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The Rose S Kiss

Author : Peter Bernhardt
ISBN : 0226044408
Genre : Gardening
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In The Rose's Kiss, botanist Peter Bernhardt rekindles our sense of wonder at the plant life all around us. He presents a fascinating and wide-ranging look at the natural history of flowers - their forms and functions as well as their hidden interactions with the surrounding environment and the other living organisms upon which they depend for survival. The Rose's Kiss will hold wide appeal for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the inner workings of the natural world.

The Natural History Of Flowers

Author : Michael Fogden
ISBN : 9781623496449
Genre : Nature
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Flowers have played an important role in human culture and survival for thousands of years. The final products of flowers—fruits and seeds—are vitally important as food. Flowers provide bursts of color to homes and gardens and they symbolize love, sorrow, and renewal. Yet we often overlook their real purpose. Why do flowers exist and why do they have certain colors, shapes, and smells? What function does a flower have in the life and survival of the plants themselves? In nature, flowers play an essential role in improving a plant’s chances of survival. Some flowers are pollinated by wind or water but most are designed to attract and reward pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, to carry their pollen from flower to flower. After being pollinated, flowers produce fruits and again take advantage of wind, water, and animals to disperse their seeds, ensuring a new generation of their species. Pollination and seed dispersal are fine-tuned systems, and their importance in sustaining a healthy environment cannot be overstated. And, as ongoing climate and other environmental changes apply new pressures, flowers must continue to adapt in order to survive. In this beautifully illustrated book with over 200 stunning photographs, Michael Fogden and Patricia Fogden draw from existing research and their extensive field experiences all over the world to present a detailed but accessible introduction to the natural history of flowers. They discuss a representative sample of flowering and fruiting strategies, illustrating interactions between plants and their pollinators and dispersers, and conclude with descriptions of their favorite tropical flowers.

The Natural History Of Pollination

Author : Michael Proctor
ISBN : UVA:X004140888
Genre : Science
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"This is a brand new, fully updated edition of the natural history classic first published in 1973 as The Pollination of Flowers." "The importance of insects in pollinating flowers is today so well known it is easy to forget that it was discovered little more than two centuries ago: before that, it was believed that the concern of bees with flowers was simply a matter of collecting honey." "But the methods by which pollen reaches the female flower, enabling fertilisation and seed production to take place, include some of the most varied and fascinating mechanisms in the natural world. The Natural History of Pollination describes all the ways in which pollination is brought about: by wind, water, birds, bats and even mice and rats; but principally by a great diversity of insects in an amazing range of ways, some simple, some bizarre." "This book is a unique introduction to a complex yet easily accessible subject of great fascination."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Natural History Of Pollination Collins New Naturalist Library Book 83

Author : Michael Proctor
ISBN : 9780007383115
Genre : Nature
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This is a brand new, fully updated edition of the natural history classic first published in the New Naturalist series in 1973 as The Pollination of Flowers. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

A Zapotec Natural History

Author : Eugene S. Hunn
ISBN : 0816526176
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A Zapotec Natural History is an extraordinary book and accompanying CD (also avialble on the web here!) that describe the people of a small town in Mexico and their remarkable knowledge of the natural world in which they live. San Juan Gb‘‘ is a Zapotec Indian community located in the state of Oaxaca, a region of surprising biological diversity. Eugene S. Hunn is a well-known anthropologist and ethnobiologist who has spent many years working in San Juan Gb‘‘, studying its residents and their knowledge of the local environment. Here Hunn writes sensitively and respectfully about the rich understanding of local flora and fauna that village inhabitants have acquired and transmitted over many centuries. In this village everyone, young children included, can identify and name hundreds of local plants, animals, and fungi, together with the details of their life cycles, habitat preferences, and functions in the economic, aesthetic, and spiritual lives of the town. Part 1 of this two-part work describes the community, the subsistence farming practices of its residents, the nomenclature and classification of the local biological taxonomy, the use of plants for treating illnesses, and the ritual and decorative roles of flowers. Part 2 is on a CD-ROM and includes detailed inventories of all plant, animal, and fungal categories recognized by San JuanÕs people, a series of indexes, and a library of more than 1,200 images illustrating the townÕs plants, people, landscapes, and daily activities. Also included on the CD-ROM are files containing sounds of village life. The contents of Part 2 (the CD-ROM) are also available online.

Britain S Rare Flowers

Author : Peter Marren
ISBN : UCSC:32106015510545
Genre : Nature
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A study of rare plants and their world in Britain. The author describes their discovery and the places they are found as well as looking at species which have died out completely, others which became naturalized long ago, and the discovery of new native plants in recent years. Conservation projects past and present are examined, and comments made on whether or not they have been successful.

Spring Wildflowers Of The Northeast

Author : Carol Gracie
ISBN : 9780691144665
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Presents a detailed description of more than thirty-five wildflower species of the Northeast, describing their colors, habitats, range, pollination, history, cultural lore, medicinal uses, and literary and artistic references.

The Natural History Review

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Genre : Biology
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The Reason For Flowers

Author : Stephen Buchmann
ISBN : 9781476755533
Genre : Gardening
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An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.

The Natural History Of Plants

Author : Henri Baillon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011546483
Genre : Botany
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The Natural History Of The County Of Stafford

Author : Robert Garner
ISBN : PRNC:32101072872755
Genre : Natural history
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Natural Science

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Natural History Of New York

Author : New York (State). Natural History Survey
ISBN : UOM:39015086623165
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Outlines Of The Natural History Of Great Britain And Ireland Etc Synopsis Of The Natural History Of Great Britain And Ireland Being A Second Edition Of The Outlines C Corrected And Considerably Enlarged

Author : John BERKENHOUT
ISBN : BL:A0024283603
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Invertabrate Animals; Botany The Natural History Of Plants; Geology The Natural History Of The Earth S Stucture

Author : William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger
ISBN : SRLF:AX0000196030
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The Natural History Of The Bible Or A Description Of All The Beasts Trees Metals Precious Stones Etc Mentioned In The Sacred Scriptures Collected From The Best Authorities And Alphabetically Arranged

Author : Thaddeus Mason HARRIS
ISBN : BL:A0019748915
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Transactions Of The Natural History Society Of Northumberland Durham And Newcastle Upon Tyne

Author : Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne
ISBN : UCAL:B4150943
Genre : Natural history
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The Everyday Book Of Natural History

Author : James Cundall
ISBN : OXFORD:590276406
Genre : Natural history
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The Natural History Of Plants Their Forms Growth Reproduction And Distribution

Author : Anton Kerner von Marilaun
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The Natural History Of Washington Territory With Much Relating To Minnesota Nebraska Kansas Oregon And California

Author : James Graham Cooper
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