Science

Introductory Horticulture

Author: H. Edward Reiley,Carroll L. Shry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766815674

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 5165

This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener.
Science

Introductory Horticulture

Author: H. Edward Reiley,Carroll L. Shry

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781401889524

Category: Science

Page: 610

View: 9235

Introductory Horticulture, Seventh Edition is a text that has had longstanding success and has become a tried and true resource for teachers and students as well as professional horticulturists and gardening enthusiasts. It is comprehensive and easy to read, and is well thought out and organized. There are key terms highlighted throughout that allow the reader to focus on exactly what they need to learn and retain, and also a self evaluation at the end of each chapter to help keep the reader on track. Perhaps most importantly, this 7th edition boasts all of the latest technology and trends to keep the reader on the cutting edge. It addresses such things as water gardens, xeroscaping, and biological disease control, and includes an AHS plant heat zone map for better planning and plant selection. It covers all basic horticulture science and practical cultural needs so that the reader is well versed in the fundamentals, and boasts a large amount of 4-color illustrations.
Science

Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration

Author: Stephen Angley,Edward Horsey,David Roberts

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766825734

Category: Science

Page: 269

View: 5191

"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" can be used for students at technical schools and colleges who are studying landscape design, installation and maintenance. It is also an excellent reference manual for managers with landscape contracting companies, and landscape architects and designers.
Science

Principles of Horticulture: Level 2

Author: Charles Adams,Mike Early,Jane Brook,Katherine Bamford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317937775

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 8349

This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how these are tackled by professionals. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams
Science

Exploring Agriscience

Author: Dr. Ray V. Herren

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515477

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 6417

Discover the exciting world of agriculture through EXPLORING AGRISCIENCE, Fifth Edition, the resource that continues to inspire and inform middle school students across the nation. The new, updated Fifth Edition of this respected text combines a strong grounding in fundamentals with information on the latest advances in the field and current opportunities in agricultural education programs, such as the national FFA organization. This comprehensive guide will open your eyes to all agriscience has to offer, including soil, plants, and row crops; floriculture, forest science, and landscaping; livestock, dairy, and poultry industries; aquaculture and companion animals; hand tools; small engine operation; and more. In addition, information on topics such as organic agriculture, biofuels, and biotechnology—and an all-new chapter on urban agriculture—introduces you to the trends and developments shaping the industry today, as well as promising initiatives for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Gardening

Professional Planting Design

An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings

Author: Scott C. Scarfone, ASLA

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471761397

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 726

"This is a great reference book for planting design, which is an arena where so many of us are hugely challenged. Information in it is well written, engaging, useful, accessible, and original." -- Holly H. Shimizu, Executive Director, United States Botanic Garden "A unique blend of classic planting-design principles and ecological plant-selection criteria." -- Scot Medbury, President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden "After reading the book, you will be able to experiment with nature and use its myriad of facets to make your own original statement. You will be ready to take risks and design exciting and original gardens." -- From the Foreword by James A. van Sweden, Oehme, van Sweden & Associates A comprehensive guide to the "high art" of designing mixed bed plantings When done successfully, mixed beds represent the pinnacle of planting design -- a living work of art in which small trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, bulbs, tropicals, and groundcovers combine to create a true feeling of place. Professional Planting Design initiates you into the principles of planting design and helps you develop the ability to think about the planting design process, so that you can develop your own effective compositions that sustain multi-seasonal interest. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Professional Planting Design covers the basics as well as the advanced concepts of planting design including: selecting plant characteristics, types of mixed bed plantings, structuring and composing mixed beds, creating mixed palettes for seasonal variation, designing in elevation and plan view, and choosing plants. You'll find coverage of design, landscape architecture, and horticulture interwoven throughout the guide, along with detailed steps for developing mixed bed planting compositions at a variety of scales for projects on both residential and commercial sites. Clear and concise yet thorough, this book will supplement your talent with the knowledge you need to create harmonious mixed plantings in the landscape that will provide continual interest throughout the seasons.
Science

Introduction to Horticultural Science

Author: Richard N. Arteca

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177800

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 5446

Designed to provide readers with a full appreciation of the wonderful world of horticultural science, the Second Edition of INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE covers everything the reader needs to know in a comprehensive format that is easy to understand. Coverage includes critical topics such as fundamental concepts, cutting edge research, careers in horticulture, the relationship between horticulture and the environment, classification of plants, and plant anatomy. Readers are also introduced to key concepts such as plant propagation, media, nutrients and fertilizers, plants and the environment, plant growth regulators, post harvest physiology and pest management, greenhouse structures, nursery site selection, development and facilities, producing nursery crops, and floral design. Through enhanced visual aids and the inclusion of recent trends in the field, the second edition has been designed to peak reader interest and improve reader understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Technology & Engineering

Horticulture

Principles and Practices

Author: George Acquaah

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133003671

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

View: 8686

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Now in its fourth edition, Horticulture: Principles and Practices continues to explore horticulture as a science, an art, and a business, meeting the practical information needs of everyone involved in the discipline – from the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best introductory horticulture book available today, this new edition is completely updated to include the latest developments and newest technologies. New features include two sets of sixteen-page color inserts, over 150 new photos, and Industry Highlights provided by twelve horticulture experts. The color inserts are directly and effectively tied to the text and are referenced throughout.
Technology & Engineering

Essential Soil Science

A Clear and Concise Introduction to Soil Science

Author: Mark Ashman,Geeta Puri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 2028

This textbook is aimed at the majority of students, who need to quickly acquire a concise overview of soil science. Many current soil science textbooks still cater for a traditional student market where students embark on three years study in a narrow discipline. The growth in modular degree schemes has meant that soil science is now often taught as self-standing unit as part of broad based degree program. Students pursuing this type of course are increasingly reluctant to purchase expensive textbooks that are too detailed and often assume a scientific background. For those opting to specialise in soil science there are a variety of good textbooks to choose from. This short informative guide, will be particularly useful for students who do not possess a traditional scientific background, such as those studying geography, environment science, ecology and agriculture. Only textbook to cater for introductory courses in soil science. Provides an affordable concise overview of soil science. Learning exercises and chapter summaries enhance usability. Annotated suggestions for further reading. Based on proven and successful modular course structure. Emphasis on readability and interactive learning. No scientific background assumed.
Science

Hartmann's Plant Science

Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131140752

Category: Science

Page: 594

View: 3374

Written by some of the most respected innovators in the field, this comprehensive text takes an in-depth look at the environmental, cultural and social factors that influence how plants are grown and used worldwide. The newest edition cites the most recent statistics, production methods and issues concerning the production and utilization of plants. It offers several web-based resources including a free companion website with practice questions andonline crop fact sheets that give information at a local level. Along with information on climate and environment, it also explores plants’ tremendous economic impact in both developed and developing nations. Introduces the basics of plant science including the ecosystem; climate; managing soil, water and fertility; and pest management. Examines plant structure, chemistry, growth and development; genetics and biodiversity and their relationship to crop growing and utilization systems. Covers multiple crop types and growth settings including nursery, landscape and greenhouse. Also discusses how crops are preserved, transported and marketed. For anyone interested in how plants are cultivated and utilized.
Science

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

Author: Steven S. Zumdahl,Donald J. DeCoste

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337671320

Category: Science

Page: 784

View: 2367

Zumdahl and DeCoste's best-selling INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: A FOUNDATION, Ninth Edition, combines enhanced problem-solving structure with substantial pedagogy to enable students to become successful problem solvers in the introductory course and beyond. Capturing student interest through early coverage of chemical reactions, accessible explanations and visualizations, and an emphasis on everyday applications, the authors explain chemical concepts starting with the basics and conclude by encouraging students to test their own understanding of the solution. This step-by-step approach has already helped hundreds of thousands of student's master chemical concepts and develop strong problem-solving skills. Focusing on conceptual learning, the book motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Science

Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305483154

Category: Science

Page: 1152

View: 5646

Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Counseling

Basic Personal Counselling: A Training Manual for Counsellors

Author: David Geldard,Kathryn Geldard,Rebecca Yin Foo

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170364364

Category: Counseling

Page: 400

View: 1794

Basic Personal Counselling is an easy to read introduction to counselling that reflects current best practice. It teaches core interviewing skills and provides a framework of practical examples and training group exercises to enable students to progressively build a skill repertoire. The book is designed to prepare students for field placement and therefore has a strong vocational focus. • Introduces counselling skills in a logical sequence and provides practical examples of the skills in action • Discusses the process of change involved in counselling • Provides approaches for counselling people with specific problems such as anger, depression, grief, suicidal ideation • Discusses professional issues including: confidentiality, ethics, record keeping
Technology & Engineering

Principles of Meat Science

Author: Elton D. Aberle

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787247201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

View: 5546

Science

Botany

An Introduction to Plant Biology

Author: James D. Mauseth

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763721343

Category: Science

Page: 848

View: 5194

Biological Sciences
Technology & Engineering

Greenhouse Operation and Management: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129205459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 2981

For courses in Greenhouse Management. Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, Greenhouse Operation and Management, Seventh Edition, offers students a state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses. The text presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur for a person entering the greenhouse business. Exceptionally comprehensive, yet accessible, it provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the business–from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing.
Science

Practical Horticulture

Author: Laura Williams Rice,Robert P. Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135038666

Category: Science

Page: 438

View: 6119

Practical Horticulture, Seventh Edition, is a classic, scientifically oriented book for basic horticulture. It presents readers with the fundamentals of horticultural science and its applications in both the commercial and home sectors. Easy-to-read, the books's ample illustrations, chapter objectives, and chapter-ending review questions, help readers learn the concepts. Some exciting new features to this edition include: Updated with timely coverage of hot environmental topics. The latest information on horticultural science for indoor and outdoor plants. A new chapter on careers in horticulture has been added. This is a great resource for anyone interested in horticulture!
Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Tunnel Construction, Second Edition

Author: David N. Chapman,Nicole Metje,Alfred Stark

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498766455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 425

View: 9321

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as the importance of ground-structure interaction. This book covers the full range of areas related to tunnel construction required to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies related to real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. New features of this second edition include: the introduction of a case study related to Crossrail’s project in London, focussing on the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street station tunnels and including considerations of building tunnels in a congested urban area; and further information on recent developments in tunnel boring machines, including further examples of all the different types of machine as well as multi-mode machines. The coverage includes: Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions Site investigation, parameter selection, and design considerations Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques Descriptions of the various main tunnelling techniques Health and safety considerations Monitoring of tunnels during construction Description of the latest tunnel boring machines Case studies with real examples, including Crossrail’s project in London Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals and novices in tunnelling.