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

Garden In Every Sense and Season (Hardcover): Tovah Martin Garden In Every Sense and Season (Hardcover)
Tovah Martin
R562 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

So much of gardening is focused on the monthly checklists, seasonal to-do lists, and daily upkeep - weed this area, plant these seeds, prune this tree, rake these leaves, dig this hole - frantically done all year long. But what about taking the time to truly enjoy the garden in every sense? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season does just that. Beginning the heady blooms of spring and closing with putting the garden to bed in winter, Tovah Martin mindfully explores her garden through sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. She sees the bright yellow daffodils of spring, smells summer's pungent roses, hears the crows in autumn, and tastes winter's juicy citrus. In 100 evocative essays, Martin shares sage garden advice and intimate reflections on her own garden. The Garden in Every Sense and Season, from one of the greatest garden writers of our time, urges gardeners to inhale, savour, and become more attuned with their gardens.

A Brief History of Trees (Paperback): Gertrude Briggs A Brief History of Trees (Paperback)
Gertrude Briggs 1
R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Poems About Trees (Hardcover): Harry Thomas Poems About Trees (Hardcover)
Harry Thomas 1
R307 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R54 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For thousands of years humans have variously worshipped trees, made use of them, admired them, and destroyed them- and poets have long chronicled the relationship. In this collection, Robert Frost's "Birches," Marianne Moore's "The Camperdown Elm," Gerard Manley Hopkins's "Binsey Poplars," and Zbigniew Herbert's "Sequoia" stand tall beside Eugenio Montale's "The Lemon Trees," Yves Bonnefoy's "The Apples," Bertolt Brecht's "The Plum Tree," D. H. Lawrence's "The Almond Tree," and A. E. Housman's "Loveliest of Trees." Whether showing their subjects being planted or felled, cherished or lamented, towering in forests or ?owering in backyards, the poems collected here pay lyrical tribute to these majestic beings with whom we share the earth.

Louisiana Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Louisiana (Kit): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Louisiana Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Louisiana (Kit)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R377 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Louisiana Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Bayou State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Louisiana -- 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.

The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination (Paperback, Main): Richard Mabey The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination (Paperback, Main)
Richard Mabey 2
R378 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R107 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey explores the plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medicines, religious gathering-places and a water lily named after a queen. Beginning with pagan cults and creation myths, the cultural significance of plants has burst upwards, sprouting into forms as diverse as the panacea (the cure-all plant ginseng, a single root of which can cost up to $10,000), Newton's apple, the African 'vegetable elephant' or boabab - and the mystical, night-flowering Amazonian cactus, the moonflower. Ranging widely across science, art and cultural history, poetry and personal experience, Mabey puts plants centre stage, and reveals a true botanical cabaret, a world of tricksters, shape-shifters and inspired problem-solvers, as well as an enthralled audience of romantics, eccentric amateur scientists and transgressive artists. The Cabaret of Plants celebrates the idea that plants are not simply 'the furniture of the planet', but vital, inventive, individual beings worthy of respect - and that to understand this may be the best way of preserving life together on Earth.

Cut flowers of the world (Hardcover): Johannes Maree, Ben-Erik Van Wyk Cut flowers of the world (Hardcover)
Johannes Maree, Ben-Erik Van Wyk
R878 R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Save R133 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This photographic guide describes and illustrates more than 330 different species of commercially important flowers, foliages and potted flowers. The emphasis is on flowers that are commonly used in the cut flower industry and the book gives useful hints about the selection and handling of these flowers. The book includes: Detailed descriptions of more than 330 plant species and their close relatives. For each flower, the following information is given: description of the plant; geographical origin; historical overview; cultivation; cultivars; properties such as colours, scent and vase life; quality criteria (how to select for quality); and the proper care and handling of the flowers. More than 700 excellent full-colour photographs, showing the beauty, colour variation and diversity of the flowers. Important foliage plants and potted flowers are also included, making this a useful reference guide for florists, retailers and wholesalers. Introductory chapters on basic aspects such as cultivation methods, harvesting and shipping techniques, cultivar development, modern trends in marketing (including the role of colour in customer preferences) and perhaps most importantly, the basic principles of the selection, handling and use of flowers and foliage. Separate common name indexes to the most familiar and well-known cut flowers, foliages and potted flowers, a comprehensive index to all the scientific and common names mentioned in the text, a glossary explaining specialist terms and a list of references for further reading.

South Dakota Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of South Dakota (Kit): James Kavanagh, Waterford... South Dakota Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of South Dakota (Kit)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R379 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The South Dakota Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Mount Rushmore State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to South Dakota -- 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.

Nebraska Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Nebraska (Kit): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Nebraska Nature Set - Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Nebraska (Kit)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R378 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Nebraska Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Cornhusker State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Nebraska -- 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.

Thoreau's Wildflowers (Hardcover): Henry David Thoreau Thoreau's Wildflowers (Hardcover)
Henry David Thoreau; Edited by Geoff Wisner; Illustrated by Barry Moser
R708 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R36 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first collection of Thoreau's writings on the flowering plants of Concord, with more than 200 drawings by renowned artist Barry Moser Some of Henry David Thoreau's most beautiful nature writing was inspired by the flowering trees and plants of Concord. An inveterate year-round rambler and journal keeper, he faithfully recorded, dated, and described his sightings of the floating water lily, the elusive wild azalea, and the late autumn foliage of the scarlet oak. This inviting selection of Thoreau's best flower writings is arranged by day of the year and accompanied by Thoreau's philosophical speculations and his observations of the weather and of other plants and animals. They illuminate the author's spirituality, his belief in nature's correspondence with the human soul, and his sense that anticipation-of spring, of flowers yet to bloom-renews our connection with the earth and with immortality. Thoreau's Wildflowers features more than 200 of the black-and-white drawings originally created by Barry Moser for his first illustrated book, Flowering Plants of Massachusetts. This volume also presents "Thoreau as Botanist," an essay by Ray Angelo, the leading authority on the flowering plants of Concord.

Wisconsin Flora - An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Plants of Wisconsin (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Steve W Chadde Wisconsin Flora - An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Plants of Wisconsin (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Steve W Chadde
R1,347 Discovery Miles 13 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tree Crops - A Permanent Agriculture (Paperback): J. Russell Smith Tree Crops - A Permanent Agriculture (Paperback)
J. Russell Smith
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder - The Andrews Forest (Paperback, 1): William Robbins A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder - The Andrews Forest (Paperback, 1)
William Robbins; Foreword by Jane Lubchenco
R690 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest is a slice of classic Oregon: due east of Eugene in the Cascade Mountains, the Andrews Forest comprises almost 16,000 acres of the Lookout Creek watershed. The landscape is steep, with hills and deep valleys and cold, fast-running streams. The densely forested landscape includes cedar, hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglas fir trees. One of eighty-one USDA experimental forests, the Andrews is administered cooperatively by USFS, OSU, and the Willamette National Forest. While many Oregonians may think of the Andrews simply as a good place for a hike, research conducted there has profoundly reshaped Forest Service management policies and contributed to our understanding of healthy forests. In A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder, William Robbins turns his attention to the long-overlooked Andrews Forest and argues for its importance to environmental science and policy. From its founding in 1948, the experimental forest has been the site of wide-ranging research. Beginning with postwar studies on the conversion of old-growth timber to fast-growing young stands, research at the Andrews shifted in the next few decades to long-term ecosystem investigations that focus on climate, streamflow, water quality, vegetation succession, biogeochemical cycling, and effects of forest management. The Andrews has thus been at the center of a dramatic shift in federal timber practices from industrial, intensive forest management policies to strategies emphasizing biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

Wetland Plants of the Upper Midwest - A Field Guide to the Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin... Wetland Plants of the Upper Midwest - A Field Guide to the Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin (Paperback)
Steve W Chadde
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Call of the Trees (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Dorothy Maclean Call of the Trees (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Dorothy Maclean; Edited by Freya Secrest; Photographs by Brian Ziegler
R364 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book speaks to the heart of a living relationship between man and nature. In it Dorothy Maclean chronicles messages from the trees asking for support to accomplish their vital work. It includes several beautiful black and white photos. It includes a forward by St. Barbe Baker.

Nature's Garden - A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants (Paperback): Samuel Thayer Nature's Garden - A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants (Paperback)
Samuel Thayer
R704 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R204 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A detailed guide to all aspects of using edible wild plants, from identifying and collecting through preparation. Covers all 41 plants in-depth, the text is accompanied by multiple color photos.

Trees of Western North America (Paperback, Flexibound): Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle, Gil Nelson Trees of Western North America (Paperback, Flexibound)
Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle, Gil Nelson; Edited by Amy K. Hughes; Illustrated by David More
R737 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R144 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covering 630 species, more than any comparable field guide, " Trees of Western North America" is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the western United States and Canada as far east as the Great Plains, the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; a key to leaves; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs, as well as treelike forms of cacti and yuccas. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover.The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of western North AmericaCovers 630 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far east as the Great PlainsFeatures specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much moreAn essential guide for every tree lover

Rocky Mountain Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Rocky Mountain Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R169 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R20 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rockies Trees & Wildflowers, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts alike. Whether you're on a nature hike or taking a stroll in your neighborhood, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide that refers to familiar species found in foothill and mountain habitats of the Rocky Mountains. The Pocket Naturalist(tm) series is an introduction to common plants and animals and natural phenomena. Each pocket-sized, folding guide highlights up to 150 species and most feature a map identifying prominent sanctuaries and outstanding natural attractions. Each is laminated for durability. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 8 1/4, color illustrations, map)

Great Lakes Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Great Lakes Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R169 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R20 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Great Lakes Trees & Wildflowers, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts alike. Whether you're on a nature hike or taking a stroll in your neighborhood, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide that features familiar species found in nearshore habitats throughout the Great Lakes region. The Pocket Naturalist(tm) series is an introduction to common plants and animals and natural phenomena. Each pocket-sized, folding guide highlights up to 150 species and most feature a map identifying prominent sanctuaries and outstanding natural attractions. Each is laminated for durability. (3 1/2 X 8 1/4 folded, opens to 22 X 8 1/4, color illustrations, map)

Vida Secreta de Los Arboles (English, Spanish, Paperback): Peter Wohlleben Vida Secreta de Los Arboles (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Peter Wohlleben
R424 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Flora of the Yellowstone - A Guide to the Wildflowers, Shrubs, Trees, Ferns, and Grass-Like Plants of the Greater Yellowstone... Flora of the Yellowstone - A Guide to the Wildflowers, Shrubs, Trees, Ferns, and Grass-Like Plants of the Greater Yellowstone Region of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming (Paperback)
Whitney Tilt
R619 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R53 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mountain Flowers - Field Guide to the Flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho (Paperback): Elsa Pooley Mountain Flowers - Field Guide to the Flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho (Paperback)
Elsa Pooley
R289 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A guide on the high mountain region which includes the plants, wild flowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and some grasses from the foothills to the summit, with special attention to the large number of endemic species; Southern and Northern KwaZulu; Natal Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Drakensberg, Witteberge and Lesotho, including the Maloti and Thaba Putsoa ranges as well as outliers such as Ingeli, Mahaqhwa and Kamberg.

Trees of Power - Ten Essential  Arboreal Allies (Paperback): Akiva Silver Trees of Power - Ten Essential Arboreal Allies (Paperback)
Akiva Silver
R647 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R242 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Trees are our allies in healing the world. Partnering with trees allows us to build soil, enhance biodiversity, increase wildlife populations, grow food and medicine, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere, sequestering it in the soil. Trees of Power explains how we can work with these arboreal allies, specifically focusing on propagation, planting, and individual species. Author Akiva Silver is an enthusiastic tree grower with years of experience running his own commercial nursery. In this book he clearly explains the most important concepts necessary for success with perennial woody plants. It s broken down into two parts: the first covering concepts and horticultural skills and the second with in-depth information on individual species. You ll learn different ways to propagate trees: by seed, cuttings, grafting, layering, or with cuttings. These time-honoured techniques make it easy for anyone to increase their stock of trees, simply and inexpensively. Ten chapters focus on the specific ecology, culture, and uses of different trees, ones that are common to North America and in other temperate parts of the world: Chestnut: The Bread Tree Apples: The Magnetic Centre Poplar: The Homemaker Ash: Maker of Wood Mulberry: The Giving Tree Elderberry: The Caretaker Hickory: Pillars of Life Hazelnut: The Provider Black Locust: The Restoration Tree Beech: The Root Runner Trees of Power fills an urgent need for up-to-date information on some of our most important tree species, those that have multiple benefits for humans, animals, and nature. It also provides inspiration for new generations of tree stewards and caretakers who will not only benefit themselves, but leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Trees of Power is for everyone who wants to connect with trees. It is for the survivalist, the gardener, the homesteader, the forager, the permaculturist, the environmentalist, the parent, the schoolteacher, the farmer, and anyone who feels a deep kinship with these magnificent beings.

Mulberry - The material culture of mulberry trees (Paperback): Stephen Bowe Mulberry - The material culture of mulberry trees (Paperback)
Stephen Bowe
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is fundamentally about mulberry trees (both Morus nigra and Morus alba) and all the artefacts created from both the wood and other materials such as silk. The study looks at mulberry trees in the United Kingdom and also those that grow in Japan - including those located on the Izu Islands. The material culture analysis features a model developed at Winterthur Museum in the USA that details information on place, space, technique and technology, maker and marketplace, ritual and custom plus message and symbol . The focus in the United Kingdom relates to mulberry trees associated with historic buildings and gardens. Most of the United Kingdom based trees that feature in the book have a significant history and associations with important people such as William Shakespeare. While the trees in Japan can also have significant age they tend to be associated with the Japanese Sashimono furniture tradition and the wood called shimakuwa (island mulberry) is the most highly regarded wood - which is often used in the tea ceremony. The material is becoming extremely rare and its use is now limited due to the expense of the raw material.

Arboretum - A History of the Trees Grown in Britain and Ireland (Hardcover): Owen Johnson Arboretum - A History of the Trees Grown in Britain and Ireland (Hardcover)
Owen Johnson; Photographs by Owen Johnson
R1,171 R1,090 Discovery Miles 10 900 Save R81 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Colour Identification Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns of the British Isles and North Western Europe (Hardcover):... Colour Identification Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns of the British Isles and North Western Europe (Hardcover)
Francis Rose
R1,388 R1,039 Discovery Miles 10 390 Save R349 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Essential reading for both the amateur gardener and professional botanist, this is a definitive and comprehensive guide to all the native and naturalized grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns to be found in the British Isles, and all those that are frequently found in north-western Europe. Over 420 species are described and over 350 are illustrated in full colour plates of exceptional beauty and accuracy. Following the general nomenclature and classification, the author describes each species in detail, stressing the features most important for accurate identification. There is also an invaluable illustrated glossary of technical terms and plant structures.

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