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- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
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 ago,... more...
- Greystone Books 1753; US$ 14.00
In 1871, Marianne North , a brilliant artist with a keen interest in botany, set-forth to travel the world on a quest to paint indigenous plants in their natural habitat. Encouraged by her friend Charles Darwin, North travelled by boat, train, mule, foot and palanquin to every continent except Antarctica. She circled the globe twice over fifteen... more...
- Wiley 2003; US$ 75.95
Most biological science departments run general skills courses for their first years, which include some combination of a range of topics from lab skills, writing and presentation to basic maths, statistics and IT. The IT section of these courses tend to include some internet coverage but the trend towards learning how to find, access, manage and correctly... more...
- Wiley 2003; US$ 346.00
Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 22 presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a practical understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. more...
- CRC Press 2005; US$ 179.95
The Fungal Community: Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem, Third Edition addresses many of the questions related to the observations, characterizations, and functional attributes of fungal assemblages and their interaction with the environment and other organisms. This edition promotes awareness of the functional methods of classification over... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 299.00
Presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of research on lentil production Covers all aspects of ecology, production management, genetic enhancement and breeding approaches Complete analysis of production from nutrients and pest management to harvest and storage Full documentation of taxonomy, uses and history of this important crop... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 179.00
First book to extensively cover flower breeding program methodologies Authoritative reference on plant protection, plant germplasm collection, prevention of invasiveness, flowering mechanisms, cultivar trialing The leading world-wide authorities on flower breeding and genetics provide the tools and directions for future crop domestication and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 159.95
Cardamom otherwise known as Malabar cardamom, true cardamom or small cardamom second only to pepper in its importance during the Renaissance period, is often qualified as the Queen of Spices because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. The Western Ghat forest of the Malabar coast, India, is the center of origin and diversity for cardamom and it might... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 154.95
Eucalyptus, a genus of over 800 species, is a multiproduct crop par excellence. Not only is it grown for timber, pulp and fuelwood, but, as the Aborigines discovered thousands of years ago, it has numerous medicinal and aromatic properties. Since the first commercial distillation of eucalyptus oil 150 years ago, a vast array of eucalyptus-based products... more...