Natural History

Natural History


  • Apples of North America

    By Tom Burford

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781604692495
    • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
    • Published: September 2013
    The apple is one of the most iconic fruits, traditionally picked on cool fall days and used in pies, crisps, and ciders. And there is a vast world of varieties that goes beyond the common grocery store offerings of Red Delicious and Granny Smith. With names like American Beauty, Carter’s Blue, and Fallawater, and flavors ranging from sweet to tart, this treasure trove of unique apples is ripe for discovery. There is no better guide through this tasty world than Tom Burford, whose family has grown apples in the Blue Ridge Mountains since 1715. The book is brimming with beautiful portraits of heirloom and modern apples of merit, each accompanied by distinguishing characteristics and common uses. As the view broadens to the orchard, you will find information on planting, pruning, grafting, and more. The exploration of the apple culminates with an overview of the fruit’s transformative capabilities when pressed, fermented, cooked, or dried.This wonderful reference will encourage you to seek out new flavors and to give the apple the respect it deserves. It may even inspire you to carve out the space for an orchard of your own.
  • Arena Legacy

    By Richard C. Rattenbury

    Our Price: $32.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780806140841
    • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
    • Published: October 2010
  • Aviaries, Bird-Rooms and Cages - Their Construction and Furnishing

    By H. Norman

    Our Price: $38.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781443733137
    • Publisher: Pierides Press
    • Published: November 2008
  • Balinese Gardens

    By William Warren

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780794604233
    • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
    • Published: November 2006
  • Beyond Horse Massage

    By Jim Masterson

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781570764721
    • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
    • Published: October 2011
    Developed to improve performance in equine athletes competing in high-demand environments?from show jumping, harness racing, and endurance to reining and barrel racing?this interactive touch method of equine message teaches any horse owner to recognize and use the responses of the horse to find and release accumulated tensions. Intuitive and interactive, this unique method enables the horse to actively participate in relieving strained muscles. With direction on where to begin on the horse’s physique, step-by-step instruction for employing various techniques included in the method, and detailed coaching for different breeds and disciplines, this guide offers a unique opportunity to connect horse and rider resulting in superior health and performance.
  • Blindsided: Surviving a Grizzly Attack

    By Jim Cole

    Our Price: $36.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312601096
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: June 2010
    *And Still Loving the Great Bear. Jim Cole has devoted much of his life to interacting with bears. He frequents their habitats in Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park. Often he has only bearspray, a camera, and his own knowledge of bear behavior. Usually, this is enough to keep him safe, but over the course of his career, he has been injured by grizzlies twice. In 2007, a savage bear attack left him without much of his face, blinded him in oneeye, and nearly left him dead, but despite this terrifying incident, Jim still has a deep love for these wild creatures. In his book 'Blindsided,' he tells his harrowing story of love and survival.
  • Bloom: The Luminous Gardens of Frederico Azevedo

    By Frederico Azevedo

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938461873
    • Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press
    • Published: August 2019
  • Bridge Whist - How to Play It

    By Lennard Leigh

    Our Price: $31.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781444648997
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: July 2009
  • Bulletins D'Arboriculture, de Floriculture Et de Culture Potagere, 1879 (Classic Reprint)

    By Fr Burvenich

    Our Price: $32.54
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780331809824
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Buried Treasures

    By Janis Ruksans

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780881928181
    • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
    • Published: June 2007
    Take a few chapters from a John le Carre spy thriller, add a hefty dose of exotic travelogue, blend with one of the best books on bulb growing ever written, and you've got Buried Treasures. Since launching his first international mail-order catalog in 1991, Latvian nurseryman Janis Ruksans has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the world's foremost experts on rare and unusual bulbs: Juno irises striped like exotic birds; gemlike corydalis; dusky, brooding fritillaries. For decades, Ruksans has been scouring remote and dangerous regions of Europe and Asia to bring back the botanical treasures that he offers through his nursery, often contending with corrupt government agents, armed rebels, drunken drivers, and even (before the fall of the Soviet Union) the KGB.
  • Butterflies of the World

    By Adrian Hoskins

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781421427171
    • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • Canticle of the Birds

    By Katherine D. Rill

    Our Price: $30.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781413490930
    • Publisher: Xlibris Corp
    • Published: November 2005
  • Chemistry in the Kitchen Garden

    By James R. Hanson

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781849733236
    • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
    • Published: September 2011
    Over the past decade there has been a resurgence of interest in growing fruit and vegetables in the garden and on the allotment. Part of the driving force behind this is an increased awareness of the health benefits that can be derived from fruit and vegetables in the diet. The 'five helpings a day' dictum reflects the correlation between a regular consumption of fruit and vegetables and a reduced incidence of, for example, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Growing your own vegetables provides the opportunity to harvest them at their peak, to minimize the time for post-harvest deterioration prior to consumption and to reduce their 'food miles'. It also provides an opportunity to grow interesting and less common cultivars. The combination of economic advantages and recreational factors add to the pleasure of growing fruit and vegetables. This book covers the natural products that have been identified in common 'home-grown' fruit and vegetables and which contribute to their organoleptic and beneficial properties. Over the last fifty years the immense advances in separation methods and spectroscopic techniques for structure elucidation have led to the identification of a wide range of natural products in fruit and vegetables. Not only have many of their beneficial properties been recognized but also their ecological roles in the development of plants have been identified. The functional role of many of these natural products is to mediate the balance between an organism and its environment in terms of microbial, herbivore or plant to plant interactions. The book is aimed at readers with a chemical background who wish to know a little more about the natural products that they are eating, their beneficial effects, and the roles that these compounds have in nature. Developments in the understanding of the ecological and beneficial chemistry of fruit and vegetables have made the exploration of their chemical diversity a fascinating and expanding area of natural product chemistry and readers will obtain some 'taste' for this chemistry from the book. It develops in more detail the relevant sections from the earlier RSC book 'Chemistry in the Garden'. The book begins with an outline of the major groups of compound that are found in fruit and vegetables. This is followed by a description of aspects of environmental chemistry that contribute to the successful cultivation of these crops. Subsequent chapters deal with individual plants which are grouped in terms of the part of the plant, roots, bulbs and stems, leaves, seeds, that are used for food. The final chapters deal with fruit and herbs. The epilogue considers some general aspects of ecological chemistry and climatic stress which may, in the future, affect the growth of fruit and vegetables in the garden particularly in the context of potential climate changes. The book concludes with a section on further reading, a glossary of terms used in plant chemistry and a list of the common fruit and vegetables grouped in their plant families.
  • Close to Birds: An Intimate Look at Our Feathered Friends

    By Mats Ottosson

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781611807103
    • Publisher: Roost Books
    • Published: October 2019
  • Communication and Noncommunication by Cephalopods

    By Martin Moynihan

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253313829
    • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
    • Published: July 1985