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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Guide to Texas Grassesby Robert B. Shaw; Paul Montgomery

    Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses , Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world?s most economically important plant family. After discussing the impact of grass on our everyday lives as food, biofuels, land restoration, erosion control,... more...

  • Orchid Biotechnologyby Hong-Hwa Chen; W.H. Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 152.00

    The diversity and specialization in orchid floral morphology have fascinated botanists and collectors for centuries. In the past 10 years, the orchid industry has been growing substantially worldwide. This interesting book focuses on the recent advances in orchid biotechnology research since the last 10 years in Taiwan. To advance the orchid industry,... more...

  • Cyperaceaeby Robert H. Mohlenbrock

    Southern Illinois University Press 2005; US$ 67.00

    The first in a series of four illustrated guides to identifying aquatic and standing water plants in the central Midwest, this convenient reference volume covers the 183 species of Cyperaceae. Robert H. Mohlenbrock includes three types of plants: submergents, those that spend their entire lives with their vegetative parts either completely submerged... more...

  • Sedgesby Robert H. Mohlenbrock

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 67.00

    Sedges: Carex is the fourteenth volume of The Illustrated Flora of Illinois series and the sixth and last volume devoted to monocots-plants that have a single seed leaf, or cotyledon, upon germination.  Since the volume's original publication in 1999, thirty-four additional species of plants have been recognized in Illinois. Some are discoveries... more...