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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World
The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1771642483
Draws on up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual growth, share nutrients and contribute to a resilient ecosystem. Illustrations.
Going Native: Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Going Native
Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Paperback      ISBN: 0945352859
Oak: The Frame of Civilization
Oak
The Frame of Civilization
Paperback      ISBN: 0393327787
A history of the oak tree identifies its significance in religious rites, homemaking, travel, literature, and the outcome of key military conflicts, in an account that documents the communitarian and educational nature of the oak and what it reveals about the natural world's link to science, philosophy, spirituality, and other human disciplines. Reprint.
The Perfect Minnesota Lawn: Attaining and Maintaining the Lawn You Want
The Perfect Minnesota Lawn
Attaining and Maintaining the Lawn You Want
Paperback      ISBN: 1930604297
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions. The Perfect Minnesota Lawn is written by the highly popular gardening expert Melinda Myers. Lawns are the foundation of a great landscape. This series contains regional information on the best lawns for a midwestern landscape.
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 Pine Barrens
The Pine Barrens
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514429
Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home. Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.
A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
A Splintered History of Wood
Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
Hardcover      ISBN: 0061373567
Draws on the author's extensive travels, interviews with hundreds of woodworkers, and experiences as a carpenter to present a comprehensive history of wood and its global impact, in an account that addresses a wide range of topics, from Derek Jeter's bat and the invention of toothpicks to the construction of Levittown and the famed Stradivarius violin. 30,000 first printing.
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
The Songs of Trees
Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
Hardcover      ISBN: 052542752x
A professor of biology and environmental studies, and Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Forest Unseen, visits twelve trees around the world and discusses the biological relationships that sustain life, including bacterial communities, cooperative animals and fungal partners.
The Horticulture Gardener's Guide to Shrubs
The Horticulture Gardener's Guide to Shrubs
Paperback      ISBN: 1558707484
A richly illustrated guide to the use of shrubs in a landscape introduces the fundamental principles of garden design using various types of shrubs, provides information on how to select the right shrubs, and offers valuable tips on preparing the soil, planting shrubs, plant care, climate, garden accessories, pruning, and more. Original.
Bamboos
Bamboos
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881922684
Bamboos are fascinating for their beauty and elegance, and their variety of form, not to mention their importance in the symbolism of Far Eastern poetry and art. They have already acquired an important status as cultivated plants in North America, and are becoming more prominent also in Europe. Plantsmen and garden designers have recognised for a long time the many possibilities offered by the individual species. Many of them are hardy. There are bamboos suitable for large and small gardens, and they can be highly effective in hedges, in woods, or as individual, freestanding plants. They are effective in both starring and supporting roles. They can be used on terraces, on balconies, in conservatories and even in roof gardens. The special appeal of bamboos has tempted many an uninformed gardener to buy one, and this can sometimes be followed by failure and disappointment. Here at last the reader is offered information on bamboos and their uses; morphology and structure; characteristics of the major genera; species and cultivars for the garden; planting and cultivation; uses in garden design; container growing; use as raw material; and problems in cultivation.