Around the World in 80 Plants Book

Around the World in 80 Plants

  • Author : Jonathan Drori
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-07-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781399608787


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An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe. In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises. Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance. 'A beautiful celebration of the plants and flowers that surround us and a quiet call to arms for change' The Herald 'This charming and beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a voyage of discovery, exploring the many ingenious and surprising uses for plants in modern science and throughout history' Kew Magazine 'With beautiful illustrations from Lucille Clerc, this captivating book traverses the globe via plants: nettles in England, mangoes in India and tulips in the Netherlands' Daily Mail

Around the World in 80 Trees Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Around the World in 80 Trees

  • Author : Jonathan Drori
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-05-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786275424


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“An arboreal odyssey” – NATURE “One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year” – DAILY MAIL Discover the secretive world of trees in Jonathan Drori’s number one bestseller... Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe. In Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. From the trees of Britain (this is a top search term), to India's sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales – populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts – is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful. The book combines history, science and a wealth of quirky detail - there should be surprises for everyone. Perfect for fans of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, this new book will certainly whet the appetite of any tree lover to take an around-the-world trip, or simply visit your local botanic garden. The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts.

Around the World in 80 Plants Book

Around the World in 80 Plants

  • Author : Stephen Barstow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Cooking (Vegetables)
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1856231410


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An inspirational journey around the world, looking at Stephen's top 80 perennial leafy green vegetables. There are stories of the wild foraging traditions of indigenous people in all continents: from the Maori of New Zealand, the rich traditions of the Mediterranean people, high altitude foods with the Sherpas in the Himalayas and the wild aquatic plant that sustained Native American tribes with a myriad of foodstuffs and other products. Each vegetable is given a thorough description, including its traditions, stories, cultivation, where to source seeds and plants, and how to propagate it. There is also a sprinkling of recipes inspired by local gastronomy. This adventure in climate-friendly vegetable growing is interesting to both traditional vegetable and ornamental gardeners, as well as people interested in permaculture, forest gardening, foraging and ethnobotany. Foreword by Alys Fowler.

Around the World in 80 Birds Book

Around the World in 80 Birds

  • Author : Mike Unwin
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-06-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0857828959


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This beautiful and inspiring book tells the stories of 80 birds around the world: from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge, multi-nest 'apartment blocks' in the desert, to the Bar-headed Goose of China, one of the highest-flying migrants which crosses the Himalayas twice a year. Many birds come steeped in folklore and myth, some are national emblems and a few have inspired scientific revelation or daring conservation projects. Each has a story to tell that sheds a light on our relationship with the natural world and reveals just how deeply birds matter to us.

Plants on the Move Book

Plants on the Move

  • Author : Émilie Vast
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632899255


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A gorgeous, lyrical introduction to the idea that plants aren't as stationary as you might think. Watch out for those buttercup creepers! When you think of a plant, you don't think of how it moves. But the feathery seeds of the dandelion fly to other gardens, strawberry tendrils creep, and maple seeds spin. There are many different ways plants move, not only as they grow, but in their quest to reproduce: falling, clinging, floating, burrowing--even exploding! Fourteen plant journeys are chronicled, but more than sixty species are highlighed in Émilie Vast's fantastic and unique art style. Learn the scientific names for the different ways plants move.

The Story of Life  Evolution  Extended Edition  Book

The Story of Life Evolution Extended Edition

  • Author : Ruth Symons
  • Publisher : Templar Publishing
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-12-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787413306


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This new extended edition of Story of Life is the perfect gift for those with a love of the natural world. Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features key species from a different geological era with fantastic new artwork from Katie Scott.

Around the World in 80 Trees Book

Around the World in 80 Trees

  • Author : Ben Lerwill
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781803380636


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Where can you find Methuselah, the oldest tree in the world? Why is the baobab's trunk so fat? Can trees really warn each other that something is about to eat them? Including a stunning central gatefold that opens out to reveal all 80 trees and how they relate to each other, this book is a visual celebration of the huge variety of trees found across the world, from those you know to those you almost certainly don't. As the book takes the reader on a journey around the world, it reveals trees that give us food and medicine, trees with ancient legends, record-breaking trees and more. Focus spreads will explore subjects such as the life cycle of trees, how they communicate with each other, why trees are vital to the Earth's health, and their importance to us.

Around the World in Eighty Days  Annotated with Biography of Verne and Plot Analysis  Book

Around the World in Eighty Days Annotated with Biography of Verne and Plot Analysis

  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher : Golgotha Press
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-11-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610426008


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Around the World in Eighty Days was published in 1873 and features Phileas Fogg as the protagonist. Fogg, a noble Londoner who lived on Savile Row, had made a wager at the Reform Club, for £20,000 (worth over a million pounds in 21st century value) that he could travel around the world in eighty days. Fogg is a very careful and precise man who has just fired his manservant for bringing him shaving water that was two degrees colder than he asked for. Fogg has a new valet, Jean Passepartout, a young Frenchman, who is looking forward to a quiet life with Phileas. Around the World in Eighty Days is Verne at his most fun – there was plenty of comic relief in the novel. He was able to use his own experience of recent travels to provide background for the narrative. The book was finished under a punishing deadline Verne set for himself – not unlike Fogg’s deadline for circumnavigating the world. The book was the most successful in terms of sales during the author’s lifetime, selling 108,000 copies before his death. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

Around the World in 80 Days Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Around the World in 80 Days

  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Adventure stories
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465548504


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In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

  • Author : Kyle Higgins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608869770


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"Originally published in single magazine form as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers No. 9-12"--Indicia.

Around the World in 80 Words Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Around the World in 80 Words

  • Author : Paul Anthony Jones
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226682792


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What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You’ll discover why the origins of turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren’t quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you’ve never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Jáchymov—or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s—you’re not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word “dollar” all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn’t all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We’ll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world—if you know where to look.

Iw  gara Book

Iw gara

  • Author : Enrique Salmón
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 694
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643260341


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In this powerful book, Salmón reveals the deep relationship between people and plants by exploring 80 plants of importance to American Indians.

Miss Rumphius Book
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings

Miss Rumphius

  • Author : Barbara Cooney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1985-11-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101654927


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A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

A New Garden Ethic Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A New Garden Ethic

  • Author : Benjamin Vogt
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771422451


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In a time of climate change and mass extinction, how we garden matters more than ever: “An outstanding and deeply passionate book.” —Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals Plenty of books tell home gardeners and professional landscape designers how to garden sustainably, what plants to use, and what resources to explore. Yet few examine why our urban wildlife gardens matter so much—not just for ourselves, but for the larger human and animal communities. Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species? Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives—lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short-circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political; it's social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another.

Around the World in 80 Gardens Book

Around the World in 80 Gardens

  • Author : Monty Don
  • Publisher : Orion
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Gardens
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0297844504


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'If I have learned only one thing from my travels around the world it is that no garden is an island. Context is everything.' Monty Don visits each continent in this landmark series on gardens of the world. We are introduced to the unique floating gardens of the Amazon and the colourful alpine flower meadows of Norway, modest domestic gardens in Havana and Bali, Monet's world-famous Giverny and the Dutch tour-de-force Het Loo, the formal magnificence of Renaissance Italian water gardens, the tropical planting traditions of Thailand, and the intriguing fusion of indigenous and colonial garden cultures in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Each garden is placed in context, horticultural preconceptions are abandoned and Monty is constantly surprised by the unexpected locations where gardens thrive. A vivid account of travel, adventure, beauty and the pursuit of knowledge.