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The Lotus Seed

Author : Sherry Garland
ISBN : 9780544668638
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context--to produce a moving and polished offering.”--Publishers Weekly
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Book Of Edible Nuts

Author : Frederic Rosengarten, Jr.
ISBN : 0486434990
Genre : Cooking
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The book discusses almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, filberts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and walnuts; a supplementary section describes the characteristics of 30 other nuts. A bibliography, recipe index, glossary, and general index round out this definitive work on the subject and a treasured reference for any kitchen or library.
Category: Cooking

Chinese Heritage Cooking

Author : Christopher Tan
ISBN : 9789814435062
Genre : Cooking
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This book shows how to prepare traditional Chinese food with ease and is perfect for beginners. Seasoned cooks will likewise find joy in perusing these recipes, which are accompanied by informative descriptions and explanations. This book is truly a collector's item for anyone who enjoys immersing in the classic flavours of Chinese cuisine. It brims with historical and cultural significance, which will not only engage, inform and enlighten, but readers will also be awed and be inspired to delve into the joy of recreating wonderful meals from these treasured recipes
Category: Cooking

The Lotus

Author : Kelly Billing
ISBN : 9780979473203
Genre : Nelumbo
File Size : 33.78 MB
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For thousands of years lotuses have fascinated people in their religion, philosophy, food, research, and ornamental horticulture. This colorful volume explains everything needed to grow lotus (Nelumbo). The book also covers all the other intriguing aspects about the lotus and provides a complete portrait of an amazing aquatic plant. "The Lotus" is packed with beautiful full-color photographs and is compelling to read. Chapters include: botanical background, cultivation, landscape uses, lotus timeline, cultural traditions, lore, resources, and quick guide for gardeners. The book is suitable for pond owners, first time lotus growers, seasoned Nelumbo experts, and those wanting to learn more about the remarkable plant that has impacted the lives of so many around the world.
Category: Nelumbo

Enduring Seeds

Author : Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN : 0816522596
Genre : Social Science
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As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods.
Category: Social Science

Asian Herbal Soups One Pot Meals

Author : Terry Tan
ISBN : 9789814634489
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 30.25 MB
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Asian Herbal Stews & One-Pot Meals brings the rich and life-enhancing legacy of Chinese herbs to your table in the form of soups, stews, one-pot meals, teas and desserts. Prized for thousands of years by the Chinese for their health-giving properties, these natural ingredients are at the centre of growing interest and research around the world today. With more than 100 recipes written with contemporary tastes and lifestyles in mind, this book is an indispensable guide to serving up nourishing herbal meals for the whole family.
Category: Cooking

The Scribe And The Lotus

Author : Bakr Fahmy
ISBN : 9781477242889
Genre : Fiction
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At the height of its glory, Men-nefer (Memphis) was one of the largest cities of the ancient world. Its splendors included massive temples, palaces, and houses, all enclosed by the city's legendary White Walls. But in Egypt during the reign of Qakare Ibi, in the years ?2169–2167 BC, the country had been divided into at least three parts. The Old Kingdom had finally come to an end, and a new era of uncertainty had been born. A series of low floods by the great river causes a near famine, leaving the general population to fend for themselves, especially against the greedy nomarchs and their brutal taxation policy. Corruption is rife, and its negative impact is felt throughout all walks of life. This is the story of a young scribe in his search for his Maat. With the spiritual help of the blue lotus, he learns how to deal with the events unfolding all around him.
Category: Fiction

The Lotus Japonicus Genome

Author : Satoshi Tabata
ISBN : 9783662442708
Genre : Science
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This book provides insights into some of the key achievements made in the study of Lotus japonicus (birdsfoot trefoil), as well as a timely overview of topics that are pertinent for future developments in legume genomics. Key topics covered include endosymbiosis, development, hormone regulation, carbon/nitrogen and secondary metabolism, as well as advances made in high-throughput genomic and genetic approaches. Research focusing on model plants has underpinned the recent growth in plant genomics and genetics and provided a basis for investigations of major crop species. In the legume family Fabaceae, groundbreaking genetic and genomic research has established a significant body of knowledge on Lotus japonicus, which was adopted as a model species more than 20 years ago. The diverse nature of legumes means that such research has a wide potential and agricultural impact, for example, on the world’s protein production.
Category: Science

Elixers Of Life

Author : Leyel
ISBN : 9781136185458
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science