The Cultural History Of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135958114
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The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.


Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198488
Size: 52.74 MB
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Iain Gately's Tobacco tells the epic story of an unusual plant and its unique relationship with the history of humanity, from its obscure ancient beginnings, through its rise to global prominence, to its current embattled state today.


Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440631269
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Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Garden Flora

Author: Noel Kingsbury
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697733
Size: 34.35 MB
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Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way.


Author: Constance Classen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134822405
Size: 67.85 MB
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The authors argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in the modern West, and its social history ignored. This book breaks the "olfactory silence" of modernity.

Time And Complexity In Historical Ecology

Author: William L. Balée
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509618
Size: 71.25 MB
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These concepts are derived from cross-cultural and specific ethnographic
analogy about social life and plants and from basic historical ecology concepts
about the historical and cultural factors that create landscapes. The first concept
focused ...


Author: Patricia Rain
Publisher: Tarcher
Size: 60.83 MB
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A history of the world's favorite scent and flavor looks at the diverse impact of vanilla on the worlds of medicine, psychology, politics, and food, tracing the history of vanilla through the centuries and offering a host of intriguing ...

Essential Substances

Author: Richard Rudgley
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
Size: 64.51 MB
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Explores the cultural and religious uses of hallucinogens


Author: Angus McLaren
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226500934
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But as Angus McLaren shows us in Impotence, the first cultural history of the subject, the failure of men to rise to the occasion has been a recurrent topic since the dawn of human culture.