Natural History

Natural History


  • 1,519 All-Natural All-Amazing Gardening Secrets: Expert Tips for Gardens and Yards of All Sizes

    By Reader's Digest

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780762107230
    • Publisher: READER'S DIGEST
    • Published: January 2006
  • 100 Vegetables and Where They Came from

    By William W. Weaver

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781565122383
    • Publisher: Algonquin Books
    • Published: October 2000
    Plant histories by the gardener & food historian.
  • 1001 Plants to Dream of Growing

    By Liz Dobbs

    Our Price: $17.98
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789336675
    • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • 1893-4 Wholesale Catalogue of Hardy Plants and Shrubs (Classic Reprint)

    By Bellevue Nursery

    Our Price: $24.54
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780331854220
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • 1894 Carnations (Classic Reprint)

    By Cottage Gardens

    Our Price: $24.68
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780365101727
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • 365 Gardening Tips

    By Sally Schreiber

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783770170067
    • Publisher: DUMONT MONTE
    • Published: June 2001
  • 39.95: Louisiana's Undiscovered Wilderness

    By Julia Sims

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781589805293
    • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
    • Published: February 2008
    Manchac Swamp marks the book-length debut of a little-known but superbly talented nature photographer as she reveals an equally undiscovered exotic locale in south Louisiana. Veiled behind dense drapes of Spanish moss and walls of cypresses, and accessible only by water, Manchac Swamp is a wilderness jewel known mainly to those who for generations have dwelled in and around it, arduously earning their sustenance from its waters and wildlife. Drawn to the swamp's mystery and eventually captivated by its peace, photographer Julia Sims spent fifteen years determinedly, patiently penetrating its secrets. What she has hunted from boat and blind, and skillfully trapped on film, are the many moods, flora, and fauna of this hidden world. Now, in this stunning album of her photographs, a glimpse of that quintessential Louisiana place in its seasonal variations is offered to all.Sims's artistry is grounded in photographic technique as well as in her skill as a wildlife observer. Even in the uncontrolled setting of nature she creates images of masterly composition, and breathtaking uses of light and color are hallmarks of her work.In an evocative introduction to the book, John Kemp draws upon his interviews with several of the swamp's residents to describe how they make their living there, trapping and hunting every variety of animal--turtle, muskrat, nutria, lizard, snake, frog, alligator, rabbit, squirrel, duck, mink, otter, crawfish. But the locals, who have befriended Sims and lead her to choice spots for photographing, say that Manchac is not the same as it once was. Land subsidence and the influx of salt water are among several factors that are causing what some predict will be the swamp's inevitable death. As deteriorating environmental conditions reduce or eliminate wildlife, there is, in turn, a diminished harvest for trappers, hunters, and fishermen--and a diminished heritage for all of us.In some respects, Sims's Manchac Swamp is a heartbreakingly beautiful collection of photographs. It heralds a marvel of secluded wilderness even as it documents the area's accelerating decline. In her expert capture of the ephemeral, Sims has made timeless the people and place of Manchac Swamp.Julia Sims is one of the premier photographers of Louisiana's wildlife. Her work has appeared in virtually every nature magazine including National Geographic, National Wildlife, Nature Conservancy, Sierra, Birder's World, and Ducks Unlimited. She lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, about fifty miles north of New Orleans.John Randolph Kemp, a native New Orleanian, is the New Orleans correspondent for Art & Antiques and ARTnews magazines and a frequent contributor to American Artist magazine. In addition, he has written about art, history, and New Orleans for many other national and regional magazines and publications. His numerous books include Rolland Golden: The Journeys of a Southern Artist, Alan Flattmann's French Quarter Impressions, and Vanishing Paradise: Duck Hunting in the Louisiana Marsh, all published by Pelican. He covers the New Orleans art scene for WYES New Orleans public television. He is deputy director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
  • 400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces

    By Dina M. Miller

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780881928754
    • Publisher: Timber Press
    • Published: June 2008
    Trees and shrubs are a valuable asset to a garden, bringing structure, shade, year-round interest and the all important vertical dimension. However, choosing the right ones for small gardens is a fine art. In '400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces' woody-plant expert Diana Miller offers readers a practical reference to take the anguish out of the process of selection by recommending plants and cultivation techniques that excell in small garden spaces. Featuring advice on pruning, coppicing, topiary, container planting, and other techniques for managing growth and space, this guide is a must for any gardener who wants to use their space well.
  • 500 Insects: A Visual Reference

    By Stephen Marshall

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781554073450
    • Publisher: FIREFLY
    • Published: August 2008
    This colorful guide features 500 insects from all major orders, in a variety of climates and habitats. Professor Stephen Marshall has selected some of his most interesting photographs taken in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand that show the insect in its natural environment. Informative captions provide details and insights into the lives of these fascinating creatures. Different stages if development, males and females of the species,and characteristic behaviors are often shwon. Some of the insects here are of new species photographed for the first time.
  • 50th Anniversary Catalog of Grape Vines and General Nursery Stock: Spring 1925 (Classic Reprint)

    By West Hill Nurseries

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780266605928
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • 52 Weekend Garden Projects

    By Nancy Bubel

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780878579631
    • Publisher: Rodale Press Inc.
    • Published: January 1992
    A collection of quick and easy year-round garden projects includes easy projects for vegetable, fruit, flower, nut, and herb gardens; weekend gardening activities; and discussions of selection, design, and more. Original. Organic Gardening Main. Practical Homeowners.
  • 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden

    By Jack Staub

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781586852504
    • Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher
    • Published: March 2005
    Written in elegant prose and filled with beautiful, original art, this keepsake volume examines seventy-five unusual and eminently beautiful vegetables that are both attractive while growing and yield delightfully edible fruits. '75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden' offers recipes, resources, tidbits of unexpected lore, and a touch of nostalgia - it is an heirloom volume that is sure to be passed from generations to generations.
  • A Bevy of Beasts

    By Gerald Durrell

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780671214579
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: May 1973
  • A Bird Atlas of Kenya

    By Adrian Lewis

    Our Price: $320.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789061917168
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: June 1989
    Explanatory overview of Kenya's 1065 species. From typescript. Many range maps. A couple of b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

    By Sue Hubbell

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394558943
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: August 1988
    The author chronicles a year in the lives of beekeeper and bees, describing and explaining the activities of both and the rewards of having bees of one's own