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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Plant life: general

Paris in Bloom: Roses and Thorns Gratitude Journal (Hardcover): Georgianna Lane Paris in Bloom: Roses and Thorns Gratitude Journal (Hardcover)
Georgianna Lane
R394 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R135 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From floral boutiques and flower markets to blooming trees and public gardens, flowers are an essential ingredient in the sensory bouquet that is Parisian life. This stationery collection captures the blossoming essence of the famous city through Georgianna Lane's dreamy photographs of gorgeous florals paired with botanical motifs found in Paris. At the center of the collection is a gorgeous "roses and thorns" themed gratitude journal. Filled with uplifting quotes and photos of Paris, this journal will inspire you to seek joy and face obstacles with an attitude of "c'est la vie." This line also includes two paperback notebooks (sold individually) and a set of notecards in a box. Also Available: Paris in Bloom 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3004-7)

Ultimate Mushroom Book (Paperback): Wheeler Steven Jordan Peter Ultimate Mushroom Book (Paperback)
Wheeler Steven Jordan Peter
R241 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the complete guide to mushrooms - a photographic A-Z of types and 100 original recipes. It offers expert guidance on identifying, picking and using mushrooms - a visual field reference and recipe collection. It includes all the most popular mushroom varieties, with information on habitat and season, as well as a carefully selected identification guide to poisonous and inedible species, for extra security. It includes recipes for both bought and freshly picked mushrooms. Mushrooming is a hobby that everyone, even city-dwellers, can enjoy. This beautifully illustrated book describes the identifying features and habitats of all the most popular edible mushrooms, and each entry includes images of growing mushrooms for accurate identification. Mushrooms are an irresistible source of taste, texture and aroma, and the book describes techniques for drying and preserving them, and how to incorporate the morning's harvest into hearty breakfasts, warming soups and broths, and all manner of meat, poultry, game, fish and shellfish dishes. With over 600 photographs, the book is an essential guide for all mushroom hunters.

Vermont Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Vermont Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R162 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R11 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Vermont's state tree, the Sugar Maple, is one of several species of deciduous trees responsible for the spectacular fall foliage displays the state is famous for. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

The Complete Book of Trees of Britain & Europe - The Ultimate Reference Guide and Identifier to 550 of the Most Spectacular,... The Complete Book of Trees of Britain & Europe - The Ultimate Reference Guide and Identifier to 550 of the Most Spectacular, Best-Loved and Unusual Trees (Hardcover)
Tony Russell
R256 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R39 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This superbly illustrated book is a comprehensive identification reference to over 550 of the most important and best-known trees of Britain and Europe. A detailed introduction looks at the origins of trees, their evolution over time and the ways in which they have adapted to suit the variety of terrains in which they thrive. The book then presents an extensive illustrated encyclopedia of the most common, popular, prolific or unusual trees found in Britain and Europe. With over 1600 photographs, artworks, illustrations and maps, this encyclopedic resourcebook is perfect for home or study.

Dandelion Hunter - Foraging The Urban Wilderness (Paperback): Rebecca Lerner Dandelion Hunter - Foraging The Urban Wilderness (Paperback)
Rebecca Lerner
R371 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R19 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. Humorous, philosophical, and informative, "Dandelion Hunter "has something for everyone, from the curious neophyte to the seasoned forager.

Wild about Weeds - Garden Design with Rebel Plants (Learn How to Design a Sustainable Garden by Letting Weeds Flourish Without... Wild about Weeds - Garden Design with Rebel Plants (Learn How to Design a Sustainable Garden by Letting Weeds Flourish Without Taking Control) (Hardcover)
Jack Wallington
R610 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
To Speak For The Trees - My Life's Journey From Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vi (Hardcover): Diana Beresford-Kroeger To Speak For The Trees - My Life's Journey From Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vi (Hardcover)
Diana Beresford-Kroeger
R529 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R84 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Wisdom of Trees - A Miscellany (Paperback): Max Adams The Wisdom of Trees - A Miscellany (Paperback)
Max Adams 1
R266 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world.

Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from yew to scots pine), Max Adams explores both the amazing biology of trees and humanity's relationship with wood and forest across the centuries.

Embellished with images from John Evelyn's classic Sylva (1664), The Wisdom of Trees a gift book that will delight anyone who cares about the natural world and our interaction with it.

Agaves, Yuccas, and their Kin - Seven genera of the Southwest (Paperback): Jon L Hawker Agaves, Yuccas, and their Kin - Seven genera of the Southwest (Paperback)
Jon L Hawker
R1,112 R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Save R231 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Until now, there has not been a single, full-color guide to some of the most recognizable genera of the southwestern United States: Agave, Dasylirion, Hechtia, Hesperaloe, Hesperoyucca, Nolina, and Yucca (the century plants, sotols, false agaves, chaparral yuccas, beargrasses, and yuccas). Some of the species treated in this guide have previously appeared scattered throughout a dozen other field guides, often split roughly between wildflowers and woody plants, or they have been confined to studies of small geographic regions. Still others have appeared virtually nowhere other than in the Flora of North America or in various state floras. Intended for the layperson, Agaves, Yuccas, and Their Kin covers all currently recognized taxa of these seven genera, in alphabetical order, ranging from Texas to the Pacific. Geographically, this guide covers all of the southwestern United States, encompassing southern California, southern Nevada, all of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, plus western Texas, from Brownsville north through the Panhandle into Colorado, including the Edwards Plateau. It includes forms that may have been discounted at some time by various authors, as well as recently published or as yet unpublished taxa not previously presented in any other book. Complete with almost four hundred color photographs of species in various life cycle stages, Agaves, Yuccas, and Their Kin is a comprehensive, accessible, and much needed field guide for xerophile enthusiasts all across the Southwest

Plant Names - A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature (Paperback, 3rd edition): Roger Spencer, Robert Cross, Peter Lumley Plant Names - A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Roger Spencer, Robert Cross, Peter Lumley
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is a plain English guide to the use of plant names and the conventions for writing them as governed by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. It covers the naming of wild plants, plants modified by humans, why plant names change, their pronunciation and hints to help remember them. The final section provides a detailed guide to websites and published resources. "Plant Names" incorporates the latest information and research in the recently published Botanical and Cultivated Plant codes in an easy to read format, and offers a definitive guide to using the myriad names, including marketing names, on plant labels.

Observers Notebook: Trees (Notebook / blank book): Princeton Architectural Press Observers Notebook: Trees (Notebook / blank book)
Princeton Architectural Press
R379 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R124 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether you want to make a tree map of your yard, identify a tree by its leaves and bark, or create your own naturalist's notebook, the Observer's Notebook: Trees is the perfect tool. Filled with useful and beautiful charts of shapes, leaves, stems, and fruit to help you name a tree, this durable notebook also features ruled pages and blank maps to create your own tree census or simply reflect on the beauty of the planet's longestliving, grandest organisms.

Treasures of Botanical Art (Hardcover): Shirley Sherwood, Martyn Rix Treasures of Botanical Art (Hardcover)
Shirley Sherwood, Martyn Rix
R568 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, its beauty and science, with works from two renowned collections and over one hundred significant artists, dating from the late 1400s through to today. Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redoute, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists. Contemporary works are featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists. Over 200 stunning botanical paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves. Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international background of this genre. `Two of the best botanical minds come together in this beautifully illustrated book...the illustrations, from the Kew Collection, are breath-taking and the text wonderfully informative'. Oxford Times `This book is a tribute both to Shirley Sherwood and to Kew, and should be bought by everyone with an interest in botanical illustration'. Curtis's Botanical Magazine

Western Wetland Flora - An Introduction to the Wetland and Aquatic Plants of the Western United States (Paperback): Steve W... Western Wetland Flora - An Introduction to the Wetland and Aquatic Plants of the Western United States (Paperback)
Steve W Chadde
R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Book of Wild Flowers - Color Plates of 250 Wild Flowers and Grasses (Paperback): 0 The National Geographic Society, Mary Eaton Book of Wild Flowers - Color Plates of 250 Wild Flowers and Grasses (Paperback)
0 The National Geographic Society, Mary Eaton
R572 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Never Mind the Burdocks, 365 Days of Foraging in the British Isles - Winter Edition - December to February (Paperback): Emma... Never Mind the Burdocks, 365 Days of Foraging in the British Isles - Winter Edition - December to February (Paperback)
Emma Gunn; Illustrated by Emma Gunn, Orlagh Murphy; Designed by Leap
R353 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Modern Herbal (Hardcover): Alys Fowler A Modern Herbal (Hardcover)
Alys Fowler 1
R555 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE BEST GARDENING BOOKS OF THE YEAR - GARDENS ILLUSTRATED 'Informative and enthusiastic' i Paper PLANT-BASED MEDICINE FOR A CALMER, HEALTHIER LIFE It's easy to turn to the pharmacy when we're stressed, sick or feeling under the weather, but what if you turned to your garden instead? In this accessible and easy to use manual, horticultural expert, former Gardener's World presenter and Guardian columnist, Alys Fowler, shows how to take control of your health by adopting a more natural lifestyle. For thousands of years, people who had no access to clinical medicine knew how to boost their well-being by using the ingredients they found in plants. Herbs are the people's medicine; often freely available and abundant, they are ready and waiting to be plucked from around you to soothe and heal your body and mind. With guides for how to use and grow over 100 herbs - for example how to use fennel for indigestion, camomile for anxiety and nettle for hayfever - you'll soon be heading into the garden, rather than opening the medicine cabinet. Offering a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, A Modern Herbal reveals how common herbs are the simple, cleansing way to better health and happiness. 'An important and accessible herbal for the 21st century . . . For anyone delving into herbs for the first time or those who want to broaden their herbal repertoire in the garden and home, this book is much needed' Gardens Illustrated AS SEEN IN THE GUARDIAN

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts - Finding, Identifying, and Cooking (Paperback, 3rd... The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts - Finding, Identifying, and Cooking (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Katie Letcher Lyle
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow along roadsides, amid country fields, and in urban parks. All manner of leafy greens, mushrooms, and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. But to enjoy them, one must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts provides everything one needs to know about the most commonly found wild foods-going beyond a field guide's basic description to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry, such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, blackberry mousse, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, nature lovers will never take another hike without casting their eyes about with dinner in mind.

Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters - Hiking Through the Seasons (Paperback): Betty vos Hemstad Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters - Hiking Through the Seasons (Paperback)
Betty vos Hemstad
R550 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R226 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Travelers in the Boundary Waters find much to draw the eye, not least of which is a profusion of wildflowers at every turn. For the unstudied hiker, what better way to meet these plants than with a friend to guide your vision and your understanding.
Betty Vos Hemstad, a summer resident off the Gunflint Trail, is just the woman for the job. Her unique collection of stunning, full-color photographs, taken over a twenty-year span, offers views of 120 regional flowers shown throughout their life cycles, from bud to flower to seedpod. Some views take you into the heart of the plant, revealing beauty in patterns and textures not seen with the naked eye. Hemstad's practical and personable descriptions spotlight each plant's features and offer tidbits about common names, and favorite locations.
This beautiful guide is organized by season and then by color, making it the perfect companion for a walk in the woods, whether on the trail or far from it. And when you've learned all Hemstad has to teach, she offers a Wildflower Challenge--twenty "neighbors' photographed in one season or another for you to identify and capture with your own camera.
Come for a walk in the woods. You'll be surprised at what treasures you find.
Longtime nature photographer and BWCA community organizer, Betty Vos Hemstad spends her summers on the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota.

New Mexico Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press New Mexico Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R158 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R11 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The "Land of Enchantment" lives up to its name during wildflower season. The state flower, the yucca, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the state. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Wyoming Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet): James Kavanagh, Waterford Press Wyoming Trees & Wildflowers - A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pamphlet)
James Kavanagh, Waterford Press; Illustrated by Raymond Leung
R158 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R11 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The state flower, the Indian Paintbrush, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the state. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Maple Syrup - 40 Tried and True Recipes (Hardcover): Corrine Kozlak Maple Syrup - 40 Tried and True Recipes (Hardcover)
Corrine Kozlak; Photographs by Kevin Scott Ramos
R758 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R167 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Trees of Ashe County, North Carolina (Paperback): Doug Munroe The Trees of Ashe County, North Carolina (Paperback)
Doug Munroe
R889 R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Save R84 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everyone loves trees whether they know it or not. There are millions of native trees foresting in the wild of Ashe County and tens of thousands more planted in the domestic landscape. Enjoy visiting each and every variety of native trees and many introduced ornamentals in this colorful, anecdotal narrative.

Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean (Paperback, New edition): Rolf Kuhn, Henrik Pedersen, Phillip Cribb Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean (Paperback, New edition)
Rolf Kuhn, Henrik Pedersen, Phillip Cribb
R807 R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Save R156 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean is a comprehensive photographic guide to the orchids of the region written by leading experts, who between them have decades of orchid field and research experience. The book covers 30 genera and their species including Ophrys, Cypripedium, Orchis, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis and Serapias, as well as 70 natural hybrids. Much of the confusion over identification is dueto the morphological variation a species can have within a habitat and across its distribution, andtherefore to simplify identification, several images accompany each species to illustrate this diversity, along with notes on distinguishing features and distribution maps. Each species is also accompanied by common names and important synonyms, as well as notes on habitat, flowering times and distinguishing features.

Air Plants - Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens (Hardcover): David H. Benzing Air Plants - Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens (Hardcover)
David H. Benzing
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants or to objects such as rocks and buildings and derive moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. Only the mistletoes are true parasites. Epiphytes are not anomalies and there are approximately 28,000 species about 10 percent of the higher or vascular plants that grow this way. Many popular houseplants, including numerous aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids, rank among the most familiar examples. In Air Plants, David H. Benzing takes a reader on a tour of the many taxonomic groups to which the epiphytes belong and explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals such as frogs and ants.

Benzing's comprehensive account covers topics including ecology, evolution, photosynthesis and water relations, mineral nutrition, reproduction, and the nature of the forest canopy as habitat for the free-living and parasitic epiphytes. It also pays special attention to important phenomena such as adaptive trade-offs and leaf economics. Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables."

The Complete Language of Flowers - A Definitive and Illustrated History (Paperback): S. Theresa Dietz The Complete Language of Flowers - A Definitive and Illustrated History (Paperback)
S. Theresa Dietz
R582 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R87 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive dictionary for over 1,001 flower species. Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's name, characteristics, and historic meanings from mythology, medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry. For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers like peonies (bashfulness) and tulips (passion).Coupled with stunning full-color illustrations, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including birthday astrology, dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, and the stories behind signs and symbols.

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