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- Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 214.00
Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 74th volume, the series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology. This volume features reviews on the... more...
Molecular Phylogeny, Biogeography and an e-Monograph of the Papaya Family (Caricaceae) as an Example of Taxonomy in the Electronic AgeSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 89.99
Fernanda Antunes Carvalho addresses an issue of key importance to the field of systematics, namely how to foster taxonomic work and the dissemination of scientific knowledge about species by taking full advantage of electronic data and bioinformatics tools. The first part focuses on the development of an electronic monograph of the papaya family (Caricaceae)... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The Aloineae, a tribe of several hundred species of succulent plants of the lily family, are ideal subjects for the study of karotypes and chromosome irregularities. This book brings together the major findings of a half-century of study of the Aloineae, with regard to polyploidy, aneuploidy, deletions, duplications, inversions, and translocations... more...
- CRC Press 2014; US$ 129.95
The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia where its rhizomes and roots have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Recent interest in the species Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) in the West arose from the use of the rhizome as an adaptogen for the treatment of stress, but in the last few years,... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Did you know that you can use a tree stump as a compass? Do you know what makes Maple trees explode? What do the leaves of an oak tree look like? And where is the tallest tree in the world? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in this excellent quick-read guide to trees. Whether youre a dedicated arborologist or are just... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95
Grasses and grasslands are of increasing interest to conservationists, biologists, and gardeners. There are more than 300 species of native California grasses and they are found in almost every climate?from cool, wet forests to hot, dry deserts. Native grasses are also important to land restoration as they improve soil quality, increase water infiltration,... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 29.17
To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This fascinating guide explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants. With drawings, paintings and photographs... more...
- CRC Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in close collaboration with the East African Herbarium and in liaison with the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi and the Makerere University, this series is designed to the highest academic standards and is a useful reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization... more...
- CRC Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Acaulescent or short-stemmed biennial or perennial geophytes. Stem usually swollen to form a bulb or tuberous rhizome, rarely a corm, covered with the dry remains of sheathing leaf-bases. Leaves linear, filiform, lanceolate or rarely ovate, flat, terete or cylindrical and hollow, bases sheathing, veins parallel. Scape leafless, terete, flat or cylindrical... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00
Most people have memories of playing on well-manicured lawns or running across the flat green surface of a local park, but we often don?t think of grasses as something we consume. Indeed, grasses include four species?wheat, rice, maize, and sugar?that provide sixty percent of human calorie intake, and we become more and more dependent on these as... more...