Historical Geography of Crop Plants is devoted to a variety of staple and food crops, as well as fodder, fiber, timber, rubber, and other crops. The origins and histories of many of these crops have been clarified only recently by new research. The book has been arranged alphabetically by family and higher taxa for easy reference. Within families, species and cultivars are listed chronologically and geographically. The taxonomy and geography of probable wild progenitors have been outlined, and archeological evidence (when available) and historical evidence on region and domestication are traced. The subsequent evolution and spread of many domesticated species are examined, and the reasons behind the diversity in crop histories are explored. Historical Geography of Crop Plants will be a useful reference for botanists, economic botanists, ethnobiologists, agronomists, geographers, and others interested in the subject.
Well-known outdoor expert Dave Canterbury offers basic techniques and essential information for primitive wilderness survival in this new heavy-duty pocket guide series from Waterford Press. Perfect for throwing into an overnight pack or brushing up on skills before an expedition, these waterproof, rip-proof guides can be used on their own or in conjunction with one another, similar to the method used in Canterbury's unprecedented Pathfinder System. Covering everything from what to include in a survival kit and improvised tracking techniques to signaling for rescue and building shelter, this collection is ideal for outdoor adventurers of any skill level and provides indispensable wilderness information for all situations.
Useful items needed for short-term situations, such as cordage, containers, fire, or fish poison, as well as plants that address everyday ailments experienced by routine backpackers are included in this handy portable reference to plants found east of the Mississippi River.
This guide describes how to use common wild plants to help treat injuries and help alleviate internal discomforts. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 80 familiar species of medicinally relevant, widespread trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The plants are sorted into categories of the injuries/ailments they can help to alleviate and also identifies the most commonly encountered noxious plants. Laminated for durability, this one ounce pocket guide provides simplified, essential information for hikers and campers of all ages on how to treat common backcountry maladies with wild plants. Made in the USA.
SOME LOVE IS FOREVER LIKE A TRUMPETER SWAN'S MATING He is haunted; haunted by things he never once gave a second thought about. This drives him to over achieve sometimes and even to suffer a burn-out. In the midst of one of these, he suddenly takes off to the mountains and joins an exploration team at an abandoned homestead deep in the cliffs of rough country. He just wants to sort things out once in for all of a difficult childhood, and the problems he had encountered recently with his vocation. Maybe he should abandon some of his dreams and face reality. Catching a glimpse of this isolated but beautiful place, he suddenly feels free of all his cares. He likes the people on the team, but finds some of them eccentric and strange. He feels an attraction to one woman, but he craves to disconnect from deep emotions and just coast along for a while, but she is compelling him in every way and he finds this situation provocative and something startling new to his senses. Then to add to his bewilderment, the man who had invited him seems to be finding ghosts which torment them all as they dig for the truth, buried in history, and lost to mankind.
This brilliant and highly practical book provides a case-based introduction and primer to the practice of ICD therapy. It contains a huge number of images and includes real-world patient histories. The reader is able to gain extensive practical knowledge of the practice of ICD therapy with the use of these case reports. These concentrate on the skills necessary to increase specialist knowledge of defibrillator therapy practice.