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  • The Aliveness of Plantsby Peter Ayres

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    The Darwin family was instrumental in the history of botany. Their experiences illustrate the growing specialization and professionalization of science in the nineteenth century. The author shows how botany escaped the burdens of medicine, feminization and the sterility of classification and nomenclature to become a rigorous laboratory science. more...

  • The World of Carolus Clusiusby Florike Egmond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Egmond's study investigates horticultural techniques, fashions in the collection of rare plants, botanical experimentation and methods of scientific evaluation, as well as tracking the exchange of knowledge. Central to this activity is the figure of Carolus Clusius (1526-1609), the first truly scientific botanist. more...

  • A Gardener's Latinby Richard Bird

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 10.19

    Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its colour, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat and all... more...

  • Approaches to Plant Evolutionary Ecologyby G.P. Cheplick

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 77.99

    Plant evolutionary ecology is a rapidly growing discipline which emphasizes that populations adapt and evolve not in isolation, but in relation to other species and abiotic environmental features such as climate. Although it departs from traditional evolutionary and ecological fields of study, the field is connected to branches of ecology, genetics,... more...

  • Plant Life of Southwestern Australiaby Philip K. Groom; Byron Lamont

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    Southwestern Australia is unique as it contains the world?s most nutrient-impoverished soils, experiences a prolonged-summer period and the vegetation is extremely fire-prone.  It is also world-renowned for its relative high level of flora biodiversity.  This book focuses on the diverse range of morphological and physiological adaptations... more...

  • Out of the Woodsby Will Cohu

    Short Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Out of the Woods takes you on a revelatory ramble through country and city - from woodlands of majestic oak and ash to mean streets lined with cherries. Containing myriad tips for recognition and rich in tree-biography and gossip, this book will enable you to tell your birch from your beech as you pass at 70mph, and will inspire even the most... more...

  • Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptationby Roosa Laitinen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 199.95

    Plants are forced to adapt for a variety of reasons— protection, reproductive viability, and environmental and climatic changes. Computational tools and molecular advances have provided researchers with significant new insights into the molecular basis of plant adaptation.  Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation  provides a comprehensive... more...

  • Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands, 2nd editionby Sylvan T. Runkel; Dean M Roosa; Thomas Rosburg; Arnold van der Valk

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Originally published in 1999, Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands was the first book to focus on the beauty and diversity of the wetland plants that once covered 1.5 million acres of Iowa. Now this classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and all-new photographs, just as Iowa?s wetlands are getting the respect... more...

  • Exotic Fruits and Nuts of the New Worldby O. Duarte; R. E. Paull

    CABI 2015; US$ 180.00

    A major reference work on exotic and underutilised fruits and nuts of the New World. While many of these are well known in the local markets and in Spanish-language literature, they have rarely been brought to the attention of the wider English-speaking audience, and as such this book will offer an entirely new resource to those interested in exotic... more...

  • Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trailby Elizabeth Wenk

    Wilderness Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    This new book by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk includes photos and descriptions of approximately 300 species of wildflowers and flowering shrubs in the High Sierra. Focused on areas above 8,000 feet in elevation from Yosemite south through the Whitney Region, by restricting the collection of species to higher elevations, the book can include all commonly... more...