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Burpee American Gardening Series: Vines
Suzanne F. Bales; Paperback
Listed under Organic Gardening

The Backyard Orchardist : A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Stella Otto
Listed under Fruit Trees
Botany in a Day: Thomas J. Elpel's Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families, 4th Ed.
Botany in a Day: Thomas J. Elpel's Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families, 4th Ed.
by Thomas J. Elpel
Book Description: Now you can cut years off the process of learning about plants. Learn how related plants have similar features for identification. Discover how they often have similar properties and similar uses. Toms book takes you beyond the details towards a greater understanding of the patterns among plants. Most plant books cover only one or two hundred species. Botany in a Day includes more than 100 plant families and over 700 generaincluding edible and medicinal usesapplicable to many thousands of species. 

With this book you will be able to recognize patterns in plants everywhere you goin the wild, in your garden, among house plants, even at the florist. Understand the magic of patterns among plants, and the world will never look the same again! 
Paperback from HOPS Press

Botany for Gardeners : An Introduction and Guide
Brian Capon / Timber Pr / August 1992

Edible Wild Plants : A North American Field Guide
Thomas S. Elias, Peter A. Dykeman (Contributor)
Sterling Publications / November 1990

Ethnobotany : Evolution of a Discipline
Richard Evans Schultes(Editor), et al / Timber Pr / September 1995 

Flowering Plants of the World
V.H. Heywood(Editor) / Oxford Univ Press / September 1993

Greenhouse Operation & Management
Paul V. Nelson, Paul Y. Nelson / Prentice Hall / August 1997 

Guide to Flowering Plant Families
Wendy B. Zomlefer / Univ of North Carolina Pr / January 1995 

Cycads of the World
David L. Jones, Dennis Stevenson
Listed under Palms

Echinacea : Nature's Immune Enhancer
Steven Foster
Inner Traditions Intl Ltd / May 1991 

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants (And Not So Wild Places)
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants (And Not So Wild Places)
by Steve Brill
Paperback from Perennial Currents
Matthews Plant Virology, Fourth Edition
Matthews' Plant Virology, Fourth Edition
by R. E. F. Matthews, Roger Hull, R. E. F. Plant Virology Matthews
Hardcover from Academic Press
One River : Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest
Wade Davis / Touchstone Books / August 1997

Opium for the Masses : A Practical Guide to Growing Poppies and Making Opium
Jim Hogshire / Loompanics Unlimited / July 1994

Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds
George W. Hudler
Listed under Mushrooms

Plants from Test Tubes : An Introduction to Micropropagation
Lydiane Kyte, John G. Kleyn / Timber Pr / November 1996

A Modern Herbal : The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk Lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi Shrubs and Trees With
Maud Grieve, C. F. Leyel (Editor)
Dover Pubns / March 1978

A Modern Herbal
Maud Grieve, C. F. Leyel (Editor)
Dover Pubns / March 1978

The Divine Proportion : A Study in Mathematical Beauty
H. E. Huntley / Dover Pubns / June 1970 

The Herb Book
John B. Lust(Editor)
Bantam Books / July 1, 1983 

The Clutius Botanical Watercolors : Plants and Flowers of the Renaissance
Claudia Swan
Listed under Botanical Art

Weeds of the Northeast
Richard H. Uva, et al 
Book Description: Here, at last, is a lavishly illustrated manual for ready identification of 299 common and economically important weeds in the region south to Virginia, north to Maine and southern Canada, and west to Wisconsin. Based on vegetative rather than floral characteristics, this practical guide gives anyone who works with plants the ability to identify weeds before they flower. A dichotomous key to all the species described in the book is designed to narrow the choices to a few possible species. Identification can then be confirmed by reading the descriptions of the species and comparing a specimen with the drawings and photographs. A fold-out grass identification table provides diagnostic information for weedy grasses in an easy-to-use tabular key. Specimens with unusual vegetative characteristics, such as thorns, square stems, whorled leaves, or milky sap, can be rapidly identified using the shortcut identification table. The first comprehensive weed identification manual available for the Northeast, this book will facilitate appropriate weed management strategy in any horticultural or agronomic cropping system and will also serve home gardeners and landscape managers, as well as pest management specialists and allergists. 
Cornell Univ Pr / April 1997 

The Book of Bamboo
David Farrelly / Sierra Club Books / June 1995 

Secrets of Plant Propagation : Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants
Lewis Hill / Storey Books / March 1985 

Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of the United States
Edward, Knobel
Listed under Grasses

Native American Ethnobotany
Daniel E. Moerman / Timber Pr / October 1998 

The Genus Hosta; Giboshi Zoku
W. George Schmid / Timber Press / March 1992 

Heliconia : An Identification Guide
Fred Berry, W. John Kress
Listed under Tropical Gardening

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Bradford Angier / Stackpole Books / September 1974 

Eyewitness Handbooks: Herbs
Lesley Bremness, et al / DK Publishing / August 1994 

Creative Propagation : A Grower's Guide
Peter Thompson
Paperback: 220 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.00 x 6.00 
Publisher: Timber Pr; Reprint edition (May 1992)
ISBN: 088192251X 

American Wildlife and Plants : A Guide to Wildlife Food
Alexander C. Martin, A. L. Nelson / Dover Pubns / May 1985 

How to Identify Plants
H. D. Harrington, L.W. Durrell (Illustrator)
Paperback: 203 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 8.37 x 5.37 
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr (Txt);
ISBN: 0804001499 

The Evolutionary Biology of Plants
Karl J. Niklas
Book Description: Although they are among the most abundant of all living things and provide essential oxygen, food, and shelter to the animal kingdom, few books pay any attention to how and why plants evolved the wondrous diversity we see today. In this richly illustrated and clearly written book, Karl J. Niklas provides the first comprehensive synthesis of modern evolutionary biology as it relates to plants. 

After presenting key evolutionary principles, Niklas recounts the saga of plant life from its origins to the radiation of the flowering plants. To investigate how living plants might have evolved, Niklas conducts a series of computer-generated "walks" on fitness "landscapes," arriving at hypothetical forms of plant life strikingly similar to those of today and the distant past. He concludes with an extended consideration of molecular biology and paleontology. 

An excellent overview for undergraduates, this book will also challenge graduate students and researchers. --
University of Chicago Press / May 1997 

Kava : The Pacific Elixir : The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry
Vincent Lebot, et al / Inner Traditions Intl Ltd / March 1997 

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates : California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin
Peter R. Dallman / University of California Press / August 1998 

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West
Michael Moore, Mimi Kamp (Illustrator) / Red Crane Books / November 1993 

The Plant-Book : A Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants
D. J. Mabberley / Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd) / June 1997 

Biology of Plants
Peter H. Raven, et al / W H Freeman & Co. / July 1998 

Plants and Flowers : 1,761 Illustrations for Artists and Designers (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Alan Bessette(Editor), William K. Chapman (Editor) / Dover Pubns / September 1992 

The Metamorphosis of Flowers
Claude Nuridsany, et al / Harry N Abrams / April 1998 

A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names : Their Meanings and Origins
Archibald William a ga Smith / Dover Pubns / July 1997 

Women of Flowers : A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators
Jack Kramer, et al / Stewart Tabori & Chang / October 1996 

Nature Illuminated : Flora and Fauna from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II
Lee Hendrix(Editor), et al / J Paul Getty Museum Pubns / September 1997 

The Book of Forest and Thicket : Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America
John Eastman, Amelia Hansen (Illustrator) / Stackpole Books / March 1992 

Agnes Chase's First Book of Grasses : The Structure of Grasses Explained for Beginners
Lynn G. Clark, et al / Smithsonian Institution Press / May 1996 

Growing and Using Herbs Successfully
Betty E. M. Jacobs / Storey Books / April 1981 

The Jepson Manual : Higher Plants of California
James C. Hickman(Editor) / Univ California Press / April 1993 

The Bamboos
Floyd A. McClure, Richard Haubrich / Smithsonian Institution Press / November 1993 

The Collector's Garden : Designing With Extraordinary Plants
Kenneth Druse, et al / Clarkson Potter / March 1996 

American Bamboos
Emmet J. Judziewicz(Editor), et al / Smithsonian Institution Press / January 1999 

Jim Meuninck, Peggy Duke (Illustrator) / Ics Books / September 1988 

Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers
Bruce MacDonald / Timber Pr / March 1987 

Plant Pathology
George N. Agrios / Academic Pr / February 1997 

Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary
Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary
by James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris
Paperback from Spring Lake Pub.
The Origin and Early Diversification of Land Plants : A Cladistic Study (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
Paul Kenrick, Peter R. Crane (Contributor) 
Smithsonian Institution Press / August 1997 
Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology
by Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger
Hardcover from Sinauer Associates
Wild Roots : A Forager's Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Roots, Tubers, Corms, and Rhizomes of North America
Doug Elliott, Douglas B. Roots Elliott / Healing Arts Pr / July 1995 

Reaching for the Sun : How Plants Work
John King
Book Description: Green plants are all around us. We are totally dependent on them for food; we cultivate them for our pleasure; and we use them to our advantage in a vast number of ways. This is a lively, nontechnical account of how green plants live, grow and...reach for the sun. It covers everything you need or want to know about plants, including how plants satisfy their nutritional and energy needs, how they direct and promote their growth, development and death, and how they react to the daily and seasonal variations and stresses in their environments. Finally, the author describes how they attract and repel other living organisms and how we exploit them for our own use in food and medicine. From their ability to take energy from sunlight to make their own food to their amazing range of life-sustaining, death-defying strategies, John King explains why plants dominate our planet. This is not just a book for avid gardeners and naturalists. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the earth is green.
Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd) / April 1997 

The Secret Life of Plants
Peter Tompkins, Christopher O. Bird 
HarperCollins (paper) / February 1989

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice : An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest
Mark J. Plotkin
Penguin USA (Paper) August 1994

Saving Seeds : The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Marc Rogers, et al 
Storey Books / March 1991

Picturing Plants : An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration
Gill Saunders
Listed under Botanical Art

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants : Eastern and Central North America
Roger Tory Peterson, Lee A. Peterson / Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap) / March 1982
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A Book of Salvias : Sages for Every Garden
Betsy Clebsch, Carol D. Barner (Illustrator) / Timber Pr / April 1997 

Dictionary of Plant Names
Allen J. Coombes / Timber Pr / February 1986 

The Private Life of Plants : A Natural History of Plant Behaviour
David Attenborough / Princeton Univ Pr / September 1995 

Index of Garden Plants : The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary
Mark Griffiths / Timber Pr / April 1994 

Botanical Latin : History, Grammar, Syntax, Terminology and Vocabulary
William T. Stearn / Timber Pr / July 1995 

Collecting Processing and Germinating Seeds of Wildland Plants
James A. Young, Cheryl G. Young (Contributor) / Timber Pr / October 1986
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Plants of Love : Aphrodisiacs in Myth, History, and the Present
Christian Ratsch / Ten Speed Pr / September 1997
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The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants
Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, A. Lindenmayer (Contributor)
Springer Verlag / April 1996
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Plants, People, and Culture : The Science of Ethnobotany
Michael J. Balick, Paul Alan Cox (Contributor) / W H Freeman & Co / September 1997
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