Botany Specific Aspects
The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior
The Revolutionary Genius of Plants
A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501187856
Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? Plant Revolution—a fascinating, paradigm-shifting work that upends everything you thought you knew about plants—makes a compelling scientific case that these and other astonishing ideas are all true. Plants make up eighty percent of the weight of all living things on earth, and yet it is easy to forget that these innocuous, beautiful organisms are responsible for not only the air that lets us survive, but for many of our modern comforts: our medicine, food supply, even our fossil fuels. On the forefront of uncovering the essential truths about plants, world-renowned scientist Stefano Mancuso reveals the surprisingly sophisticated ability of plants to innovate, to remember, and to learn, offering us creative solutions to the most vexing technological and ecological problems that face us today. Despite not having brains or central nervous systems, plants perceive their surroundings with an even greater sensitivity than animals. They efficiently explore and react promptly to potentially damaging external events thanks to their cooperative, shared systems; without any central command centers, they are able to remember prior catastrophic events and to actively adapt to new ones. Every page of Plant Revolution bubbles over with Stefano Mancuso’s infectious love for plants and for the eye-opening research that makes it more and more clear how remarkable our fellow inhabitants on this planet really are. In his hands, complicated science is wonderfully accessible, and he has loaded the book with gorgeous photographs that make for an unforgettable reading experience. Plant Revolution opens the doors to a new understanding of life on earth.
Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters With Plants
Thus Spoke the Plant
A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters With Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1623172438
An accessible and compelling story of a scientist's discovery of plant communication and how it influenced her research and changed her life: Gagliano reveals the dynamic role plants play in first-hand accounts from her research into plant communication and cognition. Transcending the view that plants are the objects of scientific materialism, Gagliano encourages us to rethink plants as beings with subjectivity, consciousness, and volition, having the capacity for their own perspectives and voices. Original.
The Skillful Forager: Essential Techniques for Responsible Foraging and Making the Most of Your Wild Edibles
The Skillful Forager
Essential Techniques for Responsible Foraging and Making the Most of Your Wild Edibles
Paperback      ISBN: 1611804833
The Skillful Forager is the ultimate forager’s guide to working with any wild plant in the field, kitchen, or pantry. From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of your harvest each season.
100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive
100 Plants to Feed the Bees
Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive
Paperback      ISBN: 1612127010
A user-friendly field guide, in response to the international bee crisis threatening our global food supply, shows what we can do to help protect our pollinators by providing profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Original.
100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive
100 Plants to Feed the Bees
Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612128866
The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants — such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and simply don’t mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 Plants to Save the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators.
Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution: Adaption in Mites and Ticks : Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists Siena 2000
Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution
Adaption in Mites and Ticks : Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists Siena 2000
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402004656
This volume covers several aspects of the Acarology as presented at The Fourth Symposium of the European Acarologists held in Siena, Italy, July 24-28, 2000. The meeting addressed the direction of today's research, as well as highlighted the challenges of this scientific field. On the basis of the presentations and invited papers, there is evidence of a "new" Acarology based on modern techniques and methods of investigations. It also demonstrated the importance of the "classical" Acarology, based on the alpha taxonomy and original studies. The Proceedings include selected original works on taxonomy, systematics, phynology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology (relationships between Acari and their plant/animal host), life strategies, morphology (reproductive anatomy, sperm transfer, structure and functioning of various organs of Acari), physiology, control and behaviour of mites and ticks.
Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution: Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists
Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution
Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists
Paperback      ISBN: 9048159504
Proceedings of the IV Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists
Advance in Barley Sciences: Proceedings of 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium
Advance in Barley Sciences
Proceedings of 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium
Hardcover      ISBN: 9400746814
Advance in barley sciences presents the latest developments in barley sciences. It collects 39 papers submitted to the 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium, and covers all presentation sessions of the conference, i.e., barley development and economy, utilizationof germplasm, genetic resources and genetic stocks, end-uses, biotic stress tolerance, abiotic stresses, new and renewed breeding methodology, barley physiology, breeding success stories, barley genomics and all other ‘-omics.’ Th e information will be usefulfor barley breeders, brewers, biochemists, molecular geneticists and biotechnologists. Th is book may also serve as reference text for students and scientists engaged in barley research.Dr. Guoping Zhang is a barley breeder and crop physiologist at the Department of Agronomy, Zhejiang University, China.Dr. Chengdao Li is a senior molecular geneticist and barley breeder at the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Australia. He is also an adjunct professor at Murdoch University of Australia and Zhejiang University.Dr. Xu Liu, a member of the China Academy of Engineering, is a plant resources researcher at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Advance in Barley Sciences: Proceedings of 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium
Advance in Barley Sciences
Proceedings of 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium
Paperback      ISBN: 9400798423
Advance in barley sciences presents the latest developments in barley sciences. It collects 39 papers submitted to the 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium, and covers all presentation sessions of the conference, i.e., barley development and economy, utilization of germplasm, genetic resources and genetic stocks, end-uses, biotic stress tolerance, abiotic stresses, new and renewed breeding methodology, barley physiology, breeding success stories, barley genomics and all other
Advances in Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics
Advances in Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics
Paperback      ISBN: 1441932046
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the mould genera Penicillium and Aspergillus in the natural world and in the affairs of man. These are large and ub1quitous genera; several species are beneficial to mankind because of their role in food fermentation or the production of useful antibiotics and enzymes. Others are important as agents of food spoilage. In recent years, these moulds have ga1ned attention because a number of species produce toxic metabo­ lites. The great impact of mycotoxicology on food problems, particularly in developing countries has generated a vast body of research. The ecological roles of Aspergillus and Penicil­ lium species in nature is also of importance. For the past several decades, the taxonomic treatments of Raper and Thorn (1949) and Raper and Fennell (1965) ~lere the only standard descciptive monographs of Penicillium and Asper­ gillus. However, in practice, the identification of these economically important moulds was problematic and caused con­ siderable confusion in the literature and subsequently in applied research. In the past ten years, several laboratories have carried out taxonomic research resulting in a number of valuable publications. However, the differences in methodo­ logy and species concepts made comparison between the diffe­ rent classifications difficult. This confusion in the taxo­ nomy and nomenclature of common species is a great handicap to applied and industrial research.