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141. Growing Profits: How to Start & Operate a Backyard Nursery
by Michael Harlan
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Asin: 0965456773
Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
Publisher: Moneta Publications
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not much useable info but some good ideas.
Only one paragraph on greenhouses, no wonder he only can make a few thousand. You really need a greenhouse to grow your starts in this business and to have only a little on this subject tells me alot..( he never made it big) There is no mention of caring for the enviorment here, The use of posins are recomended and no real overall plan for runoff or water table poulution, guess he doesn't care. Any way if you got extra bucks, get it cause one good idea can be worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delivers. Written by experts. Easy to read. Practical.
Here's their back cover blurb: "Learn how to start a nursery in your backyard with virtually no capitual investment. In an area of only 1,000 sq. ft. it is possible to generate over $5,000 worth of plants in a single growing season."

The 207 page book delivers on its promise. The book is particularly good in explaining the value of "time" in the nursery business. If you expect to make money with your greenhouse... or with a nursery business, this is an EXCELLENT book to get.

It's easy to read and contains lots of money-making ideas. Here's a way to get that greenhouse by your spouse... "look at the extra money we can make!" If you have teenage children, this is a great way for them to earn extra money. If you're a business man, I think there you can make more money with less work in other ways. But hey, it's fun. The book is oriented to growing flowers and shrubs... and not so much for growing vegetables. Although growing herbs is one of the things recommended. They deliver on describing how to make $5,000 in only 1,000 sq. ft. The most important thing this book delivers is the core thinking process that a nurseryman must analyze in terms of time, and profit per unit of time. I didn't realize this was so important, but now it makes sense to me. ... Read more

142. The Evolutionary Biology of Plants
by Karl J. Niklas
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Catlog: Book (1997-06-08)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Although they are among the most abundant of all living things and provide essential oxygen,
food, and shelter to the animal kingdom, few books pay any attention to how and why plants
evolved the wondrous diversity we see today. In this richly illustrated and clearly written book,
Karl J. Niklas provides the first comprehensive synthesis of modern evolutionary biology as it
relates to plants.

After presenting key evolutionary principles, Niklas recounts the saga of plant life from its
origins to the radiation of the flowering plants. To investigate how living plants might have
evolved, Niklas conducts a series of computer-generated "walks" on fitness "landscapes,"
arriving at hypothetical forms of plant life strikingly similar to those of today and the distant
past. He concludes with an extended consideration of molecular biology and paleontology.

An excellent overview for undergraduates, this book will also challenge graduate students and

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic book - everything you always wanted to know
A friend of mine told me about this book and said I had to read it. I am not a science student, but I found the book in my school library and read it anyway. It's a great book and I'm sure glad my friend told me about it. Plants are truly interesting, perhaps more so than animals because plants are so different from everything we are taught about in high school biology. Niklas's book is also well written. He speaks directly to the reader, using simple words to describe really complicated biological issues. Everything I always wondered about is found in this book. I've recommended it to my friends. I think everybody ought to know about the 'green world' that surrounds us!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a fascinating and well written book ¿¿ a must read.
I am a student of animal biology and this book was assigned by one of my professors as a textbook. I knew nothing about plants until I read this book, and I really dreaded the idea of having to learn about plants. Niklas's book opened my eyes to the wonder and fascination of plant biology as well as the wonders of plant evolution, which are very different from what most of us have been taught about animals. I've read this book from cover to cover, at least twice. And each time I've picked up something new and exciting to think about. All of my friends in the class agree with me - - this is a great book and people should pay attention to it.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a very well written and informative book
The author has written an up to date and thoughtful book about evolution using plants as examples of all major ideas. This book should be read by any one interested in evolution or plant biology. The text is easy to read, with a minimum of jargon, and the book is well illustrated. I was especially interested in how the author combined information for the study of living plants with the information from the fossil record. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I recommend it highly.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good start--but much is missing
The rarity of up-to-date general surveys on this topic makes this a valuable book, but I think a better job could have been done. It starts out in a promising way, with an excellent introduction to the issues and problems of evolution from the perspective of plant biology, and I found this to be the most enlightening section of the book. The writing at that point is clear and purposeful. However, things start ramping down from there. Plant evolution is dealt with in a piecemeal fashion: certain topics, notably the author's own concern with the evolution of morphology, are treated at length; other, equally important, topics, e.g., symbioses, are skipped almost entirely (there is not a single word on the evolution of mycorrhizal or nitrogen-fixation symbiosis, and very little about the various angiosperm-insect symbioses). Interactions with diseases, parasites and herbivores are virtually ignored. This seriously detracts from the book's clear intent to sketch the "big picture" in plant evolution, and the author's increasingly complicated and disconnected prose does not help matters. But for someone thirsting for knowledge on plant evolution, the book provides plenty of things to think about, and the ample bibliography points the way to more. ... Read more

143. Forest Plants Of The Southeast And Their Wildlife Uses
by James H. Miller, Karl V. Miller
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Catlog: Book (2005-05-30)
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144. Marijuana Botany
by Robert Connell Clarke
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Asin: 091417178X
Catlog: Book (1991-12-01)
Publisher: Ronin Publishing (CA)
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Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Cannabishas been cultivated for 10,000 years.In recenttimes, marijuana has undergone more genetic experimentation andcross-breeding than during the previous 10,000 years.This remarkablehybrid development was accomplished by thousand of individuals new to anykind of farming. Marijuana Botanyoffers accurate information about all aspects ofcultivation.It explains how quality is affected by climate andenvironment; identification and desirability of female plants;consideration for cultivating sinsemilla; THC production and peakpotency; producing desirable plants year after year. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Read the FULL TITLE of the book!
Marijuana Botany: An Advanced Study In the Propagation & Breeding of Distinctive Cannabis

ADVANCED. This is NOT the book to read if you have never grown or have no knowledge of basic concepts of growing marijuana. This is not a BASIC 'How-To' book. It says ADVANCED and it means just that! This is a study in ADVANCED MJ techniques and information of selective genetic manipulation and breeding. If you want an 'I just need to know how to grow herb.' book, DON'T BUY THIS ONE.

4-0 out of 5 stars Clarke¿s Marijuana Botany Review + What You Really Want!
The best place to start with this review is to tell you that you do not want this book if you are new to growing. This is not where you want to be going. Getting this book is a mistake which many new growers have made. So you have been warned!! There are other books that cover cannabis cultivation much more accurately like "The Cannabis Grow Bible" by Greg Green which I very highly recommend or "Indoor Marijuana Horticulture" by Jorge Cervantes a reasonably good grow guide. I find Ed Rosenthal's books a little wrong at times and Mel Franks work is far too old to be practical these days. So if you are looking for cultivation information go in that direction first but if you want some cannabis botany science and breeding information then carry on with this review.

The book is divided into four sections. The Sinsemilla Life Cycle of Cannabis, the Propagation of Cannabis, Genetics and Breeding of Cannabis, and finally Maturation and Harvesting of Cannabis.

The first section is very short and deals with the basic cycle of the cannabis plant from seed to the end of its life to the give the reader the basics of how the plant grows - however the botanical features of all the different strains in existence do vary from Clarke's basic descriptions, but at least his references are explained in extreme detail along with plant morphology. It is an important introduction chapter for what the rest of the book has to offer.

The second section is about the different ways that cannabis can be continued either by seeds or cloning and so this chapters covers both cloning and pollination but it is mostly concerned with pollen and manual pollination techniques. The seed selection part of this chapter is redundant and not really advised as a selection criteria for selecting seeds. There is only one way to know what a new hybrid seed can produce and that is to grow it out. The cloning section covers rooting and hormones, both important parts of the cloning technique for those who want to replicate their mother plant over and over again. The final part of this chapter deals with grafting, which is more of an experiment you can do but it is not used by cannabis cultivators. The chapter finishes with pruning, to help improve your yields.

The third section is really what this book is all about - the genetics of cannabis, and it can be confusing at the best of times because it dives right into it without much of a helper at the start, so be warned you will need something else to help you make head or tale of this section but I will come to that in a moment. After introducing us to the world of filial generations (F1, F2 ...) , heterozygous and homozygous, Clarke quickly turns to Polyploidy. Now this is a manmade condition which is inflicted on the cannabis plant to alter its chromosome number. The author believes this may increase potency but recent evaluation of Polyploidy cannabis and genetics have proven otherwise, but you will find this interesting all the same. The author then comes to meat of the book - breeding. Now this is 50/50 presentation. There is a whack load of breeding information that is extremely helpful and a ton of stuff that is very specialized towards strains that most of us will never see or work with because no one sells them anymore. You will also find references to the botanical aspects of the plant and how these traits can be mixed and fixed by breeding. Interesting and useful and this is probably the most important part of the book and the most often referred to by breeders.

The forth part of the book is about harvest times and how to judge them. The author also covers Cannabinoid Biosynthesis, but a lot of this has since changed since he wrote about it. Useful though, and you will reference it if you are interested in cannabinoids - but there are better books on cannabinoids out there. The book finishes by covering curing techniques and storage.

Now listen closely because this is exactly what I recommend you to do if you are interested in breeding cannabis. Do not get this book first. First of all you should take a look at "The Cannabible" by Jason King. It also contains an introduction by Clarke and will give you a look at the different cannabis strain, but forget the breeding section in that book because it has inaccuracies and is not the best. Your next move is a good grow book. Now you would do well to buy several but if you can only afford one get "The Cannabis Grow Bible" by Greg Green. Forget the garbage PDF that you might find on the internet of that book. It is old (2001) and is missing a lot. Get the 2003 paperback edition which is vastly superior and very different. "The Cannabis Grow Bible" has an excellent Chapter on Breeding and is an absolute 'must have' for anybody interested in breeding. That chapter alone is sometimes more useful than this whole book from Clarke. Once you have that book and chapter you will be in a much better position to use this book from Clarke. I can guarantee you that now. Forget about the breeding chapter in "Marijuana Indoor Horticulture" by Jorge Cervantes. Its bunk. The author of that book claims that clones loose their genetic integrity with every generation. That is nonsense and voids that whole chapter of his book. If you are looking for a good book on cannabinoids then get "Marijuana Chemistry: Genetics, Processing & Potency" by Michael Starks. Okay this is the best I can do for you. Do get this book though. Just follow the path above and you will achieve your breeding goals. Good Luck.

4-0 out of 5 stars Old but still good
This is a good book about the marijuana plant itself but is a bit dated. Still if you want to learn more about breeding and plant physiognomy then this is a good choice.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text on arranging a breeding environment
If you have read some other reviews posted for this book then it would seem as if this researcher was talking out his ass but if you bother to actually read the book at all then you will realize that the information provided may or may not be intended for either your level of education as far as cannabis goes or for the specific agenda behind your reasons for growing cannabis.
No it is not a book for the first hand grower, and No this book will not tell you specifically what you need to know for how to grow some "killer bud" but if you want basically a manual for how to develop a purposeful breeding growing regimine and the best way to establish a sterile environment and efficient pollen collection and cultivation techniques then this is the book upon which it wouldn't hurt to start your reading collection.
This book was written in the eighties as has yet to be updated but it is useful and informative. The research however outdated is still competant and unbiased and anytime that you have definative data you should try to learn from it. The stated research spans nearly half a century of labratory and field study from doctors, scientists, horticulurists, and regular old smokey joe from down the street, as a person who has spent a number of years in the research and breeding fields I appreciated the fact that someone else had done the grunt work.
As a person who done some research, here is one thing which I can tell you that is probably the single most important thing anyone can tell you, do your homework!, if growing cannabis is something that you want to do with success then wouldn't you want to find the best way to do it with as little effort and waste as possible the best way that you can do this is READ, books, magazines, college research papers, jotted notes, articles on the internet and do your own kind of gruntwork, talk to competant people who have grown and produced, but most of all don't make any hardcore decisions about who's word you are going to follow and don't take it all to heart.
There is all kind of hype out there and books that have been written by noted celebrity types and documented so called "authorities" on the subject for your sake don't decide to go with anyone specific person's material the more broad based your knowledge the better chance you have of starting the perfect crop.
Probably the single most important piece of information I gleamed from this book is how the plant reacts to environment, chemical, and altitudinal changes, this kind of detailed information is exactly what should be contained in a botany book, and in my humble opinion R.C. Clarke has done a tremendous job of putting this information together.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Masters Thesis, Not a "How To Grow Really Strong Pot" book
First of all, if we stick to the facts, Robert Clarke wrote this text as his master's thesis to earn his graduate degree in botany from UC Berkeley, not so that a bunch of dopers could grow stronger weed. With that in mind, think about the subject material; this book was written for scientists and botanists with MSc and PhD level accreditations in botany, not Phineas, Freewheeling Franklin, or Fat Freddie and his cat...

I think that most reviews of this book are negative because they do not understand the nature of this work. In all actuality, it is a very important piece of work that quite thoroughly details genetic breeding of a particular species of plant, and that just so happens to be marijuana...

If you want a very good "how to grow kick-butt weed" book, pick up a copy of, "Indoor Marijuana Horticulture" by Jorge Cervantes; its better suited to the layperson who wants to try growing at home. Another book I found helpful for consulting was "Marijuana Grower's Insiders Guide" by Mel Frank... ... Read more

145. Plant Communities of New Jersey: A Study in Landscape Diversity
by Beryl Robichaud, Karl H. Anderson, Beryl Robichaud Collins, Beryl Vegetation of New Jersey Robichaud
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146. The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook : Forty Natural Prescriptions for Perfect Health
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Not in opposition to, but (surprisingly) in conjunction with impressive advances in the medical sciences, growing numbers of people are seeking gentle botanical methods for treating illnesses. Coauthors David Simon, M.D., and Deepak Chopra, M.D., attribute this "herbal renaissance" to our thriving information age and the resulting self-empowered "patients" who aren't nearly so patient as they once were. In celebration of this integrated healing approach, one that involves treating the mind and spirit as well as the body, Simon and Chopra fully describe the 40 most frequently herbs used in their Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

Simon and Chopra's approach draws heavily on Ayurveda, India's ancient medical system that honors the dynamic exchange of energy between humans and the entire universe. They discuss their holistic approach to healing, provide a self-guided test to assess current health, and offer insights on treating problems related to digestion, emotion, metabolism, energy, and more. These thoughts easily carry over into the second part of the book, the herb guide. Simple pencil drawings of each leafy specimen accentuate the written details: scientific research substantiating the herb's healing properties, ancient and modern uses, current available forms, doses, and wise precautions. Along with such practical information, the authors offer an Ayurvedic perspective, briefly outlining each herb's effects on pitta (metabolism/"fire"), kapha (structure/"earth"), and vata (motion/"wind"). Throughout the book, the two authors beautifully interweave fact, anecdote, and analogy to make for an informative, delightful collection. --Liane Thomas ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
hits the mark, only wish there was more... ... Read more

147. The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California
by Bruce G. Baldwin, Steve Boyd, Barbara J. Ertter, Robert W. Patterson, Thomas J. Rosatti, Dieter H. Wilken, Margriet Wetherwax, Jepson Herbarium
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128 color photographs, more than 1,000 line drawings, 2 maps In the spirit of the avid desert botanist Willis Linn Jepson, The Jepson Desert Manual provides botanical enthusiasts of all backgrounds with the first comprehensive field guide focused exclusively on native and naturalized vascular plants of California's southeastern deserts. Based on The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, the Desert Manual incorporates new illustrations for more than two hundred desert taxa, revised keys to identification, updated distributional information, and 128 color photographs. This guide will allow easier identification of California's fascinating desert plants than would be possible in a manual with broader geographic coverage. As in The Jepson Manual, detailed descriptions and illustrations of plant characteristics are provided, along with information on native versus alien status, habitats, elevation, endangerment, toxicity, weed status, horticultural requirements, and flowering times. Introductory sections on the desert setting and vegetation offer the reader a broad context and new perspectives for appreciating the more than twenty five hundred plant species included in the Manual. For amateur and professional botanists alike, the Desert Manual will prove to be an invaluable companion in California's spectacular Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert, and southern Great Basin environments, including the White Mountains. ... Read more

148. The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual
by Ann Fowler Rhoads, Timothy A. Block, Anna Anisko
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4-0 out of 5 stars Hard-core Taxonomy
Plants of Pennsylvania is an exhaustive taxonomy of the fauna of the keystone state. Both native and introduced species are included. It is not light reading, but as a reference it is excellent.

The cover artwork is not representative of the text, which contains only line drawings of good quality. The book is well indexed, by both scientific and common names, and probably is the best entrance point for most readers. I found the glossary particularly helpful. It has illustrations and definitions of hundreds of mostly obscure botanical terms that a few of us forgot and most of us never learned. ... Read more

149. Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals
by Huston Smith
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Cleansing the Doors of Perception is a fresh consideration of the age-old relationship between certain psychoactive plants and chemicals and mysticalexperience by one of the most trustworthy religious writers of our time. Author Huston Smith (most famous for his classic The World's Religions) is the Walter Cronkite of religion scholars. He has long believed that "drugs appear to be able to induce religious experiences" and that "it is less evident that they can produce religious lives." At the same time, he posits that "if ...religion cannot be equated with religious experiences, neither can it long survive their absence." Therefore, Smith's basic question about entheogens (a word he defines as "nonaddictive mind-altering substances that are approachedseriously and reverently") is "whether chemical substances can behelpfuladjuncts to faith." Cleansing the Doors does not offer one sustainedargument in response to that question. Instead, the book collectsSmith'smany articles about this subject, and connects them with briefintroductoryessays. The writings gathered here range from personal testimonyaboutSmith's own experience with entheogens to ethnographic work on the use of entheogens in India.Throughout,Smith's style conveys the wisdom and wonder that hasguided his explorationsof this strange, fascinating aspect of religiousexperience. --MichaelJoseph Gross ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars an evolutionary gem
huston smith has had a front row seat in spiritual evolution for over 45 yrs now. in the present volume he makes clear that indeed entheogens can inspire and manifest and sustain true mystical knowing of what IT is. as a life long seeker and entheogen experimenter for several decades in my youth, i think this book makes a tremendous contribution for those of us who have used godconsciousness endgendering substances in the right way. what way is that? you enter into the experience with a pure heart and with thanksgiving! there comes a time, however, in authentic spritual life, when this too must be left behind if in fact we truly seek the highest realms of spiritual attainment. thanks, huston, you have said beautiful things some of us have experienced but can't make plain. life is a mighty torrent of evolution and this book will help you,the sincere seeker, make the most of your own opportunity to live, enjoy, contribute, and SEE.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Sober Look AT Spiritual Use of Entheogens
As an advocate of the use of entheogens (psychedelics) as a means of expanding consciousness, I have to praise this book for several reasons.

One, due to Dr. Huston's reputation, many people who would not have considered psychedelics as a spiritual path will now have to take the spiritual use of these substances seriously.

Two for those of us who do use entheogens, Dr. Smith offers an interesting critique of the psychedelic movement of the 60s. He asks himself if the corrolary of "tune in" and "turn on" has to be "drop out".

He also underscores the importance of paying attention to "set" and "setting" (the attitude of the user and the physical environment in which the user takes the psychedelic). He rightly notes that a lot of people pay lip service to this idea without being rigorous in it's application. There seems to be a kind of libertarianism, even philistinism, in the contemporary psychedelic scene. We're going to explore alone without paying attention to the lessons from other cultures who have used these substances for thousands of years. Understandably we do so under the banner of authenticity, but I think we lose out. We should not ape or follow the lessons of those cultures dogmatically, but we should investigate them and heed what is good...especially about set and setting.

Third, he assigns psychedelics their proper place. They are tools. And like any tool, psychedelics work for some and not for others. Or they work for a time for us and then we need to leave them behind. Any way it goes, we are left with integrating the lessons learned from our psychedelic explorations into our everyday life.

This is a sober treatment of the role of psychedelics, not an absolute glorification. I love to dream and hypothesize along with Terence McKenna, but I also love the grounded nature of "Cleaning The Doors of Perception".

If you are interested in a serious discussion of psychedelics,please check out our webclub "Entheogens and Psychedelics" at


4-0 out of 5 stars Mind meeting
a highly informed and elegant look inside the world of our minds. This is a work that adds to the classics on the subject and offers a slightly more sophisticated perspective than one would expect.

Very interesting stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars A provocative yet insightful and non-judgmental survey
A Highly recommended addition to Metaphysical Religious Studies, Cleansing The Doors Of Perception: The Religious Significance Of Entheogenic Plants And Chemicals is the work of philosopher and religion scholar Huston Smith and presents an informative survey and analysis of psychedelic and entheogenic drugs, including their usage to connect human beings with the divine. History, theology, philosophy, psychology, and personal experience fill the pages of this provocative yet insightful and non-judgmental survey of man's use of chemicals in a dedicated quest to expand both mind and spirit.

5-0 out of 5 stars new insights
a powerful, eloquent look inside the workings of mind and vision by one of the less "radical" writers on the topic.

The author is eminently qualified and open-minded to handle such a task as this subject. The writing is fresh, highly intelligent and inspires one to search out other like-minded books.

Definitely recommended, whether or not you are experienced. ... Read more

150. Herbal Harvest: Commercial Organic Production of Quality Dried Herbs
by Greg Whitten
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Herbal Harvest is the msot comprehensive book on organic herb production in print. In over 550 pages, Greg Whitten covers all facets of commerical organic herb-growing: the state of the herb industry, site selection, climate, irrigation, weed management, propagation, trial plots, composting, pests and diseases, harvesting, drying, processing and marketing, innovative tool design, personal health, and more. ... Read more

151. Plant Microtechnique and Microscopy
by Steven E. Ruzin
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Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
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Plant Microtechnique and Microscopy surpases all previously written manuals by providing an in-depth coverage of the field of microtechnique. The traditional paraffin method is covered in explicit step-by-step protocols, with theoretical background included to give the student the tools required to design their own experiments and interpret existing to give the student the tools required to design their own experiments and interpret existing results. In addition, the theory and practice of modern applications, such as methacrylate embedding and sectioning, microwave tissue processing, flourescence histochemistry, and in situ hybridization, are documented thoroughly.

Preceding Chapter One are ten single-page "Quick Start" protocols. Patterned after computer software manuals, these abbreviated instructions provide the experienced student with the fundamental steps to complete the ten microtechnique protocols most frequently used today.

Appendices on laboratory practice (chemical toxicites, common calculations, and buffer tables) are provided to make this volume a valuable addition to every biological laboratory. Plant Microtechnique and Microscopy contains a definitive chapter on microscopy and, with diagrams and text, describes the optical principles of techniques such as phase contrast, DIC, confocal and deconvolution wide-field microscopy. Also included is an extensive appendix on optics and its application to the microscope. The book's bibliography of over 650 references is a substantial resource for any student of histology, histological technique, or microscopy. ... Read more

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152. Common Weeds of the United States
by United States Agricultural Research Service, United States. Agricultural Research Service., Clyde Franklin Reed
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Covers 220 important weeds with illustrations, maps, botanical information, plant lore for each. Over 225 illustrations. "It is good to have this helpful and attractive book easily available at a very reasonable price."—Phytologia.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Identify the wild green in your path!
The black ink line drawings by Regina O'Hughes, prepared from herbarium specimens, are exquisite in detail and scientific accuracy and are works of art, besides. The nearly 500 pages, drawings on right hand page (9 inches by nearly 7 inches), text and distribution map on left hand page, make this a comprehensive, yet easy to understand and use, reference book. First published in 1970 by the United States Department of Agriculture, this Dover republication book is a tremendous value for the money and its contents are as timely today as they were 30 years ago. These are the plants that Peterson Field Guides ignored. The book contains an extensive bibliography for those who want to further their study of these amazing plants. This book is definitely worth 5 stars! ... Read more

153. A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins
by A.W. Smith
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Asin: 0486297152
Catlog: Book (1997-07-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Sales Rank: 324667
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with information on their derivation and guides to pronunciation. A monumental index provides a cross-reference from some 1,800 common plant names to corresponding botanical ones. Indispensable reference combines thoroughness, botanical rigor and interesting facts and lore—all leavened with touches of humor.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Vintage etymological dictionary
This is reprint of A.W.Smith's classic, which since then has been revised by William T. Stearn as "A Gardener's Dictionary of Plant Names" (1972) and "Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners" (1992). Comparing it with the latter it is obvious at once that there still is a great similarity, with many entries a 100% identical. The major differences are that the latter has a more modern layout, is updated and contains more information.

This reprint of the original has as bonus points that it is cheaper and includes directions at pronounciation. In some cases it also contains bits of information which were edited out of its modern descendant.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of "A Gardener's Book of Plant Names"
I needed a book to use to give me the derivation of the scientific names for plants found in the wild throughout California. I looked at fifteen books at the University of California Davis Library and checked out five. I found this book to be the most useful of the bunch. It had the name of almost every plant I looked up, whereas most of the others had far fewer. I recommend this book if you want to know the derivation of plant names, whether in the garden or in the wild.

2-0 out of 5 stars I am Happy
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154. Natural Products from Plants
by Peter B. Kaufman
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Asin: 084933134X
Catlog: Book (1998-05-29)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 889940
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There has long been a need for an authoritative source on natural products and plants and how they are used. This new volume fills this need, bringing together relevant, practical information about the various types of natural products produced by plants, why they produce them, and their importance in today's world. Natural Products from Plants provides examples of how plant products are used to benefit humans through prevention and treatment of diseases, nutritional value, pest control, dyes, fibers, foods and beverages, flavorings and fragrances, and in creating many other novel compounds. Scientists from various disciplines-chemists, biologists, physicians, ethnobotanists, ecologists, nutritionists, and others-are interested in using natural products from plants, but must be aware of the potentially harmful effects of such compounds. Some plants are sources of poisons, addictive drugs, and hallucinogens. Anyone looking for a thorough understanding of the properties of natural plant products - both beneficial and harmful - will find the answers in Natural Products from Plants. ... Read more

155. People and Plants in Ancient Western North America
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Catlog: Book (2004-09-09)
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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How native prehistoric peoples used plants.

This companion to People and Plants in Eastern North America presents the latest information on the use of native plants, the history of crops and their uses, and the impact of humans on their environment. It not only contributes to our understanding of the lives of prehistoric people, it serves as a guide for designing environmentally sustainable lives today. ... Read more

156. Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi: Morphologies of Cultured Fungi and Key to Species, Second Edition
by Tsuneo Watanabe
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Asin: 0849311187
Catlog: Book (2002-04-18)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 553782
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Fungi have come into demand as sources of biological control agents and of particular physiological active substances. Recent studies indicate that fungi can be the prime cause of sinusitis, asthma, and allergenic troubles. Some fungi can be useful however, and can be used to improve the overall quality of human life. With very few books available on the subject of soil and seed fungi, Tsuneo Watanabe's book remains the only work that details information on techniques for isolating, culturing, and identifying soil and seed fungi. This new edition of Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi describes more than 350 fungal species, including:-46 Mastigomycetous species-33 Zygomycetous species-36 Ascomycetous species -9 Basidiomycetous species-240 Deuteromycetous speciesIn this atlas, Watanabe presents the results of his soil-borne plant disease studies including pathological and mycological aspects. The Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi, Second Edition includes 45 new fungal species illustrated in brilliant detail using original photomicrographs and line drawings. ... Read more

157. Plants and Society
by EstelleLevetin, KarenMcMahon, Estelle Levetin, Karen McMahon
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Asin: 0072909498
Catlog: Book (2002-07-29)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 35620
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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world.

Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi. ... Read more

158. Weed Science: Principles and Applications
by W. Powell Anderson
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Asin: 0314046275
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 499521
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This revision brings you the most current topics relative to weeds and weed control presented in a logical sequence to enhance student understanding. The material is found in a detailed but summarized manner to challenge the academic as well as the practical student. There are new chapters on weed ecology, herbicide-resistant biotypes, potatoes and rangelands. The text features completely re-set type and new art, updated references, and new emphasis on applications. ... Read more

159. The Nature of Plants: Habitats, Challenges, and Adaptations
by John Dawson, Rob Lucas
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Asin: 0881926752
Catlog: Book (2005-04-15)
Publisher: Timber Press
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There has always been interest in how animals live their lives --- it is easy for us to identify with them. But there are many remarkable stories about plants that deserve to be told. The Nature of Plants tells how plants adapt to the challenges of their habitats. Plants may live in places that provide too little rainfall, yet they thrive, either by evading drought, like the animals that live in deserts, or by tolerating the scarcity. There are plants that use other plants, climbing on them, strangling some, living in their leafy canopies, or parasitizing them. And The Nature of Plants explores the love-hate relationships that plants have with animals, some feeding on plants but others drawn into serving plants by pollinating them, scattering their fruits and seeds, or being eaten themselves. The mostly hidden associations that plants have with bacteria and fungi are also revealed. Illustrated throughout with superb color photographs, it is written in a way that is clear to anyone who wishes to understand the life of plants. ... Read more

160. Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants (Special Publications of the Society for General Microbiology)
by Horst Marschner
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Asin: 0124735436
Catlog: Book (1995-04-28)
Publisher: Academic Press
Sales Rank: 317090
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The Second Edition of this book retains the aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances.
This volume retains the structure of the first edition, being divided into two parts: Nutritional Physiology and Soil-Plant Relationships. In Part I, more emphasis has been placed on root-shoot interactions, stress physiology, water relations, and functions of micronutrients. In view of the worldwide increasing interest in plant-soil interactions, Part II has been considerably altered and extended, particularly on the effects of external and interal factors on root growth and chapter 15 on the root-soil interface.
The second edition will be invaluable to both advanced students and researchers.

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* Second Edition of this established text
* Structure of the book remains the same
* 50% of the reference and 50% of the figures and tables have been replaced
* Whole of the text has been revised
* Coverage of plant (soil interactions has been increased considerably)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Plant Science
Excellent text for nutritionists, as well. I was looking for a text to help me better understand the nutrient mechanisms of plants. I wanted to better help my clients understand where nutrients lie within plants and what their role is in the growth and development of plant structure. Not the usual course, but the book greatly helped in this goal.

The text enabled me to bridge the gap between holistic nutrition and plant science. It provided me with another way to explain nutrient affinity in the human body by explaining plant development.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for all plant scientists
This book was the text for a course I took in plant mineral nutrition. It is extremely comprehensive. Our professor indicated that, despite its age, it is one of the very best books on the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "must have" reference text for the serious student.
This text is essential for the upcoming plant scientist and should be in the book case of every graduate student involved in the study of plant nutrition. Marshner provides the in-depth look into the mineral nutrition of plants that serious students have been looking for. Topics are supported by an endless array of citations and the book is an excellent source of information for those writing literature reviews and journal articles. Marshners depth of understanding on the subject will amaze you! Recommended for graduate level students, or serious undergraduates. The depth may prove to be frustrating for the beginner.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book. how can we get the publisher to reprint?
This is, by far, the best textbook on plant nutrition written in the past 15 years. I use it as the textbook in my graduate level course in Plant Nutrition at Utah State University. I hope we can convince the publisher to reprint it. ... Read more

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