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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan
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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)

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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
by Daniel Chamovitz
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How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it feel an insects tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they remember the weather? For centuries we have marveled at plant diversity and form — from Charles... (read more)

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Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
Planting the Future: Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
by Rosemary Gladstar
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Voted one of the Top 10 books in 2000 by the Vermont Book Publishers Association. A collective endeavor by United Plant Savers, featuring America's most respected and well-known herbalists. Contributors include Don Babineau, Tim Blakley, Mark Blumenthal,... (read more)

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Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide
by Paul Stamets
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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Plants
The Secret Life of Plants
by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
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I can't believe I hadn't heard about this book before I found it on the shelf. Published in the 1970s, it explores the relationship between humans and plant life. Numerous scientific studies with lie detector tests, electrodes, and other '70s high-tech... (read more)

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Voodoo Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
Voodoo Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
by Katherine Cole
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Could cow horns, vortexes, and the words of a prophet named Rudolf Steiner hold the key to producing the most alluring wines in the world--and to saving the planet? In Voodoo Vintners wine writer Katherine Cole reveals the mysteries of biodynamic... (read more)

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Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
by Daniel E. Moerman
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In Native American Medicinal Plants, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information -- adapted from the same research used to create the monumental Native American... (read more)

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Flowering Plant Families of the World
Flowering Plant Families of the World
by V. H. Heywood
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Featuring more than one thousand full-color illustrations and distribution maps, a thorough reference on flowering plants presents up-to-date information on more than five hundred flowering plant families, including descriptions of each plant's... (read more)

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Common Families of Flowering Plants
Common Families of Flowering Plants
by Hickey Michael
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This book is designed to enable students of botany to gain some knowledge of the relationships between families of plants.... (read more)

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Handbook of Northwestern Plants
Handbook of Northwestern Plants
by Helen M. Gilkey
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The Handbook of Northwestern Plants has long been one of the most respected and widely used guides for identifying the plants of western Washington and Oregon. Earlier editions of this book have been used by thousands of botany students and other... (read more)

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Oranges
Oranges
by John Mcphee
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A classic of reportage, Oranges was first conceived as a short magazine article about oranges and orange juice, but the author kept encountering so much irresistible information that he eventually found that he had in fact written a book. It contains... (read more)

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Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
by Andrea Wulf
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From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany... (read more)

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A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
by Ruth Kassinger
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A witty and engaging history of the first botanists, interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth Kassinger recounts with grace and humor her journey from brown thumb to green... (read more)

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Reading the Landscape of America
Reading the Landscape of America
by May Theilgaard Watts
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In this natural history classic, the author takes the reader on field trips to landscapes across America, both domesticated and wild. She shows how to read the stories written in the land, interpreting the clues laid down by history, culture, and natural... (read more)

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Trees in Urban and Surburan Landscapes
Trees in Urban and Surburan Landscapes
by Edward Gilman
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Presenting the most comprehensive all-in-one full-color tree guide for continental North America! This complete book includes the latest information on the cornerstones of tree management--selection, planting, establishment, fertilization--while giving... (read more)

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Biology of Plants
Biology of Plants
by Peter H Raven
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Long acclaimed as the definitive introductory botany text for majors, Biology of Plants is especially known for its comprehensive coverage and its magnificent art program.  The new edition offers a wealth of new information, especially in the areas... (read more)

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The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual
The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual
by Ann Fowler Rhoads
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Pennsylvania, a state of diverse geography and geology, is rich in flora. The second edition of The Plants of Pennsylvania identifies the nearly 3,400 species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, and weeds native to or... (read more)

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Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
by Thomas J. Elpel
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Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant... (read more)

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The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture
The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture
by Michael A. Dirr
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Compiled by two distinguished professors of horticulture, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation is a must for professionals and students of horticulture. Over 1,100 species and their propagation requirements by seeds, cuttings, grafting and... (read more)

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Food Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide
Food Plants of the World: An Illustrated Guide
by Ben-erik Van Wyk
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A comprehensive survey of the plants that provide food, beverages, spices, and flavorings, this book will serve as an invaluable reference to gardeners, ethnobotanists, nutritionists, culinary professionals, dieticians, and food enthusiasts. This... (read more)

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