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    Trends In Economic Botany: The Rising Use Of Herbal Supplements The use of herbal remedies to treat health problems in humans is a tradition that dates back many centuries. A precursor to modern, Western pharmaceuticals, traditional healers used herbs to treat a wide range of ailments and afflictions. While many are familiar with their use by American Indians, the practice of herbal therapy dates back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian healers. Herbs were used in ancient times to treat anything

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    The Economic Botany of Manilkara zapota (L.) Van Royen America is well versed in the use of a byproduct of the plant Manilkara zapota (L.) Van Royen, yet few people are aware of this product's history. Chewing gum has its origins in the economic botany of the Chicle tree (M. zapota). Throughout Mexico and Central America, the Sapotaceae plant family is recognized for its latex. Manilkara zapota (synonym: Achras zapota L.) is an evergreen canopy tree of medium size (15-30 meters in height) native

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    Liberty Hyde Bailey

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    I. Introduction Liberty Hyde Bailey was an internationally known American botanist, horticulturist, and agricultural educator. He was also known for being a plant breeder, visionary, prolific writer, traveler, environmentalist among many other things. He was one of only two scientists that were inducted into the Hall of Fame for the American Society for Horticultural Science at its initiation in 1990. (NASA) He was a very wise man and once told the International Congress of Plant Sciences that “man’s

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    quest for intellectual and social parity with men. The evolution of women’s fight for equal opportunities was bogged down by a long history of stereotyping and condescension. Women were weaker physically, bore children and nurtured them. The economics and culture of Europe at this time was strongly influenced by religion and resulted in prejudice against women. The dominating religions of Europe in the 1600’s and 1700’s (Catholicism and Protestantism), citing the bible, reinforced

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    Land Rights for the First Australians

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    40,000 to 60,000 years ago to 120,000 years ago (9:9). Before Europeans came and settled the same land, the Aborigines had their own law system, trading systems, and way of caring for their land (12:1-2). Then the First Fleet of Europeans landed at Botany Bay in New South Wales in 1788. The expedition lead by the new Governor Phillip, but directed by King George the Third, was told to endeavor by every possible means to open intercourse with the natives, and to conciliate their affections, enjoining

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    advances in Argentina. Acta Horticulturae 813. Golding, J, Güsewell, S, Kreft, H, Kuzevanov, VY, Lehvävirta, S, Parmentier, I & M Pautasso. 2010. Species-richness patterns of the living collections of the world’s botanic gardens: a matter of socio-economics? Ann. Bot. 105:689–696. Heywood, V. 2002. Conservation and sustainable use of wild species as sources of new ornamentals. Acta Horticulturae 508:43-53. Khoshbakht K & K Hammer. 2008. How many plant species are cultivated? Genet Resour Crop

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    Ethnobotany

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    Ethnobotany Ethnobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous plants. Cultures have been using the environment around them for thousands of years. The use of plants were mentioned in the Code of Hammurabi in Babylon circa 1770 BC. The ancient Egyptians believed that plants had medicinal powers in the afterlife of the pharaohs (King and Veilleux WWW). Indigenous cultures of the rainforests and other areas still use plants today in their everyday

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    Beachy Head

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    her everyday walks through the county she lives in. Charlotte Smith uses the familiar landscape of southeast England to conjure up incredible allusions to Britain’s great past. She does this with the help of an extremely specific knowledge of the botany, archeology, an... ... middle of paper ... ...overlooked despite how far above many critics place the works of the more renowned poets. Works Cited and Consulted Curran, Stuart, ed. The Poems of Charlotte Smith. New York: Oxford, 1993

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    Botany

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    Botany Choosing a career in botany ensures a person a wide choice of career opportunities, a fair salary, and an exciting life. If you prepare yourself with a good education and a positive attitude, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a successful botanist. Anyone can find enjoyment and fulfillment in a career field as fun and beneficial to others as botany. If you like nature and being outdoors, you might enjoy a career as an ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, forester, or even a plant

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    upper-middle class observatory of Nature to its redefinition as this class' s social observatory of the lower classes. Between the years of 1840 and 1860, the public park's role in the eyes of England' s upper crust changed drastically due to the economic and political structure of Victorian England during this time and J.M. Milton's quote reflects this reality. In the mid-19th century, public parks in England began to emerge in response to a rise in pollution and lack of open space within newly

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    Leonardo Da Vinci

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    As a boy, Leonardo was described as being handsome, strong, and agile. He had keen powers of observation, an imagination, and the ability to detach himself from the world around him. At an early age Leonardo became interested in subjects such as botany, geology, animals (specifically birds), the motion of water, and shadows (About Leonardo). At the age of 17, in about 1469, Leonardo was apprenticed as a garzone (studio boy) to Andrea del Verrocchio, the leading Florentine painter and sculptor of

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    Biography Of Mark Twain

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    was well-behaved and disciplined in school. Learning was a privilege to Clemens. he was interested in knowing facts, information, and figures. He had a strong knowledge of math, language, vocabulary, and correct composition. He learned much about Botany. At age 12, he quit school and became a printer's apprentice. In 1901, he received his Lit. D. degree from Yale, 1902. his Lit. D. degree from the University of Missouri, and in 1907 his Lit. D. degree from Oxford. In 1857, Clemens started down the

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    An Herbal Garden Any plant used for food and medicine called herb. Many plants used in cooking, such as Basil or Thyme, can used as medicine also. In addition, many aromatic herbs enhance the growth of certain vegetables when planted nearby. These herb gardens have a lot to offer the gardener. It can used to enhance the garden with their sensual interest. This herbal gardening is also very rewarding. It combines fresh air with enjoyable exercise, plus a little mental therapy to relieve a stressful

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    Biological Classification: Linnaeus System

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    The following paper outlines the use of the Linnaeus system of classification as applied in the field of biology and evolution. The aim of the paper is to highlight how living things are related to other in the ecosystem (Pierce, 2007). It takes us through the evolutionary system highlighting all the important features of life development amongst all the living things. Biological classification Classification is the process of categorizing all the living creatures into group hierarchies citing

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    depository for its surplus criminal population; and, for a time, these excess numbers were housed in floating jails - 'hulks' - moored on the Thames. This proved an unpopular policy and so, in 1787, a British fleet set sail to build a penal colony at Botany Bay in New South Wales - seventeen years after James Cook had landed there. Robert Hughes, in his study The Fatal Shore, describes this undertaking as 'a new colonial experiment, never tried before, not repeated since. An unexplored continent would

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    A Short Date

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    Mizuki - (Yay! I'm on time. I just have to wait for Haru now. I wonder where he's taking me?) Mizuki - (I'd better send Nagisa a text message. I didn't think he'd set me up on a date with Haru but well, I'm pretty excited!) [Phone beeps] Mizuki - (Hm? He replied.) Nagisa - No worries, no worries! You'll have a great time! \(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/ Haru - ...Mizuki? Mizuki - 'Ah, you're here! Right on time as well. How was your morning?' Haru - 'It was alright.' Mizuki - 'That's good.' Haru - '...How about

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    Ethnobotany

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    Ethnobotany The knowledge of plants usage by the native people is called Ethnobotany, which provide opportunities for better understanding of the traditional uses, find new ways of transffering this knowledge to future generations, make improved use of the available resources, and explore new pharmaceuticals for biomedicine (Tor-Anyiin et al., 2003; Kufer et al., 2005). Some of the ethnobotanical studies reported from Pakistan are, Dar (2003) explored ethnobotanical information of Lawat and its allied

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    Biology

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    Biology is the science of living systems. It is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring knowledge of the physical sciences and mathematics, although specialities may be oriented toward a group of organisms or a level of organization. BOTANY is concerned with plant life, ZOOLOGY with animal life, algology with ALGAE, MYCOLOGY with fungi, MICROBIOLOGY with microorganisms such as protozoa and bacteria, CYTOLOGY with CELLS, and so on. All biological specialties, however, are concerned with life

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    Aritotle: Thoughts and Philosophies

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    experienced the birth of their son, Aristotle, in a small town on the north east coast of the peninsula of Chaldice called Stagira. Descendent of a medical family, Aristotle would pursue studies in physical science, biology, psychology, chemistry, zoology, botany, mechanics, mathematics, and many more. You name it, and Aristotle studied it. He was also interested in the search for knowledge. (Aristotle, Barnes PG. 2). A quote of his states- “ the acquisition of wisdom is pleasant; all men feel at home in philosophy

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    the character Magwitch, one will have a better understanding of Dickens' views on Australian penal colonies. Magwitch has lived the life of crime. It wasn't until he meets Pip, that he begins to change. The reason Magwitch was sent to the Botany Bay penal colony was for "putting stolen notes in circulation" (323; ch. 42). His companion, Compeyson, and chief engineer of the project was given a lesser sentence due to his education and wealthy appearance. Magwitch was not so lucky and was

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