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  • Pineby Laura Mason

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    Since the pine tree is able to sprout after forest fires, on mountainsides, and in semi-desert climes, it is no surprise that the ever-resilient tree signifies longevity, wisdom, and immortality. From the pine cone staffs carried by the worshippers of Bacchus in the classical world to their role in the movement to establish national parks in nineteenth-century... more...

  • Sedgesby Robert H. Mohlenbrock

    Southern Illinois University Press 2001; US$ 57.00

    This second edition of Sedges: Cyperus to Scleria brings up to date the identification of species of sedges in Illinois (except Carex ) since publication of the first edition in 1976. During the intervening years, several additions to the sedge flora of Illinois have been made, and many new distributional records have been added. Also, a large... more...

  • Treeby David Suzuki; Wayne Grady; Robert Bateman

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00

    ?Only God can make a tree,? wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story , authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a ?biography? of this extraordinary ? and extraordinarily important ? organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single... more...

  • Trees of Panama and Costa Ricaby Richard Condit; Rolando Pérez; Nefertaris Daguerre

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists,... more...

  • Gentianaceaeby Lena Struwe; Victor A. Albert

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 207.00

    A comprehensive review containing the first classification of the entire family to be published for over 100 years. more...

  • Cactiby Park S. Nobel

    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...

  • Flora of tropical East Africa - Callitrichaceae (2003)by H.J. Beentje

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with the East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University, this series is designed to the highest academic standards and is a useful reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization... more...

  • Growth Dynamics of Conifer Tree Ringsby M.M. Caldwell; G. Heldmaier; R.B. Jackson; O.L. Lange; H.A. Mooney

    Springer 2006; US$ 319.00

    Tree rings are natural archives of past environments, and contain records of past climate. This book provides a mechanistic basis for the interpretation of tree rings as records of past climate. It advances process understanding of the large-scale environmental control of wood growth. more...

  • The Geobiology and Ecology of Metasequoiaby Ben A. LePage; Christopher J. Williams; Hong Yang

    Springer 2006; US$ 279.00

    The plant fossil record indicates that the genus Metasequoia was widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere from the early Late Cretaceous to the Plio-Pleistocene. Today the genus has shrunk to one species with approximately 5,000 mature individuals in southeastern China?s Xiahoe Valley. This book distills the current understanding of the... more...

  • Progress in Botanyby K. Esser; U. Lüttge; W. Beyschlag; J. Murata

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 519.00

    Includes reviews on genetics, cell biology, physiology, comparative morphology, systematics, ecology, and vegetation science. more...