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Grasses: a handbook for use in the field and laboratory
by H. Marshall Ward - Cambridge University Press , 1908
The book is an account of common native species, so arranged that the student may learn how to closely observe and deal with the distinctive characters of these remarkable plants when such problems as the botanical analysis of weeds are presented.
Flowers of Mountain and Plain
by Edith S. Clements - H.W. Wilson Co. , 1920
'Flowers of Mountain and Plain' is intended primarily for travelers and flower lovers who wish a short cut to recognizing flowers seen on excursions or from car windows. It may also serve as a souvenir of pleasant summer days or vacation trips.
Water Wise: Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes
by Wendy Mee, et al. - Utah State University Press , 2003
The book provides specific information about shrubs, trees, grasses, forbs, and cacti that are native to most states in the Intermountain West, and that can be used in landscaping to conserve water, and preserve the region's landscape character.
Flora of New York
- Wikibooks , 2013
Flora of New York is a guide to the vascular plants found growing without cultivation in New York State, with an emphasis on showing which plants are native to the New York region and which plants have been introduced from elsewhere.
Field and Woodland Plants
by William S. Furneaux - Longmans, Green , 1909
This volume is an attempt to provide a guide to the study of our wild plants, shrubs and trees -- a guide which, though comparatively free from technical terms and expressions, shall yet be strictly correct and scientific.
American Forest Trees
by Henry H. Gibson - Hardwood Record , 1913
The present volume includes more than one hundred leading species of the forest trees of this country. They constitute the principal sources of lumber for the United States. Every region of the country is represented, no valuable tree is omitted.
One Thousand American Fungi
by Charles McIlvaine - The Bobbs-Merrill Co. , 1912
My researches is confined to the species large enough to appease the appetite of a hungry naturalist if found in reasonable quantity; and my work is devoted to segregating the edible and innocuous from the tough, undesirable and poisonous kinds.
Study Guide to the Science of Botany
by Eric Guinther - Wikibooks , 2011
This Study Guide to the Science of Botany is a textbook intended to establish a course of study in the subject of Botany, utilizing articles provided in Wikipedia, with links to other relevant web sites and other Wikibooks as appropriate.
Harper's Guide to Wild Flowers
by Caroline Alathea Stickney Creevey - Harper , 1912
This book explains the easiest way of telling flowers and plants. These ways are based upon the new classification. The first way of telling flowers is by color. It is the simplest means of identification, and to this the most space is given.
The American Flower Garden
by Neltje Blanchan - Page and Company , 1909
This is a superb gardening book from the Arts and Crafts period with lists of plants that are able to be grown in the NY City growing zone. Chapters include: Vines, Roses, Annuals, Garden Furniture, etc. Excellent photo illustrations.
Plants and Environment
by Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah, Devaiah Kambiranda - InTech , 2011
The main intention of this publication is to provide a state-of-the-art and up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in understanding of plant responses to major abiotic stresses, limitations and the current status of crop improvement.
The Chemistry of Plant Life
by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher - McGraw-Hill , 1921
This book may serve as a text or reference book for students of plant science who are seeking a proper foundation upon which to build a scientific knowledge of how plants grow. It shall serve also as a stimulus to further study in this field.
Botany for Agricultural Students
by John Nathan Martin - Wiley , 1919
This book is intended for elementary courses in Botany in colleges and universities. In its preparation the aim has been to present the fundamental principles of Botany with emphasis upon the practical application of these principles.
by F. Cavers - University Tutorial Press , 1911
An elementary handbook of Vegetable Histology and Physiology, containing in addition a short course of practical work on selected types of Cryptogams and Grymnosperms. It is divisible into three sections: Histology, Physiology, and Life Histories.
Botany for Beginners
by Ernest Evans - Macmillan , 1899
This book has been prepared as a guide and companion to beginners in the practical study of plants. The method is to examine the plants from as many points of view as possible, and to draw conclusions from actual observations.
by L. H. Bailey - Macmillan , 1921
Contents: No Two Plants or Parts are Alike; The Struggle to Live; Survival of the Fit; Plant Societies; The Plant Body; Seeds and Germination; The Root - The Forms of Roots; The Root - Function and Structure; The Stem - Kinds and Forms; etc.
Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous
by Julius A. Palmer - L. Prang & Co , 1885
This book for popular use, rather than for students of botanical science; all technical terms are, therefore, as far as possible, avoided. The identification of species is a safe guide, and is the only means of knowing what mushrooms should be eaten.
The Molecular Biology of Plant Cells
by H. Smith - University of California Press , 1978
The book is intended as a text-book for senior undergraduate and post-graduate students in biology, biochemistry, botany, molecular biology and agricultural science. It covers the basic cellular physiology, biochemistry and genetics of plant cells.
by Alice Bergfeld, Rolf Bergmann, Peter v. Sengbusch - University of Hamburg , 2003
This hypertextbook covers all plant anatomy, classic genetics, organic chemistry and plant biochemistry, intercellular communication, interactions between plants, fungi, bacteria, and viruses, evolution, and a part of ecology.
Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
by Douglas Houghton Campbell - Ginn , 1891
An introduction to the study of botany for use in high schools especially, but sufficiently comprehensive to serve also as a beginning book in most colleges. It does not pretend to be a complete treatise of the whole science.
Botany: The Modern Study of Plants
by Marie Stopes - T.C. & E.C. Jack , 1912
This textbook is a short introduction to the fundamental principles of modern botany (1912 edition). From the contents: morphology, anatomy, cytology, physiology, ecology, palaeontology, plant breeding, pathology, and systematic botany.