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  • 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...

  • Botany For Dummiesby Rene Fester Kratz

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    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

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 167.95

    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...

  • Taxusby Hideji Itokawa; Kuo-Hsiung Lee

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Taxol, originally derived from the North American Yew tree in 1971, is well-known worldwide as a powerful anticancer agent. Mechanistically, it has a unique microtubule stabilizing activity, and was clinically developed as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers at the National Cancer Institute, Washington D.C., USA. In this... more...

  • Flaxby Alister D. Muir; Neil D. Westcott

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Steviaby A. Douglas Kinghorn

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Stevia rebaudiana is a remarkable South American plant that has become widely used in certain parts of the world as a natural sweetening agent and dietary supplement. Purified extracts of S. rebaudiana have been used as sweeteners and flavor enhancers in the food industry in Japan for over a quarter of a century, and have been found to be up to 300... more...

  • Lavenderby Maria Lis-Balchin

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The dried flowers... more...

  • Eucalyptusby John J.W. Coppen

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    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...