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A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America
A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Eastern and Central North America
Paperback      ISBN: 039592622x
An illustrated handbook describes the most common edible plants, their range, uses as food, and suggested methods of cooking.
Pomologia: Nei Paesi Bassi / Germania / Francia / Inghilterra Ed Altre Regioni
Pomologia
Nei Paesi Bassi / Germania / Francia / Inghilterra Ed Altre Regioni
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.
Berry Finder: A Guide to Native Plants With Fleshy Fruits
Berry Finder
A Guide to Native Plants With Fleshy Fruits
Paperback      ISBN: 0912550317
This book will help you identify plants with fleshy fruit one inch in diameter or smaller found in Eastern North America. Ripe fruits are described in this book. Most unripe fruits are green or white, and many turn several colors before maturing. Note that this is a plant identification book, not a guide to edible plants. This book calls all fleshy fruits "berries," whether they are drupes, pomes, accessory fruits, aggregates, or true berries. It includes native species as well as some cultivated species that have escaped to the wild.
Midwest Gardener's Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select - Plan - Plant - Maintain - Problem-Solve - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nort
Midwest Gardener's Handbook
Your Complete Guide: Select - Plan - Plant - Maintain - Problem-Solve - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nort
Paperback      ISBN: 1591865689
With over 30 years of gardening experience, renowned regional horticulturalist Melinda Myers brings you the perfect when-to, how-to, and which-plant guide for gardening in the Midwestern United States. Meant for the more experienced intermediate to advanced gardener, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook is an all-inclusive resource guide featuring hundreds of proven plants—including winter-hardy choices—that are optimal for Midwestern gardeners. With the help of gorgeous photography and in-depth instructions, author Melinda Myers will teach you how to plant, prune, water, control pests, and continually care for your personal outdoor oasis. A helpful icon key highlights each featured plant’s benefits, along with its particular sun and shade requirements. Featured plant categories discuss annuals, bulbs, edibles, ferns and groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, turfgrasses, and vines. Each plant is showcased with specific advice on how, when, and where to plant; growing tips, such as watering requirements; and descriptions of routine care. Alongside these “nitty-gritty
Seba: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
Seba
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836554372
Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. This reproduction is taken from a rare, hand-colored original.
Phantastica: A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Phantastica
A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817836
Long out of print, this book is the first scientific study of narcotic and psychedelic substances by a world-renowned pharmacologist and toxicologist.
Fern Finder: A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
Fern Finder
A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
Paperback      ISBN: 0912550244
A pocket guide to identifying native ferns that grow in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, and eastern Canada. Like other plant guides in the "Finders" series, "Fern Finder" is a dichotomous key, which leads the user step-by-step through a series of choices to the species being identified. Heavily illustrated with line drawings.
A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
A Garden of Marvels
How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062048996
Retracing the progress of the first botanists who banished myths and misunderstandings, the author interweaves personal anecdotes, science and untold history as she attempts to become a better gardener. 25,000 first printing.
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-eye View of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375501290
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 30,000 first printing.
The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names
The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604691158
Coombs (U. Botanic Garden, Puebla, Mexico; formerly, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire, UK) brings to English-speaking audiences an updated edition of this classic reference first published in German in 1927. Following introductory notes on the dictionary's origins and botanical nomenclature, an A-Z overview of genera and species provides plant scientific family name, icon- identified type, distribution, status, and common names in English, German, and French for most of the 20,000 plants described. The volume includes a categorized bibliography and global distribution maps. A supplementary database is available. For conifers, which are not included, referral is made to Erhardt's List of Conifer Names. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)