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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95
Grasses and grasslands are of increasing interest to conservationists, biologists, and gardeners. There are more than 300 species of native California grasses and they are found in almost every climate?from cool, wet forests to hot, dry deserts. Native grasses are also important to land restoration as they improve soil quality, increase water infiltration,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00
Most people have memories of playing on well-manicured lawns or running across the flat green surface of a local park, but we often don?t think of grasses as something we consume. Indeed, grasses include four species?wheat, rice, maize, and sugar?that provide sixty percent of human calorie intake, and we become more and more dependent on these as... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00
The yew is the oldest and most common tree in the world, but it is a plant of puzzling contradictions: it is a conifer with juicy scarlet berries, but no cones; deer can feast on its poisonous foliage, but it is lethal to farm animals; and it thrives where other plants cannot because of its extraordinarily low rate of photosynthesis. Exploring... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 13.95
With bright, vibrant colors and amazing photography, these six 64-page visually stunning books invite students to explore and discover the world of science. Key facts and terms are described on each page. Factoscope boxes highlight important points of t more...
- Rastogi Publications 2010; US$ 50.00
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99
Children will be inspired to tell their own stories with this wordless book, filled with engaging, colorful images that show the growth of a plant from seed to flowers. This wordless book allows for a wonderful shared reading experience for children who do not yet know how to read or who are just beginning to learn. The images tell a story of their... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 30.00
Though often considered exotic and rare, orchids actually can be found across climates and continents—and Minnesota is no exception. The state is home to forty-nine wild orchids, occurring in every county. With a little patience, a modicum of outdoor experience, and this handy book, any Minnesotan can discover the common species of orchids in... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 239.00
The Saccharinae clade of the Poaceae (grass) family of flowering plants includes several important crops with a rich history of contributions to humanity and the promise of still-greater contributions, as a result of some of the highest biomass productivity levels known, resilience to drought and other environmental challenges that are likely to increase,... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 209.00
Jatropha curcas or Physic Nut is a small tree (bush plant) that produces fruits under tropical climate. The fruits contained seed that are 40 percent oil rich. This oil is excellent for biodiesel. The bush is a now new coming crop because it may cope with harsh environmental conditions such as semi-aridity and poor land. It is considered as one alternative... more...