Irit Ziffer

palm tree was created from the same earth from which God made Adam, which is why the palm resembles man ( Canaan 1927 ). These beliefs that are still held and practiced by contemporary societies in the Middle East have their roots in ancient times. No wonder, therefore, that the unrivaled date palm was

Vernon H. Heywood

species and area conservation Much of the literature on in situ species conservation interprets it as meaning essentially the setting up and maintaining of protected areas. This in turn has led to the belief that conservation can achieved if the species occurs in a protected area, although as

George van Driem

same molecular formula C 8 H 10 N 4 O 2 . 10 None the less there is a persistent strain of spurious urban lore which claims that theine is ‘better for you’ than caffeine. The reason that this belief has proved so robust is simply that most people can sense that the effects of drinking a cup of tea

George van Driem

. Though not a reliable source on tea, Doctor de Morga is yet another interesting source of information on the Philippine ruson tsubo 呂宋壺 ‘Luzon jars’, so prized in Japan at the time. He likewise recorded the belief that these receptacles were indispensable for keeping tea in good condition. … unos

George van Driem

of a panacea or universal remedy against all ills, for that too would be nothing more than a common type of folly that people fall for … Instead, the first half of the treatise is dedicated to dispelling false beliefs about tea propagated by its detractors. He writes that tea does not dry out the

George van Driem

IJsbrantsz. Bontekoe, Westfries Museum This first report gave rise to the belief that a distinct species of flightless bird akin to the dodo may once have lived on Réunion, but the naturalists Hume and Cheke have recently built up an argument against the plausibility of this hypothesis. 23 Yet the

George van Driem

belief in two distinct species, von Siebold had in 1832 already verified and confirmed that there was but a single species of tea, asserting that the species names Thea viridis and Thea bohea were therefore obsolete and arguing cogently on the basis of priority that Thea sinensis was the sole valid