Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Mark Dudek
As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this Design Manual illustrates the most up-to-date educational strategies and how they are realized in built form. Concepts such as working with small teams of students, interdisciplinary learning and inclusion of SEN students all require specific spation solutions. This specialized field is explained in all its relevant aspects such as role in the community, outdoor spaces, sustainability and technical requirements such as lighting and acoustics. With over 70 case studies from Europe, North America and the Pacific Region, this is an essential guide for architects involved in the design of schools and kindergartens. For the revised edition six groundbreaking new best-practice examples were selected such as Primary School Niederheide near Berlin, the first plus-energy school in Germany, the education center “Tor zur Welt”, one of the key projects of building exhibition IBA 2013 in Hamburg and “Children’s House for All” by Maki Onisha and Toyo Ito, conceived for use in refugee camps.
Author: Charles Knapp, Heinrich Brunner, Societe Neuchateloise De Geographie
Publisher: Arkose Press
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Author: Henry C. Lim, Hwa Sung Shin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Many, if not most, industrially important fermentation and bioreactor operations are carried out in fed-batch mode, producing a wide variety of products. In spite of this, there is no single book that deals with fed-batch operations. This is the first book that presents all the necessary background material regarding the 'what, why and how' of optimal and sub-optimal fed-batch operations. Numerous examples are provided to illustrate the application of optimal fed-batch cultures. This unique book, by world experts with decades of research and industrial experience, is a must for researchers and industrial practitioners of fed-batch processes (modeling, control and optimization) in biotechnology, fermentation, food, pharmaceuticals and waste treatment industries.
Author: Edward Dudley, Maximillian E. Novak
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
These essays trace the myth of the wild man from the Middle Ages to its disintegration into symbol in the periods following the discovery of America and encounter with real “wild men.” This is the first book to discuss the concept of wildness in the writings of the Enlightenment period in Western Europe and the first to attempt a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the subject of primitivism, not only from a strict “history of ideas” approach, but through discussions of individual works, both literary and political, and encompassing various subject matter from racism to the origins of language. Contributors: Richard Ashcraft; Ehrhard Bahr; John G. Burke; Earl Miner; Gary B. Nash; Stanley Robe; Geoffrey Symcox; Peter Thoralev; Hayden V. White, and the editors.
Author: John Brookes
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Ranging from initial inspiration to final layout, this book aims to help you create your own small garden. Whether you want a room outside for leisure and entertainment, or simply a space to call your own, it aims to help you achieve it in whatever space you have, from grassy lawn to balcony, roof terrace, window or passageway.
Author: Daniel L. Unowsky
Publisher: Purdue University Press
This book examines the promotion and reception of the image of Franz Joseph (Habsburg emperor from 1848 to 1916) as a symbol of common identity in the Austrian half of the Habsburg Monarchy (Cisleithania). In the second half of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century the promotion of the cult of the emperor encouraged a Cisleithania-wide culture of imperial celebration. On Franz Joseph's birthdays and jubilees, cities produced special theater productions, torchlight parades, and ethnic/historical processions. Thousands of voluntary associations sponsored local festivities. Hundreds of thousands of villagers and townspeople set transparent portraits of Franz Joseph in illuminated windows. Publishers sold millions of commemorative books and pamphlets, and retailers offered busts, plaques, and mass-produced portraits of the emperor. The ability of the center to control the meaning of Habsburg patriotism was limited, however. This study concentrates on the official presentation of the imperial cult as well as on the use or rejection of the image of the emperor by regional social and nationalist factions. It analyzes both the production of the cult of the emperor and its reception, illuminating the tension between national and supra-national identity in an age of expanding political participation.
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Author: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Bursting with fun ideas for getting—and keeping—kids interested in the outdoors, this title offers projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting. Along with guidelines for safety in the garden, ideas for maintaining a child’s attention span throughout the sometimes slow gardening process are also included. Illustrated, step-by-step projects range from creative ways to plant and making scarecrows, to creating wormeries and tile mosaics. Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying child-friendly plants, chosen for their speedy growth, enticing smell, cost effectiveness, and ease of handling.
Author: Vernon Hilton Heywood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Flowering Plants of the World is an essential reference on angiosperms. Taxonomically arranged and generously illustrated, it includes entries on more than 300 families of plants, from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae. The entry on each family of plants consists of a concise and readable account of the distribution, diagnostic features, classification, and economic uses of its members. Each entry also includes a quick-reference panel giving the number of genera and species as well as details of their general distribution and economic uses. For extra clarity, geographic distribution is shown on an accompanying map. Over 200 families of flowering plants are illustrated by specially commissioned full-color plates, notable for their beauty - as well as their scientific accuracy