Plants





imageedit_5_3949838586

Website Investments

Plants

Wild Plant - Garden Plants - Indoor Plants - Bonsai Trees

Tropical Plants - House Plants - Saltwater Plants - Greenhouse Plants





imageedit_5_3949838586

Flowering Plants. Monocots

RRP $460.99

Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

This volume is the outcome of a modern phylogenetic analysis of the grass family based on multiple sources of data, in particular molecular systematic studies resulting from a concerted effort by researchers worldwide, including the author. In the classification given here grasses are subdivided into 12 subfamilies with 29 tribes and over 700 genera. The keys and descriptions for the taxa above the rank of genus are hierarchical, i.e. they concentrate upon characters which are deemed to be synapomorphic for the lineages and may be applicable only to their early-diverging taxa.

Beyond the treatment of phylogeny and formal taxonomy, the author presents a wide range of information on topics such as the structural characters of grasses, their related functional aspects and particularly corresponding findings from the field of developmental genetics with inclusion of genes and gene products instrumental in the shaping of morphological traits (in which this volume appears unique within this book series); further topics addressed include the contentious time of origin of the family, the emigration of the originally shade-loving grasses out of the forest to form vast grasslands accompanied by the switch of many members to C4 photosynthesis, the impact of herbivores on the silica cycle housed in the grass phytoliths, the reproductive biology of grasses, the domestication of major cereal crops and the affinities of grasses within the newly circumscribed order Poales.

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of existing knowledge on the Poaceae (Gramineae), with major implications in terms of key scientific challenges awaiting future research. It certainly will be of interest both for the grass specialist and also the generalist seeking state-of-the-art information on the diversity of grasses, the most ecologically and economically important of the families of flowering plants.


Shakespeare's Plants And Gardens

RRP $170.50

Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.


Tropical Plants Of Costa Rica

RRP $234.99

Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

Ranging from miniature epiphytic orchids to towering trees, and from mangrove forests lining coastal waterways to high-elevation cloud forests, Costa Rica's rich and varied flora dazzles visitors and botanists alike. Tropical Plants of Costa Rica, the first popular treatment to include plants from all regions of the country, is an indispensable guide to native and exotic species found in the neotropics.This book is beautifully illustrated with more than 540 full-color photographs taken in the field, each depicting an entire plant or a closer view of flowers, fruits, or seeds. Instructive pen-and-ink drawings of botanical details also accompany many of the accounts. The text clearly explains each plant's identifying characteristics and reveals fascinating facts about its natural history, chemical properties, economic importance, and medicinal and other uses. Sidebar features throughout the book highlight conservation, ethnobotany, and ecology; their topics include unusual applications for plants, distinct attributes of certain plant families, and plants of particular microhabitats. Tropical Plants of Costa Rica is a wonderful resource for naturalists, students, and researchers, as well as both experienced and first-time visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics.


Flowers Adult Coloring Book (whimsical Gardens)

RRP $16.99

Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

30 whimsical flowery designs full of the joys of spring:

  • This adult colouring book features 30 wonderfully creative original illustrations, some representing people, some animals, mandalas or gardens, all having a flower theme
  • Each design is printed on only one side of the page, on pure white paper
  • Different complexity levels to fit your mood
  • Engage in the soothing activity of colouring, relax and enjoy hours of fun and mindful calm
  • Rediscover the simple joy of colouring while you transform each illustration into your personal masterpiece
  • Happy colouring!

    ********* TAGS: adult colouring books, colouring books for adults, colouring book for adults, flowers colouring book, colouring book for grown-ups, colouring books for grown-ups, flowers to colour, flower colouring book, flower colouring books, flowers colouring book, flowers colouring books, flower colouring book, floral colouring book, flowery colouring book for adult


    Curious George Plants A Tree

    RRP $17.99

    Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

    George loves to go to the science museum. So, when he finds out that the museum is planning a "Green Day" dedicated to recycling and planting trees, and George is curious and wants to help out But little monkeys eager to help can sometimes become little monkeys getting into trouble. When George begins to find and recycle things around town that aren't quite ready for the recycle bin, 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--and help George and the museum plant some trees
    *Printed on paper from responsibly managed sources certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council *Environmentally-friendly soy inks
    Did you know...? The new Rey Center at the Margret & H.A. Rey Center in Waterville, New Hampshire will a model for energy conservation, using solar panels and wind generators for its electricity. It will reuse and slow-release stormwater, and treat its "gray water" (from sinks/showers) in a constructed wetland.



    Search

    Plants Articles

    Wild Plant Garden Plants Indoor Plants Bonsai Trees
    Tropical Plants House Plants Saltwater Plants Greenhouse Plants
    Flower Plants Outside Plants

    Plants Books

    Wild Plant Garden Plants Indoor Plants Bonsai Trees
    Tropical Plants House Plants Saltwater Plants Greenhouse Plants
    Flower Plants Outside Plants

    Plants





    imageedit_5_3949838586

    Website Investments