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Author : Brian Fagan
ISBN : 9781408817520
Genre : Science
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Elixir: A Human History of Water spans five millennia, from the beginnings of civilisation to the global water shortages of today. Our present-day interaction with this most essential resource has deep roots in the remote past, and every human culture has been shaped by its relationship to water. From the earliest hunter-gatherers, for whom knowing where to find water was a matter of life and death, through the Greek and Romans, whose mighty aqueducts still provide water for modern cities, to China, where emperors marshalled armies of labourers to tame the country's powerful rivers, every human culture has been shaped by its relationship with water. Medieval Europe, and then the Industrial Revolution, brought ingenious new solutions to water management and turned water into a commodity to be bought, sold, and exploited, and we still live at the mercy of the natural world for our most essential resource. Brian Fagan tells the story of 5,000 years of human endeavour. Deeply researched and elegantly written, Elixir illustrates that the past teaches us that technologies for solving one or another water problem are not enough. We still live at the mercy of the natural world and to solve the water crises of the future we may need to adapt the water ethos of our ancestors.

Writing Archaeology Second Edition

Author : Brian Fagan
ISBN : 9781315415598
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeology’s best known author of popular books and texts distills decades of experience in this well-received guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagan’s no nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work, and the path your publication will follow after it is accepted by a press. The new edition contains chapters on academic writing and on writing in the digital environment.

Kava The Pacific Elixir

Author : Vincent Lebot
ISBN : 0892817267
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This complete guide to kava describes its centuries-long use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands and summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered a comparable or superior alternative to anti-stress prescription drugs.

A History Of Ideas About The Prolongation Of Life

Author : Gerald J. Gruman, MD, PhD
ISBN : 0826118747
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Grumanís book examines the quest for longevity and immortality up to the year 1800. He presents multicultural perspectives and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and Chinese societies as well as in Western Civilization. This scholarly work contributes to our understanding of the origins of medicine, personal hygiene and public health as well as the underlying psychological and social determinants of longevity and humanityís longing for its attainment.

Coconut Water

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ISBN : 1520369921
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Coconut Water Coconut water also known as the elixir of life offers a unique opportunity to become healthier and happier people. By its very nature and association, it deserved its rightful place as mankind's greatest rediscovery of the century. According to the thirteenth century Thamizh poetess, Auvaiyar, "don't wait for a return benefit as to when a good deed done will pay back, but be just like that tall and erect coconut tree that drank water from its feet gives the benefit of giving that sweet water by its head." Coconut Water Harmless Harvest This book intends to provide the basis for achieving just that as it is not only interesting and entertaining but also an informative look at the history of coconuts in general, the byproducts as well as the many benefits of coconut water. With the increase of ever-evolving and resistant strains of diseases and today's medicines causing more harm than good, many people are looking for alternatives.This book main focus is outlined all the health benefits of coconut, but it also covers many topics related to coconuts like, what is coconut juice, coconut kefir, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut aminos and their benefits along with much more useful and informative dialogue. Fresh Coconut water is not only a refreshing drink, but it is a powerhouse of nutritional benefits that include complex vitamins, macro and micro minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes potassium and sodium and growth hormones. As a matter of these are the exact same thing needed to sustain a long life. Unlike other juices and drinks coconut water is 100% compatible with the human body, so much that it was used in WW11 to infuse directly into the bloodstream of wounded soldiers. The electrolytes contained in coconut water causes it to be uniquely balanced with the human body allowing it the ability to fight off disease and even retard aging. Coconut Water for Health and Healing The nutritional profile of coconut water helps protect against heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. This revitalization is not only in the case of illnesses but by having a well-balanced inside; it also works on the outside. The benefit of coconut oil, for example, are said to be many that include healthy hair, skin, nails, and teeth. Not to forget that it also used as a great massage oil.First and foremost this book deals with my personal experiences with coconuts in general. I also go into the history and traditions of the people who have used coconuts all their lives. I go further by comparing what modern history thought of the coconut and what have been discovered today. Coconut Water Raw I also go into some detail about the byproducts of coconuts, namely coconut oil and coconut milk. Its aim is to provide a general account of the health benefits of coconut water. At the very least if you are health conscious you owe it to yourself to explore all possibilities that can help you to gain your goal. Knowledge is wisdom and power, empower yourself with the knowledge of health awareness now. Discover why celebrities like Madonna have invested millions into coconut water companies and why cosmetic companies are using coconut properties to fight the anti-aging battle.Buy a copy of my book now, go on a journey of discovery and be amazed at the things you didn't know about coconut water. List of chapters 1. Medical disclaimer2. A Journey of Discovery3. History of The Coconut4. Coconut Water Health Benefits5. The Benefits of Coconuts6. The Many Uses of The Coconut Tree7. Coconut Composition8. How To Make Coconut Milk9. Coconut Oil Benefits10. Coconut Water VS. Sports Drinks 11. Coconut Water During Pregnancy12. Coconut Water For Weight Loss13. Quotes About Coconut Water14. Coconut Water And Illnesses15. Coconut Water For Hangovers16. Coconut Water Kefir17. Conclusion | A New

Water Resource Management

Author : Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
ISBN : 0275959627
Genre : Business & Economics
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The recent realization of the worldwide shortage of fresh water has impelled policymakers to find ways to manage this precious resource more efficiently and wisely. The chapters examine this critical issue and the policies being pursued to meet the challenge in selected countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

The Hydrogen Economy

Author : Jeremy Rifkin
ISBN : 9781440625114
Genre : Political Science
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The road to global security," writes Jeremy Rifkin, "lies in lessening our dependence on Middle East oil and making sure that all people on Earth have access to the energy they need to sustain life. Weaning the world off oil and turning it toward hydrogen is a promissory note for a safer world." Rifkin's international bestseller The Hydrogen Economy presents the clearest, most comprehensive case for moving ourselves away from the destructive and waning years of the oil era toward a new kind of energy regime. Hydrogen-one of the most abundant substances in the universe-holds the key, Rifkin argues, to a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world.

The Elixir Of Life

Author : Honore de Balzac
ISBN : 9781776585991
Genre : Fiction
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Some of the short stories in the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy have hints of the mystical and supernatural. These elements are very pronounced in the spine-chilling tale "The Elixir of Life," which veers into the territory of gothic horror. In the story, a dying man confides to his son that he has found a way to cheat death and achieve immortality.

A General Chronological History Of The Air Waether Seasons In Sundry Places And Different Times Together With Some Of Their Effects On Animals Especially Human Bodies And Vegetables London Longman 1749

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Water A Spiritual History

Author : Ian Bradley
ISBN : 9781441111739
Genre : Religion
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How water has been worshipped, understood and used spiritually from healing springs to modern spas, in a journey through holiness, health and hedonism.

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