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Manual of the Grasses of the United States, Vol. 2

by A. S. Hitchcock U.S. Dept. of Agriculture & A. S. Hitchcock

Volume 2 of the basic study of American grasses, both indigenous and escapes, cultivated and wild. Over 1400 species. Full descriptions, information. Total in set: over 1100 maps, illustrations. "A definitive...


Manual of the Grasses of the United States, Volume One

by A. S. Hitchcock U.S. Dept. of Agriculture & A. S. Hitchcock

Volume 1 of the basic study of American grasses, both indigenous and escapes, cultivated and wild. Over 1400 species. Full descriptions, information. Total in set: over 1100 maps, illustrations. "A definitive...


Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2

by John Allen

2009 Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Biography/Memoir, Me and the Biospheres is the definitive autobiography of John P. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built...


A Preliminary Revision of the North American Species of Cactus, Anhalonium, and Lophophora

by John Merle Coulter

In the proposed preliminary account of the family, of which the present paper is the first part, only those genera are considered which form a part of the flora of the United States, and those species which...


Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone

by Cyrus Macfoy

Medicinal plants and traditional medical practices from Sierra Leone in West Africa have much to offer the rest of the world. Dr. Cyrus MacFoy, an experienced researcher and scientific consultant, highlights...


Ayahuasca Reader 2nd Edition

by Steven F. White, Luis Eduardo Luna & Ralph Metzner

The Ayahuasca Reader: Encounters with the Amazon’s Sacred Vine, is a panorama of texts translated from nearly a dozen languages on the ayahuasca experience. These include indigenous mythic narratives and testimonies,...


50 Years of Language Experiments with Great Apes

by Igor Hanzel

The book approaches the language experiments with great apes performed in the last 50 years from the point of view of logical semantics, speech act theory, and philosophy of the social sciences based on the...


The Influence of Communication on Physiology and Health

by James M. Honeycutt, Chris R. Sawyer & Shaughan Keaton

There is a significant amount of research that substantiates the connection between social support/relationships and the development, onset, and/or recovery of several physical diseases/illnesses. Research has...


The Yosemite

by John Muir & Terry Gifford

‘All these colours, from the blue sky to the yellow valley smoothly blending as they do in a rainbow, making a wall of light ineffably fine.’

Having spent significant time obsessively exploring and learning...


Edible Wild Plants

by Riccardo Luciano & Carlo Gatti

From “Tuttolibri”, La Stampa, Turin, Italy.

Walking through the fields, along the lanes or in the mountains can be pleasantly surprising: botany is not just theory... ”Edible Wild Plants” is a fresh,...


A Guide to Britain's Rarest Plants

by Christopher Dixon

For centuries, botanists have been drawn to the rarest species, sometimes with dire consequences for the species’ survival. In this book, Great Britain’s rarest flowering plants are discussed in turn, including...


Biological Systematics

by Randall T. Schuh & Andrew V. Z. Brower

Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications draws equally from examples in botany and zoology to provide a modern account of cladistic principles and techniques. It is a core systematics textbook with...


A Dictionary of Ecology

Vascular Plants of Alberta, Part 1

by John Packer & A. Joyce Gould

Vascular Plants of Alberta is a user-friendly, portable key to the ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and monocots of Alberta. This key to the species of Alberta will delight all those interested in botany, with...


The Reindeer Botanist

by Wendy Dathan

The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 is the first biography of one of Canada's most remarkable botanists. Alf Erling Porsild (1901-1977) grew up on the Arctic Station in West Greenland and later...


Flora of Middle-Earth

by Walter S. Judd & Graham A. Judd

Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the...


Air Plants

by David H. Benzing

Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or...


Stone Birch

by Valery Bykasov

Stone birch (Betula ermanii) is being considered from the ecologist's point of view. The phenomenological characteristic of the Kamchatka stone birch forests is presented. Some aspects of the wood, bark, sap,...


Fortress Plant

by Dale Walters

The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are virtually stationary packages of food, providing sustenance for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through...


Book of Trees | Pacific Northwest Trees Edition | Children's Forest and Tree Books

by Baby Professor

Here’s another interesting book of trees that you would love your child to have! A good book of some of the best products of nature will encourage care for the environment and a deeper sense of appreciation...