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📒Demons In Eden ✍ Jonathan Silvertown

✏Book Title : Demons in Eden
✏Author : Jonathan Silvertown
✏Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
✏Release Date : 2011-08-22
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781459627383
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Demons in Eden Book Summary : Jonathan Silvertown here explores the astonishing diversity of plant life in regions as spectacular as the verdant climes of Japan, the lush grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the shallow wetlands and teeming freshwaters of Florida, the tropical rainforests of southeast Mexico, and the Canary Islands archipelago, whose evolutionary novelties - and exotic plant life - have earned it the sobriquet ''the Gal pagos of botany.'' Along the way, Silvertown looks closely at the evolution of plant diversity in these locales and explains why such variety persists in light of ecological patterns and evolutionary processes. In novel and useful ways, he also investigates the current state of plant diversity on the planet to show the ever - challenging threats posed by invasive species and humans. This paperback edition will include an entirely new chapter on the astonishing diversity of plant life in the Western Cape of South Africa that focuses on fynbos, a vegetation endemic to the Cape. Bringing the secret life of plants into more colorful and vivid focus than ever before, Demons in Eden is an empathic and impassioned exploration of modern plant ecology that unlocks evolutionary mysteries of the natural world.

📒Vitamania ✍ Catherine Price

✏Book Title : Vitamania
✏Author : Catherine Price
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2015-02-24
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9780698192218
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Vitamania Book Summary : "A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED* Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we’ve become blind to the bigger picture: despite our belief that vitamins are an absolute good—and the more of them, the better—vitamins are actually small and surprisingly mysterious pieces of a much larger nutritional puzzle. In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price offers a lucid and lively journey through our cherished yet misguided beliefs about vitamins, and reveals a straightforward, blessedly anxiety-free path to enjoyable eating and good health. When vitamins were discovered a mere century ago, they changed the destiny of the human species by preventing and curing many terrifying diseases. Yet it wasn’t long before vitamins spread from labs of scientists into the realm of food marketers and began to take on a life of their own. By the end of the Second World War, vitamins were available in forms never before seen in nature—vitamin gum, vitamin doughnuts, even vitamin beer—and their success showed food manufacturers that adding synthetic vitamins to otherwise nutritionally empty products could convince consumers that they were healthy. The era of “vitamania,” as one 1940s journalist called it, had begun. Though we’ve gained much from our embrace of vitamins, what we’ve lost is a crucial sense of perspective. Vitamins may be essential to our lives, but they are not the only important substances in food. By buying into a century of hype and advertising, we have accepted the false idea that particular dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to health—whether they be antioxidants or omega-3s or, yes, vitamins. And it’s our vitamin-inspired desire for effortless shortcuts that created today’s dietary supplement industry, a veritable Wild West of overpromising “miracle” substances that can be legally sold without any proof that they are effective or safe. For the countless individuals seeking to maximize their health and who consider vitamins to be the keys to well-being, Price’s Vitamania will be a game-changing look into the roots of America’s ongoing nutritional confusion. Her travels to vitamin manufacturers and food laboratories and military testing kitchens—along with her deep dive into the history of nutritional science— provide a witty and dynamic narrative arc that binds Vitamania together. The result is a page-turning exploration of the history, science, hype, and future of nutrition. And her ultimate message is both inspiring and straightforward: given all that we don’t know about vitamins and nutrition, the best way to decide what to eat is to stop obsessing and simply embrace this uncertainty head-on. By exposing our extraordinary psychological rela¬tionship with vitamins and challenging us to question our beliefs, Vitamania won’t just change the way we think about vitamins. It will change the way we think about food.

✏Book Title : Uncertainty and environmental policy
✏Author : Hans Bressers
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : UOM:49015002597608
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Uncertainty and environmental policy Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Policy Studies Journal
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✏Release Date : 2000
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✏ISBN : UCSD:31822029858263
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Policy Studies Journal Book Summary :

📒Scenarios For The Future ✍ European Patent Office

✏Book Title : Scenarios for the future
✏Author : European Patent Office
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 124
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105134421234
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Scenarios for the future Book Summary :

📒Iaastd International Assessment Of Agricultural Knowledge Science And Technology For Development ✍ International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (Project)

✏Book Title : IAASTD International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology for Development
✏Author : International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (Project)
✏Publisher : Island Pr
✏Release Date : 2009-01-31
✏Pages : 590
✏ISBN : 1597265381
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏IAASTD International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology for Development Book Summary : The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented three-year collaborative effort, the IAASTD involved more than 400 authors in 110 countries and cost more than $11 million. It report on the advances and setbacks of the past fifty years and offers options for the next fifty years. The results of the project are contained in seven reports: a Global Report, five regional Sub-Global Assessments, and a Synthesis Report. The Global Report gives the key findings of the Assessment, and the five Sub-Global Assessments address regional challenges. The volumes present options for action. All of the reports have been extensively peer-reviewed by governments and experts and all have been approved by a panel of participating governments. The Sub-Global Assessments all utilize a similar and consistent framework: examining and reporting on the impacts of AKST on hunger, poverty, nutrition, human health, and environmental/social sustainability. The five Sub-Global Assessments cover the following regions: Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) East and South Asia and the Pacific (ESAP) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) North America and Europe (NAE) Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

✏Book Title : Explore
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:39015057311626
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Explore Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Eu Productivity and Competitiveness
✏Author : Mary Omahony
✏Publisher : European Communities
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 273
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105113416353
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Eu Productivity and Competitiveness Book Summary : Since the mid 1990s, average growth rates of real GDP, labour productivity and total factor productivity in the EU have fallen behind US levels, whilst at the same time there is considerable diversity both in terms of growth performance as well as comparative levels between European countries. The main aim of this report is to show that these developments should be viewed from an industry perspective in terms of output, input and productivity performance, in order to examine to what extent variations across countries are largely due to industry structure. Aspects discussed include: industry structure and taxonomies, structural and cyclical performance, productivity performance at the company level, productivity-enhancing policies, data sources and methodology.

✏Book Title : Canadian Journal of Forest Research
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✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2008-04
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UCR:31210022164444
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Canadian Journal of Forest Research Book Summary :

📒Asia S Next Giant ✍ Alice Hoffenberg Amsden

✏Book Title : Asia s Next Giant
✏Author : Alice Hoffenberg Amsden
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
✏Release Date : 1992
✏Pages : 379
✏ISBN : 0195076036
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Asia s Next Giant Book Summary : South Korea has been quietly growing into a major economic force, even challenging Japan in some industries. This growth may be seen as an example of "late industrialization" and this book discusses this point.