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  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00

    The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America?Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis?an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers... more...

  • Dictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Editionby Rolf H. J. Schlegel

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 125.95

    Arguably one of the oldest scientific traditions, plant breeding began in Neolithic times, with methods as simple as saving the seeds of desirable plants and sowing them later. It was not until the re-encounter with Mendel?s discoveries thousands of years later that the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments since then have provided... more...

  • Kosciuszko Alpine Floraby AB Costin; M Gray; CJ Totterdell; DJ Wimbush

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 34.95

    Describes and illustrates the area's 212 flowering plants and ferns. more...

  • Abundant Beautyby Marianne North; Laura Ponsonby

    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...

  • Maize Cobs and Cultures: History of Zea mays L.by John Staller

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 209.00

    "Our perceptions and conceptions regarding the roles and importance of maize to ancient economies is largely a product of scientific research on the plant itself, developed for the most part out of botanical research, and its recent role as one of the most important economic staples in the world. Anthropological research in the early part of the... more...

  • Taxusby Hideji Itokawa; Kuo-Hsiung Lee

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    1. Introduction 2. Biosynthesis of Taxoids 3. Taxoids Occurring in the genus Taxus 4. Physical Methods for Identifying the Structures of Taxoids 5. Plant Tissue Culture of Taxoids 6. The Commercial Cultivation of Taxus Species and Production of Taxoids 7. Analytical Aspects of Taxoids 8. Chemistry of Taxol and Related Taxoids 9. Total Synthesis of... more...

  • Cardamomby P. N. Ravindran; K.J. Madhusoodanan

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 167.95

    Introduction. Botany, Crop Improvement and Biotechnology of Cardamom. Chemistry of Cardamom. Agronomy and Management of Cardamom. Nutrition of Cardamom. Viral Diseases of Cardamom. Diseases of Cardamom (fungal, bacterial and nematode disease). Insect Pests of Cardamom. Harvesting and Processing of Cardamom. Industrial Processing and Products of Cardamom.... more...

  • Flaxby Alister D. Muir; Neil D. Westcott

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 139.95

    Introduction - History of the Cultivation and Uses of Flaxseed. Cultivated Flax and the Genus Linum L.: Taxonomy and Germplasm Conservation. Chemical Studies on the Constituents of Linum spp. Cultivation of Flax. Principle Diseases of Flax. Principle Insect Pests of Flax. The Contribution of á-Linolenic Acid in Flaxseed to Human Health. The Role of... more...

  • Steviaby A. Douglas Kinghorn

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    'On the whole, this book is an excellent source of information and should be an important acquisition for any professional interested in natural products, medicinal plants and research.' - Ricardo O.Guerro, University of Puerto Rico in Phytomedicine 12, Jan 2005 more...

  • Lavenderby Maria Lis-Balchin

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    General Introduction. The Taxonomy of Lavandula. History and Usage of Lavandula Species. History of Nomenclature of Lavandula Species, Hybrids and Cultivars. Lavender Growing in England for Essential Oil Production. The Retail Lavender Nursery. Lavender Growing in Australia. Naming and Misnaming of Lavender Cultivars. Phytochemistry of the genus Lavandula.... more...