Gardening

Grasses, Sedges, Rushes And Ferns Of The British Isles

Author: N. Barrie Hodgson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473347920

Category: Gardening

Page: 112

View: 2131

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to the various different kinds of sedges, grasses, rushes and ferns native to the British Isles. It provides detailed descriptions of the different types of flora treated, as well as information on habitats, natural history, uses, and much more. This profusely-illustrated volume is highly recommended for those with an interest British botany, and it is not to be missed by collectors of allied literature. Contents include: 'Grasses (Gramineae)', 'Sedges (Cyperaceae)', 'Rushes (Juncaceae)', 'Ferns (Pteridophytes)', 'Horsetails (Equisetum)', and 'Club-Mosses (Lycopodium)'. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with the original text and images. This book was first published in 1925.
Nature

Colour Identification Guide to the Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns of the British Isles and North-western Europe

Author: Francis Rose

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 9780670806881

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 711

Essential reading for both the amateur gardener and professional botanist, this is a definitive and comprehensive guide to all the native and naturalized grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns to be found in the British Isles, and all those that are frequently found in north-western Europe. Over 420 species are described and over 350 are illustrated in full colour plates of exceptional beauty and accuracy. Following the general nomenclature and classification, the author describes each species in detail, stressing the features most important for accurate identification. There is also an invaluable illustrated glossary of technical terms and plant structures.
Science

A New Key to Wild Flowers

Author: John Hayward

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521483469

Category: Science

Page: 278

View: 2308

A user-friendly plant identification key, revised to include the currently accepted plant names.
Nature

Handbook of Biodiversity Methods

Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring

Author: David Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823685

Category: Nature

Page: 573

View: 714

This Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures for planning and conducting a survey of any species or habitat and for evaluating the data.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Guide to Information Sources in the Botanical Sciences

Author: Elisabeth B. Davis,Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563080753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

View: 8426

Works cited in this useful survey are appropriate for students, librarians, and amateur and professional botanists. These encompass the plant kingdom in all its divisions and aspects, except those of agriculture, horticulture, and gardening. The majority of the annotations are for currently available in-print or electronic reference works. A comprehensive author/title and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. With materials ranging from those selected for the informed layperson to those for the specialist, this new edition reflects the momentous transition from print to electronic information resources. It is an appropriate purchase for public, college, university, and professional libraries.
Technology & Engineering

Wild and Sown Grasses

Profiles of a Temperate Species Selection, Ecology, Biodiversity and Use

Author: Alain Peeters,Cécile Vanbellinghen,John Frame

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251051597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 311

View: 4335

With the intensification of agriculture during the last century, the number of grass species was reduced, and a small number have come to dominate the grasslands and the seed market. This publication profiles 43 grass species sown or naturally present in temperate grasslands, many of which are regaining importance in the context of agricultural intensification. Each profile includes illustrations and a description of the plant, its ecological requirements, agronomic characteristics and uses. The publication also contains chapters on the importance and diversity of grasses and grass communities; diversity of grass use; morphology and physiology of grasses; advantages of wild or secondary grasses and complex multispecies and multivariety mixtures; prospects for wild and little-selected species.
Gardening

Ornamental Grasses

Author: Roger Grounds

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881925661

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1507

Similar in style to the Gardener's Guide series but somehwat larger in format and each covering a slightly broader theme, these books deal with hot topics in today's garden circles.
Nature

British Wildlife

The Definitive Guide to Britain's Plants and Animals

Author: Paul Sterry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 4084

Unlock the secrets of Britain's natural world with this essential wildlife guide. Ever wanted to know if it's a great tit or a blue tit, a rabbit or a hare, a cowslip or an oxlip? Covering all common animals and plants found in the British Isles, Collins British Wildlife tells you everything you need to know about the things you see in British gardens, parks, or countrysides—and how to tell the difference between them. The key to enjoying the natural world is being able to put a name to the animal or plant that you see outdoors. Including all wildlife groups in one comprehensive volume, this is the perfect home reference guide—an essential volume for every bookshelf. With more than 3,500 stunning photographs, and written by one of the UK's leading naturalists, this is a book that will unlock the secrets of the extraordinary natural world around you.
Reference

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 687

View: 8615

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.
Science

Die seltensten Bienen der Welt.

Ein Reisebericht

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256229

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9286

Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.
Children's literature

Books for Young People

Eleven to Thirteen Plus ; Annotated & Classified

Author: Library Association. North Midland Branch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: 239

View: 6383

Science

The Oat Crop

Production and Utilization

Author: R.W. Welch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401100152

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 5745

Dr Samuel Johnson, that famous eighteenth century lexicographer, said of oats 'A grain which in England is generally given to horses but in Scotland supports the people'. And presumably it was a Scotsman who riposted 'But what people and what horses!' That exchange encapsulates much of the history and role of oats - a cereal, once important as human food in parts of northern Europe but latterly used mainly as animal feed, especially favoured for horses. Although no longer a major food anywhere, oats still have a special and favoured niche in the cuisine of people living in the cooler and wetter regions of some parts of northern Europe. However, there is currently a resurgence of interest in the crop, because there is now considerable scientific evidence to support the view of Scotsmen who never doubted its dietary value. This book - very much an international effort, carefully orchestrated by Robert Welch - traces the origin, history and scientific progress which forms a sound basis for any further crop improvement and for broadening the utilization and marketing of oat products. Should rational consider ations lead to an increase in the importance of this cereal, I, for one, would be glad since I believe the rural landscape is the poorer for the increased rarity of golden fields of rippling oats which I used to be involved in harvesting.