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Wildflowers of the Adirondacks

Book of Wildflowers of the Adirondacks
Wildflowers of the Adirondacks is book by N.a, publish by JHU Press with 368 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : : 1421431114
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Nature

Leopold and Lytton John Musselman, skilled botanists and the foremost authorities on these plants, this superior quality guide will appeal to residents of and visitors to the Adirondacks and northeastern mountains, including wildlife professionals, citizen scientists, backpackers, campers, photographers, bird watchers, artists, and wild food foragers.

Native Plants of the Midwest

Book of Native Plants of the Midwest
  • Author : Alan Branhagen
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Isbn : : 1604697776
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Gardening

Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.

Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park

Book of Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park
  • Author : Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : : 0762768959
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Nature

The book includes full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions. Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park arranges species by color and family to aid in quick identification. It is the essential quick reference to the wildflowers of one of America’s most beloved national parks.

Plants of the Chesapeake Bay

Book of Plants of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Author : Lytton John Musselman,David A. Knepper
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : : 1421406969
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Nature

Its compact, portable design encourages naturalists, local residents, boaters, researchers, and the curious-minded alike to throw the guide in their pack and explore the botanical bounty of the Chesapeake Bay.

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington D.C.

Book of Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington D.C.
  • Author : Howard Youth
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Isbn : : 1421412322
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Nature

Discover the wonders of Washington’s complex ecosystem with this field guide to the district’s parks, gardens, urban forests and more. Every neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is home to abundant wildlife, and its large park network is rich in natural wonders. A hike along the trails of Rock Creek Park, one of the country’s largest and oldest urban forests, quickly reveals white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels, and little brown bats. Mayapples, Virginia bluebells, and red mulberry trees are but a few of the treasures found growing at the National Arboretum. A stroll along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers might reveal stealthy denizens such as bullfrogs, largemouth bass, and common snapping turtles. In Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., naturalist Howard Youth takes readers on an urban safari, describing the wild side of the nation’s capital. Detailed drawings by Carnegie artist Mark A. Klingler and photography by Robert E. Mumford, Jr., reveal the stunning color and beauty of the flora and fauna awaiting every D.C. naturalist. Residents and tourists alike will find this guide indispensable, whether seeking a secluded jog or an adventurous outing away from the noise of the city.

A Year across Maryland

Book of A Year across Maryland
  • Author : Bryan MacKay
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : : 1421409402
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Nature

Whether you want to see snow geese and trumpeter swans pausing in their northward migration each March, or the mating "jubileeof polychaete worms during the new moon in May, A Year across Maryland offers valuable advice for the spontaneous adventurer and the serious planner alike.

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Book of Life in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Author : Alice Jane Lippson,Robert L. Lippson
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Isbn : : 0801891981
  • Pages : 743
  • Category : Nature

“The best-written and best-illustrated guide ever about a North American tidal estuary. It is the model for all future coastal nature guides.” —Whole Earth Review Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America’s largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book’s descriptions of the Bay’s plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to blue crabs to hornshell snails. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations. The new edition retains the charm of an engaging classic while adding a decade of new research. This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers—year-round residents and summer vacationers, professional biologists and amateur scientists, conservationists and sportsmen. “Handsome, generously illustrated . . . All of the Bay’s richness is catalogued here.” —The Washington Post Book World “A story book, a field guide and a reference work, and anyone interested in fishing, ecology, or our bay should own it.” —The Baltimore Sun “The region’s quintessential field and reference guide.” —Chesapeake Life Magazine “One of the most popular, well written, and useful guides to the Chesapeake.” —Northeastern Naturalist

Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds

Book of Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds
  • Author : Quentin Steitz
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : : 1477306625
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Purple three-awn. Tree of heaven. Alamo vine. Narrowleaf cattail. These exotic and fanciful names conjure up visions of lush foliage, colorful grasses, and dense plant life. They are, in fact, names of native and naturalized Texas plants—grasses, pods, vines, and weeds. Lovely and all-too-often overlooked in nature, they become ornamental delights when used imaginatively and decoratively. Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds introduces 44 of Texas' most common and important naturals. Quentin Steitz shows how to recognize them and discover their aesthetic wealth. By taking the reader through all of the steps involved in utilizing naturals—from harvest to design—her book becomes an important tool for floral and landscape designers, decorators, horticulturalists, home gardeners, botanists: all those people who enjoy hands-on experience with Texas' vast array of native and naturalized plants. The book presents clear and concise descriptions of many Texas naturals, accompanied by approximately 150 full-color photographs showing each in one or more stages of growth and also in a design. The reader can see the plant as it looks not only in the wild but also in an arrangement. The author offers techniques on how the species can be prepared for display, discussing drying and arranging. And a chapter on cultivation and conservation suggests to outdoor enthusiasts species they can grow for decorative natural materials as well as conserve and appreciate in the wild. Grasses, Pods, Vines,Weeds is enhanced by flora selected, collected, prepared, and dried by the author. These hand-culled materials have been used in designs contributed by some nineteen notable floral designers as well as the author. The text and designs combine to reveal the fresh, creative applications of Texas' decorative naturals and to increase our pleasure in the wonders of natural Texas.

Marine Plants of the Texas Coast

Book of Marine Plants of the Texas Coast
  • Author : Roy L. Lehman
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : : 1623490898
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature

Written for biology students, teachers, nature lovers, amateur naturalists, conservation workers, and parks and wildlife personnel, this up-to-date, easy-to-use guide describes the marine plants of the Gulf of Mexico coast. The author’s photographs accompany the updated identification keys, which are also visually oriented and simple to use. Veteran botanist and educator Roy L. Lehman describes the plants in four major sections, covering the common shoreline plants, seagrasses, mangroves, and marine algae (red, brown, and green seaweeds). Each section begins with an introduction that gives an overview of the plant group and includes information on the important traits and terminology used for identification. A simple key to the family or order directs the reader to the appropriate section, where the text is arranged alphabetically by family and then by genus and species. Each genus is illustrated by high quality photographs that include a close-up of each plant and images of its reproductive structures. Marine Plants of the Texas Coast collects these unique species for the first time in a single volume. As coastal issues, such as hurricane preparedness, beach erosion, wetland mitigation, freshwater inflows, and more, remain in the forefront of public concern, this botanical reference should find a permanent place on the bookshelves of scientists, policy makers, and citizens alike.

Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers

Book of Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers
  • Author : Elizabeth Silverthorne
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : : 9781585442300
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : History

In this volume, Elizabeth Silverthorne has gathered an intriguing array of folklore about forty-four of Texas' most fascinating wildflowers, such as water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, honeysuckle, dogwood, and morning glory.

Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia

Book of Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
  • Author : Bruce M. Beehler
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : : 1421427346
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Nature

Marvel at the majesty of Ospreys, navigate the ocean with storm-petrels, and nest with Mourning Doves, all while learning about the richness of the birds' lives, the complexities of their habits, and how we can help keep their populations vibrant and aloft for generations to come.

Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music

Book of Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music
  • Author : Norm Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317333926
  • Pages : 518
  • Category : Social Science

Originally published in 1994. Filling a gap in the sound recordings of traditional Anglo-American folk music this volume covers both vocal and instrumental material from the 1920s to the 1990s. The listings have also been limited to performers native to the tradition rather than "revival" performers. The album selection is grouped into field recordings and commercial (pre-1942) recordings, with subdivisions into individual recordings or anthologies. The discography not only reflects its author’s in-depth knowledge of Anglo-American folk music’s historical development but charts a valuable step forward in the evaluation, as well as select lissting, of available sound recordings.

The Book of Swamp and Bog

Book of The Book of Swamp and Bog
  • Author : John Andrew Eastman
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Isbn : : 9780811725187
  • Pages : 237
  • Category : Gardening

Ecological approach to natural history provides complete descriptions of 80 common wetland plants.

Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi

Book of Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi
  • Author : John H. Russell,Thomas S. Spencer
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1461733669
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Gardening

Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America is a comprehensive two-volume guide to nearly 2,000 gardens. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well asa listing of activities, educational programs, and any unique botanical features. Gardens are also indexed by type (Japanese, children's etc. and by designer; another index lists plant species and where they can be found. Twenty-four pages of color plates round out this portable directory of America's public gardens.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in West Virginia: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River (Second Edition)

Book of Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in West Virginia: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River (Second Edition)
  • Author : Leonard M. Adkins
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Isbn : : 1581577397
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel

Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! WV native Leonard Adkins covers 400 miles of trails in this newly revised edition, taking you to Allegheny Mountain summits and back down to the banks of the Ohio River.Explore windswept plains and the hill country’s hidden valleys, amble by rushing streams or crashing waterfalls, and discover many historic sites and Civil War battlefields along the way.

Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees

Book of Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees
  • Author : Charlotte Adelman,Bernard L. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Isbn : : 0821445308
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Gardening

In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz offer another indispensible guide to replacing nonnative plants with native alternatives. This time, their subject is the native woody species that are the backbone of our gardens and landscapes. Among other ecological benefits, native shrubs and trees provide birds and butterflies with vital food and reproductive sites that nonnative species cannot offer. And they tend to be hardier and easier to maintain. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native woody alternatives that, season by season, provide effects similar to those of nonnative shrubs and trees used for ornamental purposes and shade. These plants are suitable for all garden styles, provide blooms and fall color, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Nature notes alert readers to the native species’ unique ecological roles. Unlike other gardening guides, Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees goes beyond mere suggestion to provide gardeners with the tools they need to make informed, thoughtful choices. Knowing which native species to plant for desired effects empowers landscapers and gardeners to take on a greater role in protecting our midwestern environment.

Remarkable Plants of Texas

Book of Remarkable Plants of Texas
  • Author : Matt Warnock Turner
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : : 0292773714
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Nature

With some 6,000 species of plants, Texas has extraordinary botanical wealth and diversity. Learning to identify plants is the first step in understanding their vital role in nature, and many field guides have been published for that purpose. But to fully appreciate how Texas's native plants have sustained people and animals from prehistoric times to the present, you need Remarkable Plants of Texas. In this intriguing book, Matt Warnock Turner explores the little-known facts—be they archaeological, historical, material, medicinal, culinary, or cultural—behind our familiar botanical landscape. In sixty-five entries that cover over eighty of our most common native plants from trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to grasses, cacti, vines, and aquatics, he traces our vast array of connections with plants. Turner looks at how people have used plants for food, shelter, medicine, and economic subsistence; how plants have figured in the historical record and in Texas folklore; how plants nourish wildlife; and how some plants have unusual ecological or biological characteristics. Illustrated with over one hundred color photos and organized for easy reference, Remarkable Plants of Texas can function as a guide to individual species as well as an enjoyable natural history of our most fascinating native plants.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Maryland: Walks, Hikes & Backpacks from the Allegheny Plateau to the Atlantic Ocean (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Book of Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Maryland: Walks, Hikes & Backpacks from the Allegheny Plateau to the Atlantic Ocean (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)
  • Author : Leonard M. Adkins
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Isbn : : 1581577419
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel

Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! For this new edition, Adkins has retraced every path and accounted for any changes tothe trails, making “the most essential hiking guide to Maryland” even better. Mountain treks or beach walks, remote western waterfalls or hidden trails, you’ll find hikes for all skills and abilities.

The Rose's Kiss

Book of The Rose's Kiss
  • Author : Peter Bernhardt
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Isbn : : 9781610913850
  • Pages : 267
  • Category : Nature

Flowers bring joy and beauty to our lives, from the smallest patch of daisies outside our window to the elaborate floral decorations on display at weddings, banquets, and funerals. As well as offering aesthetic benefits, they teach us much about how the world works -- each blossom is a living factory that manufactures organs and compounds ranging from the flavonoids that make a rose red to the pollen that gives us hayfever.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 they depend upon for survival. Using both familiar and exotic examples, he examines: flower architecture, including the wonderfully descriptive names of floral parts and their respective roles in a plant's life-cycle the secret exchange between a bud and its environment that determines blooming time and the lifespan of individual blossoms colors, scents, and other mechanisms that plants use to attract pollinators and keep them returning season after season the incredible diversity of organisms that pollinate plants -- cockroaches, flies, moths, parrots, hummingbirds, bats, and others extinct plants and their fossil blossoms, showing the evolution of flowering plants over the past 125 million years and much moreDelightfully interwoven with intriguing facts and stories from history, folklore, and mythology, The Rose's Kiss is a wonderful example of literary science writing at its best. It should hold wide appeal for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the inner workings of the natural world.

The Book of Field and Roadside

Book of The Book of Field and Roadside
  • Author : John Andrew Eastman
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Isbn : : 9780811726252
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Nature

Provides accounts of eighty-five genera of wildflowers, weeds, and trees commonly found in open country settings, meadows, and regenerating fields, and along roads and trails, each with a listing of other names and close relatives, as well as discussion of lifestyle, associates, and lore.