Gardening

RHS How Do Worms Work?

Author: Guy Barter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 411

'This is a lovely book to dip into, and you may even find yourself reading it cover to cover' - the Guardian 'An enlightening and entertaining read that will leave the reader armed with the facts and insight to improve their garden as well as their general knowledge' - The English Garden RHS How Do Worms Work? provides expert answers to the questions that every gardener wants to ask - and a few that you never even dreamt of. As well as answering the titular question about soil's best friend, this fact-filled journey through the world of the garden is packed with Q&As that are sometimes practical, sometimes whimsical and always intriguing. This richly illustrated volume is an absorbing guide to the quirky and lesser-known aspects of gardening and a perfect gift for any gardener with an inquisitive mind. With sections on Seeds and Plants; Flowers and Fruits; Below the Ground; Weather, Climate and the Seasons; and In the Garden, RHS How Do Worms Work? holds the answers to common questions such as: - What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? - Is it true that sunflower heads follow the sun? - When is a plant a weed? - How do you attract butterflies? - How long can a plant survive without water? and many more.
Gardening

RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs?

Author: Guy Barter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 410

RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs assists with all of the most common problems encountered in a garden - as well as some slightly more unusual ones. The RHS's Chief Horticulturist, Guy Barter, provides expert advice, responding to the questions posed by thousands of gardeners every year. This entertaining and informative guide provides a wealth of information. Feature boxes of interesting facts enable you to really get to grips with the issue at hand. As the cause of a problem is not always apparent, the main symptom is used as the starting point in each section, enabling you to troubleshoot all your garden problems. This is not a dull reference book full of lists - it is an easy-to-read and amusing look at how we battle with nature in our gardens, showing you how to either come out top or to surrender with dignity.
Juvenile Nonfiction

RHS Under Your Feet

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (DK Rights) (DK IPL)

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 275

Soil is essential to life on Earth, and this ebook explains exactly how it impacts different areas of our lives - from the link between soil and climate change, to growing the food that we eat, and why we need to protect the ground. Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. Discover all the stuff you never knew about the world under your feet, from exactly what soil is made of, to the creepy crawly creatures who make it their home. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.
Gardening

RHS Get Growing

Author: Holly Farrell

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 399

How do plants work? How can I grow tomatoes? How can I encourage garden wildlife? Put the fun into gardening with this cool kids' guide to growing plants indoors and out, all year round. RHS Get Growing is for parents and children who enjoy engaging with the outdoors and want to do more activities together. It explains how plants work, describes the building blocks of gardening, and shows how to grow everything from cacti to cucumbers. With great facts and practical projects, giving the reader a lot of information, it's an ideal introduction for complete beginners, and designed to inspire a life-long love of gardening. The projects and experiments are bite-sized and self-contained, ideal for weekends, holidays and even home-schooling. This book is ideal for parents and teachers who want to get kids connected with nature, experiencing the world and relating to the food that they eat. All the guidance is backed by scientific and educational research, drawn together by the team of RHS experts.
Gardening

RHS Handbook: Propagation Techniques

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 263

Propagating your own plants is one of the greatest joys of gardening, and instead of being intimidated, gardeners should relish this chance to create new life. In this book the best Royal Horticultural Society experts show the right way to perform around 20 of the most popular techniques, and look at the simplest routes for success. In step-by-step sequences they'll show how to propagate climbers like clematis, collect tree seed from Japanese maples and sow it successfully, break the dormancy of sweet peas, and trouble shoot any propagation problems you encounter. The propagation directory explains which of the techniques to use for around 1000 of the most popular plants today, so you can populate your garden with beautiful plants for next to nothing.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Under Your Feet... Soil, Sand and Everything Underground

Author: Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 775

Did you know that worm poo in soil helps plants grow? Or that soil can affect climate change? Find out why, and many more amazing facts about the underground world in this beautifully illustrated nature book, perfect for 7-9 year olds. Soil is essential to life on Earth, and this book explains exactly how it impacts different areas of our lives--from the link between soil and climate change, to growing the food that we eat, and why we need to protect the ground. It celebrates the diversity of natural landscapes across the world, both the similarities and the fascinating differences. Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter incredible creatures that could be from another planet, including the star-faced mole and worms as big as snakes, and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus--the biggest organism in the world. This journey into the Earth is also a trip back in time, as prehistoric fossils tell a story of creatures who lived millions of years ago. Discover all the stuff you never knew about the world under your feet, from exactly what soil is made of to the creatures who make it their home. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for young geologists and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.
Science

Applied Principles of Horticultural Science

Author: L. V. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 748

A core text for a wide range of courses, including BTEC, HNC/D and GNVQ, this book contains over 70 practical exercises, along with concise summaries of the underpinning knowledge to facilitate student-centred learning.
Medical

Comparative Physiology

Author: K. Schmidt-Nielsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 103

This 1978 volume contains papers from contributors to the Third International Conference on Comparative physiology. The Conference selected particular areas for examination. In the first section of this volume the problems of how animals can take up water vapour from the atmosphere are considered as well as advances in studies of how water movements across epithelia are generated by solute movements. The second section deals with how a wide variety of animals, both invertebrate and vertebrate, living under stress in ionically unbalanced environments cope with the unusual difficulties of ionic regulation. In the final section biologists and physicists examine the role of fluid mechanics in biology. Both the theoretical basis of the hydrodynamics and aerodynamics and the biological investigations on the variety of fluid flows encountered inside and around organisms are presented.
Anti-Nazi movement

White Rose History, Volume I [Academic Version]

Author: Ruth Hanna Sachs

Publisher: Exclamation! Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Anti-Nazi movement

Page: 649

View: 600

Like White Rose History Volume I (Regular Edition, ISBN 0-9710541-4-2), this book tells the complete story of how the students who came to be known as the White Rose decided to resist Hitler and the crimes of the Nazi Party. Unlike most extant literature, does not focus solely on Hans and Sophie Scholl, but widens the scope to include ALL who sacrificed their lives for this cause. Differs from regular edition because of footnotes and additional information not suitable for younger readers (the target age of the regular edition).
Science

Biological Control in Plant Protection

Author: Neil Helyer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 347

There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of