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Horticulture

  • Growing Grapes in Texasby Jim Kamas; Larry A. Stein

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In this complete and approachable manual on grape growing in Texas, Jim Kamas asks the essential question all potential growers need to answer: Why do you want to plant a vineyard?  Outlining the challenges and risks to all who think viticulture is a weekend hobby, Kamas then identifies the state?s current grape growing regions and covers everything... more...

  • The Truant From Medicineby Ivan Donaldson

    Random House New Zealand 2014; Not Available

    The engaging, witty, fascinating memoir of one of New Zealand's most eminent neurologists and winemakers. It all began when Ivan Donaldson's girlfriend, Chris, gave him Hugo Johnson's book Wine in 1966. A light bulb went off in the mind of the talented, ambitious young doctor. A fascination with wine started when he and that girfriend, now his... more...

  • Steward of the Landby Thomas Affleck; Lake Douglas

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    In the first collection of published writings of Thomas Affleck (1812-1868), Lake Douglas re-establishes the reputation of a tireless agricultural reformer, entrepreneur, and horticulturist. Affleck's wide range of interests-animal husbandry, agriculture, scientific farming, ornamental horticulture, insects, and hydrology, among others-should afford... more...

  • Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 3by G. Dixon; David E. Aldous

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    This Trilogy explains ?What is Horticulture?. Volume three of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places presents readers with detailed accounts of the scientific and scholastic concepts which interact with the arts and humanities and which now underpins the rapidly evolving subject of Social Horticulture. This discipline transcends the barriers between... more...

  • Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1by Geoffrey R. Dixon; David E. Aldous

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    This Trilogy explains ?What is Horticulture?. Volume one of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places describes in considerable depth the science, management and technology which underpins the continuous production of fresh and processed horticultural produce. Firstly, there is a consideration of technological innovation derived from basic scientific... more...

  • Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 2by G. Dixon; David E. Aldous

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    This Trilogy explains ?What is Horticulture?. Volume two of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places analyses in depth the scientific, managerial and ecological concepts which underpin Environmental Horticulture. Chapters describe: Horticulture and the Environment, Woody Ornamentals, Herbs and Pharmaceuticals, Urban Greening, Rural Trees, Urban Trees,... more...

  • Principles of Horticulture: Level 3by Charles Adams; Mike Early; Jane Brook; Katherine Bamford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    This colourful guide will explain the fundamentals of growing plants, whether you are taking a Level 3 RHS, City and Guilds or Edexcel course, are a grower or gardener in the industry, or are just a keen amateur. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin plant production, the use of growing media and crop... more...

  • Apples of Uncommon Characterby Rowan Jacobsen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    In his classic A Geography of Oysters , Rowan Jacobsen forever changed the way America talks about its best bivalve. Now he does the same for our favorite fruit, showing us that there is indeed life beyond Red Delicious?and even Honeycrisp. While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy options, apple trees with lives spanning human generations... more...

  • Flooded Forest and Desert Creekby Matthew Colloff

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 69.95

    The ecology and life history of the most widely distributed species of Eucalyptus in Australia ? the river red gum. more...

  • Principles of Horticulture: Basicby Charles Adams; Mike Early; Jane Brook; Katherine Bamford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how... more...