The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart Publisher Comments
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?
In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans... (read more)
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan Publisher Comments
In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant -- though this... (read more)
Weeds of the West (5th edition)
by Tom Whitson Publisher Comments
Learning to identify unwanted plants around the home, farm or ranch will be much easier with this book published by the Western Society of Weed Science and co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension of the United States. Weeds of the West will help you... (read more)
by Step Green Armytage Publisher Comments
A stunning collaboration between a master nature photographer and a horticulturalist. Leaves are everywhere, appearing in an astonishing variety of shapes, colors and textures. They are the unappreciated gifts of nature, worthy of far more extensive... (read more)
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed
by John Vaillant Publisher Comments
As vividly as Jon Krakauer put readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America's last great forest, where trees grow to eighteen feet in diameter, sunlight never touches the ground, and the chainsaws are always at work... (read more)
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