Botany and Horticulture
Featured Items
Dictionary of Plant Names
Dictionary of Plant Names
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881922943
Wonderfully useful and complete, this little book includes common name cross-references, geographical distribution, and name origins, all at a bargain price. Pronunciations given are decidedly Britannic, but this seems a trivial matter in a book that fills so essential a need so conveniently.
Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Paperback      ISBN: 0520230078
The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field. o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field. o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties
The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants
The A to Z of Plant Names
A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604691964
Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
20 Amazing Plants: And Their Practical Uses
20 Amazing Plants
And Their Practical Uses
Paperback      ISBN: 1904871917
Let this book take you on a journey with plants, beyond just the aesthetic and edible pleasures they provide, to an in depth understanding and usable knowledge of how, with just a handful of versatile plants, you can transform your outside space into a diverse and resilient living store of building materials, fuel wood, medicines and raw materials for creating furniture, fabric and household utensils. Allow yourself to be inspired, to experiment in growing and creating some of the home comforts you are more used to purchasing. Choose the right plants for you and watch them grow, nurturing them to the point of harvest, then fashioning the finished product with your own skill and handiwork. This is an essential book for anyone interested in how we will continue when fuel has peaked.
The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants
Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892819782
"The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants"--Provided by publisher.

Pomologia: Nei Paesi Bassi / Germania / Francia / Inghilterra Ed Altre Regioni
Pomologia
Nei Paesi Bassi / Germania / Francia / Inghilterra Ed Altre Regioni
Italian    Hardcover      ISBN: 8896483026
A wonderful illustrated book of ancient botany, focused on description and classification of apples and pears, written by one of the most famous scientist of 18th century.
Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Epitaph for a Peach
Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Paperback      ISBN: 0062510258
The author describes the daily life of a California peach farmer, and the difficult decisions that have to be made to stay in business
Midwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach
Midwest Foraging
115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach
Paperback      ISBN: 1604695315
An herbalist, forager and urban farmer describes how to responsibly look and gather delicious wild edibles, from watercress to nettles to burdock roots in this A-to-Z guide to foraging year-round, including how to safely identify each and tips for preparation and use. Original.
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks
The Drunken Botanist
The Plants That Created the World's Great Drinks
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1616200464
Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi). Some of the most extraordinary and obscure plants have been fermented and distilled, and they each represent a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. Molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence: when the British forced the colonies to buy British rather than French molasses for their New World rum-making, the settlers’ outrage kindled the American Revolution. Captain James Cook harvested the young, green tips of spruce trees to make a vitamin C–rich beer that cured his crew of scurvy—a recipe that Jane Austen enjoyed so much that she used it as a plot point in Emma. And the South American angostura tree, employed by explorer Alexander von Humboldt to treat fever, was at the center of a thirty-year international court battle over the trademarking of cocktail bitters. With a delightful two-color vintage-style interior, over fifty drink recipes, growing tips for gardeners, and advice that carries Stewart’s trademark wit, this is the perfect gift for gardeners and cocktail aficionados alike.
Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home
Homegrown Marijuana
Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1591869102
With step-by-step instructions and photos, explains the start up cost, security, and success rates for starting an indoor, water-based Cannabis growing system in your home, as well as information on plant nutrients, selecting varieties and problem-solving. Original.