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Taylor's Pocket Guide to Bulbs for Spring (Taylor's pocket guides)
$5.18
Description
It wouldn't be spring without daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths, and this volume has dozens of varieties of each. But it also introduces gardeners to many lesser-known, and often easier, bulbs, including dozens of charmers like glory-of-the-snow, grape-hyacinth, and bluebells. 80 color photos.
ISBN
9780395510186
By
Taylor, Norman
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118842
Location
F
Carnivorous Plants of the World
$8.65
Description
First published in 1986, a gardening handbook which examines carnivorous plants from around the world, covering Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts and bladderworts, offering advice on cultivation, pests and diseases and hybridization.
ISBN
9780881920666
By
Pietropaolo, Patricia
Publisher
Timber Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
652798
Location
A
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
$16.99
Description
As seen on PBS's American Spring LIVE, the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers presents a natural and cultural history of bees: the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.
As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.
ISBN
9781541699533
By
Hanson, Thor
Publisher
Basic Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781541699533
Location
Nature
Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Allies
$24.95
Description

The organic grower's guide to planting, propagation, culture, and ecology

Trees are our allies in healing the world. Partnering with trees allows us to build soil, enhance biodiversity, increase wildlife populations, grow food and medicine, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere, sequestering it in the soil.

Trees of Power explains how we can work with these arboreal allies, specifically focusing on propagation, planting, and individual species. Author Akiva Silver is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience running his own commercial nursery. In this book he clearly explains the most important concepts necessary for success with perennial woody plants. It's broken down into two parts: the first covering concepts and horticultural skills and the second with in-depth information on individual species. You'll learn different ways to propagate trees: by seed, grafting, layering, or with cuttings. These time-honored techniques make it easy for anyone to increase their stock of trees, simply and inexpensively.

Ten chapters focus on the specific ecology, culture, and uses of different trees, ones that are common to North America and in other temperate parts of the world:

Chestnut: The Bread Tree
Apples: The Magnetic Center
Poplar: The Homemaker
Ash: Maker of Wood
Mulberry: The Giving Tree
Elderberry: The Caretaker
Hickory: Pillars of Life
Hazelnut: The Provider
Black Locust: The Restoration Tree
Beech: The Root Runner

Trees of Power fills an urgent need for up-to-date information on some of our most important tree species, those that have multiple benefits for humans, animals, and nature. It also provides inspiration for new generations of tree stewards and caretakers who will not only benefit themselves, but leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Trees of Power is for everyone who wants to connect with trees. It is for the survivalist, the gardener, the homesteader, the forager, the permaculturist, the environmentalist, the parent, the schoolteacher, the farmer, and anyone who feels a deep kinship with these magnificent beings.

ISBN
9781603588416
By
Silver, Akiva
Publisher
Chelsea Green Publishing
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781603588416
Location
Nature
The Japanese Iris
$17.22
Description
An international authority on irises offers the first definitive book in English on the history and cultivation of the Japanese iris.
ISBN
9780874515121
By
McEwen, Currier
Publisher
Brandeis University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Signed by author. Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
652622
Location
A
Good Weed Bad Weed: Who's Who, What to Do, and Why Some Deserve a Second Chance (All You Need to Know About the Weeds in Your Yard)
$11.29
Description

Good Weed Bad Weed is a friendly, authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the uninvited plants in our yard: who they are, how to control them safely - and why it's a good idea to love some of them just the way they are (including a chart for how best to let our labor-intensive lawns "go native"). Weed expert Nancy Gift considers 50 of the most interesting and noteworthy weeds in our lives, with generous helpings of full-color photos, humor and some tasty weed recipes. Presented in the same format as our popular field guide to garden insects, Good Bug Bad Bug, with heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy use outside. An attractive gift book for adults and curious kids alike.

ISBN
9780981961569
By
Gift, Nancy
Publisher
St. Lynn's Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120642
Location
L
The World of Northern Evergreens
$6.23
Description
E. C. Pielou, a professional biologist, has the gift of being able to convey in everyday language her knowledge of the fascinating things to be seen in the evergreen forests of the northern United States and Canada and on the major mountain ranges of the eastern and western United States. She discusses the distinctive features of various evergreen trees, providing information on how to recognize different kinds; describes how they reproduce and grow; and assesses the impact of fire, wind, snow, ice, clear-cutting, and air pollution.
ISBN
9780801494246
By
Pielou, E C
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118872
Location
F
1001 Questions Answered About Trees
$4.99
Description
Meticulously researched, brimming with fascinating facts, "1001 Questions Answered About Trees" offers a highly readable compendium of data about numerous species - from the stately American sugar maple, giant sequoia and towering saguaro cactus to the Scotch pine, Australian eucalyptus and Middle Eastern date palm.
ISBN
9780486270388
By
Platt, Rutherford
Publisher
Dover Publications
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118869
Location
F
Alpine Wildflowers
$5.44
Description
Alpine Wildflowers, the third in a three-book series on wildflowers of the northern Rocky Mountains, is an invaluable and convenient pocket guide for hikers, travelers, and all amateur botanists, as well as teachers, range managers, and other experts. This book groups, pictures, and describes each wildflower according to family. Technical terminology has been kept to a minimum, and line drawings, a picture glossary, and a glossary of botanical terms help identify species quickly and accurately. The first book in the series, Prairie Wildflowers covers open-terrain wildflowers. The second book, Forest Wildflowers concentrates on wildflowers of the forest environment. This book covers high-altitude wildflowers. For any nature-lover who has asked, "What flower is that?" Alpine Wildflowers holds the answer.
ISBN
9781560440116
By
Strickler, Dee
Publisher
The Flower Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118867
Location
F
Taylor's Pocket Guide to Bulbs for Summer (Taylor's pocket guides)
$4.99
Description
After the riotous flowers of spring fade away, too many gardens are colorless in summer. The answer is to grow summer bulbs--gladioli, lilies, daylilies, dahlias, tuberous begonias, cannas, and others covered in this book. 80 color photos.
ISBN
9780395510162
By
Taylor, Norman
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118843
Location
F
Finding the Forest
$27.57
Description
Finding the Forest is a series of vignettes that offer a different vision of the forest. This vision challenges many of today's assumptions about trees, preservation and forestry practices. It's a journey into the heart of the northwoods and a vision of land stewardship in the 21st century.Peter Bundy is a certified forester who works with private landowners on stewardship plans, reforestation, harvesting and habitat restoration projects. He has a Master's Degree in forestry and has conducted oak regeneration research for the University of Minnesota. He currently owns and operates his own private consulting firm in northern Minnesota.
ISBN
9780967194004
By
Bundy, Peter P
Publisher
Adventure Pubns
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118720
Location
F
The Field Guide to Wild Flowers
$6.70
Description
From a raspberry-scented and crimson-pink Orchid to a small, light-blue Forget-Me-Not, a spectacular display of the most exquisite wild flowers blossom in this lavishly illustrated reference, based on F. Schuyler Mathews' landmark "Field Book of American Wild Flowers." Filled with updated information, striking line drawings, and color photos, it will please everyone from armchair enthusiasts to hikers looking for a dependable guide. Each entry features the flower's common name, color, season, and more. Species covered include: lacy Three-Leaved False Solomon's Seal; a brilliantly colored Wild Orange-Red Lily; the pretty purple Dwarf Iris; the sunny yellow Wild Senna; and Wintergreen, with its aromatic berries.ide.
ISBN
9781402706950
By
Mathews, F Schuyler
Publisher
Main Street
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118653
Location
B
Paradise by Design: Native Plants and the New American Landscape
$5.01
Description
Janecki rejects the expansive lawns and tightly clipped shrubs that have become the standards of America's created landscape. Instead, she tries to introduce the natural world to her clients by landscaping their homes, parks, and businesses with the native plants that the larger gardening culture often ignores. Kathryn Phillips follows Janecki as she struggles against nursery fads, anxious clients, pest plants, pesky budgets, and self-doubts to design paradise. The result is an engrossing narrative which illuminates the complex forces that shape so much of the natural world we see each day. She introduces us to plant promoters, who want to carpet the world in roses, and nursery retailers who have to adapt to ever-changing fads.
ISBN
9780865475199
By
Phillips, Kathryn
Publisher
North Point Pr
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118463
Location
F
Go Tell It on the Mountain
$11.52
Description
These 29 essays written by authors, teachers, and environmentalists form a kind of community that of the fire lookout. Their writing reflects a diversity of experience and some common threads: chosen isolation, silence, natural beauty and power, a sense of the spiritual, and also a profound sense of
ISBN
9780811707381
Publisher
Stackpole Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107817
Location
F
The International Book of Trees: A Guide and Tribute to the Trees of Our Forests and Gardens
$6.08
ISBN
9780671216078
By
Johnson, Hugh
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. No dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103235
Location
A
Young Men and Fire
$4.99
Description
On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts back together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy.

Young Men and Fire won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.

"A magnificent drama of writing, a tragedy that pays tribute to the dead and offers rescue to the living.... Maclean's search for the truth, which becomes an exploration of his own mortality, is more compelling even than his journey into the heart of the fire. His description of the conflagration terrifies, but it is his battle with words, his effort to turn the story of the 13 men into tragedy that makes this book a classic."--from New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Best Books of 1992

"A treasure: part detective story, part western, part tragedy, part elegy and wholly eloquent ghost story in which the dead and the living join ranks cheerfully, if sometimes eerily, in a search for truth and the rest it brings."--Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune

"An astonishing book. In compelling language, both homely and elegant, Young Men and Fire miraculously combines a fascinating primer on fires and firefighting, a powerful, breathtakingly real reconstruction of a tragedy, and a meditation on writing, grief and human character.... Maclean's last book will stir your heart and haunt your memory."--Timothy Foote, USA Today

"Beautiful.... A dark American idyll of which the language can be proud."--Robert M. Adams, The New York Review of Books

"Young Men and Fire is redolent of Melville. Just as the reader of Moby Dick comes to comprehend the monstrous entirety of the great white whale, so the reader of Young Men and Fire goes into the heart of the great red fire and comes out thoroughly informed. Don't hesitate to take the plunge."--Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World

"Young Men and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a tragic event. It is the pinnacle of smokejumping literature and a classic work of 20th-century nonfiction."--John Holkeboer, The Wall Street Journal

"Maclean is always with the brave young dead. . . . They could not have found a storyteller with a better claim to represent their honor. . . . A great book."--James R. Kincaid, New York Times Book Review

ISBN
9780226500621
By
MacLean, Norman
Publisher
University Of Chicago Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742411
Location
D
The pine tree book: Based on the Arthur Ross Pinetum in Central Park
$6.36
ISBN
9780896160057
By
Peterson Russell Francis
Publisher
Brandywine Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. No dust jacket. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706063
Location
A
Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water?s Edge
$24.95
Description
"You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great storyteller that you find yourself following along eagerly." --Mark Kurlansky

"Seaweed is ancient and basic, a testament to the tenacious beginnings of life on earth," writes Susan Hand Shetterly in this elegant, fascinating book. "Why wouldn't seaweeds be a protean life source for the lives that have evolved since?" On a planet facing environmental change and diminishing natural resources, seaweed is increasingly important as a source of food and as a fundamental part of our global ecosystem.

In Seaweed Chronicles, Shetterly takes readers deep into the world of this essential organism by providing an immersive, often poetic look at life on the rugged shores of her beloved Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry. While examining the life cycle of seaweed and its place in the environment, she tells the stories of the men and women who farm and harvest it--and who are fighting to protect this critical species against forces both natural and man-made. Ideal for readers of such books as The Hidden Life of Trees and How to Read Water, Seaweed Chronicles is a deeply informative look at a little understood and too often unappreciated part of our habitat.
ISBN
9781616205744
By
Shetterly, Susan Hand
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781616205744
Location
Nature
The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley Guides)
$39.95
Description
David Allen Sibley, the preeminent, bestselling bird-guide author and illustrator, applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America.

The Sibley Guide to Trees is an astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject. It condenses a huge amount of information about tree identification--more than has ever been collected in a single book--into a logical, accessible, easy-to-use format.

With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species--native trees as well as many introduced species. No other guide has ever made field identification so clear.

Features highlighted include:
- leaves (including multiple leaf shapes and fall leaf color)
- bark
- needles
- cones
- flowers
- fruit
- twigs
- silhouettes

More than 500 maps show the complete range, both natural and cultivated, for nearly all species.

Trees are arranged taxonomically, with all related species grouped together. By focusing on the fundamental characteristics of, for example, oaks or chestnuts or hickories, the Guide helps the user recognize these basic species groups the same way birders recognize thrushes, warblers, or sparrows.

In addition, there are essays on taxonomy, on the cultivation of trees, and on conservation issues, reflecting Sibley's deep concern with habitat preservation and environmental health.

An important new contribution to our understanding of the natural world, The Sibley Guide to Trees will be a necessity for every tree lover, traveler, and naturalist. It is sure to become the new benchmark in field guides to trees.

ISBN
9780375415197
By
Sibley, David Allen
Publisher
Knopf
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780375415197
Location
Nature
Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs
$4.99
Description
Bound together for the first time in one volume, these handy, accurate, and easily used keys to fruit and twig identification are the only guides of their sort with photographs - over 350 of them, of nearly every twig and fruit described - making them especially valuable to the novice.
ISBN
9780486205113
By
Harlow, William M
Publisher
Dover Publications
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118870
Location
F
Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living
$24.95
Description

"The Book for Cider Lovers"--New York Times

Today, food is being reconsidered. It's a front-and-center topic in everything from politics to art, from science to economics. We know now that leaving food to government and industry specialists was one of the twentieth century's greatest mistakes. The question is where do we go from here.

Author Andy Brennan describes uncultivation as a process: It involves exploring the wild; recognizing that much of nature is omitted from our conventional ways of seeing and doing things (our cultivations); and realizing the advantages to embracing what we've somehow forgotten or ignored. For most of us this process can be difficult, like swimming against the strong current of our modern culture.

The hero of this book is the wild apple. Uncultivated follows Brennan's twenty-four-year history with naturalized trees and shows how they have guided him toward successes in agriculture, in the art of cider making, and in creating a small-farm business. The book contains useful information relevant to those particular fields, but is designed to connect the wild to a far greater audience, skillfully blending cultural criticism with a food activist's agenda.

Apples rank among the most manipulated crops in the world, because not only do farmers want perfect fruit, they also assume the health of the tree depends on human intervention. Yet wild trees live all around us, and left to their own devices, they achieve different forms of success that modernity fails to apprehend. Andy Brennan learned of the health and taste advantages of such trees, and by emulating nature in his orchard (and in his cider) he has also enjoyed environmental and financial benefits. None of this would be possible by following today's prevailing winds of apple cultivation.

In all fields, our cultural perspective is limited by a parallel proclivity. It's not just agriculture: we all must fight tendencies toward specialization, efficiency, linear thought, and predetermined growth. We have cultivated those tendencies at the exclusion of nature's full range. If Uncultivated is about faith in nature, and the power it has to deliver us from our own mistakes, then wild apple trees have already shown us the way.

ISBN
9781603588447
By
Brennan, Andy
Publisher
Chelsea Green Publishing
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781603588447
Location
Memoir