The Olive

Autore: John Train
Editore: Maria Teresa Train Mtt Scala
Grandezza: 59,42 MB
Formato: PDF
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Explores the olive tree's rich, varied & glorious history. Includes chapters on the fruit's role in mythology, religion and ancient civilisation; tours cultivation sites and illuminates the complex culture of olive oil commerce. And illustrations of nature, human labour, tools and art reveal the olive in all its hues and guises.

Roots Of Ancient Greek Civilization

Autore: Harald Haarmann
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615896
Grandezza: 72,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8653

Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity. This work considers both the multicultural wellspring from which these ideas flowed and their ready assimilation by the Greeks, who embraced these hallmarks of civilization, and refined them to the level of sophistication that defines classical antiquity.


Autore: Ioannis Nikolaos Therios
Editore: CABI
ISBN: 1845936205
Grandezza: 71,41 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7417

Olives are not only a significant food source, but also contribute to human health and are popular in health-conscious diets far beyond their Mediterranean origins. This guide deals with various aspects of olive culture, from its history, origins and traditional techniques to horticultural procedures and basic physiology.

A Brief Natural History Of Civilization

Autore: Mark Bertness
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300252641
Grandezza: 68,59 MB
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Vista: 9277

A compelling evolutionary narrative that reveals how human civilization follows the same ecological rules that shape all life on Earth Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self-organization, evolutionary adaptation, and natural selection processes that have created all other life on Earth. Bertness follows the evolutionary process from the primordial soup of two billion years ago through today, exploring the ways opposing forces of competition and cooperation have led to current assemblages of people, animals, and plants. Bertness’s thoughtful examination of human history from the perspective of natural history provides new insights about why and how civilization developed as it has and explores how humans, as a species, might have to consciously overrule our evolutionary drivers to survive future challenges.

Harper S Weekly A Journal Of Civilization

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Classification Origin Diffusion And History Of The Olive

Autore: Giorgio Bartolini
Editore: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251048313
Grandezza: 58,49 MB
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Vista: 9640

The olive is one of the oldest type of fruit trees in the Mediterranean area and was one of the first species to be cultivated. However, despite its long history, there are still many aspects of its development that have not been sufficiently explored, and these include the distribution of the species and its taxonomy. This publication reviews its origin and classification, in order to provide a foundation for further research about this plant.

The Olive Tree And Its Products And The Suitability Of The Soil And Climate Of California For Its Extensive And Profitable Cultivation

Autore: John Ignatius Bleasdale
Editore: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780353542518
Grandezza: 25,79 MB
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Summary The Lexus And The Olive Tree

Autore: BusinessNews Publishing
Editore: Primento
ISBN: 2806233666
Grandezza: 51,47 MB
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Vista: 4828

The must-read summary of Thomas Friedman's book: "The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization". This complete summary of the ideas from Thomas Friedman's book "The Lexus and the Olive" shows that globalisation is a fundamentally new and better way to do business. As such, a new and brighter era of globalisation is just in the process of beginning as all the major marketplaces evolve towards becoming global markets. Thomas Friedman uses a metaphor to explain the challenges in this upcoming era of globalisation: the human drive for enrichment and the best products (represented by the Lexus) will sometimes conflict with the natural desire to hold on to what has traditionally mattered in creating a sense of national and personal identity (represented by the Olive Tree). The challenge for individuals and nations will be to find and maintain a healthy balance between those two perspectives. This summary highlights that globalisation creates the opportunity to sell into vast markets but pure commercial success will only be meaningful if it can be accomplished using means that reflect the individuality and cultural values of the people involved. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your knowledge To learn more, read "The Lexus and the Olive" and discover a challenging and provocative book for all who care about how the world really works.

Trade With Greece

Grandezza: 48,67 MB
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History Of Western Civilization

Autore: William H. McNeill
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226561622
Grandezza: 50,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2316

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.

Ancient Greek Civilization

Autore: Cleo Kuhtz
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404280332
Grandezza: 47,68 MB
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Vista: 747

Retells myths of the ancient Greeks and describes aspects of Greek civilization, including religion, government, daily life, clothes and jewelry, entertainment, warfare, knowledge and invention, agriculture, and trade.

Sino Iranica

Autore: Berthold Laufer
Editore: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5874057781
Grandezza: 35,76 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3834

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook

Autore: Claudio Peri
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111846043X
Grandezza: 34,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5790

According to European legislation, extra virgin is the top gradeof olive oils. It has a superior level of health properties andflavour compared to virgin and refined olive oils. Mediterraneancountries still produce more than 85% of olive oil globally, butthe constant increase of demand for extra virgin olive oil has ledto new cultivation and production in other areas of the world,including California, Australia, China, South Africa and SouthAmerica. At the same time, olive oil’s sensory properties andhealth benefits are increasingly attracting the attention andinterest of nutritionists, food processors, manufacturers and foodservices. Progress and innovation in olive cultivation, harvestingand milling technologies as well as in oil handling, storage andselling conditions make it possible to achieve even higher qualitylevels than those stipulated for extra virgin oils. As aconsequence, a new segment – excellent extra virgin oliveoils – is increasingly attracting the attention of the marketand earning consumers’ preference. The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook provides a completeaccount of olive oil’s composition, health properties,quality, and the legal standards surrounding its production. Thebook is divided into convenient sections focusing on extra virginolive oil as a product, the process by which it is made, and theprocess control system through which its quality is assured. Anappendix presents a series of tables and graphs with useful data,including conversion factors, and the chemical and physicalcharacteristics of olive oil. This book is aimed at people involved in the industrial productionas well as in the marketing and use of extra virgin olive oil whoare looking for practical information, which avoids overly academiclanguage, but which is still scientifically and technically sound.The main purpose of the handbook is to guide operators involved inthe extra virgin olive oil chain in making the most appropriatedecisions about product quality and operating conditions in theproduction and distribution processes. To these groups, the mostimportant questions are practical ones of why, how, how often, howmuch will it cost, and so on. The Extra-Virgin Olive OilHandbook will provide the right answers to these key practicalconsiderations, in a simple, clear yet precise and up-to-dateway.

Olive Odyssey

Autore: Julie Angus
Editore: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771000066
Grandezza: 75,71 MB
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When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the first olive and learned to make oil from it, why it became such an influential commodity for many of the greatest civilizations, and how it expanded from its earliest roots in the Middle East. As they sail the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband collect samples from ancient trees, testing them to determine where the first olive tree originated. They also feast on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visit perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete.

Fruit Crops

Autore: T. Radha
Editore: New India Publishing
ISBN: 9788189422462
Grandezza: 24,74 MB
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The book is a comprehensive and need oriented volume encompassing the latest and balanced information about various aspects of fruit culture (tropical & subtropical). Following is a sampling of topics covered. Introductory on Fruit Industry deals briefly with production statistics, social, nutritive and industrial relevance and importance of fruit production. Second provides a complete overview of all principles and practices associated with Orchard planning, Layout and Management in a very abridged manner. The third on Classification of fruit crops includes botanical, horticultural and environmental grouping in a very precise but meaningful manner. Following s give a detailed account on different aspects including origin, distribution, botany & varieties, classification, climate & soil requirements, propagation, cultivation methods, flowering, harvesting, post harvest methods and crop protection of different fruit crops coming under each group such as tropical, subtropical and arid & semi-arid fruits. IV is on tropical fruits - Banana, Guava, Mangosteen, Papaya Pineapple and Sapota. V is on ten major subtropical fruits Avocado, Citrus, Grapes, Litchi, Loquat, Mango, Olive, Passion fruit, Persimmon and Pomegranate. VI contains details of eight major arid & semi-arid fruit crops namely, Aonla, Ber, Custard apple, Date, Fig, Jack, Jamun and Phalsa. Apart from these major fruit crops, VII gives a brief but comprehensive account on a large number of under and un - exploited fruit crops of tropical and subtropical parts of the world. This gives details of well-known minor fruits and a list of other very less known fruit species, which can be made the subject of detailed study for further utilization and information generation. Information provided in this compilation will be of use to students, teachers, scientists, extension workers, orchardists and others interested in fruit culture.

On The Edge Of Scarcity

Autore: Michael N. Dobkowski
Editore: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815629436
Grandezza: 45,87 MB
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Vista: 8748

These essays address one of the most pressing and significant issues that humanity has confronted to date - the lack of life-sustaining resources. Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann establish a disturbing but realistic scenario of the disastrous future that awaits humankind as surplus populations collide with dwindling resources. Authors consider a number of cause-and-effect situations on industrialization, biophysical limits, exponential population growth, and genocide, to name a few. This volume is a critical contribution to the field and will serve as an ideal introduction to courses in the environment, population, resources, genocide, and social conflict.

Civilization Of The Ancient Mediterranean

Autore: Michael Grant
Editore: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN: 9780684188645
Grandezza: 24,36 MB
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Vista: 5705

Essays covering the full range of topics on the people, customs, government, religion and arts of the ancient world.

Civilization Before Greece And Rome

Autore: H. W. F. Saggs
Grandezza: 73,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2337

A History Of Civilization Prehistory To 1715

Autore: Robin W. Winks
Grandezza: 33,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3763

Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.