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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
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
Paperback      ISBN: 0061373575
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. We wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the planet's colder regions. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. Spike Carlsen's A Splintered History of Wood is a grand celebration of all things wooden and the characters who lovingly shape them—eccentric artisans and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, and bizarre forms of transportation. From champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, from the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, here is a passionate, personal, amazingly entertaining exploration of nature's greatest gift.
Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia
Armitage's Garden Perennials
A Color Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881924350
Provides descriptions and illustrations for perennials in 136 genera
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.
Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates
Trees for All Seasons
Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881926744
Offering detailed profiles of more than three hundred selected trees suited to a broad spectrum of climates, a colorful volume explains how to select the right broadleafed evergreen species--including hollies, eucalyptus, acacias, magnolias, and viburnums--to add year-round interest and color to one's garden.
The Explorer's Garden: Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the World
The Explorer's Garden
Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881929182
Of interest to horticulturalists as well as any avid gardener, this book chronicles the travels to remote and exotic areas of its author (the founder of Heronswood Nursery in Washington State) in search of plants. The armchair traveler will relish the quotes from his travel journal which introduce each chapter; the horticulturalist and gardener will be caught up in the main text, which describes the origins and hybrids of an array of perennials, including Azara, Buddleja, Clethra, Daphne, Illicium, Itea, and Sassafras. Hinckley's passion and knowledge are evident in his writing, as he describes the history of a plant's discovery and propagation, his experiences traveling to see them in their native habitat, and growing them in his gardens. The plants are described in detail, including the various species, with notes on hardiness, cultivation, and propagation. As is usual for this press, the volume is beautifully produced, and filled with color plates. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Going Native: Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Going Native
Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards
Paperback      ISBN: 0945352859
The Sibley Guide to Trees
The Sibley Guide to Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 037541519x
A comprehensive field guide to trees from the author of The Sibley Guide to Birds includes species arranged taxonomically, not by features, and includes detailed paintings that illustrate the cycles of annual and lifetime development.
The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hostas
The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hostas
Paperback      ISBN: 0881925187
Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses
Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses
Paperback      ISBN: 0395797616
Provides an introduction to ornamental grasses, discussing the different types and their uses, and includes a description of each specimen and growing tips for each type