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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...

Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants
An Expanded Guide to Native and Cultivated Species
Edward A. Cope
This major expansion and revision of W. C. Muenscher's popular reference work brings a wealth of botanical knowledge up to date in an easy-to-access format. Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants enables its users to identify trees and shrubs in all seasons...

The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area
Marcia T. Fowle, Paul Kerlinger
Positioned along the major East Coast migratory flyway, New York City and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest birding opportunities in North America. More than 355 species have been sighted there. Tapping the expertise of 47 metropolitan...

The Biology of the Cycads
Knut J. Norstog, Trevor J. Nicholls
Thoroughly referenced and generously illustrated, this book discusses all aspects of cycadology. A small group of ancient palmlike seed plants noted for their beautiful foliage and often brightly colored cones and seeds, cycads are believed to have...

Weeds of the Northeast
Richard H. Uva, Joseph C. Neal, Joseph M. Ditomaso
Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral...

Wild Orchids of the Northeastern United States
A Field Guide
Paul Martin Brown
Wild orchids evoke a particular and sometimes addictive fascination among naturalists, botanists, and wildflower enthusiasts. With few exceptions, these singular plants cannot be moved and propagated successfully, and so, to ensure their survival...

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
A Pictorial Key to Genera
William Mai
Formerly titled Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: A Pictorial Key to Genera, this volume has been the standard work on plant disease around the globe. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the fundamental reference for students as well as...

Tropical Forests and Their Crops
Nigel J. H. Smith, J. T. Williams, Donald L. Plucknett, Jennifer P. Talbot
The tropics are the source of many of our familiar fruits, vegetables, oils, and spice, as well as such commodities as rubber and wood. Moreover, other tropical fruits and vegetables are being introduced into our markets to offer variety to our diet. Now, as tropical forests are increasingly threatened, we face a double-fold crisis: not only...

Native and Cultivated Conifers of Northeastern North America
A Guide
Edward A. Cope
This useful manual provides a means for easy identification of the native and cultivated conifers of northeastern North America. The territory covered is roughly eastern Canada and the northeastern fourth of the United States, from Maine south to the...

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