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Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast
A Field Guide
Peter Del Tredici
The book covers 222 species of plants that flourish in harsh urban and suburban environments without human intervention. Del Tredici stresses that it is important to notice, recognize, and appreciate their contribution to the quality of urban life.



Seedlings of Barro Colorado Island and the Neotropics
Nancy C. Garwood
Knowledge of seedling ecology is essential for understanding the local abundance, distribution, and dynamics of plant species, for deciphering the mechanisms of high species diversity in tropical forests, and for forest conservation and management.



Manual of Leaf Architecture
Beth Ellis, Douglas C. Daly, Leo J. Hickey, John V. Mitchell, Kirk R. Johnson, Peter Wilf, Scott L. Wing
The Manual of Leaf Architecture is an essential reference for describing, comparing, and classifying the leaves of flowering plants.



The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Illustrated Dictionary of Orchid Genera
Peggy Alrich, Wesley Higgins
Published in Association with Selby Botanical Gardens Press "The hundreds of orchid genera and thousands of species can seem unbelievably complex, but they are beautiful, mysterious, and alluring. Therefore we want reliable ways in which to refer to...



Tropical Plants of Costa Rica
A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora
Willow Zuchowski
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...



Seeds for the Future
The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment
Jennifer A. Thomson
Plants have long been genetically modified through crossbreeding and other basic agricultural techniques to make crops more resilient, nutritious, and profitable. In recent decades, however, advances in genetic engineering—including the ability to...



Diseases of Trees and Shrubs
Wayne Sinclair, Howard H. Lyon
Praise for the First Edition: Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Division Award Winner (Life Sciences) "One of the ten best horticultural books of the century."—The Washington Post "Diseases of Trees and Shrubs is by far...



The Wild Orchids of California
Ronald A. Coleman
This profusely illustrated field guide covers the 31 species of orchids that grow wild in California. The first book on California's native orchids, it will be a valuable resource for professionals and hobbyists alike. The Wild Orchids of California...



The Wild Orchids of Arizona and New Mexico
Ronald A. Coleman
In The Wild Orchids of Arizona and New Mexico, Ronald A. Coleman treats all the species of wild orchids currently found in or historically known to have occurred in Arizona and New Mexico. The southwestern region of the United States is a great floral...



Biology of the Plant Bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae)
Pests, Predators, Opportunists
Alfred G. Wheeler
Plant bugs—Miridae, the largest family of the Heteroptera, or true bugs—are globally important pests of crops such as alfalfa, apple, cocoa, cotton, sorghum, and tea. Some also are predators of crop pests and have been used successfully in biological...



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