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The primary objective of this book is to offer practical means for strengthening the economics and policy dimension of the agroforestry discipline. This book, written by the leading experts in economics and agroforestry, encompasses case studies from Australia, China, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Micronesia, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Editors: MOHAMED, ROZI (Ed.)Provides readers with a reliable source on the subject of agarwood and its producing tree speciesIncludes a review on agarwood induction techniques and presents readers with new methodsA special chapter on agarwood grades helps readers to understand the different grading practices in sourcing countriesThis book gives readers new information to understand the mechanism of agarwood induction and therefore eradicate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. One of the challenges in conserving agarwood resources is species identification.
The second edition of Gleason 4 Cronquist’s Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada was published in 1991 and has been reprinted five times (1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002). Corrections of errors that had been drawn to our attention following Cronquist’s death in 1992 were incorporated in the second printing (1993), but, to our knowledge, no additional corrections were made in the reprintings that followed.
First issued in 1957 by Swallow Press, this classic guide to the art of plant identification is now familiar to an entire generation of students. Harrington who was Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium at Colorado State University, gives step-by-step instructions and definitions to help readers recognize and classify plants. The new printing has been reset and reformatted, and L.W. Durrell’s drawings and glossary—more than 500 images—have been digitally enhanced for clarity.
"A volume for a lifetime" is how The New Yorker described the first of Donald Culross Peatie’s two books about American trees published in the 1950s. In this one-volume edition, modern readers are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. As we read Peattie’s eloquent and entertaining accounts of American trees, we catch glimpses of our country’s history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate so vividly.Here you’ll learn about everything from how a species was discovered to the part it played in our country’s history.
Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too.
A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden.A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us.It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden.
Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders—he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich in human history and culture. He muses on the origins of chocolate and mescal, pre-Columbian culture and hallucinogens, the vibrant sights and sounds of the marketplace, and the peculiar passions of botanists.
Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the public for more than five decades.
This new, larger format edition of the best-selling and well-known The Wildlife of Southern Africa – A Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of the Region is designed to provide an even more user-friendly manual, with larger text and bigger, clearer images.
This unique book reports on the very latest research on plant biopolymer science, from biosynthesis through to applications.
Plants are Awesome is written in four parts: Part I presents an introduction and historical background. Part II tells numerous stories about people and the relationship they had with their plants, from early man to the present day. Part III covers local (Cincinnati) horticultural history. Part IV covers recent developments in horticulture and takes a look at the twenty-first century for what may happen in the future. There are eleven appendices with timelines, plant origins, types of plants, and learning points for each chapter.
The Rocky Mountain region’s diverse geography overflows with edible plant species. From salsify to pearly everlasting, currants to pine nuts, Foraging the Rocky Mountains guides you to 85 edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the region. This valuable reference guide will help you identify and appreciate the wild bounty of the Rocky Mountain states. This guide also includes:: detailed descriptions of edible plants and animals tips on finding, preparing, and using foraged foods recipes suitable for the trail and at home detailed, full-color photos a glossary of botanical terms
The reputation of the oak is based not on superlatives but on personality. In human terms, it is not a celebrity, but a reliable citizen. Its enduring legacy is evident in place- and surnames, in landmarks and buildings and as a sturdy staple of engineering material. More than any other tree, the oak has been a symbol of strength and durability. Venerated in pagan societies, elements of its worship were absorbed by other religions: Celtic mythology, for example, where it is believed to be a gateway between worlds; or Norse, where it is sacred to Thor, god of thunder, as the tree most often struck by lightning.
Edible wild plants are nature’s natural food source, growing along roadsides, sprouting in backyards, and blooming in country fields. North America’s diverse geography overflows with edible plant species. From alyssum to watercress, chicory to purslane, Foraging Wild Plants of North America provides everything you need to know about the most commonly found wild greens with over 200 mouth-watering recipes.This full-color field and feast guide with images to the most common edible wild plants is the ideal companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth.L
Flower Power, that’s what this book is all about! If you like flowers and adult coloring books, this will be the perfect way to relax, relieve the stress and enjoy some quiet time all to yourself! Here is what you can find inside our second Flowers coloring book:32 BEAUTIFUL flower patterns!HIGH resolution images!ONE PATTERN – ONE PAGE print so your colors won’t run into the next page!LARGE 8×10” print so you can really get those fine details!PERFECT for stress relief!HOURS of coloring fun!Design complexity ranges from novice to coloring expert!Enjoy the beauty of flowers, let your creativity run wild with adult coloring books from Hobby Habitat! Click on the “Look Inside” button to find out more!
This revised, updated and expanded second edition of Lee Gutteridge's comprehensive field guide covers a broad cross section of the most prominent species of flora and fauna of the South African Bushveld, including large parts of the Kruger Lowveld; all combined into one user-friendly manual that can be used by tourists and professional field guides alike. With over 4,200 colour photographs, sketches and diagrams describing over 1,300 species, laid out in accessible, colour-coded sections, everything you'll need to know on a Bushveld safari is in here.
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