100 Plants That Almost Changed The World

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100 Plants That Almost Changed The World

Author : Chris Beardshaw
ISBN : 190650671X
Genre : Plants
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* The tales of 100 plants recounted that will transform how we view and value plants* The author Chris Beardshaw is one of the leading lights in the world of gardening From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies; Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, renowned garden expert Chris Beardshaw takes us on a journey though history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs: the ones that changed the world, the ones that almost did, and the ones that certainly didn't! Ranging from Roman times to present day and even covering future plant-inventions, 100 Plants that (almost) changed the World is a fascinating compendium of stories about the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day. If you have ever wondered why carrots are supposed to help you see in the dark or why we hang fairy lights and decorations on our Christmas trees then this is the book for you a fun and quirky new volume that offers unique exploration of our planets most fascinating plants.
Category: Plants

The Machine That Changed The World

Author : James P. Womack
ISBN : 9781847375964
Genre : Business & Economics
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When James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos wrote THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD in 1990, Japanese automakers, and Toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the power of lean production has been conclusively proved by Toyota's unparalleled success, and the concepts have been widely applied in many industries. Based on MIT's pioneering global study of industrial competition, THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD offers a groundbreaking analysis of the entire lean business system, including product development, supplier management, sales, service, and production - an analysis even more relevant today as GM and Ford struggle to survive and a wide range of British abd American companies embrace lean production. A new Foreword by the authors brings the story up to date and details how their predictions were right. As a result, this reissue of a classic is as insightful and instructive today as when it was first published.
Category: Business & Economics

Farmers In A Changing World

Author : United States. Department of Agriculture
ISBN : UIUC:30112104126195
Genre : Agricultural administration
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Category: Agricultural administration

Agricultural Marketing

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ISBN : UCR:31210011708151
Genre : Produce trade
File Size : 69.28 MB
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Category: Produce trade

Soviet Life

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ISBN : OSU:32435031122898
Genre : Soviet Union
File Size : 28.99 MB
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Category: Soviet Union

Leaders

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924082727912
Genre : Economic history
File Size : 31.66 MB
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Category: Economic history

World Marxist Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015073785167
Genre : Communism
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Category: Communism

Adapting To A Changing World

Author : Raynald Dorion
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039464669
Genre : Employee attitude surveys
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Category: Employee attitude surveys

U S Energy Industry Yearbook

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105031067056
Genre : Petroleum industry and trade
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Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Ecology 2000

Author : Edmund Hillary
ISBN : UOM:39015010168659
Genre : Science
File Size : 75.47 MB
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Discusses the changes that the spread of industrialization throughout the world is bringing to pass in ecology.
Category: Science

Power Plant Engineering

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ISBN : UVA:X001854425
Genre : Mechanical engineering
File Size : 66.4 MB
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Category: Mechanical engineering

Americans In A Changing World

Author : William Appleman Williams
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037254328
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

100 Years Of Wildlife

Author : Michael Bright
ISBN : 9781846073212
Genre : Nature
File Size : 69.23 MB
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Ever since 1907, when a flickering film about birds enthralled a movie audience, we've been fascinated by watching the natural world on film. For 100 years wildlife films have taken us to places and shown us things we would never be able to see—the excitement, the strangeness, and the danger of the wild. Today, our interest in the wonders of the natural world is stronger than ever. Accompanying the lavish BBC two-hour special, Top 100 Wildlife Moments dives into the archives to find the 100 wildlife moments that best celebrate the glories and the eccentricities of this astonishingly popular and enduring culture. Discover the history of the wildlife moving image: the first heady days when an ant juggling a matchbox was big box office, the charismatic and sometimes controversial celebrity hosts, the astonishing behavior of animals and plants, the boggling oddities of nature, and the now extinct animals that poignantly only exist on film. From famous faces of wildlife TV to extraordinary animal (and plant) behavior, natural history filming has changed the way we look at and think about our world. It's all here—many rare images, some never-before-seen—so weird, you couldn't make it up; so wonderful, you wouldn't want to miss it.
Category: Nature

Planet Earth

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131558251
Genre : Ecology
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Category: Ecology

The World Since 1500

Author : Leften Stavros Stavrianos
ISBN : 0139629114
Genre : History
File Size : 75.91 MB
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Category: History