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The Triumph Of Seeds

Author : Thor Hanson
ISBN : 9780465048724
Genre : Nature
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"The genius of Hanson's fascinating, inspiring, and entertaining book stems from the fact that it is not about how all kinds of things grow from seeds; it is about the seeds themselves." --Mark Kurlansky, New York Times Book Review We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life: supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and pepper drove the Age of Discovery, coffee beans fueled the Enlightenment and cottonseed sparked the Industrial Revolution. Seeds are fundamental objects of beauty, evolutionary wonders, and simple fascinations. Yet, despite their importance, seeds are often seen as commonplace, their extraordinary natural and human histories overlooked. Thanks to this stunning new book, they can be overlooked no more. This is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder, spun by an award-winning writer with both the charm of a fireside story-teller and the hard-won expertise of a field biologist. A fascinating scientific adventure, it is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow.

The Triumph Of Seeds How Grains Nuts Kernels Pulses Pips Conquered The Plant Kingdom And Shaped Human History

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Towns Ecology And The Land

Author : Richard T. T. Forman
ISBN : 9781107199132
Genre : Nature
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A pioneering book highlighting the dynamic environmental dimensions of towns and villages and spatial connections with surrounding land.

Babatha S Orchard

Author : Philip F. Esler
ISBN : 9780191079900
Genre : History
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Babatha's Orchard tells a story that has gone untold for nearly two thousand years. It is a story that would have perished with the last person familiar with its details-the Jewish woman Babatha, daughter of Shim'on ben Menahem. Babatha was probably killed or enslaved by Roman soldiers at the end of Shim'on ben Kosiba's revolt in 135 CE, when they captured a cave in a wadi running into the western shores of the Dead Sea in which she and other Jewish fugitives had been sheltering. In 1961, a team of archaeologists discovered a cache of possessions that Babatha had carefully hidden before her life or freedom was probably taken by the Romans. Among them were thirty-five legal documents dated from 94 CE to 132 CE, written on papyrus in Aramaic and Greek, relating to Babatha and her family, and the leather pouch in which they had been kept. In this work, Philip F. Esler examines the first four documents of the archive in chronological order-Papyri Yadin 1-4, the first from 94 CE and the second, third and fourth from 99 CE, and all drafted in Nabatean Aramaic. Although from the land and time of the Bible, they reveal a tale of domestic life. It is the story of how, around December 99 CE, Shim'on, Babatha's father (but probably before she was born), unexpectedly came to acquire an irrigated date-palm orchard in his village of Maoza, on the southern shore of the Dead Sea, in the kingdom of Nabatea. Esler undertakes a close reading of P. Yadin 1-4, with occasional reference to wider contextual issues from the Dead Sea region and other parts of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Author : Donald C. Johanson
ISBN : 9948011120
Genre : Human evolution
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Bugs Bugs Bugs

Author : Bob Barner
ISBN : 1338267701
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Nothing fascinates children more than bugs! Vibrant paper collages illustrate spotted ladybugs, fluttering butterflies, and many more.

Author : فرانتس كافكا
ISBN : 9796500306988
Genre : Literary Collections
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تعد رواية "المسخ" للكاتب "فرانز كافكا" من نوعية الروايات التي يجب أن تتعب نفسك وتجتهد لتلحظ جمالها، وهي رواية أسلوبها رائع وعميقة المعاني، ولا شك أن القصة وا?حداث غريبة جدا، وتبدو سوريالية الى حد بعيد، لكنها واقعية، ومن أحداث الراوية: (تخيل أن تستيقظ من النوم، لتجد نفسك و قد تحولت إلى حشرة، بهذه الطريقة يفتتح كافكا روايته المسخ، غريغور سامسا، بطل الرواية، يستيقظ في أحد ا?يام ليكتشف تحوله إلى حشرة، هذه الحشرة غير محددة النوع، تحمل صفات الصرصار والخنفساء، يعمل غريغور كبائع متجول، مما يجعله مصدر دخل ?سرته و العائل الوحيد بعد مرض والدته، و توقف والده عن العمل، و محاولة غريغور تسديد ديون والده المريضة بالربو، إضافة إلى أخته اللماحة المقربة. يستيقظ غريغور داخل حجرته المقفلة ا?بواب-حسب عادته في إغلاق غرفته ليلا ويلاحظ من طريقة تمدده ومظهر أعضائه أنه قد تحول إلى حشرة، تتوالى ا?حداث في الرواية، لتصف وضع غريغور داخل غرفته وغربته داخل عائلته، و شفقة هذه العائلة عليه، ثم تقززها ورغبتها في الخلاص منه بهيئته المقززة، لتأتي النهاية متوقعة وصادمة في الوقت نفس..).

Author : توماس بين
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Genre : Business & Economics
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لعل الاراء الواردة فى الصفحات التالية لت تؤلف " بعد " بما يكفى لتحوز تأييدا عاما : فاعتياد عد اعتبار شئ ما " خاطئاً" وقتا طويلا يعطيه مظهرا زائفا من " الصحة " ويثير فى بداية الامر احتجاجا شديدا دفاعا عن الاعاف والعادات . ولكن سرعات ما تهدأ الجبلة اذ الوقت كفيل بأن يهدى الى الصواب اناسا اكثر ممن يهديهم العقل .

Author : هنريك ابسن
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Genre : Performing Arts
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لم تكن تلك أولى مسرحيات ابسن ، ولكنها كانت المسرحية التي جلبت له الشهرة والصيت البعيد ، والتي جعلت منه كاتباً مسرحياً عالمياً. فقد اشتد حولها الجدل ، وتهاتفت الفرق التمثيلية على أدائها.

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