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A hyper-text version of A Modern Herbal, 1931, by Mrs. M. Grieve. Over 800 varieties of medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic herbs, including economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore.

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Acupuncture Medicine: Its Historical and Clinical Background

Acupuncture Medicine: Its Historical and Clinical Background
Author: Yoshiaki Omura
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486428508
Many ills that conventional Western medication fails to prevent and cure--migraine, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and allergies, to name a few--are in some cases relieved through the remarkable effects of acupuncture. This comprehensive history presents a complete and coherent guide to the widely acclaimed and employed Oriental practice. The author readily acknowledges the superiority of Western medicine in certain situations (particularly in cases of infectious disease); his contention is that every physician should have the knowledge and advantage of Oriental medicine and acupuncture in addition to the benefits of Western medicine. The combined techniques offer enormous potential not only for alleviating suffering and possibly even saving lives, but also for reducing common medical expenses. Starting with historical background, including the origins and meanings of concepts essential to the practice of acupuncture, the text proceeds to a discussion of the anatomical and pathophysiological concepts of Oriental medicine, concluding with a detailed review of diagnostic methods. A wide audience awaits this practical guide, including lay practitioners as well as healthcare professionals. Unabridged reprint of the edition published by Japan Publications, Inc., Tokyo, 1982. Appendix. Index. 114 black-and-white illustrations.
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Adventures with a Microscope

Adventures with a Microscope
Author: Richard Headstrom
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486234711
With a simple microscope and this book you can embark on 59 exciting adventures in the natural world—make discoveries about the structures of numerous microscopic animals; find out what everyday objects and foods really look like at the cellular level; learn how to prepare specimens and slides. Unabridged republication of the original (1941) edition. 142 illustrations.
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The Art and Science of Homeopathic Medicine The Art and Science of Homeopathic Medicine
Author: James Tyler Kent
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486424189
As increasing numbers of people turn to alternative healing practices, this classic text on the science and art of homeopathic medicine remains ever relevant. Written at the turn of the twentieth century by a distinguished physician, its concepts of health and healing are still ahead of our time. Dr. Kent summarizes, interprets, and systematizes the traditions of homeopathy, offering insights into the essential characteristics of the healing process: how to take a case history, how to study the case, how to establish the hierarchy of symptoms in determining the appropriate remedy--and above all, how to decide what to do after the first prescription, how to interpret the many reactions to therapy, and how to achieve a scientific understanding of a cure. This informative volume is must reading for any student or practitioner of homeopathy as well as any individual seriously interested in understanding the fundamental laws of health and healing.
Unabridged republication from a standard edition of the work first published in Lancaster, Pa. 1900. Foreword. Preface.
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An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552 An Aztec Herbal: The Classic Codex of 1552
Translator: William Gates
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486411303
Originally written in the Aztec language, this 16th-century codex was the first herbal and medical text compiled in the New World. It contains ancient remedies for myriad ailments—boils, hair loss, cataracts, insomnia hiccoughs, and gout, to name a few. An extraordinarily rare and valuable document; amazing in its scope, detail, careful observation, and accurate description. Analytical Index to Plants. New Introduction. Over 180 b/w illus. 38 color illus.
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Chinese Medicinal Herbs Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Modern Edition of a Classic Sixteenth-Century Manual
Author: Shih-Chên Li, Porter Smith, G. A. Stuart
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 048642801X
Chinese scholars have been writing medical treatises for nearly 5,000 years, the grandest and most comprehensive of which is the Herbal Pen T'sao, published by Li Shih-chen in 1578. Two Western doctors assembled this updated edition of the massive sixteenth-century document, annotating their translation with their own observations. A treasury of tried-and-true wisdom from centuries of practical experience, it has served as a basis for modern-day organic medicine and has enormous value for practitioners of alternative healing methods.
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Early American Herb Recipes Early American Herb Recipes
Author: Alice Cooke Brown
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486418758
This fascinating book provides a wealth of information on the uses of herbs by homemakers of the past and gives more than 500 authentic recipes exactly as they appeared in their original sources. The recipes cover the use of herbs for medicinal, culinary, cosmetic, and other purposes. Readers will discover not only how herbs were used in making vegetable and meat dishes, gravies and sauces, cakes, pies, soups, and beverages, but also how our ancestors employed them in making dyes, furniture polish, insecticides, spot removers, perfumes, hair tonics, soaps, tooth powders, and numerous other products. More than 100 fine 19th-century engravings of herbs add to the charm of the text—an invaluable reference and guide for plant lovers and herb enthusiasts that will “delight and astound the 20th-century reader.” (Library Journal). Index. Bibliography. 113 black-and-white illus.
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Edible and Useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada Edible and Useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada
Author: Charles F. Saunders
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 7 7/8
ISBN: 0486233103
This work discusses beverage plants, vegetable substitutes for soap, medicinal plants, and those that can be used as fibers, dyes, smoking material, adhesives, and candles. A final chapter describes a variety of poisonous plants. "Secure a copy of this very enlightening book. In fact, if you travel, it should be a constant companion." — St. Petersburg Independent. 94 illustrations. Reprint of useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada, 1934 edition.
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Fantasy Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book Fantasy Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book
Author: Carolyn Relei
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Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 11
ISBN: 0486432998
  • Approximately 120 black-and-white designs
  • 9 full-color designs on covers
  • Dual market appeal: fantasy buffs and hobbyists
  • Author has 6 titles among Dover's top 20 best-selling stained glass pattern books
This practical treasury of imaginative stained glass designs incorporates a host of fantasy figures. Attractively displayed in circular, oval, and rectangular frames are striking images of delicate fairies, fire-breathing dragons, half-human figures, a unicorn, a phoenix, and other remarkable creatures. The easy-to-do figures--set amid flowers, clouds, and colorful backgrounds--are not only ideal for window panels, mobiles, and lampshades but will also work well for wall-hangings, needlework projects, and as dramatic graphics for a variety of print assignments. Dover Original.
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Farmers of Forty Centuries Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan
Author: F. H. King
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486436098
  • Wide audience of organic gardeners, farmers, conservationists
  • Over 240 black-and-white illustrations
  • Will be the only edition in print
How did Asian farmers work the same fields for 40,000 years without destroying the land's fertility and without applying artificial fertilizer? At the turn of the twentieth century, a former official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture travelled to Asia to learn the answer. This landmark book chronicles his travels and observations on waste-free methods of cultivation that conserve natural resources. It is "... one of the richest sources of information about peasant agriculture ... one of the pioneer books on organic farming."--The Last Whole Earth Catalog. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Mrs. F. H. King, Madison, Wisconsin, 1911.
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Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes of the Northern United States Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes of the Northern United States
Author: Edward Knobel
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 048623505X
With its clear descriptions and accurate drawings, this easy-to-carry little volume will allow you to differentiate over 370 of the most common species: timothy, rye, foxtail, fescue, bluegrass, etc. Key. 500 illustrations. Updated nomenclature by Mildred F. Faust.
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Five Acres and Independence Five Acres and Independence
Author: Maurice G. Kains
Pages: 397
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486209741
Classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information and will teach new converts how to make their land self-sufficient. Appendices. 95 figures.
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A Gardener’s Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins A Gardener’s Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins
Author: A. W. Smith
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486297152
First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with information on their derivation and guides to pronunciation. A monumental index provides a cross-reference from some 1,800 common plant names to corresponding botanical ones. Indispensable reference combines thoroughness, botanical rigor and interesting facts and lore—all leavened with touches of humor.
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Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America
Author: Dames of America
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486285294
Invaluable reference and guide, carefully researched and charmingly written, illustrates and describes over 50 herbs and plants that were extremely useful to colonial settlers, among them: bee balm, bloodroot, candytuft, daffodil, hyssop, lovage, rosemary, tansy, wormwood, and yarrow. Includes anecdotes, popular and scientific names and use for each plant.
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How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts
Author: Frances Densmore
Pages: 155
Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486230198
Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. "A fascinating, well-illustrated study."—Grand Rapids Gazette. 33 plates plus.
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The Life of the Bee The Life of the Bee
Author: Maurice Maeterlinck, Alfred Sutro
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486451437
The Nobel Prize winner offers brilliant proof that "no living creature, not even man, has achieved in the center of his sphere, what the bee has achieved." From their amazingly intricate feats of architecture to their intrinsic sense of self-sacrifice, Maeterlinck takes a "bee's-eye view" of the most orderly society on Earth.
Reprint of the Dodd, Mead, and Company, New York, 1901 edition. Includes Introduction by Edwin Way Teale.
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How Plants Get Their Names How Plants Get Their Names
Author: Hyde Bailey
Pages: 181
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 048620796X
Reveals the confusion that results from misleading popular names of plants and points out the advantages of a sound, scientific approach. These few chapters cover virtually every aspect of the subject of how plants get their names and what those names signify. 11 illustrations.
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A Modern Herbal, Vol. 1 A Modern Herbal, Vol. 1
Author: Margaret Grieve
Pages: 443
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486227987
Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, much else. Indispensable to serious reader. Total in set: 161 illus.
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A Modern Herbal, Vol. 2 A Modern Herbal, Vol. 2
Author: Margaret Grieve
Pages: 476
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486227995
Volume 2 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, much else. Indispensable to serious reader. Total in set: 161 illustrations.
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A Modern Herbal,
Vol 2 A Modern
Herbal, Vol 1 A Modern Herbal, Volume 1 and 2
Author: Margaret Grieve
Pages: 919
Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486227987 & 0486227995
Both Volume 1 and volume 2 together.
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Native American Gardening: Buffalobird-Woman's Guide to Traditional Methods Native American Gardening: Buffalobird-Woman's Guide to Traditional Methods
Author: Gilbert L. Wilson
Retail Price: $7.95
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 0486440214
• Of value to anthropologists, economic historians, and anyone fascinated by Native American culture
• Of special interest to those practicing sustainable agriculture
This early-20th-century study takes a look at the techniques of subsistence-level farming used by the Hidatsa of North Dakota. The author describes how the tribe planted, harvested, and stored their food--methods of lasting value to modern organic gardeners and farmers. Unabridged republication of "Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians," published in the Bulletin, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1917.
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Nature Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book Nature Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book
Author: Harry E. Zimmerman
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 11
ISBN: 0486267326
Outstanding collection of 78 royalty-free motifs focusing on nature themes—the sun, its light appearing through clouds, bamboo plants, long reeds and grasses; floral scenes with birds, small animals, fish, plus many abstract designs, all imbued with the lovely, tranquil lines and rhythms of nature. Varied shapes make the designs adaptable to wide range of projects: windows, panels and sidelights, mirrors, much more.
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Spices and Herbs: Lore and Cookery Spices and Herbs: Lore and Cookery
Author: Elizabeth S. Hayes
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486240266
The romance and use of spices, herbs—86 familiar, exotic plants illustrated, examined for legendary lore, current use. Also 73 recipes. "An adventurous exploration."—Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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graphics/wheel_of_health-m.jpg The Wheel of Health: The Sources of Long Life and Health Among the Hunza
Author: Dr. G. T. Wrench
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 0486451542
The Hunza people of northern Pakistan commonly live to be 100 or older. In an eye-opening work that extols the virtues of simple living, Dr. Wrench details how the Hunzas' diet and methods of food cultivation and soil preservation offer Westerners an effective approach to holistic health and disease prevention. A balanced-health alternative to today's fad diet books. Reprint of the C. W. Daniel Company Ltd., London, 1938 edition.
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Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom
Author: Eric Sloane
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 7
ISBN: 0486455947
Combining two of Mr. Americana's popular little etiquette guides, this hardcover collection offers cozy, homespun advice that recalls a kindly, less hectic time. Culled from early American almanacs and diaries, hundreds of brief reflections cover proper behavior for "At the Table" and "In Dress and Habits" as well as tips on carpentry, housework, weather, and more.
Reprint of Eric Sloane's Don't and Eric Sloane's Do, Walker Publishing Company, New York, 1968, 1972.
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A Museum of Early American Tools A Museum of Early American Tools
Author: Eric Sloane
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 11
ISBN: 0486463036
Among Eric Sloane's dozens of popular books, A Museum of Early American Tools has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now this delightful evocation of simpler times and tools (the tools that built America) is available for the first time in a handsome hardcover gift edition. Engaging, informative text and more than 180 of Sloane's inimitable drawings showcase the work and tools of colonial America.
Reprint of the Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1964 edition.
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