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At seven uncommon natural productsIn a synthesis of travel writing istory interviews and nature writing Strange Harvests is a captivating engaging and thought provoking adventure Posnett traces the current and istorical use of seven precious natural objects from their istorical origin to their Me Write Book harvesting for use These natural items include eiderdown swiftlet bird nests civet coffee sea silk vicu a fiber tagua and guano As Posnett points out Each object served an important purpose in the natural world yet its removal itsarvest need not spell discomfort mutilation or death The book includes notes and an indexThe eider is a fat seabird penguin than duck that can be found nesting in Iceland today where they are a protected species Eiders don t naturally nest in large colonies but after years of co Cosmological Enigmas habitation they will congregate close toumans for shelter and protection when nesting They line their nests with eider down which can then be collected after the eider s leave If a At Hells Gate harvester cares for the ducks will come to nest which in turn will increase the amount of eider to bearvested The coat of a vicu a is another incredibly soft insulating fiber that is treasured Vicu as roam in the Andean punawhich accounts for the development of their coat After facing extinction vicu as are now protected by the communities that Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, have a stake in their survival with the reserve of Pampas Galeras at the forefront of the efforts The black nest Swiftlet makes nests that are edible and treasured by the Chinese The nestsave been a major export commodity perhaps as far back as the T ang dynasty 618 907 During breeding season both male and female birds begin to retch and chew excreting small strands of a thick gelatinous substance from these modified salivary glands lying below their tongue This they spread in arched form across the cave wall inserting dark brown or black feathers from their plumage After thirty days the initial arch as grown to form a shallow cup into which the bird lays one egg These nests are made on the roof of caves and arvesting them is a physical challenge Recently Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, harvestersave been making birdhouses to attract swiftlets to live in buildingsThe story of civet coffee or kopi luwak is as riveting as it is somewhat disgusting Civet musk Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society has been collected and sold for years A recent development is collecting coffee beans after theyave been eaten and excreted by civets and selling this as kopi luwak civet coffee The digestive enzymes are supposed to add a distinctive flavor to the coffee Along the same excremental lines guano On the First Night of Christmas has been collected off of some eighty islands off the coast of Peru These island receive little rain so the guano built up and accumulated to vast amounts of organic fertilizerThe tagua nut is from a palm Phytelephas found mostly in northwestern South America It is creamy white dense and smooth and its cellulose is arranged in concentric circles In the past it was discovered that the tagua nut could easily be carved into buttons figurines and toys Plasticas now replaced the market for tagua buttons but there is P.S. Im Pregnant hope among botanists and development experts that if people learned they could make money for thearvest of nontimber forest products NTFPs it might induce forest conservationBivalve mollusks such as mussels clams scallops and pen shells produce silken threads known as byssus This sea silk or byssus is used as an anchor by the mollusks to tether themselves to the seafloor against the push and pull of the waves Underwater the beards look like brown moss full of algae and small shells but when cleaned and combed they appear to be golden threads commonly known as sea silk These threads Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, have been prized for their shine and strangeness for nearly two thousand years Harvesting them is now prohibited Until October 2016 a weaver in Sardinia who callederself the Maestro Chiara Vigo ran the The Museum of Byssus and claimed a Cult Science Fiction Films history of weaving that discounted others Now that the museumas been closed other women in Sant Antioco the descendants of the weavers from Italo Diana s school are exchange their stories and reclaiming their Crime and Punishment heritage Disclosure My review copy was courtesy of Penguin Publishing Grouphttpwwwshetreadssoftlycom20190. Epreneurs whoarvest process and trade themBlending interviews Sailor Moon Episode Lists history and travel writing Harvest sets theseuman stories against our changing economic and ecological landscape What do they tell us about capitalism global market forces and overharvesting How does a local micro economy survive in a yper connected world Harvest makes us see the world with wonder curiosity and new concern It is an original and magical new map of our world and its riches.
REVIEW Harvest By Edward Posnett
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At a time when uman consumption is threatening our very survival along with the survival of thousands of other species comes this book examining the strange Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, histories and travels of several natural items fromarvest to marketplace Possnet takes the reader on a fascinating sometimes sad journey through time and place This is a book to savor Recommended for those who enjoy natural and social Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 history Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair review In Strange Harvests Edward Posnett investigates the ways that our relationship with natureas been broken by capitalism and uses a curiosity cabinet of natural objects to force Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version his readers to look around their ownomes and ask where from and by what processes they obtained the ordinary artifacts that make up their daily lives Posnett often refers to the Victorian uest genre and Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity his work mimics it takingim to far away places subjecting The Doughboys him to trials and sometimes imparting bleak and sober lessons about our impact on nature He begins with the Icelandic and possibly utopicarvest of eiderdown He looks into the systems of profit that rules its 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] harvest most of the profit does not go to those doing the work as well as the division of labor women are very involved in this work and finally into what we destroy arctic foxes in this case to protect a species we see as valuable Our next stop is in the nearly insensate cave walls of Borneo where the subject of the dangerous work of retrieving bird s nests encompasses issues such as clashes between East and West monocultural agriculture and fears about dampening or obscuring native voices Similar chapters on civet coffee sea silk tagua nuts and vicuna wool take on other suchard Futurity hitting issues like conservation cruelty fraud animal display personal ethics and slavery In the end the importance of Posnett s work may not be the interesting modern day curiosity cabinete assembles but the ways in which Ouija in Suburbia his work asks readers to come to know the products of their own lives What is natural Biodegradable Ethical What are the origins of the objects we live with Whereave they come from and who Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism helped bring them to us If readers grapple with these uestions we might come to live in a sustainable world Posnett s book brings the eighteenth century curiosity cabinet into the twenty first century ase traces the cultural Lenora histories of natural objects such as birds nests vicuna fiber and guano The first essay about Icelandic eiderdown was the strongest The rest were solid but it didn t seem to me that the author was as excited about the other topics as they were about the first one What do Eiderdown Edible Birds Nests Civet Coffee Sea Silk Vicuna fiber Tagua nuts and Guano allave in common They are all the subject of Edward Posnett s investigation into each of these objectsHe goes into the biology of the animal that creates each of these commodities Caz Sanatı howistory of Desire Sensibility howumans A Lublin Survivor have used and taken advantage of them in some pretty disturbing ways along withis own firsthand observations as The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green he travels across the world to experience the natural environment as well as talk with the various collectors Collectors andor guardians whichave becoming rare as most locations are off the beaten path and nearly all reuire The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice hours of processingA few bits that I took away from each object Harvesters are constructing enormous birdhouses within their cities for the swifts creators of the edible nests in order to keep access to their own flocks Civet coffee whichas coffee beans eaten and excreted by a small cat like animal that were originally brought to the attention of Europeans because their anal glands produce a yellow musk that was used as a base for perfume EewEider Practicing History have learned to live with thearvesters since the umans will protect their nests from predators during nesting season in exchange for the eider down discarded once the fledglings ave grown Also the term eider Some Thing Black has been used to include other bird feathers and down as well as any fiber fillingTagua nut or vegetable ivory was originally used for buttons but is very biodegradable Moisture can cause the buttons to swell crack and pop off whatever they are attached to But since it so resembles ivory. In a centuries old tradition farmers in northwestern Iceland scour remote coastal plains for the down of nesting eider ducksHigh inside a vast cave in Borneo men perched atop rickety ladders collect swiftlets’ nests a delicacy believed to be a cure for almost anythingEiderdown and edible birds’ nests both are luxury products ultimately destined for the super rich To the rest of the world these materials are mere commodities but to thearvesters the.
It is also carved into small figurines and other objectsWhen lemon juice is applied to sea silk or byssus or the beards of the mollusks it turns to a golden color and McClellans Other Story has been woven into cloth since Roman times Sardinia is where the only weavers currently live and their stock is running out since the pen mollusk is a protected species of the level which forbids anyuman interactionVicuna fiber is all from their backs and sides as their belly is bare to enable the animal to sweat Wonderfully soft and warm it is also uite expensive Ten years ago the price of a yard ranged in the US1500 to US3000 rangeAnd what can you say about guano I was not surprised that it was still being mined in this case on the islands off the coast of Peru and each island Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? has a guardian to watch over the nesting birds The job must be tremendously lonely and loud with bird calls Posnett provides several thought provoking and interesting views into our interactions with the natural world around us well at least with 7 of its creatures His writing style flows easily ande tries not to propose any easy answers on sustainability commodification or even conservation itselfI ve come away with several uestions as well as reflections on what Leonardo da Vinci humanity is doing to the c0 inhabitants of our world I certainly don tave the answers but Posnett certainly gave me some insight into areas that might get overlooked and maybe we should all that a look into seeing what we Enkätboken have in our own curiosity chest which is wheree put all the examples Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy he received from these travels2020 082 35 stars round up Strange Harvests The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects is a combination of two subjects I like nature and uirky less knownistory of our world The seven natural objects are eiderdown edible birds nests civet coffee sea silk vicuna fiber tagua and guano The author wavers animal biology Play Me, Im Yours historical accounts and firsthand observations into a continuous narrative in whiche contemplates the nature of our relationship with other creatures on earth I find the Health at Every Size history of these objects fascinating and the book educational However after exploring the seven uncommon objects it is not clear what the possibility of a mutually beneficial relationship is The authoras not found a pattern or two where such mutually beneficial relationship can be formed The opposite is true there is no way as least according to the book to achieve the ecological and economical euilibrium We are not good at The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy harmony Theistory of Polvere alla polvere human race is aistory of exploitation The demand for edible birds nests which Wyoming Triple Heat have no proven nutrition superiority nearly destroyed the black swiftlets naturalabitat Today the white edible birds nests on the market are mostly An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery harvested in man made birdouses who domesticate whom The civet coffee industry is mostly a scam The sea silk museum in Sant Antioco is built on a lie The commercialization of vicuna fiber Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy has caused poaching and disturbance of the animalabitat and it as not brought wealth to the local population And to bring back tagua to replace plastics is or less a dream As to guano arvesting perhaps they should be left alone The Guano Era which refers to a period of stability and prosperity in Peru during the mid 19th century was a I, Claudius hellish time for the imported Chinese coolies Even the idealized Icelandic eiderdownarvesting Six Thinking Hats has its dark sideA fascinating read becomes a depressing read Perhaps it is the subject or perhaps it s the writing A book that makes you think and even Goggle a few things The nature travelogue aspect of Strange Harvests is engaging but the angle that really made this book great is the analysis of capitalism and supply chains The documentation and analysis of the desire for uniue objects and materials and the ways that demand shapes local economies and destroys ecosystems is super interesting and not a particular angle I often see in books about nature and ecology Lots of interesting facts containederein but all I ever want to know with these books is did Chicken Soup for the Soul he get an advance andow did Misbehaving he pay to travel all around the work just to write these essays Strange Harvests The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects by Edward Posnett is a veryighly recommended fascinating look. Y are all imbued with myth tradition folklore and ritual and form part of a shared identity and istoryThese objects are two of the seven natural wonders whose stories Harvest tells eiderdown vicuña wool sea silk vegetable ivory civet coffee guano and edible birds’ nests Harvest follows their journey from the wildest parts of the planet traversing Iceland Indonesia and Peru to its urban centres drawing on the voices of the gatherers shearers and entr.