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- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Did you know that you can use a tree stump as a compass? Do you know what makes Maple trees explode? What do the leaves of an oak tree look like? And where is the tallest tree in the world? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in this excellent quick-read guide to trees. Whether youre a dedicated arborologist or are just... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 16.00
Aloes in Southern Africa explores the character and biology, habits, features and distribution of African aloes. It details 58 species, their cultivation and propagation, plus medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses. Whether for gardening or simply expanding your knowledge, Aloes in Southern Africa will prove invaluable. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The Aloineae, a tribe of several hundred species of succulent plants of the lily family, are ideal subjects for the study of karotypes and chromosome irregularities. This book brings together the major findings of a half-century of study of the Aloineae, with regard to polyploidy, aneuploidy, deletions, duplications, inversions, and translocations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
A multidisciplinary study of pre-Columbian South Americacentering on the psychoactive plant genus Anadenanthera As cultures formed and evolved in pre-Columbian South America, Anadenanthera became one of the most widely used shamanic inebriants. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of Ancient South America is more than a comprehensive reference on shamanic... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 249.00
This book offers definitive coverage of the sea beet, the wild ancestor of all cultivated beets, which grows mainly on Mediterranean shores. The editors have collected both scientific and historical source material, illustrations and references. more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
The Biology and Utilization of Grasses reviews current knowledge about grass biology, and it highlights the important role of grasses in human existence. It discusses many fundamental aspects of grass biology, including evolution and genetics, morphology, physiology, and ecology, with emphasis on the relationship of these basic concepts to the use... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
The Cactaceae family, with about sixteen hundred species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, and ability to tolerate drought. Because of their efficient use of water and other adaptations, biological and agronomic interest in cacti has... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 139.95
Caper: The Genus Capparis presents a pharmacognostic and ethnopharmacological exploration of the genus Capparis , emphasizing its medicinal potential. There is a long history of safe usage of Capparis parts both in diet and as plant drugs throughout the world, and the details of this usage are summarized in 39 tables covering numerous Capparis... more...
- CABI 2004; US$ 120.00
Presents the classification of approximately 300 species of cycads, and includes contributions from leading researchers from Australia, China, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. The book provides guidelines for the designation of species, species boundaries and species groupings. more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Conifers--pine, fir, and spruce trees--are dominant species in forests around the world. This book focuses on the physiology of conifers and how these physiological systems operate. Special consideration is devoted to the means by which ecophysiological processes influence organismal function and distribution. Chapters focus on the genetics of conifers,... more...