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Cover for From burial spaces to pilgrimage sites: the changing role of European cemeteries.

This chapter examines the role of military cemeteries and their relationship to pilgrimage and tourism. In particular, focus is given to the element of scale, with cemeteries being viewed as individual pilgrimage sites, pilgrimage destinations, or one of several cemeteries along a pilgrimage...

Author(s)
Pliberšek, L.; Basle, N.; Lebe, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241877)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs.

US and EU legislation require that an animal must be rendered insensible to pain before invasive dressing procedures start. If an animal shows any of the following clinical signs, it must be immediately restunned: (i) righting reflex or retains the ability to stand; (ii) species-specific...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dioxins I. Dynamics and legal directives in Europe.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans are a group of aromatic hydrocarbons, emitted mostly from anthropogenic sources, that have negative effects on human health. Chlorine and carbon compounds, in combination with temperature and combustion processes, are the main...

Author(s)
Dopico, M.; Gómez, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
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Cover for The family of tourism routes.

This chapter provides an overview of how tourism routes can be categorized according to principal motivations for travel. Four of the categories are examined: cultural tours and circuits; themed and branded driving routes; cycling routes; and long-distance walking trails. A case study is presented...

Author(s)
Ward-Perkins, D.; Beckmann, C.; Ellis, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394767)
Type
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for EU regulations and the current position of animal welfare.

In most countries of the world, sustainability issues are viewed by the public as of increasing importance and animal welfare is perceived to be both a public good and a key aspect of these issues. European Union animal welfare policy and legislation on animal welfare has helped animals, has had...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction: local identity and transnational cults.

This chapter contextualizes the book with a reflection on pilgrimage studies and their evolution in European literature. Following this, it outlines the book's overall structure and details the contributions of the various authors.

Author(s)
Giacalone, F.; Griffin, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392527)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusion.

This chapter brings together some concluding observations on the individual chapters and their overall contributions, particularly on the themes of: (1) contemporary pilgrimages in specific local circumstances; and (2) the creation of dynamics that expand cults to other places.

Author(s)
Griffin, K.; Giacalone, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392527)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Defining halophytes: a conceptual and historical approach in an ecological frame.

Halophytes have certainly been recognized since the beginning of the 18th century, but subtle earlier allusions to salt-tolerant plants can be found back to 1500. By the time of the French Encyclopédie (1751-1765), and Goethe (1786), consistent data about halophytes had already been accumulated....

Author(s)
Grigore, M. N.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
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