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When George finds out that the science museum is planning a "Green Day" dedicated to recycling and planting trees, he is curious and wants to help out But then George begins to recycle things around town that aren't quite ready for the recycling bin, and he gets into a jam. Thankfully, George isn't the only one who wants to help--the whole community can't wait to lend a hand Features include the following: - A plantable bookmark with wildflower seeds- Twenty kid-friendly tips for a greener world- Printed on chlorine-free and acid-free paper from responsibly managed sources, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council- Printed with environmentally friendly soy inks
Designed as a light-weight and field-portable reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Texas highlights the Lone Star State's most important edible wild plants. To the point and understandable, this guide best suits the prepper or outdoor enthusiast in need of a salient introduction to the field. No fluff. Just the facts.Each of the 62 entries are comprised of the following sections: Range and Habitat, Edible Uses, Medicinal Uses (when applicable), Cautions, and Special Notes. Both common and scientific names are listed. Over 130 color photos assist in identification and in many cases showcase each plant's choice edible part. Every profile is assigned a Texas-only location map and a seasonal guide on the best harvesting time. A general index is included as are a dozen photos of the state's poisonous plants.Some of the entries have a greater-than Texas range, however many are uniquely Texan, and hail from a specific region. West Texas' Chihuahuan Desert, the Hill Country of the Edwards Plateau, the Plains of the Panhandle, and the Piney Woods and Swamplands of the state's Coastal Plain all are botanically represented.The following plants are covered: Agave, Algerita, Amaranth, Arrowhead, Bastard Cabbage, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Bumelia, Cattail, Cholla, Dayflower, Devil's Claw, Dewberry, Dock, Dwarf Palmetto, Elder, Flameflower, Graythorn, Ground Cherry, Hackberry, Hickory, Indian Strawberry, Jewels of Opar, Kudzu, Lambsquarters, Lemonade Berry, London Rocket, Lotus, Madrone, Mallow, Mesquite, Mulberry, Nettle, Oak, Passionflower, Pawpaw, Pecan, Pennywort, Persimmon, Pokeweed, Prickly Pear, Purslane, Redbud, Rusty Blackhaw, Sorrel, Sow Thistle, Spring Beauty, Sugarberry, Thistle, Turk's Cap, Walnut, Wild Gourd, Wild Grape, Wild Oats, Wild Onion, Wild Plum, Wild Sunflower, Winecup, Yellow Nutsedge, Yucca (Fruit), Yucca (Stalk), and Yaupon Holly.
Well-known outdoor expert Dave Canterbury offers basic techniques and essential information for primitive wilderness survival in this new heavy-duty pocket guide series from Waterford Press. Perfect for throwing into an overnight pack or brushing up on skills before an expedition, these waterproof, rip-proof guides can be used on their own or in conjunction with one another, similar to the method used in Canterbury's unprecedented Pathfinder System. Covering everything from what to include in a survival kit and improvised tracking techniques to signaling for rescue and building shelter, this collection is ideal for outdoor adventurers of any skill level and provides indispensable wilderness information for all situations.
Useful items needed for short-term situations, such as cordage, containers, fire, or fish poison, as well as plants that address everyday ailments experienced by routine backpackers are included in this handy portable reference to plants found east of the Mississippi River.
A Classic Essay
Henry David Thoreau
It is remarkable how closely the history of the Apple-tree is connected with that of man. The geologist tells us that the order of the Rosaceae, which includes the Apple, also the true Grasses, and the Labiatae or Mints, were introduced only a short time previous to the appearance of man on the globe.
It appears that apples made a part of the food of that unknown primitive people whose traces have lately been found at the bottom of the Swiss lakes, supposed to be older than the foundation of Rome, so old that they had no metallic implements. An entire black and shrivelled Crab-Apple has been recovered from their stores.
Tacitus says of the ancient Germans, that they satisfied their hunger with wild apples (agrestia poma) among other things.
Since the publication of the first edition in 2003, considerable changes have occurred. Species have extended their ranges, new literature has been accumulated, and control methods have been improved. Research on some plant invaders also increased knowledge on the species' ecology and impacts. Invasive plants continue to pose serious threats to species and ecosystems. Due to range expansions and international trade, these problems will become more serious in the future. This new edition contains 50 new species, chosen based on their impacts on ecosystems and native species, on their taxonomic identity (species representing new genera), making a total of 500 species. The most important publications on ecology and management for each species since 2003 is included in the new edition. Geographic distribution is a central part of the new edition. The introduced, invasive and native range of each species has been pdated by consulting floras, original papers and experts. The geographic distribution is presented with colour maps instead of tables. For some species, new control methods have been established or existing methods improved, including the use of herbicides, and such new methods will be mentioned in the species accounts.This edition has colour images of the plants and maps of their distributions. This up-to-date reference guide on the most important plant invaders is a useful tool for both researchers and policy makers.