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- Stackpole Books 2015; US$ 28.99
Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America--from the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99
For centuries, poison ivy has bedeviled, inconvenienced, and downright tortured the human race. In Praise of Poison Ivy explores the question of why this plant is apparently on a mission to give us humans grief, from itchy ankles to life-threatening medical emergencies. This book also examines why poison ivy targets humans, but no other species,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99
Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.65
'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available
Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From the mighty oak to the monkey puzzle, leaf through Nature Guide Trees , a beautiful guide profiling the world's tree species. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Trees is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
It is now well accepted that deforestation is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions and of climate change, with forests representing major sinks for carbon. As a result, public and private initiatives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) have been widely endorsed by policy-makers. A key issue is the feasibility... more...
- Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00
An extraordinary development of the knowledge, concepts and biomedical applications has occurred during the past two decades in the biological sciences, including the Reticuloendothelial Sys tem (RES). For example, it is now widely recognized that distinct classes of cells are involved in the recognition of "exogenous" invaders of the body such as... more...