The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914

A Documentary Economic History


Author: Charles Issawi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364217

Category: History

Page: 520

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This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Presenting 155 carefully selected documents--the majority drawn from British and French archives and here published for the first time, the balance translated from Arabic, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish sources--Issawi provides an in-depth treatment of the economic life of the region, with chapters on social life and organization, trade, transport, agriculture, industry, and public and private finance. Including extensive cross-references that pinpoint the connections between the subjects discussed, the book is an invaluable resource on a historically rich and dynamic region.

Stay Fertile Longer

Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready


Author: Mary Kittel,Deborah Metzger

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594860539

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 5348

A practical handbook on women's fertility shares secrets of how to extend fertility into a woman's thirties and forties, teaching women simple lifestyle changes that make fertility possible into middle age. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

On Fertile Ground

A Natural History of Human Reproduction


Author: Peter Thorpe ELLISON,Peter Thorpe Ellison

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036444

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Reproduction is among the most basic of human biological functions, both for our distant ancestors and for ourselves, whether we live on the plains of Africa or in North American suburbs. Our reproductive biology unites us as a species, but it has also been an important engine of our evolution. In the way our bodies function today we can see both the imprint of our formative past and implications for our future. It is the infinitely subtle and endlessly dramatic story of human reproduction and its evolutionary context that Peter T. Ellison tells in "On Fertile Ground." Ranging from the latest achievements of modern fertility clinics to the lives of subsistence farmers in the rain forests of Africa, this book offers both a remarkably broad and a minutely detailed exploration of human reproduction. Ellison, a leading pioneer in the field, combines the perspectives of anthropology, stressing the range and variation of human experience; ecology, sensitive to the two-way interactions between humans and their environments; and evolutionary biology, emphasizing a functional understanding of human reproductive biology and its role in our evolutionary history. Whether contrasting female athletes missing their periods and male athletes using anabolic steroids with Polish farm women and hunter-gatherers in Paraguay, or exploring the intricate choreography of an implanting embryo or of a nursing mother and her child, "On Fertile Ground" advances a rich and deeply satisfying explanation of the mechanisms by which we reproduce and the evolutionary forces behind their design.

In a Fertile Desert

Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates


Author: N.A

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162183

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Here, for the first time, is a volume of short stories from this commercially and culturally vital and vibrant center of the Arab world. Life before oil in this region was harsh, and many of the stories in this collection by both men and women from all corners of the country tell of those times and the almost unbelievable changes that have come about in the space of two generations. Some tell of the struggles faced in the early days, while others bring the immediate past and the present together, revealing that the past, with all its difficulties and dangers, nonetheless possesses a certain nostalgia. Contributors: Abdul Hamid Ahmed, Roda al-Baluchi, Hareb al-Dhaheri, Nasser Al-Dhaheri, Maryam Jumaa Faraj, Jumaa al-Fairuz, Nasser Jubran, Saleh Karama, Lamees Faris al-Marzuqi, Mohamed al-Mazroui, Ebtisam Abdullah Al-Mu'alla, Ibrahim Mubarak, Mohamed al-Murr, Sheikha al-Nakhy, Mariam Al Saedi, Omniyat Salem, Salma Matar Seif, Ali Abdul Aziz al-Sharhan, Muhsin Soleiman, 'A'ishaa al-Za'aby.


Nourish and balance your body ready for baby making


Author: Emma Cannon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355005X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 9032

Emma Cannon brings a holistic approach to fertility, fusing Eastern and Western traditions with great success in her London clinic. This beautifully illustrated book brings together her wealth of experience to give readers practical ways to improve their health and wellbeing ready for conception and pregnancy. * Over 50 recipes with key nutrients to nourish your body * Cleansing plans to optimise your health * Targeted advice for those undertaking IVF * Holistic approach to specific fertility problems such as PCOS and endometriosis * Advice on how to rebalance after miscarriage

The Fertile Secret: Guide to Living a Fertile Life


Author: Robert Kiltz


ISBN: 0983845891

Category: Science

Page: 80

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The Fertile Secret: Guide to Living a Fertile Life is a comprehensive tool for improving your fertility. This unique blend of Eastern and Western medicine prepares the reader for a life-changing journey to a healthy and fertile life. Focusing on the body's natural ability to evolve and change, Dr. Kiltz highlights the many ways that you can take an active role in your fertility. Whether you are conceiving naturally or with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), this guide will serve as a personal and intimate resource along the way. Focusing on the 10 core facets of fertility wellness, The Fertile Secret: Guide to Living a Fertile Life offers multiple tools to support you on your journey. While conceiving is the ultimate goal, you will find revitalized fertility in all aspects of your life as you become more present, aware, and peaceful. You will embody fertility, in its truest form.

Fully Fertile

A Holistic 12-Week Plan for Optimal Fertility


Author: Tami Quinn,Jeanie Lee Bussell,Beth Heller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844093751

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 960

The healing powers of traditional yoga, Oriental medicine, nutrition, and other mind/body techniques are accessible with this do-it-yourself manual for women who are struggling with infertility or just looking to improve their odds of conception. Natural methods based on Integrative Care for Fertility™ use a holistic approach to demonstrate how a home-based holistic fertility program can improve mind, body, and spirit, and in turn, maximize chances for conceiving. Photographs are provided to illustrate the proper yoga postures, and interspersed stories from yoga practitioners and experts present real-life struggles of infertility patients and victories that will inspire all women who are trying for a healthy pregnancy and birth. With more than 30 pages of new information, this updated edition also includes a study guide.

The Fertile Crescent


Author: Karen Shenfeld

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 1550712276

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

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Ancient and medieval Jewish travelers are brought to poetic life amidst images garnered from the poet's personal journeys crossing the Sahara Desert and voyaging down the Congo River. This title is number 135 of the Essential Poets Series.

The Way of the Fertile Soul

Ten Ancient Chinese Secrets to Tap into a Woman's Creative Potential


Author: Randine Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416575610

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 4978

Being fertile and fruitful can mean giving birth to a child -- but to have a fertile soul means to give birth to the true self a woman wants to be: to live a life filled with passion, strength, joy, and adventure. In The Way of the Fertile Soul, Dr. Randine Lewis outlines ten ancient Chinese medical and Taoist "secrets" that hold the little-known key to successfully conceiving babies, new dreams, and a fulfilling life for women at any phase in their lives. The Way of the Fertile Soul encourages women to strive toward health, abundance, and a fruitful, joyous approach to life. By using diagnostic questionnaires, qi gong exercises, and guided meditations to help the reader understand how the elements of nature express themselves in her body, mind, and spirit, The Way of the Fertile Soul provides the tools to greatly increase a woman's chance of conceiving, identify imbalances, reduce stress, increase energy, and uncover her intrinsic creativity and express it fully.

Fertile Thinking

Your practical and emotional aid through the trials of infertility...and beyond


Author: Cat Dean,Anya Sizer

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907755292

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 1792

Fertile thinking is a unique, practical guide for women experiencing difficulties conceiving. Unlike other books that provide medical or nutritional advice alone, Fertile thinking aims to help women gain a sense of control over the process and feel whole and happy. Drawing on coaching tools and techniques as well as Anya’s expertise in her field, Fertile Thinking provides practical exercises, tips and advice that offer couples who may have given up hope a renewed sense of possibility and purpose. According to the Assisted Conception Taskforce (ACT), one in every six couples worldwide is currently experiencing difficulties conceiving, and IVF specialists predict this could increase to one in three. Support currently available to such couples includes counselling, websites and helplines (such as the Infertility Network), and books which often focus on diet, exercise and complementary therapies. Fertile thinking takes readers on the journey from diagnosis of infertility to a place where they can feel happier and more in control of their lives.Thousands have testified to the positive effect Anya’s sessions have had on their lives. Some of those stories are included as inspirational case studies within the book.