The Trees of Sonora  Mexico Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Trees of Sonora Mexico

  • Author : Tucson Richard Stephen Felger Executive Director Drylands Institute, AZ
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001-03-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0199761272

The Trees of Sonora Mexico Book Description :

The definitive treatment of the trees and tree-like plants of Sonora, a remarkably diverse and biologically important region, ranging from some of the driest and hottest areas in North America to cool, temperate woodlands and the northernmost tropical regions in the New World. The majority of the trees in this semi-arid region are at their northern limits in the Americas in this state and many range to South America. Thus, this book will be important to biologists in regions well outside of the area covered. Felger is the recognized expert in the area, and the book contains an enormous body of information nowhere else obtainable. The introductory chapter contains biotic and climatic information and an analysis of the geographical distributions of the trees of a state that is poorly known biologically. Two hundred eighty-five species of native and naturalized trees are covered, featuring extensive identification keys and illustrations, most of them newly produced for this book. The descriptive species accounts include common names, indigenous names, and synonyms, detailed botanical descriptions, ecological and geographic data, geographic ranges, natural history, economic uses, and, in many cases, other information such as horticultural uses and conservation status.

Tree Book Book

Tree Book

  • Author : British Columbia. Ministry of Forests
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Trees
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 0772621594

Tree Book Book Description :

Trees, identification.

Trees Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Peter A. Thomas
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521133586

Trees Book Description :

An updated and revised edition providing an introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology.

Tree Crops Book

Tree Crops

  • Author : J. Russell Smith
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-01-23
  • Genre: Nuts
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 1523641231

Tree Crops Book Description :

Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture, first published in 1929 and last updated in 1953 (and the edition reprinted here) is a classic, pioneering look at the use of trees for food, soil conservation, and sustainable agriculture. Author J. Russell Smith (1874-1966) travelled widely and shares his insights and research into agro-forestry, describing how trees such as carob, honey locust, persimmon, mulberry, oaks and pecans can be used to enrich the land and the people and animals dependent on it. Illustrated with over 80 pages of photographs.

The Giving Tree Book
Score: 4
From 4,815 Ratings

The Giving Tree

  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061965104

The Giving Tree Book Description :

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

At the Desert s Green Edge Book

At the Desert s Green Edge

  • Author : Amadeo M. Rea
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 0816515409

At the Desert s Green Edge Book Description :

The Akimel O'odham, or Pima Indians, of the northern Sonoran Desert continue to make their home along Arizona's Gila River despite the alarming degradation of their habitat that has occurred over the past century. The oldest living Pimas can recall a lush riparian ecosystem and still recite more than two hundred names for plants in their environment, but they are the last generation who grew up subsisting on cultivated native crops or wild-foraged plants. Ethnobiologist Amadeo M. Rea has written the first complete ethnobotany of the Gila River Pima and has done so from the perspective of the Pimas themselves. At the Desert's Green Edge weaves the Pima view of the plants found in their environment with memories of their own history and culture, creating a monumental testament to their traditions and way of life. Rea first discusses the Piman people, environment, and language, then proceeds to share their botanical knowledge in entries for 240 plants that systematically cover information on economic botany, folk taxonomy, and linguistics. The entries are organized according to Pima life-form categories such as plants growing in water, eaten greens, and planted fruit trees. All are anecdotal, conveying the author's long personal involvement with the Pimas, whether teaching in their schools or learning from them in conversations and interviews. At the Desert's Green Edge is an archive of otherwise unavailable plant lore that will become a benchmark for botanists and anthropologists. Enhanced by more than one hundred brush paintings of plants, it is written to be equally useful to nonspecialists so that the Pimas themselves can turn to it as a resource regarding their former lifeways. More than an encyclopedia of facts, it is the Pimas' own story, a witness to a changing way of life in the Sonoran Desert.

Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life Book

Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life

  • Author : Patricia Shanley
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9251070075

Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life Book Description :

This publication is a testament to the potential of integrating traditional and scientific knowledge of both local communities and academic and development professionals alike. It also serves as a reminder to the scientific community that science should be shared with local people and not confined to journals and closed circles of technical experts. Scientists and forest-reliant communities are geographically and conceptually distant. Scientific findings are rarely shared with local people and locals are infrequently consulted regarding the species and landscapes they have known for generations. To bridge this divide, this book weaves together the voices of farmers and scientists; hunters and policy makers; midwives and musicians. From Brazil nuts and Cat's claw to Copaiba and Titica, this book shares a wealth of information on a wide range of plant species that comes only from the close collaboration between local peoples and researchers.

Carrots Love Tomatoes Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

Carrots Love Tomatoes

  • Author : Louise Riotte
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-01-02
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603423960

Carrots Love Tomatoes Book Description :

Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.

Hatchet Book
Score: 4
From 265 Ratings


  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442403321

Hatchet Book Description :

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

Medicinal Plants Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Medicinal Plants

  • Author : Gabriella Harriet Schmelzer
  • Publisher : PROTA
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Medicinal plants
  • Pages : 790
  • ISBN 10 : 9789057822049

Medicinal Plants Book Description :