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  • Clusiaby Ulrich E. Luttge

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Clusia is the only dicotyledonous tree genus with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), and, in some cases, all variants of CAM can be expressed in one given species. These unique features as well as Clusia's extreme flexibility have put it in the limelight of international research. The studies presented in this volume embrace anatomy, morphology... more...

  • Tree Rings and Natural Hazardsby Markus Stoffel; Bollschweiler Bollschweiler; David R. Butler; Brian H. Luckman

    Springer 2010; US$ 329.00

    The initial employment of tree rings in natural hazard studies was simply as a dating tool and rarely exploited other environmental information and records of damage contained within the tree. However, these unique, annually resolved, tree-ring records preserve valuable archives of past earth-surface processes on timescales of decades to centuries.... more...

  • Lavenderby Philippa Waring

    Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 6.99

    Revealing the sundry benefits behind one of the most ancient herbal remedies, this study demonstrates the medicinal and therapeutic properties of the lavender plant. Exploring lavender?s many uses, this survey outlines how it is used to achieve emotional well-being through its calming, uplifting, and antidepressant qualities, treat a range of injuries... more...

  • Flowering Plants: Eudicotsby Klaus Kubitzki

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    This volume, the tenth in the series, comprises modern treatments for the families and genera of the eudicot orders Sapindales and Cucurbitales. The circumscription of the orders, families and genera conforms to the most recent systematic studies. The family treatments include descriptions of the families and the genera, genera classification keys,... more...

  • Common Families of Flowering Plantsby Michael Hickey; Clive King; S. M. Walters

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 42.00

    An introduction to the general characteristics of a selection of important plant families. more...

  • Lavenderby Philippa Waring

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    Lavender is one of the most versatile and beneficial plants known to herbalists. This informative and practical book describes the plant's manifold uses--medicinal, cosmetic, therapeutic, cleansing and culinary--and outlines its extensive history and folklore. The many varieties of lavender are described, with advice on how to grow it. Philippa Waring... more...

  • Size- and Age-Related Changes in Tree Structure and Functionby Frederick C. Meinzer; Barbara Lachenbruch; Todd E. Dawson

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Millions of trees live and grow all around us, and we all recognize the vital role they play in the world's ecosystems. Publicity campaigns exhort us to plant yet more. Yet until recently comparatively little was known about the root causes of the physical changes that attend their growth. Since trees typically increase in size by three to four... more...

  • Aloes in Southern Africaby Gideon Smith

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 13.00

    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...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Populusby Stefan Jansson; Rishikesh Bhalerao; Andrew Groover

    Springer 2010; US$ 319.00

    Trees are truly amazing! Woody species underpin vital terrestrial ecosystems, present a complex array of evolutionary novelties, and provide essential benefits and commodities. Trees play a key role in the major biogeochemical cycles, including water, oxygen, and nitrogen. Notably, forests are second only to oceans in the biological sequestration of... more...

  • The Power of Treesby Gretchen Daily; Charles Katz

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    Intimate in size yet quietly breathtaking in scope, this graceful gift book will forever change how you think, and how you feel, about trees. In poetically sparse scientific observations, renowned conservation biologist Gretchen Daily narrates the evolution, impact, and natural wonder of trees. Alongside photographs by Chuck Katz, the text and images... more...