Author: Graham Harvey
Publisher: Random House Uk Limited
Release Date: 2001
Almost a quarter of the earth's land surface is grassland. Grass feeds us and it brings us joy: to step on grass is temporarily to leave civilisation, to be free.In his brilliant new book, Graham Harvey explores the world of grass from every possible perspective. He explains its role in the history of Britain and America (and indeed of Man himself), elaborates in minute and fascinating detail the botany of a grass field or lawn, talks to the grounds men of Wimbledon and West Ham, explores the ornate history of the lawn-mower and the minutiae of cattle-breeding, surveys the fascinating development of municipal parks. Above all, though, the author of the classic polemic The Killing of the Countryside issues a clarion call for sound husbandry in agriculture, for an end to the destruction of farmland fertility by chemicals, and a return to older, better ways.
Author: Margaret Llewelyn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2006-08-07
This authoritative new work analyses European plant intellectual property rights. Whilst the focus of the work is on Europe, and in particular the European Patent Convention, the Council Regulation on Community Plant Variety Rights and the EU Directive on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions, these provisions are discussed within the context of international legislation, including the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is the first book to look at the impact of plant intellectual property rights on the European plant breeding industry and assess whether recent developments, such as the Novartis decision, will assist plant breeders, from all sectors of plant breeding activities, in the production of new plant products. In addition to a thorough discussion of the legislation, the book includes unique empirical research results obtained by the authors as part of a two-year research project funded by the European Union, which surveyed attitudes towards, and use of, plant intellectual property rights within the European plant breeding community.
Author: Steve Meyerowitz
Publisher: Sproutman Publications
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness
Here is everything you need to know about this wonder plant and its miracle cures. Get step by step, detailed information on how to grow wheatgrass and use it for maximum therapeutic benefit in a total health restoration program.Includes real life testimonies by real people who have used wheatgrass to heal themselves after the medical establishment had given up on them.
Author: James H. O'Keefe
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Health & Fitness
In Let Me Tell You a Story, Dr. James O'Keefe and his dietitian wife Joan O'Keefe, co-authors of the best-selling The Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle , present stories of real-life people and how they found their way to living a happy, healthy, and joyful existence. The authors firmly believe that the human brain best learns new concepts and internalizes information that can change one's perspective and alter behavior through story-telling. . Scientific findings and statistics are churned out at an ever-quickening pace. Recent estimates state that the entire body of scientific knowledge has doubled just since the year 2000. It has become unmanageable to keep up with all the science on health, nutrition, fitness, and wellness. So many people just throw up their hands in frustration, not knowing what to believe, while continuing to follow lifestyles and diets that are often toxic. Yet knowledge is power; you and your loved ones need this information if you are to thrive in this 21st century environment that is so foreign to our genetic identity." This statement is at the core of this book. Through this book of true stories about real people, these examples illustrate important concepts based on state-of-the-art science and the power of the Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle program, as outlined in their previous book. Through 26 informative, entertaining, and often amusing chapters, the O'Keefes cover a multitude of health, diet, and fitness topics, such as Fast Each Night to Shine Each Day, Run for Your Life--at a Comfortable Pace--Not too Far, and Sex: Not Just for Making Babies Anymore. Through stories of everyday people, readers can learn that they too can improve their health and well-being, without being preached at.
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
Release Date: 2016-04-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.