How to Find, Grow, and Use North America's Forest Gold

Author: Kim Derek Pritts

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742229

Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Page: 177

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Cultivitation, history, creating a ginseng garden, establishing healthy growing conditions, and finding the plant in the wild.
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the root of North America's medicinal herb trade

Author: Christopher S. Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American ginseng industry

Page: 94

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From Acacia to Zinnia

Author: Christopher Martin Cumo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847759

Category: Nature

Page: 1236

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Readers of this expansive, three-volume encyclopedia will gain scientific, sociological, and demographic insight into the complex relationship between plants and humans across history.
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Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

Author: Christian Rätsch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776628

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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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.
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An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America

Author: Timothy Silver

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863149

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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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.
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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Natural Resources Income Opportunities on Private Lands Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Land use, Rural

Page: 275

View: 7630

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Author: Lee Sturdivant,Tim Blakley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 323

View: 9078

Featuring a thorough discussion on the propagation, planting, cultivation, harvest, processing, and drying of 75 specific herbs now used in the medicinal herb market, this complete book also includes information on average market prices and herbal safety and product standardization. 35 line drawings.
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Author: Bruce Murray Smallfield,John Murray Follett,Sue Zydenbos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ginseng

Page: 54

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Author: Steven A. Krause

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811727334

Category: Cooking

Page: 276

View: 1251

Here is everything you need - infomation on identifying and harvesting edible plants, plus dozens of easy-to-follow recipes - to bring the best of nature to your table in delicious, unusual beverages.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horticulture

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 4367

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