Weeds

Author: Alexander C. Martin
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466864907
Size: 20.82 MB
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the plants that cause billions of dollars annually in crop loss and control measures include information on: -The harm that weeds cause -Benefits from weeds -Major weed habitats Accurate full-color illustrations and descriptive text identify the principal weeds and weed groups that invade lawns, gardens, fields. and roadsides. Range maps show distribution within the United States.

Reptiles And Amphibians

Author: Hobart M. Smith
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466862467
Size: 23.48 MB
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This guide to the snakes, frogs, turtles, and salamanders of North America aids in the identification of 212 species. Learn: - How to tell the difference between reptiles and amphibians - How and where to find them - How to separate fact from fable Reptiles and Amphibians includes full-color illustrations, up-to-date range maps, and a host of fascinating facts about these interesting and unusual animals. Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.

Common Weeds Of The United States

Author: United States. Agricultural Research Service
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486205045
Size: 34.30 MB
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Provides drawings and descriptions of two hundred and twenty-four types of weed while providing maps of their distribution throughout the U.S

North American Indian Arts

Author: Andrew Hunter Whiteford
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466864761
Size: 44.70 MB
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. North American Indian Arts is a fascinating introduction to the arts and crafts reflected in the material culture of North American Indians. Knowledge of the skills and techniques developed by the various Native American tribes, and the fine materials produced provides a key to understanding the rich diversity of native cultures. Packed with information and authentic full-color illustrations, this handsome guide will be welcomed by everyone interested in American cultural history.

Weeds

Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184668076X
Size: 38.48 MB
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Weeds survive, entombed in the soil, for centuries. They are as persistent and pervasive as myths. They ride out ice ages, agricultural revolutions, global wars. They mark the tracks of human movements across continents as indelibly as languages. Yet to humans they are the scourge of our gardens, saboteurs of our best-laid plans. They rob crops of nourishment, ruin the exquisite visions of garden designers, and make unpleasant and impenetrable hiding places for urban ne'er-do-wells. Weeds can be destructive and troubling, but they can also be beautiful, and they are the prototypes of most of the plants that keep us alive. Humans have grappled with their paradox for thousands of years, and with characteristic verve and lyricism, Richard Mabey uncovers some of the deeper cultural reasons behind the attitudes we have to such a huge section of the plant world.

All About Weeds

Author: Edwin R. Spencer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486144429
Size: 13.98 MB
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DIVFor 102 of most common U.S. weeds: common and scientific names; delightful, detailed descriptions; multiple identification keys. 102 illus. /div

Weeds Of North America

Author: Richard Dickinson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022607658X
Size: 32.61 MB
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“What is a weed,” opined Emerson, “but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered?” While that may be a worthy notion in theory, these plants of undiscovered virtue cause endless hours of toil for backyard gardeners. Wherever they take root, weeds compete for resources, and most often win. They also wreak havoc on industry—from agriculture to golf courses to civic landscape projects, vast amounts of money are spent to eradicate these virile and versatile invaders. With so much at stake, reliable information on weeds and their characteristics is crucial. Richard Dickinson and France Royer shed light on this complex world with Weeds of North America, the essential reference for all who wish to understand the science of the all-powerful weed. Encyclopedic in scope, the book is the first to cover North American weeds at every stage of growth. The book is organized by plant family, and more than five hundred species are featured. Each receives a two-page spread with images and text identification keys. Species are arranged within family alphabetically by scientific name, and entries include vital information on seed viability and germination requirements. Whether you believe, like Donald Culross Peattie, that “a weed is a plant out of place,” or align with Elizabeth Wheeler Wilcox’s “weeds are but unloved flowers,” Dickinson and Royer provide much-needed background on these intrusive organisms. In the battle with weeds, knowledge truly is power. Weeds of North America is the perfect tool for gardeners, as well as anyone working in the business of weed ecology and control.

Weeds Friend Or Foe

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9780762103577
Size: 61.52 MB
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More than 300 full-color photos spotlight over 75 common garden weeds at every stage of development and reveal if they are friend or foe.

Weeds Of The Midwestern United States And Central Canada

Author: Charles T. Bryson
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
ISBN:
Size: 27.73 MB
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Weeds threaten the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of food, feed, fiber, and biofuel throughout the world. Featuring more than fourteen hundred full-color photographs, this handy guide provides essential information on more than 350 of the most troublesome weedy and invasive plants found in the midwestern United States and central Canada. Drawing on the expertise of more than forty weed scientists and botanists, the guide identifies each plant at various stages of its life and offers useful details about its origin, habitat, morphology, biology, distribution, and toxic properties. The book also includes illustrations of the most common characteristics of plants and terms used to describe them, a key to plant families included in the book, a glossary of frequently used terms, a bibliography, and indexes of scientific and common plant names. This is an essential guide for agronomists, crop and soil scientists, horticulturists, botanists, Cooperative Extension Service agents, farmers, gardeners, students in agriculture and biology, lawn care professionals, green industry professionals, nursery owners, government quarantine workers, and land preservationists. Each species account includes: Up to four full-color photographs showing seed, seedling, plant, flower, and other unique plant features Distribution map For grasses, a line drawing of the collar, where the leaf joins the stem, an important identifying characteristic Scientific names, common names, and local synonyms of common names Vegetative characteristics for seedlings and leaves Special identifying characteristics Reproductive characteristics Toxic properties States and provinces covered: Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas (northeastern) Kentucky (northern) Manitoba (southern half) Michigan Minnesota Missouri (upper half) Nebraska (eastern) North Dakota Ohio Ontario (southern half) Quebec (southwestern corner) Saskatchewan (southeastern) South Dakota (eastern half) Wisconsin