Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World Book

Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World


  • Author : Rolf Blancke
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501704284

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Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World Excerpt :

Tropical fruits such as banana, mango, papaya, and pineapple are familiar and treasured staples of our diets, and consequently of great commercial importance, but there are many other interesting species that are little known to inhabitants of temperate regions. What delicacies are best known only by locals? The tropical regions are home to a vast variety of edible fruits, tubers, and spices. Of the more than two thousand species that are commonly used as food in the tropics, only about forty to fifty species are well known internationally. Illustrated with high-quality photographs taken on location in the plants’ natural environment, this field guide describes more than three hundred species of tropical and subtropical species of fruits, tubers, and spices. In Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World, Rolf Blancke includes all the common species and features many lesser known species, including mangosteen and maca, as well as many rare species such as engkala, sundrop, and the mango plum. Some of these rare species will always remain of little importance because they need an acquired taste to enjoy them, they have too little pulp and too many seeds, or they are difficult to package and ship. Blancke highlights some fruits—the araza (Eugenia stipitata) and the nutritious peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) from the Amazon lowlands, the Brunei olive (Canarium odontophyllum) from Indonesia, and the remarkably tasty soursop (Annona muricata) from Central America—that deserve much more attention and have the potential to become commercially important in the near future. Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World also features tropical plants used to produce spices, and many tropical tubers, including cassava, yam, and oca. These tubers play a vital role in human nutrition and are often foundational to the foodways of their local cultures, but they sometimes require complex preparation and are often overlooked or poorly understood distant from their

Tree Book Book

Tree Book


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

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Trees, identification.

Grafting and Budding Book
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Grafting and Budding


  • Author : WJ Lewis
  • Publisher : Landlinks Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780643098992

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Grafting and Budding Excerpt :

Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals is an updated and expanded version of Grafting and Budding Fruit and Nut Trees and now includes the grafting of ornamental plants. It is a comprehensive and clearly written, practical guide to all of the grafting and budding techniques any professional or home gardener is likely to need. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, explains how grafting works and shows why it is now the preferred technique for propagating most commercial plants. It then describes the basics of budding, grafting and multi-grafting and presents step-by-step instructions for making the special cuts used in grafting and budding. Advice is also given on the selection of scion wood, the preparation of rootstocks and the after-care of grafted plants. The methods of budding and grafting are explained in fine detail, including T-budding, chip budding and patch budding, the splice graft, wedge graft, whip and tongue graft, side graft, bark graft and approach graft, the grafting of herbaceous plants and machine bench grafting. More than 60 sketches and photographs are included to help illustrate various aspects of the skill of grafting. New to this edition are sections covering the preferred methods of propagation for Australian natives such as eucalypts, banksias, hakeas and grevilleas; cacti; conifers; general deciduous ornamentals; black passionfruit; roses and tomatoes, making it an indispensable addition to any avid gardener’s bookshelf.

Food Gardens for a Changing World Book

Food Gardens for a Changing World


  • Author : Daniela Soleri
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789240986

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Food Gardens for a Changing World Excerpt :

Food gardening is becoming increasingly popular, as people look for new ways to live more sustainably and minimize harm to the environment. This book addresses the 21st century trends which bring new challenges to food gardening - anthropogenic climate change, environmental degradation, natural resource scarcity, and social inequity - and explains the basic biological, ecological and social concepts needed to understand and respond to them. Examples throughout the text demonstrate how to successfully use these concepts, while supporting gardeners' values, and their goals for themselves, their communities and the world.

Northeast Medicinal Plants Book

Northeast Medicinal Plants


  • Author : Liz Neves
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643260273

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An indispensable guide to identifying, harvesting, and using medicinal plants in the Northeast.

Medicinal Plants Book
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Medicinal Plants


  • Author : Gaby H. Schmelzer
  • Publisher : PROTA
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Pages : 793
  • ISBN 10 : 9789057822049

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The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants Book

The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants


  • Author : Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461384762

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Now available in an affordable softcover edition, this classic in Springer's acclaimed Virtual Laboratory series is the first comprehensive account of the computer simulation of plant development. 150 illustrations, one third of them in colour, vividly demonstrate the spectacular results of the algorithms used to model plant shapes and developmental processes. The latest in computer-generated images allow us to look at plants growing, self-replicating, responding to external factors and even mutating, without becoming entangled in the underlying mathematical formulae involved. The authors place particular emphasis on Lindenmayer systems - a notion conceived by one of the authors, Aristid Lindenmayer, and internationally recognised for its exceptional elegance in modelling biological phenomena. Nonetheless, the two authors take great care to present a survey of alternative methods for plant modelling.

Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples Book

Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples


  • Author : Harriet Kuhnlein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000092325

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Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples Excerpt :

First published in 1991, Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of a wide variety of traditional plant foods used by the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Comprehensive and detailed, this volume explores both the technical use of plants and their cultural connections. It will be of interest to scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including Indigenous Peoples with their specific cultural worldviews; nutritionists and other health professionals who work with Indigenous Peoples and other rural people; other biologists, ethnologists, and organizations that address understanding of the resources of the natural world; and academic audiences from a variety of disciplines.

Asian Fruits and Berries Book

Asian Fruits and Berries


  • Author : Kathleen Low
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476675954

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Asian Fruits and Berries Excerpt :

 From loquat to breadfruit to persimmon, Asian fruits and berries offer a dizzying selection of tastes, techniques and associated lore. This guide provides descriptions, histories, growing techniques and additional information about Asia's resplendent selection of fruits and berries, with a full color photograph accompanying each entry. Their rich history and cultural lore is presented in this practical guide to identifying, eating and growing the berries and fruits of the Asian continent.

Trees of Life Book

Trees of Life


  • Author : Max Adams
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691218618

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An informative, richly illustrated book about eighty of the world’s most important and remarkable trees Our planet is home to some three trillion trees—roughly four hundred for every person on Earth. In Trees of Life, Max Adams selects, from sixty thousand extant species, eighty remarkable trees through which to celebrate the richness of humanity’s relationship with trees, woods, and forests. In a sequence of informative and beautifully illustrated portraits, divided between six thematic sections, Adams investigates the trees that human cultures have found most useful across the world and ages: trees that yield timber and other materials of immense practical value, trees that bear edible fruits and nuts, trees that deliver special culinary ingredients and traditions, and trees that give us dyes, essences, and medicines. In a section titled “Supertrees,” Adams considers trees that have played a pivotal role in maintaining natural and social communities, while a final section, “Trees for the Planet,” looks at a group of trees so valuable to humanity that they must be protected at all costs from loss. From the apple to the oak, the logwood to the breadfruit, and the paper mulberry to the Dahurian larch, these are trees that offer not merely shelter, timber, and fuel but also drugs, foods, and fibers. Trees of Life presents a plethora of fascinating stories about them.

Olive Odyssey Book

Olive Odyssey


  • Author : Julie Angus
  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Release Date : 2014-05-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771000062

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This Mediterranean travel memoir offers “an engaging mix of history, food travelogue, and botany lesson . . . There is much to enjoy here” (Library Journal). Inspired by her Syrian forebears’ intimate relationship with the olive, Julie Angus embarks on a voyage around the Mediterranean to unlock the secrets of the fruit that meant so much to them. Accompanied by her husband and their ten-month-old son, Angus collects samples from ancient trees to determine where the first olive tree originated; feasts on inky black tapenades and codfish drizzled with olive oil, among many other delights; witnesses the harvesting of olives in Greece; and visits perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete. The result is a fascinating history and biography of this most influential and irresistible fruit. “It is a pleasure to try to keep up with this book; like its author, it covers an enormous amount of territory.” —Christopher Bakken, Wall Street Journal

Concepts for Understanding Fruit Trees Book

Concepts for Understanding Fruit Trees


  • Author : Theodore M. DeJong
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800620865

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Concepts for Understanding Fruit Trees Excerpt :

Anyone who observes fruit trees may wonder how or why they behave in specific ways. Some trees grow upright while others have a spreading habit. Some produce many flowers and small immature fruit only to drop most of the fruit later on; others grow more strongly on their sunny side than their shady side. It is common to ascribe such behavior to the tree as a whole and state that trees preferentially "allocate" resources to specific organs. However, this is the wrong approach to understanding tree functioning and behavior. Trees are not in control of what they do. What trees do and how they function is shaped by the individual organs that make up the tree, not by the tree as a whole. The genetic code only indirectly determines the habit, structure and behavior of a tree by defining the behavioral and functional limits of the component organs, tissues and cells. Unlike animals that have a mechanism for collective control of the whole organism - a central nervous system - trees (and plants in general) are more appropriately considered as collections of semi-autonomous organs. These organs are dependent on one another for resources, such as water, energy and nutrients, but control their own destiny. This book presents a clear set of integrative concepts for understanding the overall physiology and growth of temperate deciduous fruit trees. The emphasis is on overarching principles rather than detailed descriptions of tree physiology or differences among the numerous species of fruit trees. Although the focus is on deciduous fruit trees, many aspects apply to evergreen fruit trees and trees that grow naturally in unmanaged situations.

Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Book

Field Book of Western Wild Flowers


  • Author : Margaret Armstrong
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Release Date : 2021-12-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 731
  • ISBN 10 : 9785040885367

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Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Excerpt :

"Field Book of Western Wild Flowers" by J. J. Thornber, Margaret Armstrong. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Dendrology  Cones  Flowers  Fruits and Seeds Book

Dendrology Cones Flowers Fruits and Seeds


  • Author : Marilena Idzojtic
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128196458

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Dendrology: Cones, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds offers a comprehensive overview of the morphology of reproductive organs of woody plants of Europe in one resource. The book contains 2020 woody taxa (845 species, 58 subspecies, 38 varieties, 13 forms, 40 hybrids and 1026 cultivars), belonging to 400 genera and 121 families. It includes 447 taxa of trees and shrubs that are autochthonous in Europe and numerous ornamental species that originate from North America, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa, along with invasive woody species. Accompanied by thousands of original photographs, the book is designed to efficiently guide the reader to accurate identification. Other features include taxa organized in alphabetical order of their botanical names, flowering and fruiting time, mode of fruit or seed dispersal, and distribution range, making this a must-have reference for students and researchers in dendrology, botany, forestry, forest management and conservation, arboriculture and horticulture. Includes 2,020 taxa of trees and shrubs important for the European dendrology Provides detailed descriptions of reproductive organs and data on the reproductive biology of the described taxa Contains 6,644 original, high-quality photographs of habits, cones, flowers, fruits and seeds