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The African Baobab

by Rupert Watson

In The African Baobab, Rupert Watson explores the life and times of the fascinating African baobab tree, effortlessly mixing natural science, history and personal experience with anecdotes drawn from extracts...

Biological Shape Analysis


This proceedings volume describes the current state of research dealing with biological shape analysis. The quantitative analysis of the shape of biological organisms represents a challenge that has now seen...

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...

Southern African Wild Flowers - Jewels of the Veld

by John Manning

Southern African Wild Flowers takes readers on a journey through the diverse landscapes of the subregion, showcasing the unique richness of its wild flowers along the way. Each chapter focuses on a specific...

The Origin of Fruits and Cultivated Plants

by Alphonse P. de Candolle & C. Grant Allen

The Origin of Fruits and Cultivated Plants.

"To the attractive hues of fruit, I believe, we must ultimately trace back our whole artistic pleasure in the pure physical stimulation of beautiful colors, displayed...

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...

Flora of the Pacific Northwest

by C. Leo Hitchcock, Arthur Cronquist, Crystal Shin & John H. Rumely et al.

Flora of the Pacific Northwest, first published in 1973, became an instant classic for its innovative style of providing species descriptions in the identification keys, and for its comprehensive illustrations...

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...