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Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
R400 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. It gained notoriety during the London 'gin craze' in the eighteenth century before enjoying a recent resurgence and a profusion of new botanical flavourings. Garnished with sumptuous illustrations depicting the plants that tell the story of this complex and iconic drink, this enticing book delves into the botany of gin from root to branch. A diverse assortment of aromatic plants from around the world have been used in the production of gin over the course of several centuries. Each combination of botanicals yields a unique flavour profile that equates to more than the sum of its parts. Understanding the different types of formulation, and the main groups of plants used therein, is central to appreciating the drink's complexities and subtleties. As this book's extraordinary range of featured ingredients shows, gin is a quintessentially botanical beverage with a rich history like no other.

Curious Creatures on our Shores (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood Curious Creatures on our Shores (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood 1
R403 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This veritable marine treasure trove of a book is richly illustrated by the author, with fifty of the most beautiful, easily encountered, and sometimes astonishing marine organisms found on British coasts, from seemingly exotic seahorses and starfish, to peculiar sea-potatoes and sea lemons. Together, these characterful critters paint a colourful picture of life between the tides: starfish that, upon losing an arm, can grow a new one; baby sharks hatching from their fancifully named 'mermaid' purses'; ethereal moon jellyfish pulsating in the current and, on some seabeds, even coral. Beachcombing, overturning a boulder or simply parting the strands of seaweed in a rock pool offer a glimpse into a thriving underwater world of curious creatures. Inspired by the Oxford University of Natural History's exceptionally rich zoology collections, which contain millions of specimens amassed from centuries of expeditions, this book tells the story of life on the seashore.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - The Tropical Hothouse - The book that turns into a botanical paradise (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood,... Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - The Tropical Hothouse - The book that turns into a botanical paradise (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood, Paperscapes 1
R555 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R117 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Tropical Hothouse describes over 50 tropical plants, telling the intriguing stories of their origins and compelling features. Sourced exclusively from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, each accompanying illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art. The Tropical Hothouse contains a botanical paradise, where tropical trees are festooned with vines, orchids and bromeliads, lurid blossoms perfume the air, and leafy ferns and palms jostle for the light. From exotic-looking potted orchids and motley assortments of succulents, to luxuriant, leafy greenery, house plants and terraria are more popular than ever as additions to stylish interiors. This beautifully presented and fascinating collection includes perennial favourites and unusual specimens, transporting this world of extraordinary plants into your hands and home.

Oxford Botanic Garden - A Guide (Paperback, Edition, Paper/Flaps, Published Uk June 2019 Ed.): Simon Hiscock, Chris Thorogood Oxford Botanic Garden - A Guide (Paperback, Edition, Paper/Flaps, Published Uk June 2019 Ed.)
Simon Hiscock, Chris Thorogood; Photographs by Alexandra Davies
R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxford Botanic Garden has occupied its central Oxford site next to the river Cherwell continuously since its foundation in 1621 and is the UK's oldest botanic garden. The birthplace of botanical science in the UK, it has been a leading centre for research since the 1600s. Today, the garden holds a collection of over 5,000 different types of plant, some of which exist nowhere else and are of international conservation importance. This guide explores Oxford Botanic Garden's many historic and innovative features, from the walled garden to the waterlily pool, the glasshouses, the rock garden, the water garden and 'Lyra's bench'. It also gives a detailed explanation of the medicinal and taxonomic beds and special plant collections. Lavishly illustrated with photographs taken throughout the seasons, this book not only provides a fascinating historical overview but also offers a practical guide to the Oxford Botanic Garden and its work today. Featuring a map of the entire site and a historical timeline, it is guaranteed to enhance any visit, and is also a beautiful souvenir to take home.

Perfectly Peculiar Plants - Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most... (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood Perfectly Peculiar Plants - Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most... (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood; Illustrated by Catell Ronca 1
R365 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R92 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This exuberant celebration of the weird and wonderful world of plants is full of unexpected facts, perfect for budding botanists and armchair art lovers alike. A vibrant, close-up exploration of plants, this colourful book focuses on the extraordinary and unexpected, from the tiny bee orchid to the mighty strangler fig. Looking at plants from across the globe, the specimens featured include carnivorous and poisonous species; plants that provide us with food, materials, or medicine; those that have a special symbiotic relationship with animals or other plants; as well as especially rare or record-breaking species. Among many other awesome plants, discover: Lithops hookeri, the pebble plant that disguises itself as a stone to hide from predators; Nepenthes lowii, the tree shrew toilet pitcher that thrives on nutrients from tree shrew droppings; Drosera rotundifolia, the sundew that digests insects after trapping them with sticky dew-like droplets; and Selaginella lepidophylla, the resurrection plant that can survive for years without any rainwater at all. As you explore these amazing species, gain a foundation of knowledge about the plant kingdom. How do plants get energy? Can plants talk? Why do plants have flowers? Can plants move? Learn how plants get energy and nutrients, how animals and plants work together, how plants can send out chemical messages, and finally, how to protect plants and their habitats. Bursting with colour, there's something new and unexpected to discover on every page of this celebration of fierce and fabulous plants.

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve - Second edition (Paperback, New edition): Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve - Second edition (Paperback, New edition)
Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve is the most comprehensive identification guide to the rich Mediterranean flora of the Algarve region of southern Portugal, including the Cape St. Vincent Peninsula National Park, an area of immense botanical importance with numerous endemic and rare species. Detailed easy-to-use entries make this guide an essential companion for botanists, students and wildlife tourists. This second edition has been fully updated to the latest in plant phylogenetic relationships, with information provided on where to see plants, and descriptions of habitat and vegetation types. In addition rare and unusual plants of the region are highlighted, including orchids and parasitic plants. With over 1,000 species descriptions, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with more than 650 stunning colour photographs and 780 line drawings.

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean - A Guide to the Native Plants of Andalucia (Hardcover): Tony... Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean - A Guide to the Native Plants of Andalucia (Hardcover)
Tony Hall, Chris Thorogood
R1,074 Discovery Miles 10 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean is the most comprehensive and up-to-date plant identification guide to the area. The western Mediterranean is one of the most important regions in the world for its outstanding biodiversity, boasting over 10,000 plant species. The area encompasses southern Europe from the Portuguese Algarve in the west to Italy in the east, the islands (including the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia), and North Africa from Morocco in the west to Tunisia in the east. Covering over 5,000 species, this easy to use guide focuses on the most common and conspicuous species that occur in the area, with plant descriptions, colour photographs and illustrations throughout. A section on where to see wildflowers in the region is included, as well as a glossary of terms. An ideal companion for wildlife and plant enthusiasts, this guide will enable you to reliably identify wildflowers in the field.

Weird Plants (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood Weird Plants (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood 1
R487 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R89 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the first time, this extraordinary compilation showcases weird, mysterious and bizarre plants from around the world. Plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap, and this unique book explores a fascinating world in which plants have turned the tables on animals. Author Chris Thorogood showcases these plant behaviours, the interrelationships among plants, the interdependencies between plants and animals, and the intrigue of plant evolution. All types of weird and sinister are featured in this book, from carnivorous plants that drug, drown and consume unsuspecting insect prey; giant pitcher plants that have evolved toilets for tree shrews; flowers that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinating flies, and orchids that duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees.

Perfectly Peculiar Plants - Take a Walk Through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood Perfectly Peculiar Plants - Take a Walk Through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood; Illustrated by Catell Ronca
R395 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council). This exuberant celebration of the weird and wonderful world of plants is full of unexpected facts, perfect for budding botanists and armchair art lovers alike. A vibrant, close-up exploration of plants, this colorful book focuses on the extraordinary and unexpected, from the tiny bee orchid to the mighty strangler fig. Looking at plants from across the globe, the specimens featured include carnivorous and poisonous species; plants that provide us with food, materials, or medicine; those that have a special symbiotic relationship with animals or other plants; as well as especially rare or record-breaking species. Among many other awesome plants, discover: Lithops hookeri, the pebble plant that disguises itself as a stone to hide from predators; Nepenthes lowii, the tree shrew toilet pitcher that thrives on nutrients from tree shrew droppings; Drosera rotundifolia, the sundew that digests insects after trapping them with sticky dew-like droplets; and Selaginella lepidophylla, the resurrection plant that can survive for years without any rainwater at all. As you explore these amazing species, gain a foundation of knowledge about the plant kingdom. How do plants get energy? Can plants talk? Why do plants have flowers? Can plants move? Learn how plants get energy and nutrients, how animals and plants work together, how plants can send out chemical messages, and finally, how to protect plants and their habitats. Bursting with color, there's something new and unexpected to discover on every page of this celebration of fierce and fabulous plants.

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
R1,116 Discovery Miles 11 160 Out of stock

This is the first comprehensive identification guide to the rich Mediterranean flora of the Algarve region of southern Portugal, including the Cape St. Vincent Peninsula National Park, an area of immense botanical importance with numerous endemic and rare species. The Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe (it receives more than 7 million tourists per annum), and this guide is the essential companion for wildlife tourists, and the first comprehensive easy-to-use identification guide to its wild flowers. Information is provided on where and when to see plants with information on their habitat and vegetation types. In addition rare and unusual plants of the region are highlighted, including orchids and parasitic plants. With over 1,000 species descriptions, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with over 650 stunning colour photographs, 780 line drawings and distribution maps.

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean (Paperback): Chris Thorogood Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean (Paperback)
Chris Thorogood
R1,083 R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Save R237 (22%) Out of stock

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean is the most comprehensive and up-to-date plant identification guide to the area. This large area has a complex and varied geology and topography but is united by its typically Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The eastern Mediterranean has an exceptionally high number of endemic species, and a flora quite distinct from the western Mediterranean Basin.

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