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- Springer 2011; US$ 139.99
To meet the challenge of feeding ever increasing human population, efficient, economical and environment friendly disease control methods are required. Pests are responsible for heavy crop losses and reduced food supplies, poorer quality of agricultural products, economic hardship for growers and processor. Generally, chemical control methods are neither... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 91.95
Plant Systematics contains the essential paradigms, concepts, and terms required for a basic understanding of plant systematics at the graduate or undergraduate level. Plant systematics is an area central to numerous other biological disciplines, and a large subset of plant scientists are required to take a course in plant systematics. Almost all... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2010; US$ 27.95
Plants have had symbolic as well as practical meanings and uses since the beginning of human civilisation. This vivid account introduces readers to a rich variety of British and Irish plant folklore, drawing on Roy Vickery's own unsurpassed archives collated over forty years, and a wide range of historical and contemporary literature. Unlike... more...
- CRC Press 2010; US$ 119.95
Cultivated in an increasing number of countries, vanilla is a universally appreciated flavor that is consumed worldwide. However, most users are unaware of the plant from which the product comes. This book presents up-to-date reviews on the cultivation, curing, and uses of vanilla. The latest scientific data provides information on genetic status,... more...
- CRC Press 2010; US$ 159.95
Details information on techniques for isolating, culturing, and identifying soil and seed fungi. This book presents the results of the author's soil-borne plant disease studies, including pathological and mycological aspects. It features emphasis on basidiomycetous fungi, colonies of fresh agar cultures, and dried specimens. more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 58.00
Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South America. Even though medicinal plants have always attracted considerable attention, there is surprisingly little... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00
In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes. Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps. Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon... more...
- Manson Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 99.95
An overview of trees, covering ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation and surgery. The different chapters - fully illustrated throughout with the highest quality colour photos - cover trees from habitats around the world. more...