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Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
Armed with Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, amateur and expert alike can quickly and accurately identify almost any wildflower. Lawrence Newcomb's ingenious system of identification is based on natural structural features that are easily visible even to the untrained eye. This guide covers more plants than other guides and has more color illustrations, a more complete glossary, and a more accurate identification system, easily mastered by nonbotanists. 490 pages.
Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
Discover the extraordinary diversity of the plant world--and how plants work--with this photographic celebration of the trees, flowers, and foliage plants that share our planet.From tiny mosses and delicate ferns to vibrant blooms and stately palms, Flora invites you to explore the plant kingdom from the ground up, and from root to leaf tip. DK's elegant introduction to botany is packed with sumptuous photos and crystal-clear illustrations that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change color, how cacti store water, and how seeds know when to grow. Filled with fascinating stories of how plant roots and leaves communicate with their neighbors and how flowers use color and scent to interact with--and manipulate--the creatures around them, Flora is a fresh and engaging introduction to the mysterious inner workings of the plant world.
This book is a stunningly beautiful historical record of the nation's biggest springtime festival.
The Tulip (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
Anna Pavord's internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, the United States alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year. No other flower has ever carried so much consequence; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.Why did the tulip dominate so many lives through so many centuries in so many countries? Anna Pavord, a self-confessed tulipomaniac, spent six years looking for answers, roaming through Asia, India, and the Ottoman Empire to tell how a humble wildflower of the Asian steppes made its way to Turkey and from there took the whole of Western Europe by storm.Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. This beautifully redesigned edition features a new Preface by the author, a completely revised listing of the best varieties of this incomparable flower to choose for your garden, and a reorganized listing of tulip species, to reflect the latest thinking by taxonomists.
Flower Essences for Well-Being: Energetic Healing for Health and Harmony
Tune into the healing power of flowers.Includes an A-Z Symptom Finder - a directory of over 150 ailments, from anxiety to headaches, insomnia to weight issues.Profiles of more than 150 flower essences, all readily available.Contains essence recommendations for adults, children, and animals.
Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Hidden Language of Flowers
Welcome to the mysterious and sometimes scandalous world of the language of flowers. Since the days of Queen Victoria (and earlier the harems of the Middle East) flowers have allowed lovers and friends to express themselves without saying a word. In Loves Me, Loves Me Not, author and illustrator Peter Loewer explores the fascinating history of floral messages. In this book you'll find intriguing plant lore, unexpected historical connections, or simply an opportunity to connect with a beloved in a unique way.• Confess unrequited love with a daffodil.• Show happiness with primroses.• Wish someone luck with a four-leaf clover.• Make your declaration of love not with a rose, but with a tulip!With intriguing stories and stunning full-color illustrations, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, introduces you to flowers that have been conveying message for centuries. As Loewer says: "The language of flowers is a delightful idea. In the world of cell phones and mass communications, sending a simple bouquet that tells a tale of love and affection seems to be a great idea whose time has come again."
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