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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...
- Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 8.74
A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world. Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
A multidisciplinary study of pre-Columbian South America—centering 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Acaulescent or short-stemmed biennial or perennial geophytes. Stem usually swollen to form a bulb or tuberous rhizome, rarely a corm, covered with the dry remains of sheathing leaf-bases. Leaves linear, filiform, lanceolate or rarely ovate, flat, terete or cylindrical and hollow, bases sheathing, veins parallel. Scape leafless, terete, flat or cylindrical... 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...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 23.95
Since its genesis in 1980, Crosby Arboretum in southern Mississippi has attracted international recognition for its contributions to architecture, biology, and landscape design. Now owned and operated by Mississippi State University, Crosby is the first fully realized ecologically designed arboretum in the United States and the premier native plant... more...
- Nachtschatten Verlag 2014; US$ 15.99
Sie sind echte Speisen der Götter: die psychoaktiven Kakteen. Diese vielgestaltigen Pflanzen haben berauschende, psychedelische, aufmunternde und betäubende Eigenschaften. Sie sind Heilmittel und Entheogen zugleich. Und damit ein unentbehrlicher Teil indianischer Kultur und Tradition. Innerhalb der sogenannten Zivilisation ist von diesen bewusstseinsverändernden... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 224.99
For centuries orchids have been among the most popular of plant families, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers.The Genera Orchidacearum series represents a robust and natural classification of the orchids, something that has eluded plant scientists and orchid enthusiasts... more...