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  • Global Tea Breedingby Liang Chen; Zeno Apostolides; Zong-Mao Chen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 187.08

    Global Tea Breeding: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives provides a global review on biodiversity and biotechnology issues in tea breeding and selection. The contributions are written by experts from China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, Nigeria, and etc., which countries amount to 90% of the... more...

  • The Science of Grapevinesby Markus Keller

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology is an introduction to the physical structure of the grapevine, its various organs, their functions and their interactions with the environment. Beginning with a brief overview of the botanical classification (including an introduction to the concepts of species, cultivars, clones, and rootstocks),... more...

  • Vetiveriaby Massimo Maffei

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 57.95

    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

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 57.95

    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

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • Elsevier's Dictionary of Treesby M. M. Grandtner

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 315.00

    This dictionary will present all currently accepted generic, specific, sub-specific and variety names of trees, excluding fossil and more recently extinct taxa, hybrids and cultivars. Only the indigenous trees of a continent, those wild species that were natural elements of the spontaneous forest vegetation before the arrival of Europeans or other... more...

  • Cork: Biology, Production and Usesby 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...

  • 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

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • The Flower of Empireby Tatiana Holway

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The fascinating story of the massive Amazonian water lily, the Victoria regia , from its discovery in the wilds of British Guiana in 1837 to its metamorphosis into a symbol of Victorian culture and of the British Empire itself. more...