Author: R.J. Garner
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2013-03-04
R.J. Garner's The Grafter's Handbook is the classic reference book and revered encyclopedia (and the only one of its kind) on plant propagation by grafting, and has been favored by orchardists and gardeners since its first publication in 1947. Now revised and updated for a new generation by respected horticulturist Steve Bradley, the all-time classic is back and better than ever. Everything the dedicated amateur, student, and professional horticulturalist wants to know about grafting is here, clearly written in a concise and straightforward style, the distillation of a lifetime's careful study and research. Chapters include information on compatilibility and cambial contact; rootstocks and their propagation; tools and accessories; methods of grafting; and grafting established trees.
Author: Howley, Edward T.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Health & Fitness
With 24 integrated video clips, Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource (Enhanced Version), provides a dynamic experience for undergraduate fitness testing, programming, and exercise prescription. Current and future fitness professionals will find information to screen participants, conduct standardized fitness tests, evaluate the major components of fitness, and prescribe appropriate exercise. To facilitate an engaging learning experience, the enhanced version features video clips that help learners apply key techniques alongside fully updated text that uses the latest standards, guidelines, and research from authorities in the field. It will prepare learners for certification and arm them with the knowledge to work with a variety of clients and populations. Content incorporates information from the 10th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans exercise and physical activity recommendations for adults, older adults, children, and those with special needs. The editors embrace the importance of communication between allied health and medical professionals with those in the fitness arena to provide learners with a foundation for prescribing exercise and delivering need- and goal-specific physical activity and fitness programs. Reflecting the same enhancements of the seventh edition print book, every chapter has been updated, allowing learners to explore the newest theories and research findings and apply them to real-world situations. The following are among the most significant changes to the seventh edition: · A web resource containing biannual industry updates and references and fillable forms provides a useful tool for students to use beyond the classroom · A new chapter, “Training for Performance,” helps professionals expand their practice to work with recreational athletes who have performance-related goals · New information, including the consequences of exercise-induced muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis), devices used to track physical activity and estimate energy expenditure (e.g., accelerometers), relative flexibility and the role of lumbopelvic rhythm in back function, the importance of progression in an exercise prescription, and the professional standard of care associated with HIIT programs reflects recent topics of interest and research · Updated statistics on CVD and CHD from the American Heart Association, adult and childhood obesity, and the prevalence of COPD, asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema ensure accurate representation of data · Chapter quizzes have been added to an updated ancillary package that also includes an instructor guide, test package, presentation package, and image bank Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource (Enhanced Version), contains a variety of learning tools to help students identify and retain key information. Objectives, key points, glossary terms, and chapter review questions guide students to important concepts, while research insight boxes and procedures for common fitness tests draw attention to commonly sought information. Case study questions and answers help learners apply the concepts to real-world scenarios. References are numbered and organized by chapter at the end of the e-book to provide direction for more in-depth research. With a comprehensive and practical approach, this enhanced e-book enables users to help individuals, communities, and groups gain the benefits of regular physical activity in a positive and safe environment. It provides background to the field, scientific fundamentals, and up-to-date recommendations to help learners better understand the role of physical activity in the quality of life and guidelines for screening, testing, supervising, and modifying activity for various populations.
Over 1000 plants are covered in this practical handbook, with specific instructions given for propagating over 500 popular garden varieties, including propagation by seed, cuttings and division as well as more advanced techniques which will enable readers to create plants to be proud of.
Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals is an updated and expanded version of Grafting and Budding Fruit and Nut Trees and now includes the grafting of ornamental plants. It is a comprehensive and clearly written, practical guide to all of the grafting and budding techniques any professional or home gardener is likely to need. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, explains how grafting works and shows why it is now the preferred technique for propagating most commercial plants. It then describes the basics of budding, grafting and multi-grafting and presents step-by-step instructions for making the special cuts used in grafting and budding. Advice is also given on the selection of scion wood, the preparation of rootstocks and the after-care of grafted plants. The methods of budding and grafting are explained in fine detail, including T-budding, chip budding and patch budding, the splice graft, wedge graft, whip and tongue graft, side graft, bark graft and approach graft, the grafting of herbaceous plants and machine bench grafting. More than 60 sketches and photographs are included to help illustrate various aspects of the skill of grafting. New to this edition are sections covering the preferred methods of propagation for Australian natives such as eucalypts, banksias, hakeas and grevilleas; cacti; conifers; general deciduous ornamentals; black passionfruit; roses and tomatoes, making it an indispensable addition to any avid gardener’s bookshelf.
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics
The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.
Author: Janisse Ray
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2012
Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.
The number-1 requested sewing book just got better Ideal for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels, this book uses photos and clearly written text to demonstrate all the basic sewing techniques needed for sewing clothes and home décor items.
Author: Peter T. MacDonald
Publisher: Timber Press
Release Date: 2014-12-02
This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.
Author: Kay Maguire
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Bestselling author Kay Maguire and RHS Young Designer of the Year Tony Woods provide stylish design ideas, growing tips and advice to help readers turn even the tiniest outdoor space into a beautiful and life-affirming oasis. With 30 step-by-step projects, RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces shows the urban gardener how to transform balconies, walls, windowsills, rooftops and the smallest of yards. Discover the best planting plans for your garden, with ideas for hanging planted screens, mobile gardens, balcony rail planters and potted shelves. Learn the things you need to know to get your garden started, and how to overcome common problems, and ensure your garden, however small, is beautiful all year round.
Author: Alan R. Toogood
Publisher: Dk Pub
Release Date: 1999
Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.
Author: Daniel A. Schulke
Publisher: Three Hands Press
Release Date: 2017-01-21
The Green Mysteries is the product of twenty-five years of experiential research on the spiritual and occult properties of plants. Presenting a vast array of trees and herbs from many spiritual traditions, this exhaustive compendium examines their folklore, magical uses and spiritual essences. While presenting the material through both magical and mythopoetic narrative, the stance of the book is also grounded firmly in supportive disciplines such as botany, chemistry, and anthropology and also includes up to date phylogenetic and pharmacological findings. Interspersed with the encyclopedic plant entries are short narratives addressing such concepts as the Witches Flying Oinment, intoxicating incense, the herbal dimsension of Alchemy, and the Green Saints such as Al-Khidir, the medieval Wildman, and the forest-dwelling Nymphs who nourished the Greek gods. More than a mere collation of previously existing works on plants, much of the material is drawn directly from the author's private field notes, diaries, and manuals of magical operation, presented in an angaging narrative style. Illustrated with with over 270 original illustrations by Benjamin Vierling, commissioned for the project."
Author: William Z. Foster
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date: 2016-01-27
Toward Soviet America is a book written by Communist Party, USA Chairman William Z. Foster, in 1932. The book documented the rise of socialism in the Soviet Union, the crisis facing capitalism, the need for revolution, and a vision of what a socialist society would be like. The book also attacks social-democrats and liberals calling them "Social Fascists" because they seek to give the masses concessions in order to calm them and prevent communist revolution.
Author: Gwendolyn F. M. Kestrel
Release Date: 2006-01
The Blood of Dragons Flows through Your Veins In ages past, dragons ruled supreme. Now their distant scions, the races and individuals who carry their blood, live among the great empires of the world, where they forge their own glorious legacies. You can be among them. Embrace your draconic heritage, and the spoils of the world can be yours! This supplement for the D&D® game provides detailed information on the psychology, society, culture, behavior, religion, and folklore of the dragonblooded races, including kobolds and half-dragons. This book introduces two new player character races: the dragonborn (existing characters reborn in a new draconic form to combat and destroy the spawn of Tiamat) and the spellscales (artistic, philosophical beings with a penchant for sorcery and a thirst for new experiences). It also provides new prestige classes, feats, spells, magic items, equipment, and guidelines for crafting adventures and campaigns involving dragonblooded races. For use with these Dungeons & Dragons® core books Player’s Handbook™ Dungeon Master’s Guide™ Monster Manual™