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Nature’s marvellous medicine

by Diana Bowles
Nature’s marvellous medicine
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 704 views
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For hundreds of years we have used plants and their extracts for their healing properties. Ancient Egyptians chewed white willow bark to relieve fevers and reduce inflammation, and many years later scientists discovered that the bark contains salicyl....

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Science not stamp collecting? Botany from 1759 to 2059

by Stephen Hopper
Science not stamp collecting? Botany from 1759 to 2059
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 972 views
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Professor Hopper considers the vital role that the study of plant taxonomy and systematics has played in plant science. He considers, in particular, how these fields are transforming to meet the needs of 21st Century science as we address the challen....

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The origins of flowers

by Peter Crane
The origins of flowers
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 857 views
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Flowers are such a ubiquitous and familiar part of our modern world that it is easy to take them for granted. But as Darwin recognized, the exquisite details of their structure and appearance have been shaped by evolutionary processes over millions o....

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