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  • The Wisdom Of Treesby Max Adams

    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...

  • Field Guide to Grasses of Californiaby Jr. James P. Smith

    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...

  • Anadenantheraby Constantino M Torres; David B Repke

    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...

  • 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...

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa - Alliaceae (2003)by Sarah Smith; Jonathan Stansbie

    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...

  • Grassesby Stephen Harris

    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...

  • The Crosby Arboretumby Robert F. Brzuszek; Neil G. Odenwald

    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...

  • Alles über psychoaktive Kakteenby Markus Berger

    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...

  • Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6by Alec M. Pridgeon; Phillip J. Cribb; Mark W. Chase

    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...

  • Caperby Ephraim Philip Lansky; Helena Maaria Paavilainen; Shifra Lansky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 129.95

    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...