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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa - Alliaceae (2003)by Sarah Smith; Jonathan Stansbie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Acaulescent or short-stemmed biennial or perennial geophytes. Stem usually swollen to form a bulb or tuberous rhizome, rarely a corm, covered with the dry remains of sheathing leaf-bases. Leaves linear, filiform, lanceolate or rarely ovate, flat, terete or cylindrical and hollow, bases sheathing, veins parallel. Scape leafless, terete, flat or cylindrical... more...

  • CRC World Dictionary of Grassesby Umberto Quattrocchi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 805.00

    2008 NOMINEE The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Award for a Significant Work in Botanical or Horticultural Literature ?? now we have easier and better access to grass data than ever before in human history. That is a marked step forward. Congratulazioni Professor Quattrocchi!? ?Daniel F. Austin, writing in Economic... more...

  • Plant Ecology, Herbivory, and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forestsby Frans E. Wielgolaski

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00

    The successful long-term sustainable management of forests is dependent on our knowledge of their history, present state, and responses to changing environmental conditions. In this light, the text evaluates the Nordic mountain birch ecosystem with examples from different sites in the Nordic countries and Scotland.The authors analyse vegetation and... more...

  • Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichokeby Stanley J. Kays; Stephen F. Nottingham

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 184.95

    A unique plant on many levels, the distinctive properties of the Jerusalem artichoke, or Helianthus tuberosus L., present novel answers to some of today's most pressing problems. The potential of Jerusalem artichoke as a source for inulin, a fructose polymer that may provide dietary health benefits for obesity, diabetes, and several other health issues... more...

  • Seagrassesby Stephen A. Bortone

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 164.95

    Seagrasses are becoming widely used as in situ indicators of the relative health and condition of subtropical and tropical estuarine ecosystems. To permit meaningful management of our estuaries, there is clearly a need to develop and refine ways of effectively monitoring and assessing seagrasses. Seagrasses: Monitoring, Ecology, Physiology, and Management... more...

  • Western North American Juniperus Communitiesby Oscar van Auken

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Addresses various aspects of the biology, ecology, and management of Juniperus woodlands and savannas, synthesizing research findings as well as proposed research. This book provides ecologists, land managers, and foresters with a foundation in Juniperus ecosystems, enabling them to manage the communities for sustained productivity and diversity. more...

  • The Baobabsby Gerald E. Wickens

    Springer 2008; US$ 339.00

    This is the only comprehensive account of all eight species in the genus Adansonia. It describes the historical background from the late Roman period to the present. It covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs, famous trees, folk traditions and mythology, art associations, life cycle, natural history, cultivation, conservation,... more...

  • Grasses of the Intermountain Regionby Laurel K. Anderton; Mary E. Barkworth

    Utah State University Press 2009; US$ 62.95

    Grasses of the Intermountain Region is a modification of the two grass volumes of the Flora of North America (FNA). It is designed for identifying members of the Poaceae in the region between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, and is intended for use by botanists working with the grasses in this intermountain region of North America. The reduction... more...

  • Burrowing Shrimps and Seagrass Dynamics in Shallow-Water Meadows off Bolinao (New Philippines)by Hildie Maria E. Nacorda

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 68.95

    Based on research in Bolinao, this book assesses the importance of small-scale disturbance by burrowing shrimps. It covers the distribution of burrowing shrimp disturbance, the behavior of the snapping shrimp Alpheus macellarius in situand as observed from tank experiments, and the effects of short-term burial and leaf clipping on the growth patterns... more...

  • Seed Dormancy in Grassesby G. M. Simpson

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 72.00

    This book provides a comprehensive review of the occurrence and explanation of seed dormancy in grasses. more...