Cannabis

Evolution and Ethnobotany

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: Science

Page: 452

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Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. The culturally valuable and often irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced the commercial, medical, ritual, and religious practices of cultures throughout the ages, and human desire for these commodities directed the evolution of the plant toward its contemporary varieties. As interest in cannabis grows and public debate over its many uses rises, this book will help us understand why humanity continues to rely on this plant and adapts it to suit our needs.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Art

Page: 677

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This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

Machinists' Monthly Journal

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Category: Machinists

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Vols. 42-57 (1930-1945) include separately paged reports of secretary-treasurer, auditor, roster of officials and other documents dealing with the activities of the Association.

The Quilt Encyclopedia Illustrated

Author: Carter Houck

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 706

Includes information about terms, techniques, tools, and patterns of quiltmaking, descriptions of famous quilted pieces such as the Names Project Quilt commemorating AID's victims, and tips on quilt care

The Philippine Craftsman

A Magazine ... Devoted to the Advancement of Industrial Instruction in the Public Schools of the Philippines

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Category: Technical and industrial education

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Antiques

A Magazine for Collectors

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Category: Collectors and collecting

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