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The Oxford e-book of nutrition vegetation is a superbly illustrated compendium of evidence concerning the crops we develop in our gardens and use in our cooking. stunning botanical illustrations are observed through obtainable but authoritative descriptions of every plant, besides interesting historic info and nutritive values.

This is a brand new variation of a vintage publication — totally up to date with the newest dietary learn, in addition to appealing new plates and outlines of many unique fit to be eaten crops that experience only in the near past chanced on their means into our markets and onto our kitchen tables — it's a must-have for a person who loves solid foodstuff, cooking, and gardening.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Four-Volume Set PDF

A mix of huge disciplinary insurance and clinical excellence, the Encyclopedia of wooded area Sciences could be an critical addition to the library of an individual attracted to forests, forestry and woodland sciences. choked with priceless insights from specialists world wide, this awesome set not just summarizes contemporary advances in wooded area technological know-how ideas, but in addition completely covers the elemental details important to entire figuring out of the real parts of forestry.

The Encyclopedia of wooded area Sciences additionally covers proper biology and ecology, types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), clinical names of bushes and shrubs, and the utilized, fiscal, and social points of woodland administration. necessary key positive aspects extra increase the software of this Encyclopedia as a very good reference tool.

Also to be had on-line through ScienceDirect – that includes vast searching, looking out, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and simple. for additional info, pricing concepts and availability stopover at

* Edited and written through a exotic team of editors and contributors
* Well-organized encyclopedic layout offers concise, readable entries, effortless searches, and thorough cross-references
* Illustrative tables, figures, and pictures in each access, produced in complete color
* complete word list defines new and critical terms
* whole, updated insurance of over 60 parts of woodland sciences -- absolute to be of curiosity to scientists, scholars, and execs alike!
* Editor-in-Chief is the prior president of the foreign Union of Forestry examine corporations, the oldest overseas collaborative forestry learn association with over 15,000 scientists from a hundred international locations

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire PDF

By Matthew Bunson

The Roman Empire is understood for its terribly wealthy cultural legacy. This encyclopaedia offers entire and interdisciplinary insurance of the folks, locations, occasions and ideas of this notable interval. Spanning virtually 500 years of turmoil and triumph, all the approximately 2000 entries during this moment version has been reviewed and up to date to mirror advances in archaeology, ancient and literary feedback, and social research. New entries were extra on everyday life, engineering, technological know-how, legislations and the function of girls in Roman society, between others. Complementing those historic essays are pictures, maps, tables and sidebars; examining lists for significant entries; an up-to-date bibliography; and a revised index.

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Download E-books The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated Edition PDF

By Michael Gray

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is without doubt one of the so much wide-ranging, trained, interesting, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately renowned tune. it is the end result of over thirty years of devoted learn and scholarship by way of Michael grey.

Inside those pages, you will find a global of principles, proof, and evaluations. it is a international within which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt appears to be like out on the Byrds; during which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and within which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand part by means of facet whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the gigantic. so much of all, after all, it is a global during which all people and every little thing interconnects, in ceaselessly attention-grabbing methods, with one in all our best residing artists: Bob Dylan.

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"Amazingly well-researched and strangely readable work." -Library Journal (starred review)

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"Magnificent...won't simply astonish readers with its element approximately Dylan's work...contains such a lot of insights and refutes such a lot of myths concerning the rock 'n' roll period quite often that it truly is beneficial as either a reference advisor and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper

"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure PDF

By C. Pierce Salguero, David Roylance

Drawing from Thai historical past, cultural stories, Buddhist faith, and yogic practices, in addition to a latest figuring out of anatomy and body structure, this guidebook bridges the space among idea and perform whereas featuring bodywork because it is known in Thailand—as a healing clinical technology. featuring exact research of every step in a Thai therapeutic massage regimen, the historical past, religious traditions, and moral codes are provided in an attractive, casual type. quite a few images and diagrams illustrate the range of suggestions used, and examples of exercises for treating particular issues are mentioned. up-to-date with new format, photographs, and multiplied textual content, this exhaustive guide is entire with a piece at the major strength meridians and diagrams of acupressure issues, making it the suitable instrument to accompany an individual learning this renowned therapeutic modality.

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Download E-books Routledge Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals and Festivals (Religion and Society) PDF

Many rituals and gala's ensue in public, which means that such expressions of religion are societal in addition to person kinds of human behaviour. The similarity within the normal styles of rituals and fairs throughout cultures and religions is extraordinary. for instance, such a lot cultures and religions mark significant life-course transitions comparable to delivery, marriage, and dying with public ritual expressions, and diverse gala's are tied to food-producing actions corresponding to planting and harvesting. the place religions and societies range is within the meanings linked to ritual behaviour and the explicit types these behaviours take.

The Encyclopedia of spiritual Rites, Rituals and Festivals explores this advanced subject via articles protecting the subsequent normal different types of information:

  • general thoughts and ideas similar to communitas, inversion, purity and toxins, and pilgrimages
  • major kinds of ritual and pageant resembling rites of passage, devotional rites, sacrifice, calendrical rites, carnival, and fasting
  • religious rites and fairs of significant religions, together with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism and Judaism
  • rites and fairs in cultural areas resembling China, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Pacific islands
  • life-cycle rites, together with these linked to beginning, coming of age, marriage and death
  • specific rites and gala's, equivalent to Divali, Easter, Ramadan, snake dealing with and Yom Kippur.

The Encyclopedia of spiritual Rites, Rituals, and Festivals comprises a hundred thirty entries contributed and signed by means of students from foreign universities and institutes, with services in such fields as Asian and Pacific stories, archaeology, verbal exchange stories, cultural anthropology, cultural reviews, foreign reports, philosophy, mental anthropology, spiritual stories, social anthropology, sociology and theology.

An exceptional source, this new encyclopedia presents in-depth insurance of an unlimited array of globally practices with entries that draw at the most modern examine to be had, delivering clean insights whereas retaining a reference to validated scholarship. The cross-cultural assurance can help foster interfaith realizing in addition to current and clarify unusual behaviours and rituals.

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Download E-books Africa (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 1) PDF

Explores key topics in African track that experience emerged in contemporary years-a topic frequently ignored in country-by-country coverage
emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike reviews that supply static interpretations remoted from different appearing traditions
presents the clean insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of numerous nationwide origins-African, Asian, ecu, and American

Charts the movement and impression of song. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that the circulate of individuals and ideas around the continent, together with:
cross-regional musical affects all through Africa * Islam and its impact on African track * unfold of guitar track * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American impacts on African song * musical interchanges in neighborhood contexts * crossovers among well known and standard practices. Audio CD integrated. additionally contains 9 maps and ninety six tune examples.

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Download E-books The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History: The Ultimate A-Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom PDF

By John Michael Greer

Subsequent within the well known aspect Encyclopedia sequence, comes the full A-Z of different historical past. become aware of every thing you ever desired to find out about mystery societies just like the Freemasons, the old secret of Atlantis, why King Arthur, Leonardo da Vinci and Hitler are key figures, plus conspiracy theories, forgotten sciences and old knowledge. a whole and informative A-Z for some of the most renowned genres to have emerged in recent years - the hidden background of the final 10,000 years. This encyclopedia solutions all of your questions about the extra arguable matters being debated: * Conspiracies and mystery societies, e.g. Knights Templars, the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, the Hellfire membership, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Priory of Sion. additionally it is mystery traditions, hidden bloodlines, extraterrestrial intervention, impending apocalypse, and the Mayan calendar prophecies. * old knowledge and forgotten sciences, e.g. alchemy, prophecy, sacred geometry, ley strains, and magic, in addition to helping facts for complicated applied sciences in precedent days e.g. the mysteries of Stonehenge and the nice Pyramids. * Unsolved historic mysteries, e.g. the positioning of Atlantis, the early background of Christianity, the Holy Grail, the destiny of the Knights Templars, the authorship of Shakespeare's performs, the factors of the French Revolution, and the occult roots of Nazism. * Key figures in hidden heritage - Pythagoras, Jesus of Nazareth, Leonardo da Vinci, King Arthur, Roger Bacon, John Dee, Alessandro Cagliostro, the Comte de St.-Germain, Benjamin Franklin, and Adolf Hitler.

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Download E-books The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters: The Definitive Illustrated A - Z Guide To All Things Alien PDF

An illustrated A-to-Z consultant to all issues alien. Over four hundred entries from greater than a hundred members disguise every thing from the incidents and witnesses concerned to the ideas at stake and specialists' own place statements. Entries variety from alien abductions, the fable providers speculation and JAL Flight no 1628, to the Lakenheath-Bentwaters Episode, brain keep an eye on via extraterrestrial beings and Roswell. The individuals contain: Isaac Asimov, Jerome Clark, Erich von Daniken, Peter Davenport, Hilary Evans, Timothy reliable, Marvin Kottmeyer, Jenny Randles, Carl Sagan, Whitley Streiber and Jacques Vallee. There are over three hundred photographs, eyewitness drawings and images.

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