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  • Wetland Weedsby Nick Romanowski

    CSIRO Publishing 2011; US$ 55.00

    A comprehensive guide to wetland weeds covering both native and introduced species. more...

  • The Kingdom of Fungiby Jens H. Petersen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The fungi realm has been called the "hidden kingdom," a mysterious world populated by microscopic spores, gigantic mushrooms and toadstools, and a host of other multicellular organisms ranging widely in color, size, and shape. The Kingdom of Fungi provides an intimate look at the world's astonishing variety of fungi species, from cup fungi and lichens... more...

  • Les plages de la Franceby Armand Landrin; A. Mesnel; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On contemple la mer plutôt qu'on ne l'admire. Admirer, c'est contempler avec réflexion. Mais qu'il est difficile de réfléchir avant la mer ! La grandeur du spectacle absorbe, étourdi. On suit machinalement des yeux la vague qui s'élance vers le rivage où erre sur la surface mobile et diaprée de mille teintes, sans se rendre compte de ce... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sugarcaneby Glyn James

    Wiley 2008; US$ 223.95

    From enhancing the flavour of food to providing a substrate for fermentation, sugar is renowned worldwide for its importance as a commodity. For many centuries sugarcane has been cultivated and developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties. Based on Blackburn’s highly successful Sugarcane , originally published in 1984, this... more...

  • The Wild Treesby Richard Preston

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained?the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature.... more...