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  • Desiccation and Survival in Plantsby M. Black; H.W. Pritchard

    CABI 2002; US$ 155.00

    This book is divided into three sections, dealing with: the technical background to desiccation tolerance studies; the frequency and levels of dehydration stress tolerance in biological systems; mechanisms of damage and tolerance. more...

  • Water Wiseby Wendy Mee

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 49.95

    Today, native plants and water conservation are subjects of vital interest to cities, offices, homeowners, and agriculture alike, as all are affected by the growing shortage of water in the Intermountain region. This comprehensive volume provides specific information about shrubs, trees, grasses, forbs, and cacti that are native to most states... more...

  • Pine Wilt Diseaseby Boguang Zhao; Kazuyoshi Futai; Jack Sutherland; Yuko Takeuchi

    Springer 2008; US$ 379.00

    Pine forests face a global threat of pine wilt disease, which is spread by vector beetles carrying pathogenic nematodes from dead trees to healthy ones. This book describes the history of the disease, pathogenic nematodes, vector beetles, the etiology and ecology of the disease, microorganisms involved and control methods. more...

  • Lentilby Shyam S. Yadav; David L. Mcneil; Philip C. Stevenson

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    The lentil is one of the first foods to have been cultivated and has maintained excellent socio-economic value for over 8,000 years. The ancient crop is now a crop for modern times in both developing and developed countries today. The international market in recent years has increased significantly and this crop is gaining an important place in cropping... more...

  • Plant Pathologists' Pocketbookby J.M. Waller; J.M. Lenne; S. Waller

    CABI 2001; US$ 65.00

    The handbook for student and practising plant pathologists has been thoroughly reorganised and updated since the publication of the 2nd edition in 1983. Features include: rearrangement of topics to facilitate use; and 49 short succinct chapters, each providing practical information. more...

  • Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin Americaby James A. Duke

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 154.95

    Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award! A Comprehensive Guide Addressing Safety, Efficacy, and Suitability About a quarter of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants and more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are being investigated as potential cures for cancer. Curare... more...

  • Tree Nutsby Cesarettin Alasalvar; Fereidoon Shahidi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 220.00

    Traditionally perceived as a high-fat, high-calorie food best avoided or consumed only in moderation, tree nuts have come into their own. Recent epidemiological and clinical studies provide evidence that frequent nut consumption is associated with favorable plasma lipid profiles, reduced risk of coronary heart disease, certain types of cancer, stroke,... more...

  • The Garden of Inventionby Jane S. Smith

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America At no other time in history has there been more curiosity or concern about the food we eat-and genetically modified foods, in particular, have become both pervasive and suspect. A century... more...

  • Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environmentsby Danny B Draper; Peter A Richards

    CSIRO Publishing 2009; US$ 44.95

    A complete list of terms used in the universal management of urban trees. more...

  • The Lentilby W. Erskine

    CABI 2009; US$ 190.00

    The lentil is a crop primarily grown in the developing world. It has the ability to use water efficiently and grow in marginal environments as well as being high in protein. This title includes chapters that outline improvements in production, such as water and soil nutrient management, agronomy, mechanization, and weed management. more...