Botany and Horticulture
Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms
Paperback ISBN: 1609619870
A scientific and cultural exploration of one of one of the most provocative and sought-after foods on Earth examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen.
Popular Pond Plants
Hardcover ISBN: 0764561405
How to use and maintain a wide range of plants in and around your garden pond, including water lilies, aquatics, marginals, and bog plants. The garden industry is booming, and this exceptionally illustrated full-color book is the perfect resource for budding or experienced pondscapers.
This book features all the popular types of pond plants. Specially commissioned step-by-step photos show planting techniques and maintenance, propagation, plus how to recognize and treat common plant pests and diseases.
Hardcover ISBN: 1552635171
The award-winning photographer and author of ten books turns his lens on his own garden, capturing the vibrant colors and startlingly beautiful moments in his own backyard as he charts the progress of his plants and flowers through the seasons. 12,500 first printing.
The Orchid Thief
Paperback ISBN: 044900371x
A bizarre plant-obsessed subculture of orchid collectors is exposed in this unique and compelling expose, which introduces--among other exotic characters--the "Orchid Thief" who planned to clone flowers stolen from the Florida swamps and a band of Seminole Indians who never made peace with the U.S. government. Reprint. Tour.
Seeds of Hope
Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
Hardcover ISBN: 1455554499
The renowned naturalist and best-selling author of Reason of Hope blends her experience in the natural world with her enthusiasm for botany to examine the critical role of trees and plants in the environment, citing the work of forefront botanists while outlining her theories about sustainable farming. 60,000 first printing.
Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind
The Nature of Craving and How to Control It
Paperback ISBN: 0195059182
Despite the immense obstacles they face, many alcoholics do manage to recover. In this groundbreaking book, Arnold M. Ludwig--a doctor with over twenty-five years of experience working with alcoholics--goes inside the minds of alcoholics in order to explain the behaviors and thought processes they use to get and stay sober. Whether alcoholics achieve recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, a church, counseling, hospitalization, or entirely of their own initiative, the basic methods remain essentially the same. This book offers the first detailed examination of these successful methods. Ludwig has discovered that in most cases a lasting recovery can only begin after certain crucial attitude changes occur. Regardless of the motivation of alcoholics, powerful forces lure them back to drink. To remain sober, alcoholics not only must recognize these forces and the dangerous frame of mind that fuels them, but also must use a variety of techniques for resisting temptation. Recovery involves far more than simply not drinking; it means a sober life style. Over the years, Ludwig has worked with over one thousand alcoholics from all walks of life and within many different settings, including hospital clinics, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, detoxification centers, and private homes. Using clinical vignettes, research findings, and personal anecdotes, he documents the basic principles necessary for conquering craving and achieving recovery. Ludwig offers an optimistic message: no matter how bad things get, there is always hope. This book will provide insights not only for recovering alcoholics, but also for their families, counselors, and doctors.
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 Cabaret of Plants
Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination
Hardcover ISBN: 0393239977
A sweeping botanical history discusses how plants have been central to human experinece, exploring dozens of plant species that have upturned ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief.