Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life

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We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book:
  • Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills
  • Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way
  • Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes
  • Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around.

It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green!
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About the author

Linda Sivertsen is the co-author of the "New York Times" bestselling "Harmonic Wealth

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 5, 2008
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781416982852
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Body, Mind & Spirit
Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
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This content is DRM protected.
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Mark Kurlansky
Mark Kurlansky, beloved author of the award-winning bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, offers a riveting new book for kids about what’s happening to fish, the oceans, and our environment, and what, armed with knowledge, kids can do about it.

Written by a master storyteller, World Without Fish connects all the dots—biology, economics, evolution, politics, climate, history, culture, food, and nutrition—in a way that kids can really understand. It describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, and swordfish, could disappear within 50 years, and the domino effect it would have—oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms; seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen and scientists. It covers the effects of industrialized fishing, and how bottom-dragging nets are turning the ocean floor into a desert.

The answer? Support sustainable fishing. World Without Fish tells kids exactly what they can do: Find out where those fish sticks come from. Tell your parents what’s good to buy, and what’s not. Ask the waiter if the fish on the menu is line-caught And follow simple rules: Use less plastic, and never eat endangered fish like bluefin tuna.

Interwoven with the book is a full-color graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to form a larger fictional story that complements the text. Hand in hand, they create a Silent Spring for a new generation.
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 Table of Contents 
Introduction 
Turmeric for Healing 
Cultivation of Turmeric 
Harvesting Time 
Turmeric Diseases 
Storing Fresh Turmeric 
Turmeric for Beauty 
Conclusion 
The Danger of Online Incomplete Knowledge regarding the Usage of Natural Medicine, including Turmeric 
Author Bio 
Publisher 

Introduction 

In my previous books, where I have written extensively about herbs, especially when they are used for healing, in cuisine and for beauty, I have normally spoken about herbs which are found globally. However, thanks to the state-of-the-art transport system of the 21st century, I can talk about herbs, which were once unavailable to the common people in other lands and native to only just one particular part of the globe. And that is the reason why the healing qualities of many local and native herbs, like ginseng, lemongrass, and other such herbs, which were possibly not available to people in other corners of the earth were overlooked for centuries. 

But that is definitely not the situation today. You can walk into any city market and request spices from all corners of the world and you just have to ask and you will be given. And that is why today, we are going to be talking about one of the most powerful healing herbs available in the world today, to mankind, turmeric. 

Turmeric belongs to the ginger family, and it is a rhizome. It originated in the southwest part of the Indian subcontinent millenniums ago, and nobody really knows which particular civilization found out that this rhizome dug up from the ground, could be used fresh, to impart a golden color to anything, food, clothes, and skin! 

Being a native of a tropical region, turmeric needs lots of rain. The average temperature outside has to be around 20°C – 30°C, for this particular plant to survive. 

When I was a child, I often saw one of our gardeners who also was a native herbalist going out into the woods and coming back triumphantly with these dug up rhizomes in her hand. They looked like ordinary ginger to me. So that is when I found out that these rhizomes were boiled for about 45 minutes and then allowed to dry in the sun in the shade for about 3 – 4 days. And after that the dried rhizomes would be ground in a pestle and mortar, to give a deep natural, yellow – orange powder, which was precious turmeric.
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