The Lotus Seed

Author: Sherry Garland
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544668634
Size: 14,16 MB
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When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context--to produce a moving and polished offering.”--Publishers Weekly

The Lotus Japonicus Genome

Author: Satoshi Tabata
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3662442701
Size: 11,53 MB
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This book provides insights into some of the key achievements made in the study of Lotus japonicus (birdsfoot trefoil), as well as a timely overview of topics that are pertinent for future developments in legume genomics. Key topics covered include endosymbiosis, development, hormone regulation, carbon/nitrogen and secondary metabolism, as well as advances made in high-throughput genomic and genetic approaches. Research focusing on model plants has underpinned the recent growth in plant genomics and genetics and provided a basis for investigations of major crop species. In the legume family Fabaceae, groundbreaking genetic and genomic research has established a significant body of knowledge on Lotus japonicus, which was adopted as a model species more than 20 years ago. The diverse nature of legumes means that such research has a wide potential and agricultural impact, for example, on the world’s protein production.

The Lotus Quest

Author: Mark Griffiths
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446484564
Size: 17,25 MB
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The lotus is the world's most iconic flower. Galvanised by receiving seeds from a three-thousand-year-old lotus, which flowered without difficulty in an English summer, Mark Griffiths set out to track the path of this sublime plant to its home in the Lotus-Lands of Japan. The Lotus Quest unveils a stunning vision of Japan's feudal era, as Griffiths visits shrines, ruins, gardens and wild landscapes, and meets priests and archaeologists, philosophers and anthropologists, gardeners and botanists, poets and artists, and even dines on the lotus in a Tokyo café. Beautifully illustrated, intensely atmospheric and full of suspense, The Lotus Quest shows how the deep crimson of the lotus runs like a tracer dye, tracking the spread, fusion and fission of the world's great civilizations.

Taiping Guangji A Collection Of Ancient Novels In China Volume Of Talents And Skills Vol 197 232

Author: Li Fang
Editor: DeepLogic
Size: 13,91 MB
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"Taiping Guangji" (太平广记) is the first collection of ancient classical Chinese documentary novels. The book has 500 volumes with 10 catalogues . It is a kind of book based on the documentary stories of the Han Dynasty and the Song Dynasty. 14 people including Li Fang, Hu Mongolian ﹑ Li Mu , Xu Xuan , Wangke Zhen , Song white , Lv Wenzhong worked under Song Taizong Emperor’s command for the compilation. It began in the second year of Taiping Xingguo (977 A.D) and was completed in the following year (978 Ad.). This book is basically a collection of ancient stories compiled by category. The book is divided into 92 categories according to the theme, and is divided into more than 150 details. The story of the gods and spirits in the book accounts for the largest proportion, such as the fifty-five volumes of the gods, the fifteen volumes of the female fairy, the twenty-five volumes of the gods, the forty volumes of the ghosts, plus the Taoism, the alchemist, the aliens, the dissidents, the interpretation and Spirit vegetation of birds and so on, basically belong to the weird story of nature, represents the mainstream of Chinese classical story. The book includes the Volume of Talents and Skills (Vol. 197 – 232) from Tai Ping Guang Ji.

The Lotus

Author: Kelly Billing
Editor: The Lotus: Know It & Grow It
ISBN: 0979473209
Size: 19,37 MB
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For thousands of years lotuses have fascinated people in their religion, philosophy, food, research, and ornamental horticulture. This colorful volume explains everything needed to grow lotus (Nelumbo). The book also covers all the other intriguing aspects about the lotus and provides a complete portrait of an amazing aquatic plant. "The Lotus" is packed with beautiful full-color photographs and is compelling to read. Chapters include: botanical background, cultivation, landscape uses, lotus timeline, cultural traditions, lore, resources, and quick guide for gardeners. The book is suitable for pond owners, first time lotus growers, seasoned Nelumbo experts, and those wanting to learn more about the remarkable plant that has impacted the lives of so many around the world.

The Book Of Edible Nuts

Author: Frederic Rosengarten, Jr.
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486434995
Size: 19,26 MB
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The book discusses almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconuts, filberts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and walnuts; a supplementary section describes the characteristics of 30 other nuts. A bibliography, recipe index, glossary, and general index round out this definitive work on the subject and a treasured reference for any kitchen or library.

The Scribe And The Lotus

Author: Bakr Fahmy
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477242880
Size: 12,37 MB
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At the height of its glory, Men-nefer (Memphis) was one of the largest cities of the ancient world. Its splendors included massive temples, palaces, and houses, all enclosed by the city's legendary White Walls. But in Egypt during the reign of Qakare Ibi, in the years ?2169–2167 BC, the country had been divided into at least three parts. The Old Kingdom had finally come to an end, and a new era of uncertainty had been born. A series of low floods by the great river causes a near famine, leaving the general population to fend for themselves, especially against the greedy nomarchs and their brutal taxation policy. Corruption is rife, and its negative impact is felt throughout all walks of life. This is the story of a young scribe in his search for his Maat. With the spiritual help of the blue lotus, he learns how to deal with the events unfolding all around him.

Elixers Of Life

Author: Leyel
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136185453
Size: 11,68 MB
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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Food In China

Author: Frederick J. Simoons
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849388040
Size: 10,63 MB
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This volume is a study of Chinese food from a cultural and historical perspective. Its focus is on traditional China before establishment of the People's Republic. It identifies and provides comprehensive information on a broad range of Chinese food plants and animals for general readers, as well as for specialists whose interests have led them to questions relating to the food of China. Readers will find discussions regarding origins, how things came to be, time and place of food-plant and animal domestication, the spread of plants and animals from and to China, and other historical questions regarding the foods used by the Chinese people. The book is written with Canton and the southeast as points of departure, but embraces all of China and is directed towards people unfamiliar with China.

Quick Easy Asian Vegetarian Recipes

Author: . Periplus Editors
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462909027
Size: 13,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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With its clear defined photos and easy to read recipes, Quick & Easy Asian Vegetarian Recipes contains everything you need to know to create over 60 delicious and authentic vegetarian dishes. This cookbook contains recipes for a variety of dishes that are both healthy and appetizing. Quick & Easy Asian Vegetarian Recipes features recipes for curries, stews, soups, noodles, rice, bread, salads, vegetables, stir-fries, tofu, and desserts. Recipes include: Eggplant curry Shaved ice with palm sugar syrup Red rice with coconut Bean sprouts with sesame garlic dressing Okra with tangy ginger dressing Garlic ginger eggplant stir-fry Stir-fried tofu with ginger and mushrooms Also included are unit conversion tables, dual measurements, and an overview of the basic necessities for cooking authentic and appetizing vegetarian food. Each recipe includes cook time, prep time, and serving sizes. Enjoy!