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Read and Download Monica Gagliano book The Language of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Language of Plants. This book was released on 2017-05-23 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in such diverse fields as plant neurobiology, philosophical posthumanism, and ecocriticism. The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and political terms. Viewing plants as sophisticated information-processing organisms with complex communication strategies (they can sense and respond to environmental cues and play an active role in their own survival and reproduction through chemical languages) radically transforms our notion of plants as unresponsive beings, ready to be instrumentally appropriated. By providing multifaceted understandings of plants, informed by the latest developments in evolutionary ecology, the philosophy of biology, and ecocritical theory, The Language of Plants promotes the freedom of imagination necessary for a new ecological awareness and more sustainable interactions with diverse life forms. Contributors: Joni Adamson, Arizona State U; Nancy E. Baker, Sarah Lawrence College; Karen L. F. Houle, U of Guelph; Luce Irigaray, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Erin James, U of Idaho; Richard Karban, U of California at Davis; Andr� Kessler, Cornell U; Isabel Kranz, U of Vienna; Michael Marder, U of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU); Timothy Morton, Rice U; Christian Nansen, U of California at Davis; Robert A. Raguso, Cornell U; Catriona Sandilands, York U.

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 13: 1452954127
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Monica Gagliano book The Language of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Language of Plants. This book was released on 2017-04-25 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in such diverse fields as plant neurobiology, philosophical posthumanism, and ecocriticism. The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and political terms. Viewing plants as sophisticated information-processing organisms with complex communication strategies (they can sense and respond to environmental cues and play an active role in their own survival and reproduction through chemical languages) radically transforms our notion of plants as unresponsive beings, ready to be instrumentally appropriated. By providing multifaceted understandings of plants, informed by the latest developments in evolutionary ecology, the philosophy of biology, and ecocritical theory, The Language of Plants promotes the freedom of imagination necessary for a new ecological awareness and more sustainable interactions with diverse life forms. Contributors: Joni Adamson, Arizona State U; Nancy E. Baker, Sarah Lawrence College; Karen L. F. Houle, U of Guelph; Luce Irigaray, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Erin James, U of Idaho; Richard Karban, U of California at Davis; André Kessler, Cornell U; Isabel Kranz, U of Vienna; Michael Marder, U of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU); Timothy Morton, Rice U; Christian Nansen, U of California at Davis; Robert A. Raguso, Cornell U; Catriona Sandilands, York U.

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ISBN 13: 1584201037
Total Pages : 491 pages
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Read and Download Julia Graves book The Language of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Language of Plants. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 491 pages. Book excerpt: "A powerful and unique book, The Language of Plants is without doubt the most in-depth discussion of plant signatures available to us today. A brilliant medical herbalist, Julia has drawn from ancient and modern sources and blended this knowledge with her own rich experience and personal wisdom to create a marvelous resource, designed to take us deeply into the healing energetics of plants. While reading it, I felt a modern alchemist at work." --Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author of Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health and The Herbalist's Way It is only in the age of technology that human beings have lost a sense of nature being alive. Throughout history, people spoke to nature, and nature communicated with them. During the Middle Ages, reading the "book of nature" was called the doctrine of signatures, which had always been an important part of interacting with nature for traditional healers and herbalists. "As a child, I just knew which plant to pick up and hold to my head for a headache to go away. Once I heard about the concept of a 'doctrine of signatures, ' I would just stand silently, in awe of nature talking to me, talking and talking in her silent, direct speech. The book of nature seemed so obviously spelled out, and in oddest contrast to what I learned in medical school. My professors seemed never to have heard of nature being vibrant and alive and brimming with patterns of energy that are right there for us to understand and use.... This direct and primordial experience of being part of nature's omnipresent, cyclic course taught me more in the realm of no-words than any university ever could have." --Julia Graves The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the doctrine of signatures in an easily accessible format, so that everyone, whether nature lovers or healers, can learn to read the language of plants in connection with healing. Read more by the author about this unique book. More than 200 color and b/w images.

Download The Lost Language of Plants PDF

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Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1890132888
Total Pages : 338 pages
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Read and Download Stephen Harrod Buhner book The Lost Language of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Lost Language of Plants. This book was released on 2002 with total page 338 pages. Book excerpt: "Enraged, Energized, Exultant. You won't know how to feel after reading Stephen Harrod Buhner's The Lost Language of Plants. This is a devastating expose about how we are polluting our environment with the pharmaceuticals that Western medicine has developed to heal us. We are ingesting Prozac, Premarin, and antibiotics whether we want to or not." "Yet, as we foul air and water with toxic residues, we overlook the power of the planet's natural healers, stabilizers, and chemists - plants. Buhner sees plants as fully sentient beings, adjusting and fine-tuning to the environment just as they have done for the past 500 million years. Until recently, humans shared the language of plants, but increasingly we have lost our ability to communicate with the natural world. Buhner shows us a path back to our shamanic roots."--BOOK JACKET.

Download What is it like to be a Bat? / Wie ist es, eine Fledermaus zu sein? PDF

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ISBN 13: 3159609995
Total Pages : 72 pages
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Read and Download Thomas Nagel book What is it like to be a Bat? / Wie ist es, eine Fledermaus zu sein? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhat is it like to be a Bat? / Wie ist es, eine Fledermaus zu sein?. This book was released on 2016-03-08 with total page 72 pages. Book excerpt: Radikal, provokativ und erhellend zugleich: Nagels berühmter Essay von 1974 ist einer der am häufigsten zitierten philosophischen Aufsätze des 20. Jahrhunderts. Kann ein Mensch wirklich verstehen, wie es ist, eine Fledermaus zu sein? Natürlich nicht. Er kann sich nur vorstellen, wie es sich anfühlen könnte. Doch die spezifischen Empfindungen und Erlebnisse von Fledermäusen haben einen so anderen Charakter, dass der uns grundsätzlich verborgen bleibt. Letztendlich zeigt Nagel damit dem Menschen in seiner Fähigkeit zu erkennen und mitzuempfinden seine Grenzen auf. Ulrich Diehl erklärt in einem Nachwort die besondere Bedeutung und spannende Wirkungsgeschichte des Textes.

Download Pflanze und Wasser / Water Relations of Plants PDF

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Publisher : Springer-Verlag
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ISBN 13: 364294678X
Total Pages : 1074 pages
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Read and Download book Pflanze und Wasser / Water Relations of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPflanze und Wasser / Water Relations of Plants. This book was released on 2013-03-08 with total page 1074 pages. Book excerpt:

Download The Language of Hunter-Gatherers PDF

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 1107003687
Total Pages : 747 pages
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Read and Download Tom Güldemann book The Language of Hunter-Gatherers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Language of Hunter-Gatherers. This book was released on 2020-02-27 with total page 747 pages. Book excerpt: Offers a linguistic window into contemporary hunter-gatherer societies, looking at how they survive and interface with agricultural and industrial societies.

Download The Names of Plants PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780521866453
Total Pages : 456 pages
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Read and Download D. Gledhill book The Names of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Names of Plants. This book was released on 2008-03-06 with total page 456 pages. Book excerpt: This book is a reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.

Download The Language of Houseplants PDF

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ISBN 13: 9781925924398
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Cheralyn Darcey book The Language of Houseplants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Language of Houseplants. This book was released on 2020-05 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Find the perfect plant to share your life with. Every plant has a meaning, energy and qualities that will enhance your life and the spaces you live and work within. This guide features 44 popular houseplants, each beautifully illustrated with vintage artworks and an in-depth explanation and exploration of the characteristics, meanings and qualities that can help you create an indoor haven of healing, calm, balance and love for all those who live and work within it. Included are indoor gardening care guides and helpful tips, resource lists of plants for each month, meanings, gift guide and uses as well as ways for you to discover the language of any plant to ensure happy and healthy plants and help you grow a thriving bond between you and your plants.

Download The Folk-lore of Plants PDF

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Read and Download Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer book The Folk-lore of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Folk-lore of Plants. This book was released on 1889 with total page 344 pages. Book excerpt: This is not your grandmother's book on botanicals! Divided into 23 chapters, this semi-scientific book delves into topics such as plant worship, plants in witchcraft, plants in fairy lore, love charms, dream plants, plant language, plants and their legendary history and more. Although this volume is not a traditional guide to botanicals, it is rather well written and is sure to be of use to those it was intended for. Author Thiselton-Dyer examines the religious connotations of herbs, and their uses in decoration, medicine, witchcraft and magic.

Download The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 082298766X
Total Pages : 295 pages
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Read and Download Lesley Wylie book The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature. This book was released on 2020-12-14 with total page 295 pages. Book excerpt: The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature examines the defining role of plants in cultural expression across Latin America, particularly in literature. From the colonial georgic to Pablo Neruda’s Canto general, Lesley Wylie’s close study of botanical imagery demonstrates the fundamental role of the natural world and the relationship between people and plants in the region. Plants are also central to literary forms originating in the Americas, such as the New World Baroque, described by Alejo Carpentier as “nacido de árboles.” The book establishes how vegetal imaginaries are key to Spanish American attempts to renovate European forms and traditions as well as to the reconfiguration of the relationship between humans and nonhumans. Such a reconfiguration, which persistently draws on indigenous animist ontologies to blur the boundaries between people and plants, anticipates much contemporary ecological thinking about our responsibility towards nonhuman nature and shows how environmental thinking by way of plants has a long history in Latin American literature.

Download The Language of Colour in the Bible PDF

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 3110767732
Total Pages : 254 pages
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Read and Download Lourdes García Ureña book The Language of Colour in the Bible in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Language of Colour in the Bible. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 254 pages. Book excerpt: The Bible is one of the books that has aroused the most interest throughout history to the present day. However, there is one topic that has mostly been neglected and which today constitutes one of the most emblematic elements of the visual culture in which we live immersed: the language of colour. Colour is present in the biblical text from its beginning to its end, but it has hardly been studied, and we appear to have forgotten that the detailed study of the colour terms in the Bible is essential to understanding the use and symbolism that the language of colour has acquired in the literature that has forged European culture and art. The objective of the present study is to provide the modern reader with the meaning of colour terms of the lexical families related to the green tonality in order to determine whether they denote only color and, if so, what is the coloration expressed, or whether, together with the chromatic denotation, another reality inseparable from colour underlies/along with the chromatic denotation, there is another underlying reality that is inseparable from colour. We will study the symbolism that/which underpins some of these colour terms, and which European culture has inherited. This lexicographical study requires a methodology that allows us to approach colour not in accordance with our modern and abstract concept of colour, but with the concept of the ancient civilations. This is why the concept of colour that emerges from each of the versions of the Bible is studied and compared with that found in theoretical reflection in both Greek and Latin. Colour thus emerges as a concrete reality, visible on the surface of objects, reflecting in many cases, not an intrinsic quality, but their state. This concept has a reflection in the biblical languages, since the terms of colour always describe an entity (in this sense one can say that they are embodied) and include within them a wide chromatic spectrum, that is, they are mostly polysemic. Structuralism through the componential analysis, although providing interesting contributions, had at the same time serious shortcomings when it came to the study of colour. These were addressed through the theoretical framework provided by cognitive linguistics and some of its tools such as: cognitive domains, metonymy and metaphor. Our study, then, is one of the first to apply some of the contributions of cognitive linguistics to lexicography in general, and particularly with reference to the Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions of the Bible. A further novel contribution of this research is that the meaning is expressed through a definition and not through a list of possible colour terms as happens in dictionaries or in studies referring to colour in antiquity. The definition allows us to delve deeper and discover new nuances that enrich the understanding of colour in the three great civilizations involved in our study: Israel, Greece and Rome.

Download A Gardener's Latin PDF

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ISBN 13: 191023205X
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Read and Download Richard Bird book A Gardener's Latin in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Gardener's Latin. This book was released on 2015-08-01 with total page 0 pages. Book excerpt: Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its colour, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat and all sorts of other information that's extremely useful to the gardener: if you want a plant for a shady place, choose one with a name ending in sylvestris ('of woods'), while if your garden is dry, look out for the suffix epigeios ('of dry places').More than just a dictionary of plant names, this fascinating book explains the meaning of hundreds of Latin plant terms, grouped into handily themed sections such as plants that are named after famous women, plants that are named after the shape of their leaves, plants that are named after their fragrance or the time of year that they flower. Within these pages you'll learn that Digitalis purpurea (the common foxglove) is purple, that the sanguineum in Geranium sanguineum means 'bloody' (its common name is the bloody cranesbill), and to steer clear of any plant whose Latin name ends in infestus.

Download In the Name of Plants PDF

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13: 0226824306
Total Pages : 193 pages
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Read and Download Sandra Knapp book In the Name of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn the Name of Plants. This book was released on 2022-11-02 with total page 193 pages. Book excerpt: A vividly illustrated meeting with thirty plants and their inspiring namesakes Shakespeare famously asserted that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and that’s as true for common garden roses as it is for the Megacorax, a genus of evening primroses. Though it may not sound like it, the Megacorax was actually christened in honor of famed American botanist Peter Raven, its name a play on the Latin words for “great raven.” In this lush and lively book, celebrated botanist Sandra Knapp explores the people whose names have been immortalized in plant genera, presenting little-known stories about both the featured plants and their eponyms alongside photographs and botanical drawings from the collections of London’s Natural History Museum. Readers will see familiar plants in a new light after learning the tales of heroism, inspiration, and notoriety that led to their naming. Take, for example, nineteenth-century American botanist Alice Eastwood, after whom the yellow aster—Eastwoodia elegans—is named. Eastwood was a pioneering plant collector who also singlehandedly saved irreplaceable specimens from the California Academy of Sciences during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Or more recently, the fern genus Gaga, named for the pop star and actress Lady Gaga, whose verdant heart-shaped ensemble at the 2010 Grammy Awards bore a striking resemblance to a giant fern gametophyte. Knapp’s subjects range from Charles Darwin’s grandfather, Erasmus Darwin (Darwinia), and legendary French botanist Pierre Magnol—who lends his name to the magnolia tree—to US founding figures like George Washington (Washingtonia) and Benjamin Franklin (Franklinia). Including granular details on the taxonomy and habitats for thirty plants alongside its vibrant illustrations, this book is sure to entertain and enlighten any plant fan.

Download The Secret Teachings of Plants PDF

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ISBN 13: 1591430356
Total Pages : 332 pages
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Read and Download Stephen Harrod Buhner book The Secret Teachings of Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Secret Teachings of Plants. This book was released on 2004-10-27 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: Advocates the use of an intuitive cognition in order to discover plants' medicinal and nutritional purposes, including discussions of the scientific model's limits and how, once cultivated, it can be applied to disciplines such as medicine.

Download Language, Culture, Computation: Computational Linguistics and Linguistics PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 3642453279
Total Pages : 868 pages
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Read and Download Nachum Dershowitz book Language, Culture, Computation: Computational Linguistics and Linguistics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLanguage, Culture, Computation: Computational Linguistics and Linguistics. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 868 pages. Book excerpt: This Festschrift volume is published in Honor of Yaacov Choueka on the occasion of this 75th birthday. The present three-volumes liber amicorum, several years in gestation, honours this outstanding Israeli computer scientist and is dedicated to him and to his scientific endeavours. Yaacov's research has had a major impact not only within the walls of academia, but also in the daily life of lay users of such technology that originated from his research. An especially amazing aspect of the temporal span of his scholarly work is that half a century after his influential research from the early 1960s, a project in which he is currently involved is proving to be a sensation, as will become apparent from what follows. Yaacov Choueka began his research career in the theory of computer science, dealing with basic questions regarding the relation between mathematical logic and automata theory. From formal languages, Yaacov moved to natural languages. He was a founder of natural-language processing in Israel, developing numerous tools for Hebrew. He is best known for his primary role, together with Aviezri Fraenkel, in the development of the Responsa Project, one of the earliest fulltext retrieval systems in the world. More recently, he has headed the Friedberg Genizah Project, which is bringing the treasures of the Cairo Genizah into the Digital Age. This third part of the three-volume set covers a range of topics related to language, ranging from linguistics to applications of computation to language, using linguistic tools. The papers are grouped in topical sections on: natural language processing; representing the lexicon; and neologisation.

Download Media, Modernity and Dynamic Plants in Early 20th Century German Culture PDF

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13: 9004327177
Total Pages : 214 pages
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Read and Download Janet Janzen book Media, Modernity and Dynamic Plants in Early 20th Century German Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMedia, Modernity and Dynamic Plants in Early 20th Century German Culture. This book was released on 2016-11-21 with total page 214 pages. Book excerpt: In Media, Modernity and the Dynamic Plant, Janet Janzen traces the motif of the “dynamic plant” through early 20th century German culture. In examples from film and literature, she demonstrates a shift in the perception of plants to living beings.