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Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West
Author: J. Ditomaso

This is the first comprehensive identification manual for aquatic and riparian weeds west of the Rocky Mountains. This practical, easy-to-use guide covers 171 aquatic plant species -- consisting of 58 plant groups, including a full description of 82 species and another 96 plants compared as similar species, representing 42 plant families.

Lavishly illustrated with over 560 photographs and weighing in at 442 pages, this is a “must-have" reference and field manual for weed control specialists, land managers, water system managers, rice growers, golf course superintendents, and landscape professionals. Anyone interested in learning more about identification of important weeds of aquatic and riparian systems should make room on their bookshelf for this new guide.

In addition to the individual description of species or related species, the text also contains:

·17 shortcut identification tables to groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics
·keys to floating-leaved and submerged aquatic weeds, pondweeds, and grasses or grass-like species
·comparison tables for difficult to identify groups
·bibliography of pertinent literature
·appendix of federally listed noxious weeds in aquatic habitats
·indices to common and scientific names and synonyms

This guide’s user-friendly combination of color photos, text descriptions, keys, tables, and a glossary will increase the accuracy and speed of identification in the field.

Publication Number: 3421 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-59-4 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 442 pp.
187990659

Price: $40.00
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
by Bob Buchanan (Editor), Russell Jones (Editor)

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants is a major contribution to the plant sciences literature, superbly edited by three distinguished scientists, Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones, with contributions from more than 50 world-renowned scientists. With over 1,400 pages, 1,100 full-colour original drawings and 500 photographs this work qualifies, in the words of the Science reviewer, as:

"an essential reference for practicing plant biologists and for the increasing number of scientists from other disciplines who are entering the field of plant biology. To exploit fully the wealth of new information provided by the genome projects and to integrate the metabolic, regulatory, and signal transduction pathways of complex organisms, biologists will require a solid command of biochemistry and physiology. For this reason, the publication of Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants could not have come at a more opportune and auspicious time."

This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, useful both for teaching and for reference. The multi-authored work provides a contemporary view of its subject, including molecular biology, cell biology, and plant physiology, integrated around the themes of:

* compartmentation
* cell reproduction
* energetics
* metabolism
* development

Pub. Date: May 2002 Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated Format: Textbook Paperback, 1408pp
094308839

Price: $176.00
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Botany for Gardeners
by Brian Capon

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

Pub. Date: May 2010 Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated Format: Paperback, 268pp
160469095

Price: $19.95
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Fundamentals of Weed Science

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management,and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds - without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.

New to this Edition:
  • Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history.
  • New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering.
  • New information on invasive plants.
  • Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more.

012394426
Price: $89.95
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Marschner's Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants (3rd Edition)

Respected and known worldwide in the field for his research in plant nutrition, Dr. Horst Marschner authored two editions of "Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants." His research greatly advanced the understanding of rhizosphere processes and trace element uptake by plants and he published extensively in a variety of plant nutrition areas. While doing agricultural research in West Africa in 1996, Dr. Marschner contracted malaria and passed away, and until now this legacy title went unrevised. Despite the passage of time, it remains the definitive reference on plant mineral nutrition.

Great progress has been made in the understanding of various aspects of plant nutrition and in recent years the view on the mode of action of mineral nutrients in plant metabolism and yield formation has shifted. Nutrients are not only viewed as constituents of plant compounds (constructing material), enzymes and electron transport chains but also as signals regulating plant metabolism via complex signal transduction networks. In these networks, phytohormones also play an important role. Principles of the mode of action of phytohormones and examples of the interaction of hormones and mineral nutrients on source and sink strength and yield formation are discussed in this edition. Phytohormones have a role as chemical messengers (internal signals) to coordinate development and responses to environmental stimuli at the whole plant level. These and many other molecular developments are covered in the long-awaited new edition.

Esteemed plant nutrition expert and Horst Marschner s daughter, Dr. Petra Marschner, together with a team of key co-authors who worked with Horst Marschner on his research, now present a thoroughly updated and revised third edition of Marschner s Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, maintaining its value for plant nutritionists worldwide.

A long-awaited revision of the standard reference on plant mineral nutrition. Features full coverage and new discussions of the latest molecular advances. Contains additional focus on agro-ecosystems as well as nutrition and quality.

Product Details

  • Features: Bibliography, Index, Illustrated, Table of Contents, Textbook
  • Physical Info: 1.5" H x 11.0" L x 8.5" W (4.45 lbs) 651 pages

012384905
Price: $132.00
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Mineral Nutrition of Plants
by Emanuel Epstein, Arnold J. Bloom

A textbook for graduate or undergraduate students of plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, and related fields. Most of the material deals with the mineral nutrition of higher green plants, but the core emphasis is on processes, so other organisms are considered when they provide insight. No date is noted for the first edition.

  • Pub. Date: January 2005
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
  • Format: Textbook Hardcover, 380pp

087893172
Price: $87.95
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Principles of Cultivar Development
Walter R. Fehr

Fehr has been a member of the plant breeding faculty in Iowa State's agronomy department since 1967. He has been active in undergraduate and graduate education in plant breeding, basic research in soybean breeding and genetics, and soybean cultivar development.

Binding: Hardcover Copyright: 1991 Edition: 1st Publisher: Iowa State University
096359890

Price: $45.00
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Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy

This updated and much revised third edition of Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy provides a thorough overview of seed biology and incorporates much of the progress that has been made during the past fifteen years. With an emphasis on placing information in the context of the seed, this new edition includes recent advances in the areas of molecular biology of development and germination, as well as fresh insights into dormancy, ecophysiology, desiccation tolerance, and longevity. Authored by preeminent authorities in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in the diverse aspects of seed biology.

Authors:
  • J. Derek Bewley, PhD, DSc Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CAN
  • Kent J. Bradford, PhD Department of Plant Sciences, Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
  • Henk W.M. Hilhorst, PhD Wageningen Seed Laboratory, Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Hiroyuki Nonogaki, PhD Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

146144692
Price: $99.00
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan

In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant — thought this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin?

In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds's most basic yearnings — and by doing so made themselves indispensable. For, just as we've benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, have done well by us. The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom?

Weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature.

  • Pub. Date: May 2002
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback, 304pp

037576039
Price: $16.00
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Weeds of California and Other Western States
Author: JOSEPH M. DITOMASO

This encyclopedic yet easy-to-use 2-volume set covers 262 individual entries, including a full description of 451 species and another 361 plants compared as similar species, representing 63 plant families.

13 shortcut identification tables for groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics.
2 grass identification keys - a key to all characteristics including inflorescences and reproductive parts and a key to vegetative characteristics only.
67 tables comparing important characteristics of difficult-to-distinguish weedy species.
Color photos of over 700 weeds including seeds, seedlings, flowers, and mature plants.
CD of all of the photographs from the book, suitable for use in PowerPoint presentations – over 3000 images!
Appendix of non-native plants rarely or occasionally naturalized in California.
Glossary of botanical terms.
Bibliography of some of the most pertinent publications.
Index to common names, scientific names, and synonyms.

Each entry describes the plant category, family name, common name, and synonyms along with a summary of the important aspects of the plant’s life cycle, size, growth form, impact, method of introduction, and toxicity. You'll also find a description of the seedling, mature plant, roots and underground structures, flowers, fruits and seeds, spikelets and florets, spore-bearing structures, and post senescence characteristics for each entry. Also includes a description of the habitat where each is typically found and distribution in California, other states, and worldwide, along with maximum elevation at which the species is found.

Publication Number: 3488 Inventory Type: Package Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-8
187990669

Price: $80.00
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