and bold new interpretation of American history and its Founding Fathers, Kariann Akemi Yokota shows that political independence from Britain fueled anxieties among the Americans about their cultural inferiority and continuing dependence on the mother country. Caught between their desire to emulate the mother country and an awareness that they lived an ocean away on the periphery of the known world, they went to great lengths to convince themselves and others of their refinement. Taking a transnational approach to American history, Yokota examines a wealth of evidence from geography, the decorative arts, intellectual history, science, and technology to underscore that the process of "unbecoming British" was not an easy one. Indeed, the new nation struggled to define itself economically, politically, and culturally in what could be called America's postcolonial period. Out of this confusion of hope and exploitation, insecurity and vision, a uniquely American identity emerged.