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121. Botanical Safety Handbook
by Michael McGuffin, Christopher Hobbs, Roy Upton, Alicia Goldberg
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Asin: 0849316758
Catlog: Book (1997-08-29)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 51136
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The consumption of herbal products continues to increase, with an estimated sales growth of 10-15% per year projected through the end of the 1990s. As more and more consumers use herbs, it becomes that much more important to ensure that the herbs are used properly and safely. While herbs generally have a safe consumption history, information relevant to specific herbs and particular populations has not been easily available. The Botanical Safety Handbook provides readily accessible safety data in an easy-to-use classification system for more than 600 commonly sold herbs. The handbook also features additional information regarding international regulatory status, standard dosage, and certain common toxicity concerns. The editors of this book are among the most respected leaders in the herbal products industry. Their experience includes years of clinical practice, manufacturing and industry governance, and significant writing and lecturing about herbs.The Botanical Safety Handbook is for manufacturers of herbal products, health professionals who prescribe herbal remedies, and the consumer. This is a valuable resource for the safe dispensation of herbal products, and will help ensure the safe consumption of herbs through the 1990s and beyond. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Handy reference for clinicians on herb safety
This book is a must for any practitioner of botanical medicine. It is a quick, concise guide to herbal safety. It clearly discusses controversial issues, rather than just randomly trashing herbs based on rumor and innuendo, as so many books in the mainstream medical establishment seem to do. A great work. The appendices at the back discussing important issues in more depth are particularly well done.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Is A Must
The issuing of BSH is a landmark event. The book contains demonstrations of what the botanicals people consume in their health food products really mean while alerting those in the industry to the issues surrounding their use. This book should be recognized formally by the government. The labeling recommendations presented are meaningful, complete and based on the best of science.

If you are a consumer of supplements, or, more importantly, if you are in the business (whether you are a retailer, a broker a a seller of raw materials) this book is a complete reference that must sit on the shelf only occasionally. Otherwise it should be in your hands for consult.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
I have this book and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to have a key reference to using herbal products safely. It is not the only reference book I consult when looking up the safety of herbal products, but it is one of my main ones. I simply wouldn't think of being without it.

I congratulate the American Herbal Products Association for publishing this book and being on the forefront of wanting consumers to have access to accurate information about the safety of herbs when looking to purchase Herbal Products. ... Read more


122. Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses
by A. W. Whiley, B. Schaffer, B. Wolstenholme
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Asin: 0851993575
Catlog: Book (2002-07)
Publisher: CABI Publishing
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This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive review of this increasingly important crop. It covers research and production practices from around the world, including all of the major avocado growing regions. Topics include history and distribution; botany and taxonomy; climate and soil requirements; genetics, breeding, and biotechnology; cultivars and rootstocks; flowering, pollination, fruit set and development; pests and diseases; and harvest and postharvest technology. ... Read more


123. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Indian Ocean Islands
by Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
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124. Treating Cancer With Herbs: An Integrative Approach
by Michael, Dr. Tierra
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Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Lotus Press
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In this book, Dr. Tierra provides a complete, systematic approach to treatingcancer from a holistic perspective, while detailing the entire range of herbsand herbal medicines available to the practitioner and the patient alike.Headds his clinical experience and his deep compassion to create perhaps thedefinitive guidebook on cancer treatment for today's world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT RESOURSE FOR COMPLEMENTARY CANCER TREATMENTS
Dr. Michael Tierra, pioneer of the herbal renaissance in the West, offers us yet another landmark book: Treating Cancer with Herbs: An Integrative Approach. This informative guide will prove to be an invaluable resource for laypersons, health professionals, cancer patients and their family and friends.

All persons (willing to set aside our inherently limited, myopic Western worldview) are invited to take a step forward in to the time-honored medical traditions of our forefathers that are as relevant now as they were 5,000 years ago. Dr. Tierra is a true renaissance man in every sense of the word; he has stretched his belief systems to incorporate many healing traditions - American Indian, Western herbal, East Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese acupuncture and herbs. Drawing upon over forty years of study, teaching, and healing experience, he makes an impassioned plea for the integration of natural treatments with the oft-times too aggressive arsenal of accepted Western medical practices including surgery, radiation & chemotherapy.

Indeed, most of us have been indoctrinated to believe that only science "holds the cure". However, some of the most commonly used cancer treatments have been developed from herbs; currently, the U. S. National Cancer Institute has identified over 3,000 plants with anti-cancer properties. In Treating Cancer with Herbs, Dr. Tierra pulls from many traditions, detailing herbs and herbal medicines that can strengthen the body and immune system while helping to restore spirit and bring a sense of balance to the cancer patient. As always, his approach is wholistic and he details other equally important therapeutic approaches to the treatment of cancer including diet, supplements, exercise, and prevention.

Dr. Tierra has written a definitive guide for the compassionate treatment of this dreaded disease. ... Read more


125. Modern Roses XI : The World Encyclopedia of Roses
by Thomas Cairns
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Asin: 0121550532
Catlog: Book (2000-04-19)
Publisher: Academic Press
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This work, published previously by the American Rose Society (ARS), represents a listing of all officially registered rose cultivars globally.It will supersede the previous edition, Modern Roses X, published in 1993.Modern Roses XI contains descriptions for more than 25,000 roses.The book features 28 color plates and includes a CD-ROM of the entire work which makes searching easy.

Key Features
* Updates the only official registry of all rose cultivars around the workd
* Describes over 25,000 roses
* Includes a comprehensive list of roses with historical and botanical importance, including all modern international rose registrations
* Features "Old Garden Roses at Sangerhausen" together with an article on this unique rose repository
* Includes unregistered roses commonly used in commerce
* Incorporates a report on classification of roses and a report on the registration process of roses
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2-0 out of 5 stars Book needs more pics; CD needs better search capabilities
I bought this book and CD in the hopes of being able to identify several rose plants that my husband had rescued from the city's bulldozers. It is not designed for an amateur like me who needs pictures and drawings. I am less interested in the parentage of roses than I am in what the terms "semi-double, reverse, exhibition form, cupped" mean. Some roses did not even have the color of the bloom listed. The CD is great if you know the name of the rose you wish to search for, but cumbersome if you do not. Yes, you can search based on characteristics of a rose, but it's not easy. For example, there are no drop-down menus for options on search criteria. A search for a red rose with a "strong" fragrance yielded no results; "intense" fragrance did. When the results are shown, there is no number count on how many roses fit the criteria, and when you select one rose from the results to view, you must re-perform the search to look at another one. It's extremely frustrating. There are pictures of roses on the CD, but the search result listing does not show you which ones have pictures and which do not. Help is limited to FAQ's (with only two questions listed) and an email address. There is no online method for updating the program so there is no hope of this version becoming any better. ...

5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate reference work on roses
If you love roses and if you want to know about the full range of rose varieties that you may encounter at your local nursery or in mail order catalogues, this volume is essential. The expense is justified in part by the CD-ROM, which gives you the ability to search the underlying database at will. I enjoyed the pictures (although they don't match other works like Botannica) as well as the articles on famous European rose gardens. In any work of this magnitude there are bound to be errors (e.g., Meilland's Michelangelo is yellow, not pink), but the overall accuracy is very impressive. If you are only dabbling in rose growing, this encyclopedic work is probably more than you need. But if you are crazy about roses, you will be crazy about this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Modern Roses XI and CD-Rom
This edition of Modern Roses takes a giant step up from the last one! (MR10) By including *all* roses that could be reasonably well-documented, the usefulness of this reference has increased dramatically. In addition, the inclusion of a CD-ROM with great search capabilities is FANTASTIC.

Of course... as with any book of this nature... there are still a few errors in description, etc. However, this is very minor, compared to the volume of information contained.

Indispensable reference work for serious rose lovers. ... Read more


126. Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates: California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin
by Peter R. Dallman
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Asin: 0520208099
Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: University of California Press
Sales Rank: 285476
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This book provides a wonderful overview of the landscapes,vegetation types, and plants of the five regions of the world that haveaMediterranean climate. This climate of mild, rainy winters and dry, warmsummersis found in California, Central Chile, the Cape Region of South Africa,thesouthwestern part of Australia and the Mediterranean Basin. The regionsarewidely separated and the flora of each is distinctive, having for themost partdeveloped independently. Nevertheless, the plants share remarkablysimilarcharacteristics which allow them to thrive in these unusual conditions. Peter Dallman's non-technical prose is complemented by numerous maps,tables,and figures, and the book is richly illustrated with photographs oflandscapes,plants, and flowers. With its detailed information on some of theworld's mostresilient plant life, this book will serve as an excellent reference foreveryone interested in growing drought-resistant plants and as anaturalist'sguide to these beautiful and unusual bioregions. For the growing number of travelers whose vacations focus on learningabout andappreciating natural history, Dallman also includes a chapter onplanning tripsto the five Mediterranean regions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A thoughtful, beautifully produced book
This book falls into a category somewhere between botany, climatology, and geography; it looks at several different types of "mediterranean climate" around the world, and describes the different vegetational types within each region, explaining (in a scholarly but accessible way) why these plant communities look the way they do.

It's beautifully produced, with both climate maps and full-color illustrations of plants and plant communities. I know of no other book that explains the relationship between geography and botanical ecology this elegantly; it's a lot of fun to browse, and I would recommend it *very* highly to armchair travellers with botanical inclinations.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "must" for horticulralists and gardeners.
Peter Dallman's Plant Life In The World's Mediterranean Climates covers plants of California, Australia, South Africa and the Mediterranean, and will prove more accessible to general audiences studying plants. Here are photos, charts, and a host of details on plant communities and plant life common to this climate, with chapters providing both individual regional details and links between plants of each area. This is a highly recommended pick not just for specialty libraries, but for general collections. ... Read more


127. The Natural History of Pollination
by Michael Proctor, Peter Yeo, Andrew Lack
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Asin: 0881923524
Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Sales Rank: 520130
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
Great collection of information on pollination - quite complete.The book covers a short history of the study of pollination, and an introduction to pollination.The it goes into the details of the different animals that engage in pollination with a chapter on beetles and flies, another on butterflies and moths, another on bees and their relatives, and another on bats/birds, and another on wind.

The text is rather dense and has a lot of technical information and results of studies.Latin names are provided too.This is probably more of an intermediate level book.There are some color plates as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Flower Power
This book got me down on the ground to peer up into the cupped flowers of my hellebores to study their pollination structures and set me on stake-out around my crocuses to see who came to pollinate them. Just as The Natural History of Pollination predicted, the first honeybee of the season moved from the chalice of one crocus to the next and to the next, checking out but passing over the intervening primrose, hellebore and Oregon grape flowers. The crocus has an agenda, the bee has an agenda, and I enjoyed an early spring day in the garden more because I had more insight into their agendas. This detailed book is accessible to anyone with a basic science vocabulary and is richly illustrated with photos of plants and their pollinators, as well as helpful line drawings.I recommend this to any gardener who wants to deepen their understanding of what's going on in their garden and to any student of natural history who wants to better appreciate the complex coevolutionary dance around us.This book has made me more attentive to a world of wasps and tiny flies, and to the myriad bee species.It has helped me see flowers from the point of view of the pollinators essential to them: insects, bats and hummingbirds. Those charming dots of color on foxgloves and hellebores serve as landing guidelines for bees.The sweet perfumes of lilac and honeysuckle seduce butterflies.The carrion odor of jack-in-the-pulpit and arum lilies attracts flies. My wild ginger imitates the scent of a fungus on which a certain kind of fly lays its eggs, luring this pollinator to its flowers.And how about those white flowers that open in the evening to draw moths?I keep this book handy as new plants come into bloom, so I can appreciate them better as I understand their strategies for reproducing themselves. ... Read more


128. Methods in Plant Electron Microscopy and Cytochemistry
by William V. Dashek
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Catlog: Book (2000-06-01)
Publisher: Humana Press
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129. Botrytis: Biology, Pathology and Control
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Catlog: Book (2004-12-20)
Publisher: Springer
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Botrytis cinerea and other Botrytis species are important pathogens of nursery plants, vegetables, ornamental, field and orchard crops and stored and transported agricultural products. Over the last 125 years, Botrytis spp. have been investigated by an increasing number of specialists in diverse fields including chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, genetics, morphology and histology, taxonomy, host-parasite interaction, ecology and epidemiology and they have been the subject of an immense number of published studies. Considerable effort is invested in protecting the agricultural produce against Botrytis before and after harvest. The market size for anti-Botrytis products is currently estimated at US$ 15-25 million in recent years. The intensity of anti-Botrytis measures taken by farmers continued unabated throughout the last 20 years but our understanding of the processes that govern Botrytis life cycles, pathogenicity and epidemiology have become comprehensive. During the compilation of this book the aim was to create a most comprehensive treatise on the rapidly developing science of Botrytis and to serve as a stimulus to future research for the benefit of agriculture and horticulture and all those who serve these industries; i.e. researchers and students, farm advisers and agriculture specialists. The book is the result of intensive work of 43 authors, all of whom are leading scientists in the Botrytis sciences. Each chapter describes a particular aspect of fungal biology and its impact on disease processes and host response. New technologies have arisen that when applied to long-standing problems or to test new hypotheses have been most rewarding and many of these are covered in this book. The chapters are cross linked so that readers can follow associated material to better understand the practical implications of the advances made in fundamental science. The twenty inter-connected chapters of the book are grouped according to three major themes: the fungus and its pathogenicity factors; plant reactions to infection; and epidemiology and management of important Botrytis-incited diseases. This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to integrate the state-of-the-art knowledge in all key areas of common interest in the fungi and their plant interactions. The book includes detailed reviews of Botrytis spp. and the diseases they cause in plant systems and provides a comprehensive description of these fungal necrotrophs, including their diversity of response to the environment, their speciation and relatedness, sources of variation for evolution and molecular genetics and genomics. Aspects of Botrytis-host interactions, pathogenicity factors, the plant's reactions to infection, morphology and cellular organization, signaling, key enzymes, reactive oxygen species and oxidative processes in disease on-set, secondary metabolites as plant defense substances and the role of phytohormones in such reactions are emphasized in the book. Several innovative approaches for disease management of this group of destructive pathogens and methods of detection, epidemiological studies and chemical and biological control are also discussed. ... Read more


130. Identifying Marine Phytoplankton
by Carmelo R. Tomas, Grethe R. Hasle
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Asin: 012693018X
Catlog: Book (1997-06-25)
Publisher: Academic Press
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Identifying Marine Phytoplankton is an accurate and authoritative guide to the identification of marine diatoms and dinoflagellates, meant to be used with tools as simple as a light microscope. The book compiles the latest taxonomic names, an extensive bibliography (referencing historical as well as up-to-date literature), synthesis and criteria in one indispensable source. Techniques for preparing samples and containing are included as well as hundreds of detailed, helpful information. Identifying Marine Phytoplankton is a combined paperback edition made available by popular demand of two influential books published earlier--Marine Phytoplankton and Identifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates.

Key Features
* Contains hundreds of illustrations showing critical characteristics necessary for proper identification, plus keys and other guides
* Provides up-to-date taxonomic revisions
* Includes species from around the world
* Updates synthesis of modern and historical literature presented by active researchers in the field
* Compiles literature from around the world into one handy source
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131. Landscaping Principles and Practices
by Jack Ingels
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Catlog: Book (1997-01-15)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 172655
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Newly reorganized and updated, the fifth edition of this popular book offers a comprehensive introduction to landscape management. To present a balanced view of the industry as a process, the text is now organized by the industry's three career areas - design, contracting, and maintenance - to illustrate the interdependence of these areas. New material covers such current topics as xeriscaping and landscape calculations, providing you with the latest in landscaping techniques and management. Excellent for launching you into a landscaping career! ... Read more


132. Aquarium Plants
by Christel Kasselmann, Ulf Kotlenga
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Asin: 1575240912
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 149506
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Translated from the popular 1999 revised German edition, this text describes the temperature, water, fertilizer, and light needs of more than 300 aquarium plants. Artificial lighting - lamp types, color temperatures, and mounting - is discussed in detail and the author provides advice on choosing the right plants for an aquarium. Ecological factors, flower biology and morphology, and reproduction methods receive detailed coverage. The book contains 525 color photographs with nearly all plants depicted with fully developed submerged foliage. Many of the photographs of rare plants were published for the first time in the German edition. Botanists as well as professional and amateur aquarium keepers will find this book indispensable. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars would be better without missing pages problem
Warning: Some printings lack a substantial number of pages. I recently received this book and tried to look up Riccia. Unfortunately, this plant is in the index but 23 pages including the page describing Riccia were missing from the volume I received. I have not gone thorugh the entire book to see if other sets of pages are missing, but for $80+ please check.

5-0 out of 5 stars Especially recommended to dedicated aquarium hobbyists
Painstakingly translated from the original German edition, Christel Kasselmann's Aquarium Plants is a meticulous, comprehensive, and practical resource describing a wide variety of common plant species used for private aquariums. Aquarium Plants comprises an informed and informative overview of factors necessary to the proper care of such plants and detailed, one-page studies of individual plant varieties that include etymology, distribution, description, special care instructions, ecology and more of each plant variety, as well as full-color photographs that vividly portray the plants. Aquarium Plants is a reliable and excellent reference which is especially recommended to dedicated aquarium hobbyists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for planted acquarium fans
A good book, describing in detail all about any treated plant or family. Has an introductory part about the main water parameters, in nature and in tank, and has many indications as to grow the plants. ... Read more


133. Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
by Bradford Angier
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Catlog: Book (1974-09-01)
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Don¿t throw away your hoe and spade yet
This book is a catalog of mostly uncultivated plants that are edible or have medicinal purposes. The entries are arranged alphabetically by common name, so there is no key system- -if you're looking at a plant and you don't already know it's name, you'll have to leaf through every page of the book to see if it's there. For each entry, there is a short article that provides other names for the plant, and description, distribution, and information about uses. There is also an idealized color illustration of the plant to aid identification. The description sections are not consistent in the types of information that they provide- -some descriptions cover the plant, the fruit, or the flowers, while others cover history, varieties, and more distribution information. The uses section tells us which parts of the plant can be consumed, and how they must be prepared to eliminate any toxins that might be present.

I was quite excited after reading the introduction to this book- -wow! So many plants are out there in the forest just waiting for those in the know to come by and eat them. Why plant a garden? But as I read the entries for each individual plant, I began to recognize that it would be hard to get your sole nutrition from the wild plants mentioned here. A great many of the plants are leafy greens, that are too bitter or too toxic to eat without at least soaking and often boiling, possibly several times. That got me wondering about how much nutrition could be left in a plate of well boiled wild greens, if we are cautioned not to cook cultivated greens in a similar manner because all the vitamins will be washed away. If you have to boil the heck out of these things to make them edible, wouldn't you be better off with greens that have been cultivated for thousands of years to be tender enough to consume them raw, straight out of the garden? In addition to the leafy greens, Angier includes a few fruits like blueberries and cranberries (the illustration for blueberry leaves is like none I've ever seen in the wild before), some trees like maples and others where you can eat the inner bark lining (hopefully without killing too many trees), and some edible tubers. The descriptions of the edible tubers seem the most promising, nutritionally. Overall, I found this book an interesting read as well as somewhat informative, but I think I will keep on gardening after all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than many others
I find this one useful. Drawings are not "natural" but compensate by revealing all major parts clearly: root, leaf, flower, stems. Anyway, I find one needs at least two books for reliable identity and often for any ID at all. Variations among species make identity of individual plants a lot harder than it might seem, excepting for a few easy plants like cat tails, purslane, etc. I agree with a prior reviewer that absence of poisonous plants is unfortunate. Also, absence of scientific names is not good, since common names aren't reliable.

3-0 out of 5 stars A little knowledge can be dangerous...
This book is very interesting with nice pictures but should not be used as a primary source in the field. In my opinion, it gives a false sense of security by failing to mention poisonous plants that appear similar to those highlighted. Also, it does not pay particular attention to precise plant identification and therefore should not be used for this purpose. Overall, I have enjoyed this book immensely, but would recommend it with caution.

5-0 out of 5 stars Saved my Life!
When I was stranded with my dog in the Alaska Wilderness for a week and a half, this book saved my life. Without it, how could I have eaten well until the aircraft came - yes, you heard - eaten well! I thank Bradford Angier greatly for this wonderful text!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book if you already know some plants...
And still ok if you're clueless. The book's small size, a convenience in the field, limits the amount of illustrations it can contain. For example, the entire gooseberry/currant family is represented by three pictures, all fitting on one page. The text, on the other hand, can't be matched. My suggestion would be to pair this book with a field guide to wild plants until you can recognise them by sight. ... Read more


134. North American Terrestrial Vegetation
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Asin: 0521559863
Catlog: Book (1999-12-28)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Sales Rank: 231738
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This new edition is a major contribution to botanical and ecological literature.Itprovides comprehensive coverage of the major vegetation types of North America, from the arctic tundra of Alaska to the tropical forests of Central America. Each chapter describes the composition, architecture, environment, and conservation status of each ecosystem. In addition, information is included on the abiotic environment, paleoecology, productivity, nutrient cycling, autecological behavior of dominant species, environmental issues, management problems, the role of natural disturbance, and critical areas for future research. This new edition has additional chapters on freshwater wetlands, coastal marine wetlands, temperate Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Hawaiian Islands. Every chapter has been thoroughly updated and now includes information on habitat loss and restoration-preservation programs.This is an outstanding new edition of a well-received text and it is essential reading for students and researchers in plant science, ecology, and conservation. ... Read more


135. Botany : An Introduction to Plant Biology
by James Mauseth
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Asin: 0763706698
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Sales Rank: 561664
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology provides a thoroughoverview of the fundamentals of botany. Throughout the text, three keyprinciples are stressed; evolution by natural selection, examination ofbotanical phenomenon, and the diversity of organisms and their matter. Inaddition, this text contains spectacular color photographs to illuminate keyorganisms and points mentioned in the text. Boxes, like Plants and People, offerthe student additional information on subjects as well as the opportunity tothink independently on how plants and human beings interrelate. The newMultimedia Enhanced Second Edition links Botany: An Introduction to PlantBiology to a variety of Internet learning resources and to the Plant BiologyTutor CD-ROM. An icon appearing in the text's margins directs students toadditional resources on the Web. The end-of-chapter problems also contain a newsection of Internet questions that challenge students to apply their knowledgeof a chapter by researching appropriate web sites. This book-specific web siteis maintained by both Jones and Bartlett Publishers and James Mauseth, therebyensuring that the material is of the highest quality and currency and thatbroken links are quickly fixed or replaced.. To learn more about this dynamicteaching and learning tool, please visit http://www.jbpub.com/botany. A secondicon indicates where related animations and interactive exercises can beaccessed on the Plant Biology Tutor CD-ROM. Together these resources provideyour students with the opportunity to become active participants in the learningprocess and make full use of today's technology. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Thsi book was a perfect bookb for someone who wants to know the straight facts about Botany. For example, a college student might enjoy useing this book because it is packed with so much information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to Botany
This book is a must for anyone seriously interested in learning about plants and their relation to the other living kingdoms. It is richly illustrated and covers material clearly and in-depth. I have used the first edition for over eight years as 1) a good read and 2) a reference thatcontinues to inform me as a serious gardener as well as an educated layman.The book emphasizes the evolutionary adaptative aspects of plants to theirenvironment. Starting from the basics of chemistry, it covers plantanatomy, physiology, genetics, and taxonomy. It is a wonderful resource.

2-0 out of 5 stars U.C.Student
This was our text for Bis. 1C (Winter 98)at U.C. Davis.The book was well illustrated, but was far too in-depth for an intro course.I foundlecture notes more useful. ... Read more


136. Genera Orchidacearum: Orchidoideae Vanilloideae (Genera Orchidacearum)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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137. The Pineapple: Botany, Production and Uses
by D. P. Bartholomew, R. E. Paull, K. G. Rohrbach, Robert E. Paull
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138. Cacti: Biology and Uses
by Park S. Nobel
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Asin: 0520231570
Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
Publisher: University of California Press
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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40 b/w photographs, 32 line illustrations, 40 tables The Cactaceae family, with about sixteen hundred species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, and ability to tolerate drought. Because of their efficient use of water and other adaptations, biological and agronomic interest in cacti has soared. These fascinating plants also have much to teach us about biodiversity and conservation. Yet a current, synthetic, wide-ranging reference on cacti has not been available until now. This comprehensive book, compiled by a well-known cactus biologist, includes authoritative, up-to-date chapters by thirty-five contributors from around the world on topics ranging from evolution to biotechnology. It is the first book of its kind to compile information on cactus biology, ecology, and uses in one convenient place. The first half of the book provides a thorough overview of cactus biology and morphology and discusses the environmental and conservation issues that affect the plants. It includes a discussion of the evolution of the family, paying particular attention to new genetic and molecular approaches. The second half of the book focuses on the practical concerns of cultivating cacti, such as pest control and diseases, horticultural and forage applications, and techniques for agronomy. Other chapters cover the different markets for cacti and products that are made from them. This unique volume will be a reliable and informative reference for ecologists and environmentalists, agriculturists, plant biologists, and anyone seriously interested in these remarkable plants. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Advanced book for specialists
This is an advanced book, with plenty of black and white photos, but no color photos. This book consists of fifteen review chapters written by established experts and new contributors. The book description states that Cacti: Biology and Uses is the first book of its kind to compile information on cactus biology, ecology and uses.

Because this book covers a wide variety of topics, such as biology, morphology, conservation, pollination, and pest control, the writing is quite advanced in several different subject areas. For example, a physiologist may totally understand the chapter on shoot anatomy and morphology (Chapter 2), but may have less understanding of the chapter about breeding and biotechnology (Chapter 15). In Chapter 10 alone (Cactus Pear Fruit Production) a reader finds economic content with a supply and demand analysis and agronomic content with fertilizer and irrigation information. This seems to validate the book's description as a compilation of cacti information.
As previously mentioned, Cacti: Biology and Uses does not have any color photos, but it does have many, quality black and white photos, as well as many tables and figures. A basic table of contents is printed in the front, and then, each chapter begins with a more detailed table of contents. Each chapter ends with a conclusion and an extensive list of literature cited. An index, with some "See" and "See also" references, is provided in the back.

This is a high quality book who are interested in the biology, ecology or uses of a unique family of plants. ... Read more


139. Physiochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology
by Park S. Nobel
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-15)
Publisher: Academic Press
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The functioning of all living systems obeys the laws of physics in fundamental ways. This is true for all physiological processes that occur inside cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. The new edition of Park Nobel's classic text has been revised in an unprecedented fashion, while still remaining user-friendly and clearly presented. Certain to maintain its leading role in teaching general and comparative physiological principles, Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology now establishes a new standard of excellence in teaching advanced physiology.
The book covers water relations and ion transport for plant cells, including diffusion, chemical potential gradients, and solute movement in and out of plant cells. It also presents the interconnection of various energy forms, such as light, chlorophyll and accessory photosynthesis pigments, and ATP and NADPH. Additionally, the book describes the forms in which energy and matter enter and leave a plant, for example: energy budget analysis, water vapor and carbon dioxide, and water movement from soil to plant to atmosphere.

Key Features
* Over four hundred fifty updated references
* Thorough text revisions intended to improve clarity of presentation
* Enhanced coverage of bioenergetics, and gas and water fluxes
* Thoroughly revised figures
* Revised calculations in all chapters
* Reformatted problems with solutions
* New information on root properties and especially global climate change
* Established and classic equations presented in an easy-to-refer-to list
* Appendices with conversion factors and constants
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4-0 out of 5 stars Libro de Fisiología
pienso que este libro es un valioso aporte al conocimiento de las respuestas fisiológicas de las plantas a los estímulos de su medio ambiente, ya que permite relacionar los fenómenos naturales externos (medioambientales) con el funcionamiento interno de un vegetal, apotando información para el proceso de comprensión de los comportamientos vegetales, un área con mucho conocimiento incompleto todavía ... Read more


140. Forest Fires : Behavior and Ecological Effects
by Edward A. Johnson, Kiyoko Miyanishi
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Asin: 012386660X
Catlog: Book (2001-01)
Publisher: Academic Press
Sales Rank: 703198
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Even before the myth of Prometheus, fire played a crucial ecological role around the world. Numerous plant communities depend on fire to generate species diversity in both time and space. Without fire such ecosystems would become sterile monocultures. Recent efforts to prohibit fire in fire dependent communities have contributed to more intense and more damaging fires. For these reasons, foresters, ecologists, land managers, geographers, and environmental scientists are interested in the behavior and ecological effects of fires. This book will be the first to focus on the chemistry and physics of fire as it relates to the ways in which fire behaves and the impacts it has on ecosystem function. Leading international contributors have been recruited by the editors to prepare a didactic text/reference that will appeal to both advanced students and practicing professionals. ... Read more


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