Author: Margit Rusch
Die erfahrene Gärtnerin stellt wichtige Elemente der Permakultur für den Hausgarten vor. Ausführliche Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und zahlreiche Fotos erleichtern die Umsetzung im eigenen Garten.
Author: Ann Wigmore
The Wheatgrass Book is written by Ann Wigmore - the woman who introduced wheatgrass juice to America 30 years ago. Ann's book contains a wealth of information on wheatgrass - from its nutrient properties to ways of easily growing it for the home juicer. Chapters include: green power from wheatgrass, how wheatgrass chlorophyll works, super nutrition from wheatgrass, how to grow and juice wheatgrass and the many uses of wheatgrass. This is a must for the person serious about incorporating wheatgrass into his or her health regimen.
Author: Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, your spectacles contain rhodium and that the tin pest is not a disease? And can you name just three researchers whom we have to thank for all these results? Here, Professor Quadbeck-Seeger, a long-serving member of the board at BASF, goes in search of these and other questions. Based on the periodic table, the key reference source for any natural scientist, he explains the criteria that define an element's position in the table and are responsible for its particular characteristics. In a clear and concise manner, he describes for each element the story behind its discovery, its physical and chemical properties as well as its role in our everyday lives. Enriched by a wealth of interesting details, this beautifully designed book in full color represents not only varied reading, but also a treasure trove of surprising facts. Ideally combined with the "Historical Periodic Table" poster, this book is aimed at younger audiences and is thus particularly suitable for schools, lectures and other courses.
Author: Barbara Segall
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens selected for Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrate the culture, beauty and diversity of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, and all deserve to be better known. Introduced by eminent East Anglian plantswoman and national treasure Beth Chatto, the gardens appearing on these pages are brought to life by the award-winning author and photographer team of Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur. From each garden we can learn about the creator’s style, their talent for exploiting the genius loci, and the specific challenges and rewards they have encountered. Featured gardens include: -COLUMBINE HALL A moated garden with a series of green rooms -HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS A gem of a garden hidden in its own moated island -KIRTLING TOWER A field of daffodils for a Tudor gatehouse -RAVENINGHAM HALL Exquisite planting in the RHS president’s private garden -THE MANOR HOUSE, FENSTANTON Garden rooms on Capability Brown’s private estate - ULTING WICK Thousands of tulips against a backdrop of black wooden barns -WINTERTON LIGHTHOUSE A lush yet restrained garden framing a lighthouse -WYKEN HALL Vines and roses around an Elizabethan manor house.
Author: Peter De?k
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authored by a lecturer of quantum mechanics for students of electrical engineering and informatics for over 25 years, this textbook is scientifically sound and well-written, striking a balance between the formal mathematics necessary and informal prose. The introduction summarizes the basic concepts of classical physics and points out some of its failures, based on phenomena connected to lighting technology. These are analyzed in detail in the subsequent three chapters. Chapter 5 goes beyond the duality principle, and explains the particle concept of quantum mechanics and its consequences for electrical engineering, while chapters 6-8 introduce the mathematical construction used for describing the state of a particle and to predict its properties. The next two chapters present two examples of using this framework, with applications in light emitting diodes, infrared detectors, quantum cascade lasers, Zener diodes and flash memories. The final chapters then discuss some consequences of quantum mechanics for the chemical properties of atoms and for other many-electron systems, also providing a short insight into the potential hardware for quantum information processing. Among the host of didactic features are learning objectives, chapter summaries, self-testing questions, and problems with solutions, while the two appendices summarize the knowledge in classical physics and mathematics needed for this book.
Author: Edgar Anderson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
"Once in a great while a popular scientific book opens a whole new field. Plants, Man and Life is such a book."—The New York Times What's the difference between wild and cultivated plants? Why has the study of cultivated plants been neglected, and why is so little known about the common plants that have endured since ancient times? This innovative ecological survey examines the long history of human and plant interactions. Author Edgar Anderson, a distinguished botanist, analyzes suggestive pieces of evidence in a reader-friendly narrative that recounts the origins and evolution of plant life with all the intrigue of a good detective story. In tracing the development of human influence on plant life, Anderson focuses particularly on crops, which he reveals as having started out as weeds--hybrids that sprang up from the dump heaps and gardens of early humans. His investigation of the tangled and continuing history of weeds and cultivated plants ranges from autumnal European greens and the American sunflower to backyard landscapes in developing countries, where fruit trees, flowers, vines, and vegetables mingle with the sources for fibers, poisons, narcotics, and other drugs.
Author: Martin Crawford
Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited
Provides advice on planting and growing perennial vegetables, offering an A-Z look at over one hundred perennial edibles.
Author: Henrik Aerenlund Pedersen, Bo Mossberg
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A beautiful, richly illustrated book on Europe’s wild orchids – perhaps the most enigmatic and popular group in the botanical world.
Author: Tom Graves
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Anyone can learn to dowse-for precious metals, missing persons, water, the solution to a problem, or a myriad of other objectives. All that is required is practice, awareness, and a working knowledge of basic dowsing principles and mechanics. Tom Graves’ guidebook provides the tools whereby your natural ability to dowse can be turned into a reliable skill. One of the oldest arts and sciences known to man, dowsing is widely used today in fields as diverse as medicine and archeology. The Diviner’s Handbook moves directly into the firsthand experience of dowsing and the heightened sense of awareness that is the dowser’s most important ally. With clear, insightful explanations and generous illustrations, the author shows you how to: • Make and use simple, effective dowsing instruments • Develop dependable methods of analytic and intuitive interpretation • Experiment with a wide range of traditional and personal dowsing techniques • Locate people, objects, and information; diagnose illness; and attune with plants and animals Each of us is capable of detecting the subtle emanations and vibrations that surround us. The Diviner’s Handbook helps you develop your own, individual talent and technique for dowsing as a key to greater knowledge and the time-honored art of divination.
Author: Dave Goulson
A CONSERVATIONIST'S DEEPLY PERSONAL AND FASCINATING REFLECTION ON OWNING AND REVITALIZING A FARM IN RURAL FRANCE A Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson's account of a lifetime studying bees, was a powerful call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Brilliantly reviewed, it was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for the best nonfiction book of the year, and debuted the already renowned conservationist's ability to charm and educate, and tell an absorbing story. In A Buzz in the Meadow, Goulson returns to tell the tale of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France. Over the course of a decade, on thirty-three acres of meadow, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, myriad insects of every kind, many of which Goulson had studied before in his career as a biologist. You'll learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, why butterflies have spots on their wings, and see how a real scientist actually conducts his experiments. But this book is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life in all its forms. Goulson has that rare ability to persuade you to go out into your garden or local park and observe the natural world. The undiscovered glory that is life in all its forms is there to be discovered. And if we learn to value what we have, perhaps we will find a way to keep it.
Author: Helena Attlee
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
To many of us, the great gardens of Italy seem like paradise on earth. But how much do we know of their history, and the people who created them? In this ravishing book, illustrated with contemporary paintings, drawings and prints as well as photographs of the gardens today, Helena Attlee tells their story. She starts with Petrarch – still looking to medieval chronicles for advice on how and when to plant – and goes on to the Renaissance and those first gardens to emerge from architects' plans. Then she describes the great gardens of the Medici; the first botanic gardens; the weird Mannerist gardens and their grottoes followed by the Baroque splendour of Isola Bella and the Villa Aldobrandini; the Neoclassical and Picturesque gardens of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and how, in the twentieth century, expatriates with money to lavish on their villas and gardens brought new delights.
Author: Tom Graves
This book takes the reader on an extraordinary journey. Using his skills as a dowser, the author explores the realm of Earth mysteries -- megaliths, ley-lines, barrows, beacon hills, and other ancient features -- and puts forward some startling, but nonetheless highly plausible ideas. He reveals a view of our world that links past and present, a world that hints at a magical technology linking people and place; a world whose energies could perhaps have been harnessed in the past to improve the quality of life. It is also a plea for us to rediscover the profound connection with place that our ancestors knew, and to begin to heal a relationship with land that has been badly ravaged by the values and assumptions of the modem world. "Needles of Stone" has long and rightly been considered a classic. With the addition of new chapters, this 30th Anniversary edition allows the author to bring the work up-to-date and gives him an opportunity to reflect on what has happened since the book was first written.