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  • Parasitic flowering plantsby Henning Heide-Jørgensen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Parasitic flowering plants are of great general and scientific interest besides their economic importance when attacking crop plants. This illustrated book covers various parasitic families and most of the genera and discusses the main aspects of their biology. more...

  • Lavenderby Philippa Waring

    Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 6.99

    Revealing the sundry benefits behind one of the most ancient herbal remedies, this study demonstrates the medicinal and therapeutic properties of the lavender plant. Exploring lavender?s many uses, this survey outlines how it is used to achieve emotional well-being through its calming, uplifting, and antidepressant qualities, treat a range of injuries... more...

  • Clusiaby Ulrich E. Luttge

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Clusia is the only dicotyledonous tree genus with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), and, in some cases, all variants of CAM can be expressed in one given species. These unique features as well as Clusia's extreme flexibility have put it in the limelight of international research. The studies presented in this volume embrace anatomy, morphology... more...

  • Flowering Plants: Eudicotsby Klaus Kubitzki

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    This volume, the tenth in the series, comprises modern treatments for the families and genera of the eudicot orders Sapindales and Cucurbitales. The circumscription of the orders, families and genera conforms to the most recent systematic studies. The family treatments include descriptions of the families and the genera, genera classification keys,... more...

  • Common Families of Flowering Plantsby Michael Hickey; Clive King; S. M. Walters

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 42.00

    An introduction to the general characteristics of a selection of important plant families. more...

  • Lavenderby Philippa Waring

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    Lavender is one of the most versatile and beneficial plants known to herbalists. This informative and practical book describes the plant's manifold uses--medicinal, cosmetic, therapeutic, cleansing and culinary--and outlines its extensive history and folklore. The many varieties of lavender are described, with advice on how to grow it. Philippa Waring... more...

  • Aloes in Southern Africaby Gideon Smith

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 13.00

    Aloes in Southern Africa explores the character and biology, habits, features and distribution of African aloes. It details 58 species, their cultivation and propagation, plus medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses. Whether for gardening or simply expanding your knowledge, Aloes in Southern Africa will prove invaluable. more...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Populusby Stefan Jansson; Rishikesh Bhalerao; Andrew Groover

    Springer 2010; US$ 319.00

    Trees are truly amazing! Woody species underpin vital terrestrial ecosystems, present a complex array of evolutionary novelties, and provide essential benefits and commodities. Trees play a key role in the major biogeochemical cycles, including water, oxygen, and nitrogen. Notably, forests are second only to oceans in the biological sequestration of... more...

  • Guide to Texas Grassesby Robert B. Shaw; Paul Montgomery

    Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses , Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world?s most economically important plant family. After discussing the impact of grass on our everyday lives as food, biofuels, land restoration, erosion control,... more...

  • The Biology and Utilization of Grassesby V Younger

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The Biology and Utilization of Grasses reviews current knowledge about grass biology, and it highlights the important role of grasses in human existence. It discusses many fundamental aspects of grass biology, including evolution and genetics, morphology, physiology, and ecology, with emphasis on the relationship of these basic concepts to the use... more...