Botany in a Day

Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: Hops Press
ISBN: 1892784157
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Nature

Explains the patterns method of plant identification, describing seven key patterns for recognizing more than 45,000 species of plants, and includes an illustrated reference guide to plant families.

Botany in a Day

Author: Thomas J Elpel
Publisher: Hops Press
ISBN: 1892784351
Release Date: 2013-06-15
Genre: Nature

Explains the patterns method of plant identification, describing eight key patterns for recognizing more than 45,000 species of plants, and includes an illustrated reference guide to plant families.

Shanleya s Quest

Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: HOPS Press
ISBN: 9781892784162
Release Date: 2005-03-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The story of a girl who paddles her canoe out to the tree islands to learn the plant traditions of her people is presented to help readers learn the patterns that will help them correctly match many species of plants to their proper families.

Plant Identification Terminology

Author: James G. Harris
Publisher: Spring Lake Pub
ISBN: 0964022168
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Science

Illustrated glossary. Terminology by category. Roots. Stems. Leaves. Surfaces. Inflorescences. Flowers. Fruits.

Botany in a Day

Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: Hops Press
ISBN: 1892784076
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Nature

This book teaches readers how to identify plants--and their uses--within groups and families. Botany in a Day provides simple techniques for plant identification, plus line drawings that highlight family characteristics, and plant entries that discuss med

California Plant Families

Author: Glenn Keator
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520237099
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

This volume enables readers to identify California's native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of seventy major families prominent in California's natural environment.

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Author: Philip W. Rundel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520241992
Release Date: 2005-04-29
Genre: Nature

CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.

Foraging the Mountain West

Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: Hops Press
ISBN: 189278436X
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Nature

There's food in them thar hills! There is also food in the valleys, meadows, swamps, and all around town, too... maybe even in your own backyard. Foraging the Mountain West is a guide to harvesting and celebrating nature's abundance. Reach out and explore the world with your taste buds. Discover new delights you will never find at the store. Connect with nature on a deeper level by meeting, greeting, and eating the plants, fungi, and creatures that share the neighborhood. Become a little more self-sufficient, and a lot more aware. Foraging the Mountain West is a hands-on manual for identifying, harvesting, and preparing real food. It is written for the backpacker who would rather bring more knowledge and fewer provisions into the wilderness. It is intended for the happy homemaker who wants to eat well and spend less. It is ideal for the creative chef who wants to explore new ingredients and impress diners with novel dishes. The authors brought together years of experience and fun to show you, the prospective forager, what, when, where, why, and how to gather wild and feral plants, mushrooms, and neglected wayside crops. In addition, this is a guide for successful fishing without a pole, hunting without weapons, and shopping without money. This book will help you fill your freezer and satiate your appetite. Foraging the Mountain West will help you dream in winter, cleanse in spring, forage in summer, and gorge in fall. The book includes hundreds of vivid color photos detailing every essential aspect of foraging. This guide is not meant to sit on your coffee table. It is meant to start a revolution!

How to Identify Flowering Plant Families

Author: John Philip Baumgardt
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0917304217
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Gardening

Includes mainly plant families found in current horticultural literature. Includes key to some flowering plant families and color photographs.

Botany Illustrated

Author: Janice Glimn-Lacy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400955349
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

This is a discovery book about plants. It is for students In the first section, introduction to plants, there are sev of botany and botanical illustration and everyone inter eral sources for various types of drawings. Hypotheti ested in plants. Here is an opportunity to browse and cal diagrams show cells, organelles, chromosomes, the choose subjects of personal inter. est, to see and learn plant body indicating tissue systems and experiments about plants as they are described. By adding color to with plants, and flower placentation and reproductive the drawings, plant structures become more apparent structures. For example, there is no average or stan and show how they function in life. The color code dard-looking flower; so to clearly show the parts of a clues tell how to color for definition and an illusion of flower (see 27), a diagram shows a stretched out and depth. For more information, the text explains the illus exaggerated version of a pink (Dianthus) flower (see trations. The size of the drawings in relation to the true 87). A basswood (Tifia) flower is the basis for diagrams size of the structures is indicated by X 1 (the same size) of flower types and ovary positions (see 28). Another to X 3000 (enlargement from true size) and X n/n source for drawings is the use of prepared microscope (reduction from true size). slides of actual plant tissues.

The Botany of Desire

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588360083
Release Date: 2001-06-12
Genre: Nature

The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant—though this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds’s most basic yearnings—and by doing so made themselves indispensable. For, just as we’ve benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, have done well by us. The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature. From the Hardcover edition.

Participating in Nature

Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: Hops Press
ISBN: 1892784122
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Participating in Nature teaches you how to stay warm and comfortable without a sleeping bag, how to start a fire by friction, and how to build a reliable shelter from natural materials. Includes the self-reliance skills of fishing by hand, cooking edible plants, felting with wool, and making stone knives, wooden containers, willow baskets, and cordage.