Author: Spoerke,Susan C. Smolinske
Publisher: CRC Press
This comprehensive volume discusses the various classes of toxic substances found in plants, and includes a series of monographs on specific species. Filled with figures and illustrations, this important reference presents information on clinical effects, the various common and botanic names, specific or class of toxin, case reports, mechanism of action, and risk assessment. The easy-to-read text provides a glossary of terms along with photographs of selected species. Everyone who comes into contact with plants will want this one-of-a-kind monograph at their fingertips. This resourceful book informs the non-botanist as well as health care practitioners, gardeners, poison center specialists, and nurserymen of the possible risks involving exposures to specific indoor plants.
Author: Nico Vermeulen,Richard Rosenfeld
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
Genera D to E
Author: Laurence C. Hatch
Publisher: Laurence Hatch Press
This volume covers the cultivars from Darlingtonia to Euphorbia (succulents) excluding Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia). New, original research includes extensive revisions of Dieffenbachia and Dracaena cultivars, including the newest clones as well as historical scans from the origins of popular clones. Dionaea, Epipremnum, Echeveria, and Episcia are also covered. It has been over 30 years since anyone has produced a truly comprehensive review of house plant and interior landscaping varieties. This project started in 2000 by horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and the New Ornamentals Society has matured and is now available for the first time to the public in 2015.
Author: Robert Buist
Publisher: Applewood Books
""Famed seedman, head of the Robert Buist Company, and credited with introducing the poinsettia to the United States, Buist was one of the most famous names in flowers in the 19th century. Arranged chronologically, his 1845 guide, the third edition of the work, is a vast and comprehensive reference for all aspects of flower gardening in America.""
Author: Anthony Knight
Publisher: CRC Press
This title is an excellent resource to help indentify poisonous plants in the home and garden and contains the most current information about plant toxicity in dogs and cats. This essential reference allows veterinarians to not only identify poisonous plants, but also includes the toxic properties of the plant and the clinical signs that can be expected in animals that ingest the plants. This instrumental guide contains detailed discussions on the plant toxins, the plant parts that are most dangerous and the first aid that should be considered. The title includes 192 domestic and exotic plant species, with an emphasis on plants typically found in and around the home. This user friendly guide is organized alphabetically by the plant’s botanical name, while the index includes common names listed to help find the specific plant in question. The 350 high quality color photos also assist the practitioner in accurate plant identification. The highly visual, easily accessible format make this title an ideal toxically reference for small animal practitioners.
Author: Emma Sibley
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof.The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants – this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own.Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.
Author: John Brookes
Publisher: Readers Digest
Offers advice concerning plant selection, containers, lighting, and plant care, and includes information on cactus, succulents, bulbs, water gardens, and bonsai plants
Author: Roger Phillips,Martyn Rix
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Filled with useful tips and planting advice, this guide to pot and patio gardening offers inspiration for filling window boxes, hanging baskets, and planters of all kinds.