By Margaret Grieve
"There isn't really one web page of this captivating e-book which doesn't comprise whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense pupil. appeared easily as a historical past of flora, it provides to the fun of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator
If you must know the way pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root bought their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A sleek Herbal. This 20th-century model of the medieval Herbal is as wealthy in clinical truth and folklore as its predecessors and is both encyclopedic in insurance. From aconite to zedoary, no longer an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is missed; and unusual and beautiful discoveries approximately even the commonest of crops watch for the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the people ideals and stories approximately vegetation, the medicinal houses (and elements used) of the herbs, and their botanical class. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her insurance of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, and so forth. — greater than 800 types in all — comprises additionally equipment of cultivation; the chemical elements, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to past herbalists; attainable monetary and beauty houses, and distinct illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the numerous unprecedented crops coated in Herbal, might be the main interesting are the toxic kinds — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so on. — whose poisons, at times, serve scientific reasons and whose antidotes (if recognized) are given intimately. And of the various precise positive factors, possibly the main attention-grabbing are the loads of recipes and directions for making ointments, creams, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the masses of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, fearful pressure, dermis sickness, and different diseases. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.
By Christoph Riedel
Im zweiten Teil wird dann detailliert über alle derzeit anerkannten Katzenrassen berichtet, und anhand von Zeichnungen die jeweiligen Rassecharakteristika erklärt. Es werden die Zusammenhänge der einzelnen Rassen zueinander dargelegt.
Ferner wird auch dargestellt, mit welchen Katzenarten guy in nächster Zukunft zusätzlich noch zu der bestehenden Vielfalt rechnen kann.
By David M. Armstrong,James P. Fitzgerald,Carron A. Meaney
An introductory bankruptcy on Colorado's environments, a dialogue of the improvement of the fauna over geologic time, and a short background of human wisdom of Coloradan mammals offer ecological and evolutionary context. the newest documents of the state's various species, wealthy illustrations (including distinct maps, cranium drawings, and photographs), and an intensive bibliography make this ebook vital reference.
Amateur naturalists, scholars, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists in addition to these inquisitive about conservation and flora and fauna administration in Colorado will locate price during this complete quantity. Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
By Karen Monger
Written with amateur foragers in brain, Adventures in safe to eat Plant Foraging, serves as a simplified consultant to suitable for eating crops that may be stumbled on all through North the US, and contains a word list of botanical phrases. This all encompassing advisor will train you ways to organize to your first foray into foragingwhat to convey and what to monitor out forand enable you establish a number of fit to be eaten wild vegetation local on your personal yard, the woodland, fields and the sandy beaches alongside lakes and beaches.
With over ninety complete colour pictures and 20 recipes for soups, salads, cakes, truffles, and extra, this e-book is a must-have for a person trying to get monetary savings and start their first excursion into foraging.
By Stephen Shunk
From the long-lasting Woody Woodpecker to the ever-present Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have lengthy captivated our cognizance. Their spectacular anatomy makes them the most really good fowl households on the planet, and their keystone ecological roles in our forests and woodlands makes them probably the most very important birds at the continent.
This complete and authoritative consultant to the common historical past, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species is going some distance past id. It explores their specified anatomy and their interesting and sometimes comical behaviors; it covers every one species’ North American conservation prestige; and it showcases over 250 attractive pictures of woodpeckers of their traditional habitats, plus easy-to-read figures and variety maps. This reference consultant is an important addition to each birder's library.
By Heiko Hoffmann
By John Eastman
By Ulrike Tulka
Die Autorin geht der Überlegung nach, wie wir die Erwartungshaltungen der Hundebesitzer und Nichthundehalter in Einklang beringen können. Der Hund ist eines der faszinierendsten
Geschöpfe unsere Zeit. Der Mensch hat das Leben dieser Spezies beeinflusst wie kaum ein anderes. Er hat durch gezielte Zucht in seine Entwicklung eingegriffen. Wie weit ist dies gelungen?
By Bob Strauss
By Stacy Kowtko,Stacy S. Kowtko
From the Texas Blackland Prairies to the center Atlantic Coastal simple of the Carolinas, this quantity offers a image of the main awesome and critical usual locations within the southern United States.
• Illustrations depict 50 of the main precious landscapes within the South and Southwest