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- Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 13.95
Contents Introduction 1 Part 1 Breeding 1 The Birds, the Bees, and a Camel Hair Brush 15 2 Engineered to Perfection 40 Part 2 Growing 3 Italian Violets and Japanese Chrysanthemums 61 4 Acres under Glass 77 5 How the Dutch Conquered the World 106 6 Flowers on the Equator 137 Part 3 Selling 7 Forbidden Flowers 173 8 The Dutch Auction... more...
- Algonquin Books 2000; US$ 18.95
Advance Praise for From the Ground UP "An adventure story, charmingly told, in which a young woman is bitten by the gardening bug, tills her plot for the sheer joy of it, and emerges with here own personal gardening style." (BARBARA DAMROSCH, author of The Garden Primer and Theme Gardens "A treasure trove of delightful stories, filled with wit,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 12.95
8 Bizarre Facts About Earthworms The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. Now, thanks to Amy Stewart, author of THE EARTH MOVED, earthworms of the world can stand a little taller. Worms' ancestors date back over 250 million years. They survived two mass extinctions, including the one that... more...
- Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 19.95
"Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous." ? The New York Times "Many boozy books have been published over the years, spilling over with fun facts about absinthe, grog and bathtub gin. What makes Stewart's book different is her infectious enthusiasm for the plants, their uses, their history, and the... more...
- Bitingduck Press 2006; US$ 29.95
The Markov Anniversary Meeting, June 12-14, 2006 was the fifth in a series of conferences devoted to the Numerical Solution of Markov Chains (NSMC). The prior four NSMC conferences were held in 1990, 1995, 1999, and 2003. The first two conferences were held in Raleigh, North Carolina, the third moved overseas to Zarazoga, Spain, and the fourth was... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 20.95
The One Stop Doc books have been designed by medical students for medical students to consolidate their knowledge, subject by subject and system by system. For each area studied there are only so many questions an examiner can ask; they are presented here with clear explanations that allow the student to revise thoroughly one topic at a time. ... more...
- Algonquin Books 2009; US$ 18.95
A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants , Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature?s most appalling creations. It?s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You?ll learn... more...
- Tin House Books 2013; US$ 16.95
As the authors say: Shake ‘Em Up is “for People Who Fling Parties, People Who Go to Parties . . . People Who Don?t Really Drink but Feel That a Cocktail or Two Enlivens Conversation—in short, for the American People,? and that?s as true today as it was upon the book?s original publication, “in the twelfth year of Volstead, 1930.? Virginia Elliott... more...