Botany and Horticulture
Seed to Seed
The Secret Life of Plants
Hardcover ISBN: 1582344132
Part field notebook, part sketchbook, and part diary, a study of an iconic plant through the changing seasons of a single year narrates the life history of the plant, describing both what is visible and the hidden molecular mechanisms that underlie the visible events in the plant's life.
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.
The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-eye View of the World
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0375760393
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. 100,000 first printing.
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.
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 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.