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  • Fire and Vegetation Dynamicsby Edward A. Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 30.00

    A technical introduction to the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences, using examples from the North American boreal forest. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Plantby David Burnie

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    This is a an original and exciting look at the fascinating natural world of plants. Stunning real-life photographs of flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves, and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of plant anatomy and growth. See the biggest flower in the world, where a seed develops, what the inside of a plant stem looks like, how... more...

  • Paul Ehrenfestby M.J. Hollestelle

    Leiden University Press 2010; US$ 63.50

    De Leidse hoogleraar theoretische fysica Paul Ehrenfest (1880-1933) was goed bevriend met Niels Bohr en Albert Einstein. In tegenstelling tot zijn beroemde tijdgenoten lag zijn kracht niet bij het doen van grote ontdekkingen. Wel had hij een uitzonderlijk talent voor het verhelderen van complexe vraagstukken in de fysica. Het leven en werk van Ehrenfest... more...

  • De Chinese gemeenschap van Batavia, 1843-1865by Menghong Chen

    Leiden University Press 2011; US$ 54.75

    The Kong Koan (Chinese Council) of Batavia (present-day Jakarta) was a historical phenomenon of great significance to the local Chinese society. This institution constitutes the sole existing Chinese-language archives of a centuries-old overseas Chinese urban community. more...

  • Paper Roadby Erik Mueggler

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    This exhilarating book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Erik Mueggler introduces Scottish botanist George Forrest, who employed Naxi adventurers in his fieldwork... more...

  • Spring Wildflowers of the Northeastby Carol Gracie; Eric Lamont

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This exquisitely illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at spring-blooming wildflowers of the Northeast, from old favorites to lesser-known species. Featuring more than 500 full-color photos in a stunning large-sized format, the book delves deep into the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 plant species. The rich narrative... more...

  • The Vascular Plants of Iowaby Lawrence J. Eilers; Dean M. Roosa

    University of Iowa Press 1994; US$ 31.95

    Anyone who works with the vascular plants of Iowa—researchers, conservationists, teachers, agricultural specialists, horticulturists, gardeners, and so on—and those who are simply interested in knowing more about the state's plants have long felt a need for a comprehensive flora of Iowa. This meticulously researched volume is a giant... more...

  • Trees and Shrubs of Californiaby John D. Stuart; John O. Sawyer

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 28.95

    California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub... more...

  • Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlandsby Sylvan T. Runkel; Alvin F. Bull

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Originally published in 1979, Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the wooded communities that once covered more than 6 million acres of the state. Now redesigned with updated names... more...

  • Jepson Manualby Bruce G. Baldwin; Douglas Goldman; David J Keil; Robert Patterson; Thomas J. Rosatti

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 131.95

    The second edition of The Jepson Manual thoroughly updates this acclaimed work, the single most comprehensive resource on California's amazingly diverse flora. The Jepson Manual, second edition, integrates the latest science with the results of intensive fieldwork, institutional collaboration, and efforts of hundreds of contributing authors into... more...