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  • Manual of Grasses for North Americaby Mary E. Barkworth; Laurel K. Anderton; Kathleen M. Capels; Sandy Long; Michael B. Piep

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 67.95

    Grasses are the world’s most important plants. They are the dominant species over large parts of the earth’s land surface, a fact that is reflected in the many different words that exist for grasslands, words such as prairie, veldt, palouse, and pampas to mention just a few. As a group, grasses are of major ecological importance, as... more...

  • Phyllanthus Speciesby Ramadasan Kuttan; K.B. Harikumar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 146.95

    The genus Phyllanthus has over 1,000 species distributed worldwide, many of which have been used indigenously for the treatment of a variety of ailments for generations. Researchers have developed ways to analyze the potential of these plants and demonstrated the pharmacological action and various chemical entities present in each of them. They... more...

  • Citrus bergamiaby Giovanni Dugo

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 139.95

    This book presents the most current research on all aspects of bergamot and its derivatives, including the history, botany, agro-culture, taxonomy, analytical chemistry, possible contamination, biological properties, and uses. The text provides a fundamental reference for all who are interested in one or more aspects relative to bergamot and its derivatives.... more...

  • Biotechnology of Crucifersby Surinder Kumar Gupta

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    Despite the recent advances made in the improvement of crucifer crops using conventional breeding techniques, the yield levels and the oil and meal quality could not be improved as expected. The understanding of genetic material (DNA/RNA) and its manipulation by scientists has provided the opportunity to improve crucifers by increasing its diversity... more...

  • Corkby Helena Pereira

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 145.00

    This comprehensive book describes cork as a natural product, as an industrial raw-materials, and as a wine bottle closure. From its formation in the outer bark of the cork oak tree to the properties that are of relevance to its use, cork is presented and explained including its physical and mechanical properties. The industrial processing of cork... more...

  • Vetiveriaby Massimo Maffei

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 154.95

    Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular characteristics that make it a valuable natural barrier... more...

  • Urticaby Gulsel M. Kavalali

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 146.95

    Plants from the genera Urtica, often better known as the stinging nettle, can be distinguished by their stinging hairs, and in some species, their serrated leaf edges. Historical records of the various uses of Urtica date back to at least the Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Nettles have traditionally been used as a nutritious food source particularly in... more...

  • Cinnamon and Cassiaby P. N. Ravindran; K Nirmal-Babu; M Shylaja

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 159.95

    Cinnamon and Cassia, the "Spices of Life", together constitute one of the most widely used group of spices. A comprehensive volume, Cinnamon and Cassia: Genus Cinnamomum explores in detail Srilankan cinnamon, Chinese cassia, Indonesian cassia, Indian cassia, camphor, and also the important related and useful spices of Cinnamomum. The introductory... more...

  • The Bamboos of the Worldby D. Ohrnberger

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 375.00

    Bamboos constitute one of a few select categories of plants which are taxonomically related, very rich in species and of vital economic and ecological importance. Since the early 20th century the accepted number of species of bamboos, world wide, has tripled. However, until now information was scattered through numerous, often not easily available... more...

  • Biology and Breeding of Crucifersby Surinder Kumar Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 179.95

    Considerable interest has developed in recent years in crucifers and particularly in their wild relatives, as they contain genetic material that may be utilized for further evolution of superior crop varieties through introgression and distant hybridization. Until now, there has been no single volume that focuses exclusively on the biology and breeding... more...