0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (3)
  • R50 - R100 (24)
  • R100 - R250 (1,529)
  • R250 - R500 (1,408)
  • R500+ (1,735)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Plant life: general > General

Britain's Ancient Forest - Legacy and lore (Hardcover): Britain's Ancient Forest - Legacy and lore (Hardcover)
R699 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Green Guide to Wild Flowers Of Britain And Europe (Paperback): David Sutton Green Guide to Wild Flowers Of Britain And Europe (Paperback)
David Sutton 1
R183 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe. A huge variety of wild flowers grow in fields, gardens, woodlands and even on roadsides, and recognising individual species can prove challenging. The Green Guide to Wild Flowers makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike. Concise descriptions include information on habitat, months in flower, as well as important features like fruit, leaf structure and stem Beautiful colour illustrations of all 150 species Detailed introduction includes colour photographs, botanical keys and information on families of wild flowers

Hawaii - The Moods of the Islands (Hardcover): Douglas Peebles Hawaii - The Moods of the Islands (Hardcover)
Douglas Peebles
R394 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R71 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Wild Flower Key (Paperback, Rev Ed): Francis Rose The Wild Flower Key (Paperback, Rev Ed)
Francis Rose
R675 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This wild flower identification guide was first published in 1981 and is still widely accepted as the best of its kind for its combination of meticulous illustrations and the use of keys to aid recognition. For this new edition the Latin names have been revised in accordance with the current classification system. It is now published as the ideal book for the serious student of British and north-west European wild plants, providing a bridge between picture identification guides and the non-illustrated academic floras.

Green - A Pocket Guide to Pot (Paperback): Dan Michaels Green - A Pocket Guide to Pot (Paperback)
Dan Michaels
R420 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R84 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Addressing a generation of pot smokers living at a time when over half of America has legalized medical marijuana, this paperback edition of the successful Green delivers the planet's best bud photography in an accessible package and irresistible price point. Organized alphabetically, each of the 150 strains features a gorgeous bud shot plus a breezy description of the bud and its essential stats (lineage, flavor, high, and medicinal uses). Updated with more popular strains as well as new live plant and microscopic bud photography, this edition of Green will be the go-to strain guide for recreational and medicinal users alike.

Trees and Global Warming - The Role of Forests in Cooling and Warming the Atmosphere (Hardcover): William J. Manning Trees and Global Warming - The Role of Forests in Cooling and Warming the Atmosphere (Hardcover)
William J. Manning
R1,413 Discovery Miles 14 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Large-scale tree planting is advocated to provide additional atmospheric cooling and further reduce global warming. This raises a question about the present time: do trees cool or warm the atmosphere? This question does not have a simple yes or no answer. Examination of the greenhouse effect, global warming and the carbon cycle, and how trees and forests function provides the basis for understanding how forests might cool or warm the atmosphere. Results from research and models indicate that cooling or warming depends on where forests are located and the type and color of trees. Cooling generally prevails over warming, but this may change. This book will appeal to anyone interested in climate change, ecology and conservation.

Hemp Bound - Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution (Paperback): Doug Fine Hemp Bound - Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution (Paperback)
Doug Fine
R313 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R76 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States-even though Betsy Ross wove the nation's first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But as the prohibition on hemp's psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity's longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry. In Hemp Bound:Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp's applications for the twenty-first century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy-Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative. Fine's journey will not only leave you wondering why we ever stopped cultivating this miracle crop, it will fire you up to sow a field of it for yourself, for the nation's economy, and for the planet.

Astounding Mushrooms (Hardcover): Alain Bellocq Astounding Mushrooms (Hardcover)
Alain Bellocq; Photographs by Jaroslav Maly
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A heartfelt appreciation of the beauty and diversity of fungi. Astounding Mushrooms features gorgeous full-colour photographs of more than 200 mushroom species in their wild habitat. The close-up images reveal every size of growth, every shade of colour, every shadow of silhouette, and every detail of texture. Chapter text sheds light on this unique living species, neither animal nor plant. Concise captions identify the mushrooms and provide further description of their biology. As Astounding Mushrooms reveals, mushrooms are astonishingly diverse. Shapes include buttons, nests, fans, feet, clubs, hooves, trumpets, mesh, tentacles, stars, tubes, and spines. Textures are smooth, shiny or pimpled. They can be dry or wet, edible or deadly. Nuanced colours and blushes include yellows, reds, blues, and greens. They may be speckled, stinky, slimy, hairy, or fuzzy. Some wear a hat, a 'skirt', or can even move. Wild mushrooms are enjoyed by an increasing number of locavores, vegans and wild food enthusiasts. Chefs everywhere are foraging wild foods, including mushrooms. Mushroom hunting tours have become popular, and mycolophiles are sharing their enthusiasm and identification tips online.Astounding Mushrooms invites readers into the extraordinary fungi universe.

Delaware Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Delaware (Kit): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Delaware Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Delaware (Kit)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R357 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R36 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Delaware Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The First State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Delaware -- Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife -- and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World (Hardcover): Helen Bynum, William Bynum Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World (Hardcover)
Helen Bynum, William Bynum 1
R681 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R132 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Imagine a typical morning--munching on a bowl of cereal, sipping coffee, dressing for the day, riding to work. Every moment of this common routine draws on the power of plants, and the centuries of development that brought wheat, coffee beans, cotton, and rubber--among many others--into our daily lives.
"Remarkable Plants "celebrates the wonder and utility of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants have shaped our world. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history, highlighting their importance and bringing to light surprising stories. Organized thematically into eight sections, the book starts with "Transformers" (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as "Heal and Harm" (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and "Revered and Adored" (lotus, frankincense, rose). Each species is introduced with its common and scientific names and followed by an exploration of its cultural, historical, botanical, and symbolic associations. Hundreds of botanical illustrations show full plants as well as highlight distinctive leaves, blooms, and fruits.
Rooted in one of the world's most important and renowned temples of greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, "Remarkable Plants "is a symbiotic balance of science and art that will open readers' eyes to the deep influence of the natural world on our modern one.

Rhode Island Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Rhode Island (Kit): James Kavanagh, Waterford... Rhode Island Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Rhode Island (Kit)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R353 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R37 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Rhode Island Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Ocean State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Rhode Island -- Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife -- and is attractively packaged in a cellophane bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

Wonders of the Plant Kingdom: A Microcosm Revealed (Paperback): Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley Wonders of the Plant Kingdom: A Microcosm Revealed (Paperback)
Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley
R551 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R165 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a selection of striking and informative images of pollen, seeds and fruit as you have never seen them before. It will appeal to anyone interested in natural botany, wildlife, art and photography. Authors include a leading artist and botanists from the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. A ground-breaking collaboration between an artist and two botanists, this book tells the story of how flowers disseminate their pollen and how the pollinated flower turns into a fruit beginning a whole new chapter in a plant's life. It is the success or failure of a fruit to disperse its seeds that decides the survival or extinction of a species. This crucial role of fruits and seeds explains the fascinating spectrum of strategies and ruses that plants have evolved over millions of years to achieve their dispersal. This book combines extraordinary images with a clear, easily accessible, yet scientifically accurate text explaining the different forms of pollen, seeds and fruit, and their role in preserving the biodiversity of our planet.

Shirley Sherwood Collection - Botanical Art Over 30 Years (Hardcover): Shirley Sherwood Shirley Sherwood Collection - Botanical Art Over 30 Years (Hardcover)
Shirley Sherwood
R999 R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Save R188 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a celebration of the Shirley Sherwood Collection of contemporary botanical art, made over a period of 30 years by Dr Shirley Sherwood and considered the most important private collection of its kind in the world. In 2018 the 1000th painting was added to the collection, a pocket handkerchief by Coral Guest.

Petchtamsee - World's Rarest Hybrid Cacti Gallery (Hardcover, UK ed.): Kaimook Chaweewanakorn Petchtamsee - World's Rarest Hybrid Cacti Gallery (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Kaimook Chaweewanakorn
R1,501 R1,157 Discovery Miles 11 570 Save R344 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautiful book showcases the author's achievements in creating the famous nursery Petchtamsee and nurturing the world's largest collection of hybrid cacti: stunningly presented by iPhone 6 Fighting Fish photographer Visarute Angkatavanich. Very simply organised into 4 sections (Gymnocalycium Hybrids Gallery / Mixed Hybrids Gallery / Petchtamsee / Photography Index), this book is a showcase for these award-winning cacti. They will hopefully be a source of inspiration not only to the millions of cactus lovers around the world, but also to artists, designers and still-life photographers.

How to Train Your Cactus - A Guide to Raising Well-Behaved Succulents (Hardcover): Tonwen Jones How to Train Your Cactus - A Guide to Raising Well-Behaved Succulents (Hardcover)
Tonwen Jones
R331 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R54 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants - Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare (Paperback): Lytton John Musselman, Harold J Wiggins The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants - Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare (Paperback)
Lytton John Musselman, Harold J Wiggins
R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A recent rise in the popularity of urban farming, farmers' markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information about plants. In The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants, botanists Lytton John Musselman and Harold J. Wiggins coach you on how to safely identify, gather, and prepare delicious dishes from readily available plants-and clearly indicate which ones to avoid. More than 200 color illustrations, accompanied by detailed descriptions, will help you recognize edible plants such as nettles, daylilies, river oats, and tearthumbs. For decades, Musselman and Wiggins have taught courses on how to prepare local plants, and their field-to-table recipes require only a few, easily found ingredients. They offer instructions for making garlic powder out of field garlic and turning acorns into flour for Rappahannock Acorn Cakes. To toast your new skill, they even include recipes for cordials. The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants is a great gift for the beginning naturalist and the perfect addition to every serious forager's library.

A Key to Lichens on Twigs (Hardcover): Pat Wolseley, Peter James, Diccon Alexander A Key to Lichens on Twigs (Hardcover)
Pat Wolseley, Peter James, Diccon Alexander
R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Pocket Field Guide - Survival Book of Lists (Paperback): Creek Stewart Pocket Field Guide - Survival Book of Lists (Paperback)
Creek Stewart
R143 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R26 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pocket Field Guide - Survival Trees: Volume I (Paperback): Creek Stewart Pocket Field Guide - Survival Trees: Volume I (Paperback)
Creek Stewart
R141 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R27 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Beginner's Guide to Mushrooms - Everything You Need to Know, from Foraging to Cultivating (Paperback): Britt Bunyard,... The Beginner's Guide to Mushrooms - Everything You Need to Know, from Foraging to Cultivating (Paperback)
Britt Bunyard, Tavis Lynch
R498 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R86 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Beginner's Guide to Mushrooms is your ultimate guide to mycology. Whether you've never picked a mushroom before in your life or you've been cultivating mushrooms at home for ages, the expert advice in this comprehensive mushroom manual will transform your practice. Never before have mushrooms generated so much interest, for their health benefits and medicinal properties, as well as a new understanding of their crucial role in a healthy environment and ability to regenerate damaged ones. If you are a newcomer, mycology, or the study of mushrooms and other fungi, can seem daunting. While other field guides are geared toward experts with advanced knowledge or regional in scope and aimed at only a few easy-to-recognize mushrooms, The Beginner's Guide to Mushrooms by veteran mycologists Britt A. Bunyard and Tavis Lynch is a complete reference and guidebook to get you started identifying, cultivating, cooking, and preserving mushrooms. The Beginner's Guide to Mushrooms opens with important basics about wild mushrooming and how to use the book. Information about what fungi are and their role in the environment and around the home is provided in brief and very understandable terms. Basic wild mushroom anatomy is discussed along with how to identify mushrooms and various characteristics to look for-of great importance if you are interested in learning how to recognize edible wild species...as well as dangerous look-alikes. The guide then covers: All the major groups of wild mushrooms, pointing out habitat, region, and notable characteristics-large photographs with easy-to-view characteristics facilitate correct identification. Mushroom cultivation-with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, learn how to grow mushrooms at home, including how to collect wild specimens and domesticate them. Culinary uses and how to preserve wild mushrooms to be enjoyed in the kitchen all year round. Begin your wonderful exploration of wild mushrooms with this accessible yet thorough beginner's guide.

Native Trees of the Midwest - Identification, Wildlife Value, and Landscaping Use (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Sally Weeks Native Trees of the Midwest - Identification, Wildlife Value, and Landscaping Use (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Sally Weeks
R1,008 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R204 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Native Trees of the Midwest is a definitive guide to identifying trees in Indiana and surrounding states, written by three leading forestry experts. Descriptive text explains how to identify every species in any season, and color photographs show all important characteristics. Not only does the book allow the user to identify trees and learn of their ecological and distributional attributes, but it also presents an evaluation of each species relative to its potential ornamental value for those interested in landscaping. Since tree species have diverse values to wildlife, an evaluation of wildlife uses is presented with a degree of detail available nowhere else. This second edition contains a chapter on introduced species that have become naturalized and invasive throughout the region. All accounts have been reviewed and modifications made when necessary to reflect changes in taxonomy, status, or wildlife uses. Keys have been modified to incorporate introduced species.

Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Ben-Erik Van Wyk Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Ben-Erik Van Wyk
R1,224 Discovery Miles 12 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World, Ben-Erik van Wyk offers the first fully illustrated, scientific guide to nearly all commercial herbs and spices in existence. The book covers more than 150 species, from black pepper and blackcurrant to white mustard and white ginger, detailing the propagation, cultivation, and culinary uses of each. Introductory chapters capture the essence of culinary traditions, traditional herb and spice mixtures, preservation, presentation, and the chemistry of flavours, and individual entries include the chemical compounds and structures responsible for each spice or herb's characteristic flavour. Finally, the book offers a global view of the most famous use or signature dish for each herb or spice, satisfying the gourmand's curiosity for more information about new dishes from little-known culinary traditions. People all over the world are becoming more sophisticated and demanding about what they eat and how it is prepared. Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World will appeal to those inquisitive foodies in addition to gardeners and botanists.

Edible Mushrooms (Paperback): Clyde M. Christensen Edible Mushrooms (Paperback)
Clyde M. Christensen
R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Edible Mushrooms "was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

The choicest varieties of mushrooms cannot be cultivated or commercially grown but are available in abundance to those who take the trouble to find them. With this book in hand, anyone can, with confidence, gather and enjoy delicious wild mushrooms without fear of the poisonous varieties.

"Edible Mushrooms," a new edition of the 1943 classic guide, "Common Edible Mushrooms," describes in detail more than 60 of the most abundant and most easily recognized species. Photographs, many in color, show each species in its natural habitat for easy identification. Clyde M. Christensen warns against the poisonous varieties and advises amateur mushroom hunters to become thoroughly familiar with the most common edible mushrooms and to avoid all others.

This edition contains new full-color photographs, and new material on how mushrooms grow and how to identify and collect them. Christensen has updated the classification to bring scientific names into agreement with internationally approved nomenclature but retains the older technical names in parentheses for easy comparison with other guides. An enlarged section of recipes provides good ideas for making the most of a mushroom harvest.

Poppy (Hardcover): Andrew Lack Poppy (Hardcover)
Andrew Lack
R431 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The poppy is the classic cornfield plant. Throughout history it has been one of the most successful of all agricultural weeds. Its brilliant colour has made it one of our best-known plants - it is beloved of artists and poets, though often hated by farmers. But its origins are obscure; it seems entirely confined to agricultural and marginal land, wherever it is found. Where was it before the inception of agriculture? And how is it that it is almost unique in its colour among the flowers of northern Europe?In Poppy Andrew Lack explores all aspects of one of our most familiar but declining flowers, combining history and biology with symbolic associations and connections with the arts. He describes why the poppy is so intimately associated with war and remembrance, and tells remarkable stories about the different varieties: the opium poppy, one of the oldest of narcotics, has had a profound influence on human history; the term 'tall poppy syndrome' is now used to describe envy of the success of a peer; and in many countries the poppy has come to symbolize weddings or death. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Poppy will appeal to the many admirers of this most colourful and striking plant.

Appalachian Mushrooms - A Field Guide (Paperback): Walter E Sturgeon Appalachian Mushrooms - A Field Guide (Paperback)
Walter E Sturgeon
R814 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R151 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From one of the region's foremost mushroom hunters-Walter E. Sturgeon-comes a long-overdue field guide to finding and identifying the mushrooms and fleshy fungi found in the Appalachian mountains from Canada to Georgia. Edibility and toxicity, habitat, ecology, and detailed diagnostic features of the disparate forms they take throughout their life cycles are all included, enabling the reader to identify species without the use of a microscope or chemicals. Appalachian Mushrooms is unparalleled in its accuracy and currency, from its detailed photographs to descriptions based on the most advanced classification information available, including recent DNA studies that have upended some mushrooms' previously accepted taxonomies. Sturgeon celebrates more than 400 species in all their diversity, beauty, and scientific interest, going beyond the expected specimens to include uncommon ones and those that are indigenous to the Appalachian region. This guide is destined to be an indispensable authority on the subject for everyone from beginning hobbyists to trained experts, throughout Appalachia and beyond.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Mountains In The Sea - A Celebration Of…
John Yeld, Martine Barker Hardcover R263 Discovery Miles 2 630
How To Identify Trees In South Africa
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk Paperback R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320
Mushrooms and Other Fungi of South…
Marieka Gryzenhout, Gary Goldman Paperback R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040
Beat About The Bush - The Comprehensive…
Trevor Carnaby Paperback  (2)
R465 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840
Pocket Guide: Fynbos
John Manning Paperback R200 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600
Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas - A New…
Paul E. Hosier Paperback R664 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500
100 Bushveld Trees
Megan Emmett Parker Paperback R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400
Identifiseer die Bome van Suider-Afrika
Braam van Wyk, Piet Van Wyk Paperback R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320
Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of…
Elsa Pooley Paperback R90 R72 Discovery Miles 720
Cacti of Texas - A Field Guide, with…
A. Michael Powell, James F Weedin, … Paperback R618 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200

 

Partners