Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

Author: Ernest Small
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439856885
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Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants provides comprehensive coverage of tropical and semitropical food plants, reviewing scientific and technological information as well as their culinary uses. Wide-ranging in scope, this volume’s coverage includes plants that produce fruits, vegetables, spices, culinary herbs, nuts, and extracts. A user-friendly format enables readers to easily locate information on botanical and agricultural aspects, economic and social importance, food uses, storage, preparation, and potential toxicity. The book also contains an introductory chapter that reviews important historical, economic, geopolitical, health, environmental, and ethical considerations associated with exotic food plants. Thoroughly referenced with more than 2000 literature citations, this book is enhanced by more than 200 drawings, many chosen from historical art of extraordinary quality. This timely volume also highlights previously obscure edible plants that have recently become prominent as a result of sensationalistic media reports stemming from their inherently entertaining or socially controversial natures. Some of these plants include the acai berry, kava, hemp, and opium poppy. A scholarly yet accessible presentation, the book is filled with numerous memorable, fascinating, and humorous facts, making it an entertaining and stimulating read that will appeal to a broad audience.

United States Plant Patents

Author: United States. Patent and Trademark Office
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Minerals Yearbook

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Reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. Contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. Includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries.

Native Plants Of The Midwest

Author: Alan Branhagen
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697776
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Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.

Interrelationships Between Microorganisms And Plants In Soil

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Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080869865
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These proceedings present the most up-to-date information on the interrelations between microorganisms and plants in the rhizosphere, and the possibility of utilizing these relationships to improve plant growth, health and yields. The application of some biological preparations may in the future partially replace the use of agrochemicals and thus contribute to environmental improvement and enhancement of the quality of soil, water and foodstuffs. The Symposium brought together specialists from fifteen countries to assess the advances in a field which has recently attracted considerable interest and is also important for society at large. The book contains over sixty contributions from rhizosphere microbiologists, focusing on the study of the function of microorganisms in the root system of crop plants and in its immediate vicinity, the effect of the plants themselves on this function, the interrelationships among different microorganisms in the rhizosphere and the elucidation of the mechanisms of microbial action in the agroecosystem. All these lines of research are intimately associated with the problems of soil fertility and crop yields, which in turn have a direct bearing on the nutrition of mankind and on environmental protection. The papers have been divided into four topics: symbiotic microorganisms in the root system; associative microorganisms in the root system; soil-borne phytopathogenic and phytotoxic microorganisms; and microbial preparations stimulating growth and improving the plant health. Each section starts with invited lectures from outstanding specialists. The work includes numerous tables, figures and references. The volume is primarily directed at soil microbiologists, plant pathologists and physiologists, ecologists as well as specialists in agronomy and environmental protection.

The Manufacture Of Poi From Taro In Hawaii

Author: Carey Dunlap Miller
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Plants Of The World

Author: Maarten J. M. Christenhusz
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022652292X
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Evolution of land plant -- Plants and human culture -- Naming plants -- Classification and the angiosperm phylogeny group

Growing Media For Ornamental Plants And Turf

Author: Kevin A. Handreck
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868407968
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This is a comprehensive revision of Growing Media, first published in 1984 and last revised in 2002. Since its first publication the book has been a core text for Horticulture students at TAFE colleges and universities as well as an important reference title.

A General History Of The Dichlamydeous Plants Comprising Complete Descriptions Of The Different Orders Together With The Characters Of The Genera And Species And An Enumeration Of The Cultivated Varieties Their Places Of Growth Time Of Flowering Mode Of Culture And Uses In Medicine And Domestic Economy The Scientific Names Accentuated Their Etymologies Explained And The Classes And Orders Illustrated By Engravings And Preceded By Introductions To The Linnaean And Natural Systems And A Glossary Of The Terms Used

Author: George Don
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Advances And Challenges Of Rnai Based Technologies For Plants

Author: Susana Araújo
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889711005
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Nucleic Acids In Plants

Author: Timothy C. Hall
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351091980
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Our ambition in the organization of this book was to explore the current stus of knowledge about nucleic acids in plants. We wanted the reader to be able to learn how this research is being undertaken. Therefore, we asked the contributing authors to include details of approaches and methods. Where feasible, the have provided protocols that can be followed by those who wish to repeat results, extend data, make improvements, or use them in new applications.

Medicinal Plants

Author: P.K. Pagare
Editor: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788131302033
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The book deals with existing and potential medicinal plant resources in the environment of the Satpura region in Central India. It describes the plant ecology and useful species from the aspect of phytogeography and ethnobotany.

How Plants Work

Author: Stephen Blackmore
Editor: Ivy Press
ISBN: 1782408290
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Today’s plants are descended from simple algaes that first emerged more than 500 million years ago, and now there are around 400,000 species. The huge diversity of forms that that these plants take is staggering. From towering redwoods, to diminutive mosses; from plants that developed stinging hairs and poisons, to those that require fire to germinate tor ocean currents to dsitribute their seeds. But how have we arrived at this mind-blowing variety in the plant kingdom? How Plants Work seeks to answer this intriguing question, drawing from a wide range of examples—from the everyday leaf to the most bizarre flowers.

Plants With Style

Author: Kelly Norris
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694017
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“A love letter to plants…that oozes enthusiasm.” —The English Garden Why settle for lackluster gardens filled with dull, ho-hum plants? In this spirited, provocative book, plant guru Kelly Norris calls for a garden revolution: out with the boring plants and in with the exciting newcomers that will make your jaw drop and your pulse quicken! A passionate horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly is the ideal guide to the botanical riches available to today’s gardeners. In chapters on environment, structure, seasonal standouts, and plant combinations he shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category—plants that will thrive, not merely survive. Along the way, he shows you how to forge a personal style in harmony with your garden’s setting and local environment. As Kelly puts it, “A garden is the best way to savor life on earth.” Let Plants with Style guide you to the plants that will provide a richer, more fulfilling connection between you and your own patch of soil.

The New Oxford Book Of Food Plants

Author: John Vaughan
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191609498
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The Oxford Book of Food Plants is a beautifully illustrated compendium of facts about the plants we grow in our gardens and use in our cooking. Gorgeous botanical illustrations are accompanied by accessible yet authoritative descriptions of each plant, along with fascinating historical details and nutritive values. This is a new edition of a classic book — fully updated with the latest nutritional research, as well as beautiful new plates and descriptions of many exotic edible plants that have only recently found their way into our markets and onto our kitchen tables — it is a must-have for anyone who loves good food, cooking, and gardening.

Plant Inventory

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Plants For Houston And The Gulf Coast

Author: Howard Garrett
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292717407
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Garrett presents nearly 400 plants, both native and adapted, that grow well in Southeast Texas.

The Cost Of Clean Air

Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
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Ginseng And Other Medicinal Plants

Author: A. R. Harding
Editor: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787312848
File Size: 59,63 MB
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1908 a book of valuable information for growers as well as collectors of medicinal roots, barks, leaves, etc. Many photographs. Ginseng commands a high price and many grow this as either a hobby or as a spare tome business venture. Sample of contents:.

Landscaping With Native Plants Of Texas 2nd Edition

Author: George Oxford Miller
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760344418
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In this comprehensive, richly illustrated guide, author George Oxford Miller provides the "how-to," "when-to," and "what-to" for gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners throughout Texas. Have you ever planted a beautiful—and expensive—shrub in your yard and watched it slowly die because it was in the wrong location? Insufficient sunlight, too much water, improper soil, or too hot an exposure can turn the nursery-perfect specimen into an eyesore. This all-in-one DIY guide helps you beautify your yard using low-maintenance native plants specifically adapted to your local growing conditions. Whether as foundation hedges, mass plantings, or accent shrubs, Texas’ vast offering of native species can bring year-round beauty to any lawn space. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, cacti, and groundcovers, this book selects the species that combine ornamental qualities, growth habit, adaptability, and year-round beauty for the highest landscape value. Chapters include photos, maps, charts, and design samples to provide guidelines for species selection and planting, ongoing maintenance, landscape design, and water and energy conservation. Plant descriptions provide detailed habitat requirements for hundreds of native plants, and photos illustrate how each plant looks in the landscape. In Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, new and experienced gardeners alike will find the facts and advice needed to choose the plants best adapted for their particular landscape. The ornamental beauty of Texas’ native species and the economic advantages of using plants adapted to the local climate demonstrate that the best for our landscapes often comes from our own backyards. And perhaps most importantly, using native plants encourages the repair and preservation of natural plant communities and the wildlife they shelter.