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The Ancient Yew

The Ancient Yew

A History of Taxus baccata

  • Author: Robert Bevan-Jones
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN: 1911188143
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
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The gnarled, immutable yew tree is one of the most evocative sights in the British and Irish language, an evergreen impression of immortality, the tree that provides a living botanical link between our own landscapes and those of the distant past. This book tells the extraordinary story of the yew’s role in the landscape through the millennia, and makes a convincing case for the origins of many of the oldest trees, as markers of the holy places founded by Celtic saints in the early medieval ‘Dark Ages’. With wonderful photographic portraits of ancient yews and a gazetteer (with locations) of the oldest yew trees in Britain, the book brings together for the first time all the evidence about the dating, history, archaeology and cultural connections of the yew. Robert Bevan-Jones discusses its history, biology, the origins of its name, the yew berry and its toxicity, its distribution across Britain, means of dating examples, and their association with folklore, with churchyards, abbeys, springs, pre-Reformation wells and as landscape markers. This third edition has an updated introduction with new photographs and corrections to the main text.

Immortality

Immortality

A History and How to Guide: Or How to Live to 150 Years and Beyond

  • Author: Martin K. Ettington
  • Publisher: Martin Ettington
  • ISBN: 1440464936
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 166
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There are no limits to the length of your life if you adopt certain spiritual practices, exercises, and supplements. Immortality is one of those subjects which has been speculated about from the beginning of history. This is a new book out on Immortality from a unique perspective. Read the secrets which will show anyone how to live a very long life. By practicing spiritual growth and certain types of exercises you can live to 150 years of more. While reading, meditating, and studying spiritual development over many years the Author found many related subjects of interest besides enlightenment. Using his knowledge from many years interest in this area he has written a book on how to become immortal which integrates information from many sources. The idea is to provide a perspective about the search for immortality, then a philosophy to achieve it. Finally, a set of practices and exercises which will help the reader significantly lengthen their lives.

The Archaeology of Churches

The Archaeology of Churches

  • Author: Warwick Rodwell
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445620006
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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The definitive work on church archaeology.

Sacred Land

Sacred Land

Decoding Britain's extraordinary past through its towns, villages and countryside

  • Author: Martin Palmer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748130497
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 288
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SACRED LAND will enable you to discover the hidden secrets and meaning of the landscape around you, town or country, modern or old, wherever you live in Britain. There has been a dramatic growth in interest in our own history, buildings, landscape, sacred places, beliefs and culture over the last few years and this book will equip you with the tools to unlock the meaning, stories and history that are literally embedded in our landscape. It takes us from street names to churches; from hill forts to burial mounds; from the way a road bends to the shapes of fields in order to understand better the land that lies beneath our feet. In the literal shape of our countryside can be detected the eddies of time, politics, belief, warfare, passion and the durability of the human existence. SACRED LAND is a fascinating, accessible read and the perfect reference guide to have in your home or in your car. It will be of interest to everyone who loves history, sacred places and sacred history, and those who like to explore their ancestry and roots.

The Sacred Yew

The Sacred Yew

  • Author: Anand Chetan,Diana Brueton,Allen Meredith
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780140194760
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 304
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Myth blends with science in this inspiring story of one man's crusade to preserve the ancient and revered, yet recently threatened, yew tree.

The story of Alderley

The story of Alderley

Living with the Edge

  • Author: Prag John
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526131889
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 984
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Alderley Edge is a sandstone ridge rising 180 metres above the Cheshire plain, a dozen miles south of Manchester. The Edge itself, now owned by the National Trust, has become a honeypot for Mancunians, and the village below, formed by the railway as a commuter dormitory for Manchester cotton-kings, is now nicknamed the champagne capital of England. Beneath lie copper and lead mines and, according to legend, a sleeping king and his knights ready to save England in the last battle of the world. In 1953 the schoolboy Alan Garner rediscovered an old wooden shovel found in the mines; nearly forty years later - and by now a world-famous author - he presented the shovel to the Manchester Museum in the University of Manchester, thereby inspiring a research project that called on every discipline in the museum's armoury and many more besides. The Alderley Edge Landscape Project, a joint venture by the Museum and the National Trust, set out to study every aspect of Alderley's story. Its first report, in 2005, was The Archaeology of Alderley Edge. This second volume covers everything else, from the natural world to the story of the mines, from social and oral history to conservation. The list of chapter-headings reads like an encyclopedia, for thanks to its position in the university the project could call on specialists of the highest calibre, and many of the approaches and techniques used were ground-breaking at the time. Alderley's story includes the discovery of two new species of bramble, and a retelling of the legend by Alan Garner that takes the story back into prehistory - and his shovel was radiocarbon-dated to the Bronze Age.No other project and so no other book has covered the entire, complex story of a single village and the landscape in which it is set in such detail. It will be read not just by landscape historians but by students and scholars in all those disciplines and at all levels, and by anyone interested in any aspect of history and of the countryside, whether out on the Edge or in the comfort of an armchair.

The yew tree

The yew tree

a thousand whispers : biography of a species

  • Author: Hal Hartzell
  • Publisher: Hulogosi Communications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 319
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Journal of Botany

Journal of Botany

British and Foreign

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botany
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Journal of Botany, British and Foreign

Journal of Botany, British and Foreign

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botany
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The Story of Taxol

The Story of Taxol

Nature and Politics in the Pursuit of an Anti-Cancer Drug

  • Author: Jordan Goodman,Vivien Walsh
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521561235
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 282
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Taxol is arguably the most celebrated, talked-about and controversial natural product in recent years. It is celebrated because of its efficacy as an anti-cancer drug and because its discovery has provided powerful support for policies concerned with biodiversity; talked about because in the late 1980s and early 1990s the American public was bombarded with news reports and special programmes about the molecule and its host, the Pacific yew; and controversial because during the early 1990s the drug and the tree became embroiled in a number of very sensitive political issues with wide implications for the conduct of public policy. The Story of Taxol tells this story.