Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Herbert S. Zim,Hobart M. Smith,James Gordon Irving
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381313
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Describes 212 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and their relatives.

North American Indian Arts

Author: Andrew Hunter Whiteford
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466864761
Category: Art
Page: 160
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. North American Indian Arts is a fascinating introduction to the arts and crafts reflected in the material culture of North American Indians. Knowledge of the skills and techniques developed by the various Native American tribes, and the fine materials produced provides a key to understanding the rich diversity of native cultures. Packed with information and authentic full-color illustrations, this handsome guide will be welcomed by everyone interested in American cultural history.

Common Weeds of the United States

Author: United States. Agricultural Research Service,Clyde Franklin Reed
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486205045
Category: Gardening
Page: 463
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Provides drawings and descriptions of two hundred and twenty-four types of weed while providing maps of their distribution throughout the U.S


Author: Alexander C. Martin,Jean Zallinger
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781582381602
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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A guide to the plants that cause billions of dollars annually in crop loss and control measures including information on the harm that weeds cause, their benefits from weeds, and major habitats.


How vagabond plants gatecrashed civilisation and changed the way we think about nature
Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184668076X
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Weeds survive, entombed in the soil, for centuries. They are as persistent and pervasive as myths. They ride out ice ages, agricultural revolutions, global wars. They mark the tracks of human movements across continents as indelibly as languages. Yet to humans they are the scourge of our gardens, saboteurs of our best-laid plans. They rob crops of nourishment, ruin the exquisite visions of garden designers, and make unpleasant and impenetrable hiding places for urban ne'er-do-wells. Weeds can be destructive and troubling, but they can also be beautiful, and they are the prototypes of most of the plants that keep us alive. Humans have grappled with their paradox for thousands of years, and with characteristic verve and lyricism, Richard Mabey uncovers some of the deeper cultural reasons behind the attitudes we have to such a huge section of the plant world.

Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast

A Field Guide
Author: Peter Del Tredici
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780801474583
Category: Gardening
Page: 374
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Identifies a variety of wild plants that inhabit the urban areas in the northeastern United States.

Common Backyard Weeds of the Upper Midwest

Author: Teresa Marrone
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 159193706X
Category: Nature
Page: 200
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Learn to identify backyard weeds! Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about nearly 60 species of common weeds--toxic, edible or otherwise interesting--found in the Upper Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The species (from Dandelion to Purslane) are organized by type, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, learn about how each weed spreads, how to control it and its possible beneficial uses. The information, presented by expert forager Teresa Marrone, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced wild plants enthusiasts.


An Earth-friendly Guide to Their Identification, Use and Control
Author: John Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781844030613
Category: Weeds
Page: 144
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"Weeds" is packed with down-to-earth, practical tips and solutions to help you deal with weeds easily, gently and organically in any garden situation, without resorting to weedkillers. From great bindweed to creeping thistle, dandelion to stinging nettle, full colour photographs help you identify some the commonest garden culprits. Specific information is given on preventing and controlling all of the weeds covered and includes an at-a-glance guide to dealing with weeds in different garden situations. The book also shows how weeds can be used to help create and nurture a healthier and more balanced, chemical-free garden.

Weeds and What They Tell Us

Author: Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 1782503390
Category: Gardening
Page: 80
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This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer discusses the different varieties of weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health. The process of combatting weeds is discussed in principle as well as in practice, so that it can be applied to any situation. First written in the 1950s, this is still one of the best overviews of the subject available.

The Gardener's Weed Book

Earth-safe Controls
Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 0882669214
Category: Gardening
Page: 201
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Beginning and expert gardeners will learn how to identify and control weeds using earth-safe methods.


Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes,Herbert S. Zim,Paul R. Shaffer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381429
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Provides information on the history of the development of life on earth, details of the typical plants and animals of significant geological areas, and maps of areas where fossils can be found.

Weeds of the Midwestern United States and Central Canada

Author: Charles T. Bryson,Michael S. DeFelice
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
Category: Nature
Page: 427
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Weeds threaten the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of food, feed, fiber, and biofuel throughout the world. Featuring more than fourteen hundred full-color photographs, this handy guide provides essential information on more than 350 of the most troublesome weedy and invasive plants found in the midwestern United States and central Canada. Drawing on the expertise of more than forty weed scientists and botanists, the guide identifies each plant at various stages of its life and offers useful details about its origin, habitat, morphology, biology, distribution, and toxic properties. The book also includes illustrations of the most common characteristics of plants and terms used to describe them, a key to plant families included in the book, a glossary of frequently used terms, a bibliography, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. This is an essential guide for agronomists, crop and soil scientists, horticulturists, botanists, Cooperative Extension Service agents, farmers, gardeners, students in agriculture and biology, lawn care professionals, green industry professionals, nursery owners, government quarantine workers, and land preservationists. Each species account includes: Up to four full-color photographs showing seed, seedling, plant, flower, and other unique plant features Distribution map For grasses, a line drawing of the collar, where the leaf joins the stem, an important identifying characteristic Scientific names, common names, and local synonyms of common names Vegetative characteristics for seedlings and leaves Special identifying characteristics Reproductive characteristics Toxic properties States and provinces covered: Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas (northeastern) Kentucky (northern) Manitoba (southern half) Michigan Minnesota Missouri (upper half) Nebraska (eastern) North Dakota Ohio Ontario (southern half) Quebec (southwestern corner) Saskatchewan (southeastern) South Dakota (eastern half) Wisconsin

Seed Identification Manual

Author: Alexander Campbell Martin,William D. Barkley
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520008144
Category: Nature
Page: 221
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First published in 1961, this text deals exclusively with seed identification to help agriculturalists, foresters, wildlife biologists, and others interested in land-use programs identify the seeds in their particular fields of interest.

Trees of North America

A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated
Author: C. Frank Brockman,Rebecca Marrilees
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582380929
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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Presents a handbook for the identification of over five hundred species of trees by illustration and text.

Seashells of the World

Author: R. Tucker Abbott
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466862424
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Seashells of the World is an introduction to the world of marine seashells, emphasizing the most attractive and best-known species. This guide will help you to: -Identify -Classify -Understand the beautiful shells you see and collect No other animals are so widely collected, traded, or bought and sold because of their beauty and rarity.


Author: Paul E. Lehr,R. Will Burnett,Herbert S. Zim,Harry McKnaught
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381593
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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An illustrated guide to the atmospheric causes and major phenomena of weather including instruments used to forecast and plot it.


A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.