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© BP Offshore platforms demonstrate the level of sophistication achieved by this kind of mining, as well as the difficulties faced due to the progressive depletion

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Energy price fluxes have an impact on inflation and on economic activity as a whole, which affects the country’s competitive position. The extent of this impact

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Many people believe that the contribution renewable energy sources make to the generation of electricity as a whole is little more than anecdotal. Truth be known,

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Lady’s slipper

Rare and funny, Lady’s slipper (or Cuckoo’s slipper) is good at playing hide and seek. From the eighteenth century it appeared in botanical publications to then vanish into a long silence denying its existence in the Pyrenees.
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Vegetable gardens

Family orchards and vegetable plots in the Catalan Pyrenees play a key role in conservation and management of biodiversity and preservation of traditional knowledge. They also help enhance social cohesion and welfare while, at the same time, affirming cultural identity.
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traditional knowledge about plants

The main goal of the study presented here is to compile traditional knowledge about plants in Formentera and Mallorca, with a focus on medicinal and food uses, before it is too late and such knowledge is lost.
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survival cuisine

The habit of gathering leaves, flowers, roots, fruits of wild plants and mushrooms for cooking traditional dishes is dying out in parts of Alicante, although in other –mostly rural– areas these traditional recipes are still in use. Ethnobotanical studies conducted in the province of Valencia identify more than 110 wild species used as food.
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The global debate on biodiversity has inevitably led us to consider traditional knowledge of plants, ethnobotany’s basic corpus, as an inseparable part of this discipline. This fact was amply recognised by the Convention on Biodiversity. Furthermore, ethnobotanical knowledge can and should be used to achieve sustainable development that is compatible with the conservation of biodiversity.
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Ethnobotany, the study of relationships between human societies and plants, is a discipline at the crossroads between natural sciences and social sciences. Such interdisciplinarity or transdisciplinarity breaches a purely scientific paradigm to bring researchers together from fields as diverse as anthropology...
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Can scientific facts and the idiosyncratic tribal culture of scientists be presented persuasively and intelligibly in the form of

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© Mètode Perhaps among the features that best characterise the work of Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Professor of History and Philosophy of

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© Mètode The large laboratory of the Royal Court of Berlin. From Johannes Hörmann, 1898. Die königliche Hofapotheke in Berlin (1598-1898), Hohenzollern Jahrbuch 1898.

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Quan Lavoisier parla d’oxigen no té en ment la mateixa idea que un químic contemporani. La diferència entre un concepte i l’altre és un problema fonamental a l’hora d’estudiar les teories químiques anteriors i posteriors a la revolució química.
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© Städel Museum, Frankfurt Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. Goethe in the Campagna di Roma, 1787. Oli on canvas. In 1809, Johann Wolfgang Goethe published

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The gradual melting of the Arctic, the subsequent opening of new shipping routes and easier access to various natural resources comprise a topic that mixes climatology, geology, technology, economics and

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From the outset, modern philosophy has taken an interest in cultural diversity. However, at the start it did so paradoxically, by

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Recent years have witnessed a revival of the debate concerning natural law or natural justice, which suggests that laws, or at

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Humans are living beings of extraordinary complexity. It is clear that we have our own particular nature –as do all animal

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New technologies, and particularly developments in genomics, have significantly changed the theoretical understanding of human beings: the nature and culture of

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Our vision of humanity has changed considerably over the twentieth century, thanks to hermeneutic developments that regarded man as a language animal, impossible to

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This article is divided in three sections. The first briefly describes the governance instituted with the creation of a European monetary

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The competitiveness of a production model depends on its ability to adapt to economic developments and changes in demand. Innovation is

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The first decade of the new century has seen the return to an old controversy: the possible imbalance between population and food

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Water is a limited resource and its scarcity is getting steadily worse due to climate change and overexploitation of land. Together

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