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The Almanac
by E. L. Stricker

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 05, 2019

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<i><b>A young adult post-apocalyptic fiction.</b></i><br /><br /><H1><b>A century ago the pandemic known as The Calamity wiped out most of the population.</b></H1><br /><br />Illya Oslov's village is on the brink of starvation. Food supplies are dwindling, and winter is slow to release its grip. The ways of the old world are regarded with fear and superstition. Reading, farming techniques and modern technology have been forgotten. But, Illya believes that the hidden knowledge of the old world holds the only hope for his people's survival.<br /><br />Now, Illya's people eke out a meager existence as hunter-gatherers, barely scraping up enough food to sustain themselves, but when Illya discovers an ancient copy of The Old Farmer's Almanac ®, and learns to read it, he quickly realizes that the wisdom within its pages could save his village, assuming he isn't banished just for having it.<br /><br />In a tale of greed and intrigue, in a devastated world, Illya must navigate the treacherous waters of knowledge, ignorance, and prejudice. He must form a tenuous alliance with his greatest enemy, putting his very life on the line to become his people's greatest hope. But, will his newfound knowledge prove to be their salvation? Or will it destroy them all?<br /><br /><b>A compelling post-apocalyptic story that holds on and won't let go!</b><br /><br /><i>"Absolutely addictive!" </i>-Amanda L.
Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know t...
by Tammy Wylie

Language

English

Pages

168

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<p><strong>Learn all about raised beds—and up your gardening game.</strong></p><p>Worried about space? Interested in bigger and better yields? <em>Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners</em> shows you all the amazing advantages of raised-bed gardens—and how easy creating them can be.</p><p>A complete primer for fresh and experienced planters alike, this book contains everything you need to know to start a happy and healthy raised-bed garden. Learn to build your bed, select the right plants, and so much more. Simple guides will have even the greenest gardeners serving up freshly picked vegetables in no time.</p><p><em>Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners</em> includes:</p><ul><li><strong>Raised-bed gardening 101</strong>—From constructing a planting box to mixing and maintaining soil, step-by-step instructions make getting started easy.</li><li><strong>From greenhouse to green thumb</strong>—Help your garden thrive with detailed suggestions for crop rotation, partner planting, and seed starting.</li><li><strong>Perfect picks</strong>—Full profiles—plus growing and harvesting tips—for 30 popular and beginner-friendly plants make choosing the right ones for your garden a cinch.</li></ul><p>Take your gardening to the next level with <em>Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners</em>.</p>
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Heali...
by Rosemary Gladstar

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

April 30, 2012

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Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
100 Vegetables and Where They Came From
by William Woys Weaver

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

November 01, 2013

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<b>A unique guide to “the botanical and cultural histories of vegetables originating from every corner of the globe”—with cooking tips and illustrations (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /><i>100 Vegetables and Where They Came From</i> offers a cornucopia of vegetable knowledge and stories from around the world—from Argentina to Zimbabwe and from Australia to the United States. A historian, gardener, and veggie connoisseur, William Woys Weaver guides us through a range of peppers, potatoes, peas, gourds, onions, tomatoes, greens, and a whole lot more.<br /><br />Take the Petaluma Gold Rush bean, a rugged legume grown for over one-hundred-fifty years and brought to California by an American whaler from Peru. Or the violet carrot, which the Greeks brought back from India following the conquests of Alexander the Great.<br /><br />Mixing history, culinary suggestions, practical information, and personal anecdotes, Weaver introduces unusual heirloom vegetables and reveals surprising facts about common favorites. Organized alphabetically by common name, this book includes beautifully detailed drawings throughout and a helpful appendix of seed resources.
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
by Jorge Cervantes

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

April 13, 2011

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With 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated with the most current information, completely rewritten and significantly expanded. For example, Dr. John McPartland contributed an all new medical section - The books credits list more than 300 contributors and reads like a who's who in the world of cannabis cultivation.
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
by Paul Stamets

Language

English

Pages

614

Publication Date

July 13, 2011

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After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.
Marijuana Grower's Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and ...
by Ed Rosenthal

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

July 01, 2009

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The all new Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana – both indoors and outdoors. Marijuana Grower's Handbook will show you how to use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal is the world's foremost expert on marijuana cultivation and this is the official course book at Oaksterdam University, the leading cannabis trade school. With 500 pages of full color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Full color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed's growing tips.<br /><br /><b>"Marijuana may not be addictive, but growing it is." - Ed Rosenthal<br /></b>
A Woman's Guide to Cannabis: Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look...
by Nikki Furrer

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

December 25, 2018

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<b>If you’ve heard about the self-care benefits of cannabis for pain, anxiety, and mood improvement—particularly for women—but have been overwhelmed by it all, your guide is here.<br />  </b><br /> Harnessing the amazing wellness properties of cannabis can make you feel and look your best. This entertaining, expert guide for women of all ages will demystify the world of weed and show you how to find just what you’re looking for—whether it’s freedom from aches and pains or a fit of giggles.<br />  <br /> Find the right dose to relieve anxiety, depression, inflammation, and mitigate signs of aging. Boost moods, even lose weight and get restful sleep. Learn how to navigate the typical dispensary, with its intimidating variety of concentrates, edibles, vape pens, and tinctures. And understand the amazing health-giving compounds found in cannabis—THC, CBD, terpenes, and more—and how to use topicals to reduce pain and give your skin a healthy glow. There’s even advice on how not to get high but still reap all the amazing health benefits.<br />  <br /> Plus there are over twenty recipes, from edibles like Netflix and Chill Caramels to self-care products like Radiant Glow Serum.<br />  
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
by Paul Stamets

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

March 09, 2011

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<i>Mycelium Running</i> is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more <i>mushrooms</i> may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.<br /> <br />The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). <br /> <br />In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantin...
by Susan Orlean

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 20, 2011

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK</b><br />  <br /> A modern classic of personal journalism, <i>The Orchid Thief</i> is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid <i>Polyrrhiza lindenii—</i>a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.<br />  <br /> In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film <i>Adaptation,</i> in a new retrospective essay.<br /><br /><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Orchid Thief</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . <i>The Orchid Thief</i> shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br />  <br /> “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”<b>—<i>Boston Sunday Globe</i></b><br />  <br /> “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>

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