Plants of the Virgin Mountains is a compact field guide to the common plants found in Arizona's northwest corner (and adjoining Nevada and southern Utah). The rugged Virgin Mountain range encompasses plants of the Mohave desert like Joshua tree, creosote bush, and various cacti, to high mountain forest with ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. This elevational gradient adds to the diversity of habitats and their associated plants, making the range of interest to botanists, naturalists, and explorers. Covered in the book are 28 trees and shrubs, 12 types of cactus and cactus-like plants, and 26 species of herbaceous plants ("wildflowers"). Each plant is illustrated with a line drawing and described in non-technical terms, with information added on any human or wildlife use of the plant. An illustrated glossary and a section describing the range's various ecosystems is included. Although not a complete flora of the Virgin Mountains, this book serves as a handy introduction to many of the common (and colorful) plants a visitor to the area is likely to see.
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
Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal crops, fruit, and vegetables, but in their many other uses in wood and paper, and in providing medicines. Their aesthetic importance too in our parks and gardens as well as in wildflower meadows and great forests should not be underestimated. In this Very Short Introduction Timothy Walker, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Oxford, provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the need and efforts for their conservation for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
New York State Wildlife provides a welcome introduction to the familiar botanical species to be found within the state of New York. Exhaustively researched, the guide features over 140 beautifully detailed full-color illustrations of mammals, birds, and reptiles and amphibians. The laminated fold-out pocket guide is perfect for novices looking for an easy-to-use field reference. The guide also features a map highlighting wildlife sanctuaries in the state. New New York State Wildlife provides the perfect pocket travel companion for novices interested in nature identification.
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