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.

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

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.

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.

Newcomb s Wildflower Guide

Author: Lawrence Newcomb
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316604429
Release Date: 1989-04-13
Genre: Nature

Line drawings face each description of the plant's basic structural features in this guide for the amateur wildflower sleuth

Living Homes

Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: HOPS Press
ISBN: 9781892784322
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

The house of your Dreams does not have to be expensive. The key is all in the planning. How much a house costs, how it looks, how comfortable it is, how energy-efficient it is--all these things occur on paper before you pick up even one tool. A little extra time in the planning process can save you tens of thousands of dollars in construction and maintenance. That is time well spent! Living Homes takes you through the planning process to design an energy and resource efficient home that won't break the bank. Then, from the footings on up to the roof, author Thomas J. Elpel guides you through the nuts and bolts of construction for slipform stone masonry, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with strawbales, making your own terra tile floors, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, concrete-fly ash countertops, painting and more. Living Homes was completely re-organized and revised for the new sixth edition, based on five additional years of building experience with low-cost, high efficiency construction methods. Get the latest ideas on how to build a high-performance house that will stand the test of time! The sixth edition includes fifteen pages of new material covering the latest stone masonry tips, plus revised and expanded tips and techniques throughout the book.

Botany For Dummies

Author: Rene Fester Kratz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118110843
Release Date: 2011-06-15
Genre: Science

The easy way to score your highest in botany Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth. Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test. Covers evolution by natural selection Offers plain-English explanations of the structure and function of plants Includes plant identification and botanical phenomenon Tracking a typical course in botany, this hands-on, friendly guide is your ticket to acing this required course for your major in biology, microbiology, zoology, or elementary education.

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.

Plant Form

Author: Adrian D. Bell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881928501
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening


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.

A Botanist s Vocabulary

Author: Susan K. Pell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604695632
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Genre: Botany

"A Botanist s Vocabulary" gives gardeners and naturalists a better understanding of what they see and a way to categorize and organize the natural world in which they are so intimately involved. Through concise definitions and detailed black and white illustrations, it defines 1300 words commonly used by botanists, naturalists, and gardeners to describe plants. The simple and accessible language and highly detailed black and white illustrations make this the perfect guide for anyone looking for a deeper appreciation of the wonderful world of plants."