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  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00

    In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes. Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps. Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon... more...

  • Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungiby Tsuneo Watanabe

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 179.95

    Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi: Morphologies of Cultured Fungi and Key to Species, Third Edition describes and illustrates more than 515 fungal species, including: 49 oomycetous species belonging to seven genera 42 zygomycetous species belonging to 12 genera 52 ascomycetous species belonging to 28 genera 42 basidiomycetous species... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Botany For Dummiesby Rene Fester Kratz

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    The easy way to score your highest in botany Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth. Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany,... more...

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

    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...

  • Flaxby Alister D. Muir; Neil D. Westcott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 135.95

    Linum usitatissimum is a widely distributed plant that has a long history of traditional use as both an industrial oil and fiber crop. It is known as linseed in the United Kingdom, or flax in North America. For the last 15 years, there has been a steadily growing interest in the medicinal and nutraceutical value of flax, including experimental evidence... more...

  • Eucalyptusby John J.W. Coppen

    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...

  • Florida Ethnobotanyby Daniel F. Austin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 189.95

    Winner of the 2005 Klinger Book Award Presented by The Society for Economic Botany. Florida Ethnobotany provides a cross-cultural examination of how the state?s native plants have been used by its various peoples. This compilation includes common names of plants in their historical sequence, weaving together what was formerly esoteric information... more...