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The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

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The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume I contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the 'petaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Gramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.


Duke's Handbook Of Medicinal Plants Of Latin America

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Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award!

A Comprehensive Guide Addressing Safety, Efficacy, and Suitability

About a quarter of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants and more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are being investigated as potential cures for cancer. Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree. A comprehensive guide to safety, efficacy, and suitability, Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America responds to continuing interest in medicinal plants and the potential remedies they contain.

Determine Which Species Can Be Used for Specific Targets

The author of Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook and CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke covers roughly 500 of the more important Native Latin American medicinal plants in a highly organized format. After a brief introduction, each entry contains scientific and colloquial names, synonyms, reference to illustrations, notes, biological activities, medicinal indications, dosages, potential hazards, extracts, and references. This format supplies a starting point for determining which species can be used for specific targets.

Better Data Helps You Focus Your Search

Year-round moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soils make tropical Latin America home to nearly 100,000 of the world's 300,000 known species of plants, and therefore home to untold numbers of potential cures. Focusing on 500 of the most well-known and well-studied plants, this book helps you focus your search for ammunition against constantly evolving pathogens and newly emerging diseases.


The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

RRP $910.99

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The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume I contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the 'petaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Gramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.


A Touch Of Tropical Spice

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Unabashedly Asian without being traditional, A Touch of Tropical Spice reflects the fascinating blend of peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia and how that affects their respective cuisines. This modern, fresh approach to Asian cooking is in demand around the world today—honest food that is easy to put together, healthy and guaranteed to please.

About the Author

The fabulous recipes in this book were created by the chefs of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore--specially for the home kitchen.

Wendy Hutton first came to Southeast Asia in 1967 and has worked in the region ever since, specializing in writing on travel and food, including many cookbooks. Hutton is based in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

Born in Japan and based in Singapore, Masano Kawana is one of the most exciting food, interior, and landscape photographers in Asia today. His books include Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine (winner of the James Beard Award 2004 for best photography), Entice with Spice, and Bali Living.


Farmer George Plants A Nation

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See George Washington as he's rarely seen-as a farmer, inventor, and scientist. All his life, Washington sought to improve farming methods and share his knowledge with other farmers. His goal to make Mount Vernon self-sufficient carried over to his goal to make the new country independent.

« "Should be included in library collections because of its unusual treatment of George's lifetime achievements." -Library Media Connection, starred review

« "Students will find this title useful for reports, but will also find it a great nonfiction read." -School Library Journal, starred review



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