Author: Sonia Davidson
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
Release Date: 2001
All equines are at risk from plant poisoning and many suffer avoidable illness, or even death, every year.This invaluable guide contains superb colour photographs which enable the horse owner to identify the most dangerous plants likely to be encountered throughout the year. Concise plant descriptions are given, together with advice on removal and management. A close study of All About Poisonous Plants will help to ensure safe grazing for horses and peace of mind for their owners. It is an essential reference work for owners, riders, students and examination candidates.• A concise, one-stop guide for owners on keeping their horse safe in the field• With advice on identifying, removing and managing poisonous plants, this is an immensely practical and indispensable book• Illustrated with clear, informative photographs throughout
Author: Alan M. Cvancara
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2001
Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides are jam-packed with the no-frills, real-life advice and reassurance anyone heading out needs for a successful, safe, and rewarding trip. Designed for quick reference, Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides fit easily into a backpack, pocket, or dry bag, and are attractively packaged in water-resistant and tear-resistant covers. Ragged Mountain Press Pocket Guides offer the seasoned advice of some of the country’s most respected experts—an unparalleled reservoir of information in a compact package. Edible Wild Plants and Herbs provides concise, easy-to-understand details on the identification and edibility of 50 of the most common plants in the U.S. and Canada. Readers get a tutorial on preparing plants to eat and finding fresh water for cooking, as well as lists of common poisonous plants to avoid. Featuring sharp, revealing photographs that make identification a snap, this handsome field guide will be a cherished tool in every outdoor explorer’s kit.
This title is an excellent resource to help indentify poisonous plants in the home and garden and contains the most current information about plant toxicity in dogs and cats. This essential reference allows veterinarians to not only identify poisonous plants, but also includes the toxic properties of the plant and the clinical signs that can be expected in animals that ingest the plants. This instrumental guide contains detailed discussions on the plant toxins, the plant parts that are most dangerous and the first aid that should be considered. The title includes 192 domestic and exotic plant species, with an emphasis on plants typically found in and around the home. This user friendly guide is organized alphabetically by the plant’s botanical name, while the index includes common names listed to help find the specific plant in question. The 350 high quality color photos also assist the practitioner in accurate plant identification. The highly visual, easily accessible format make this title an ideal toxically reference for small animal practitioners.
The botanical history of Britain and North West Europe has a dark and a light side. Plants have been used as weapons to harm people, taken deliberately as addictive drugs and also employed as tools in witchcraft and used as magical amulets. Yet many of these same plants have been medicinally vital to numerous European communities; as the author notes, frequently the only difference between a benevolent medicine and a poison is dosage. In this book, which is richly illustrated with modern colour photographs and illustrations from herbals, Robert Bevan-Jones brings together a wealth of documentary and archaeo-botanical sources to discuss the cultural, social (and anti-social) role of the fifty most significant species of poisonous plants and fungi found in Britain, either as natives or as introductions. An introductory essay puts into context the development of British society's knowledge of toxic plants: the 'cultural botany' applied in Britain today has evolved over thousands of years, absorbing information from European texts and importing useful plants from Europe, such as the mandrake. The book's central A to Z section - from aconite to yew - then informs the reader about the history and uses of 43 species of poisonous plants, especially those that have a documented history of medicinal usage. Four important fungi species - death cap, liberty cap, fly agaric and ergot - also have separate essays. As well as the plants' histories and appearance, their chemical constituents receive coverage; these give them powerful and diverse properties, which demand our admiration and respect. The book aims to add to the knowledge offered by field identification guides, and help reduce the risk associated with accidental ingestion. Case histories are given in as much detail as possible and the information will hopefully help the reader understand the properties of plants they may encounter, either in an archaeological, botanical or horticultural context. Most of these plants can yet be found growing in woodlands, parks, botanical gardens, roadsides, waterways, churchyards and abbey sites. This is an essential book not only for botanists and historical ecologists, but also for anyone interested in the toxic plant traditions of Britain and Europe.
Author: Alan Bessette
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Release Date: 2006
Mycologists Alan and Arleen Bessette offer a complete guide to mushroom identification in New York State. Written for readers interested in the safe collection and consumption of a variety of mushrooms, the book includes identification keys for each species and detailed descriptions of poisonous species. In addition, the book is filled with vivid color photographs. Celebrating the culinary adventure of mushroom gathering, the authors include attractive recipes accompanied by photographs of the recipes' preparation. While the concise, accurate, and easy-to-follow descriptions provide the novice with a safe and reliable introduction to mushroom gathering, the book also serves as an essential reference guide for experienced mushroom enthusiasts. The compact paperback format with durable covers makes this guide an ideal book for use in the field.
Author: Harold Robert Malinowsky
Release Date: 1994
"Thoughtfully compiled, current, and reasonably priced.... Recommended as a 'one-stop-shopping' source..". -- Library Journal"This work is an essential purchase for libraries with collections in the four designated areas". -- ARBABoth print and nonprint sci-tech information sources can be quickly located, and their uses evaluated, with this new resource -- the only sourcebook to cover all four major branches of science. More than 2,400 entries of complete bibliographic information are accompanied by a brief description of each work.Every source is indexed by author, subject, and title. Special chapters cover how technology is changing the way scientists communicate, and how to build a viable collection in specific disciplines.
Author: Philippe Karl
Release Date: 2010
Seit Jahren ist Philippe Karls Klassiker Hohe Schule mit der Doppellonge wohl das Buch schlechthin zum Thema Doppellongenarbeit. Der französische Reitmeister geht hier ausführlich auf alle Aspekte dieser vielseitigen Ausbildungsmethode ein und zeigt, wie sich Pferde damit effektiv in allen Lektionen bis zur Hohen Schule fördern lassen eine ideale Ergänzung zur Ausbildung unter dem Sattel. Dieses Buch gibt Schritt für Schritt genaue Anleitung zur Hilfengebung und korrekten Ausführung jeder Lektion. Die Doppellongenarbeit ist wohl eines der vielseitigsten Mittel in der klassischen Pferdeausbildung und eine ideale Ergänzung zum Reiten: Pferde können so ohne Reitergewicht in allen Lektionen geschult und auf die Arbeit unter dem Sattel vorbereitet werden. Hohe Schule mit der Doppellonge , das zweite Buch des französischen Reitmeisters Philippe Karl, ist seit Jahren der Klassiker zum Thema. Schritt für Schritt zeigt dieses Buch alle Feinheiten der Ausbildung mit der Doppellonge: die richtige Hilfengebung, das erste Gewöhnen des Pferdes an die Leinen, erste einfache Wendungen, die Arbeit in den Seitengängen und die Schulung über Sprüngen bis hin zu Passage, Piaffe und Pesade. Ein unverzichtbares Buch für alle, die ihre Pferde auch am Boden nach klassischen Prinzipien ausbilden möchten. (Quelle: www.buchkatalog.de 26.04.2010)