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  • Iwigara

    American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science

    "A beautiful catalogue of 80 plants, revered by indigenous people for their nourishing, healing, and symbolic properties." —Gardens IllustratedThe belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath—known in the Rarámuri tribe as iwígara—has resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures. Ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Light Eaters

    How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“A masterpiece of science writing.” –Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass“Mesmerizing, world-expanding, and achingly beautiful.” –Ed Yong, author of An Immense World“Rich, vital, and full of surprises. Read it!” –Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Under a White Sky and The Sixth Extinction“... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Forgotten Botanist

    Sara Plummer Lemmon's Life of Science and Art

    by Wynne Brown ...
    WILLA Literary Award Winner in Creative Nonfiction2022 Spur Award Winner2022 Top Pick in Southwest Books of the YearNew Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist in Cover DesignHonorable Mention in the At-Large NFPW Communications ContestThe Forgotten Botanist is the account of an extraordinary woman who, in 1870, was driven by ill health to leave the East Coast for a new life in the West—alone. At ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Case Against Hillary Clinton

    by Peggy Noonan ...
    As the long, scandal-ridden trial of the Clinton years comes to an end--and as the first lady mounts her own campaign for independent political office--it is time for a summation. What is the legacy of Clintonism? What is there in Hillary Clinton's background, talents, or record of achievement that qualifies her to represent New York in the U.S. Senate? And, most important, what will happen if ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Healthy Soils, Sick Soils

    Understanding the Nature of Humus and How It Functions in Farming Systems

    Now available in English for the first time, this popular 1943 treatise on biology and biologically correct working of soil from the pen of the famous soil scientist Prof. Dr. Franz Sekera, carefully edited and expanded by his wife, scientist Margareth Sekera, over the years, has long been beloved by farmers and soils scientists in its original German. Starting with the basic concepts of “tilth” ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management

    by Balaji Aglave ...
    Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management presents the fundamentals of plant diseases identification based on symptomology and management focusing mainly on integrated pest management approach. It discusses a variety of techniques for the diagnosis of crop disease, losses due to crop diseases, and theories behind disease management. It describes how society is constraining the ... Read more

    $61.99 USD

  • The Botany of Desire

    A Plant's-Eye View of the World

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaIn 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 ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Identifying Trees of the West

    An All-Season Guide to Western North America

    A field guide to every common tree in Western North America, with hundreds of color photos.Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America—from the eastern base of the Rocky ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Plant Ecology

    Origins, Processes, Consequences

    by Paul A. Keddy ...
    Presenting a global and interdisciplinary approach to plant ecology, this much-awaited new edition of the book Plants and Vegetation integrates classical themes with the latest ideas, models, and data. Keddy draws on extensive teaching experience to bring the field to life, guiding students through essential concepts with numerous real-world examples and full-colour illustrations throughout. The ... Read more

    $64.99 USD

  • Most Delicious Poison

    The Story of Nature's Toxins—From Spices to Vices

    by Noah Whiteman ...
    An evolutionary biologist tells the story of nature’s toxins and why we are attracted—and addicted—to them, in this “magisterial, fascinating, and gripping tour de force” (Neil Shubin).A deadly secret lurks within our spice racks, medicine cabinets, backyard gardens, and private stashes.Scratch beneath the surface of a coffee bean, a red pepper flake, a poppy seed, a mold spore, a foxglove leaf, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Through Vegetal Being

    Two Philosophical Perspectives

    Series series Critical Life Studies
    Blossoming from a correspondence between Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder, Through Vegetal Being is an intense personal, philosophical, and political meditation on the significance of the vegetal for our lives, our ways of thinking, and our relations with human and nonhuman beings. The vegetal world has the potential to rescue our planet and our species and offers us a way to abandon past ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Meetings with Remarkable Mushrooms

    Forays with Fungi across Hemispheres

    A whirlwind journey through fungus frontiers that underscores how appreciating fungi is key to understanding our planet’s power and fragility.What can we learn from the lives of fungi? Splitting time between the northern and southern hemispheres, ecologist Alison Pouliot ensures that she experiences two autumns per year in the pursuit of fungi—from Australia’s deserts to Iceland’s glaciers to ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Lessons from Plants

    An exploration of how plant behavior and adaptation offer valuable insights for human thriving.We know that plants are important. They maintain the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. They nourish other living organisms and supply psychological benefits to humans as well, improving our moods and beautifying the landscape around us. But plants don’t just passively provide. ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Hidden Life of Trees

    What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

    Series Book 1 - The Mysteries of Nature
    A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • One of the most beloved books of our time: an illuminating account of the forest, and the science that shows us how trees communicate, feel, and live in social networks. After reading this book, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.“Breaks entirely new ground ... [Peter Wohlleben] has listened to trees and decoded ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Secret Life of Plants

    A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man

    "Once in a while you find a book that stuns you. Its scope leaves you breathless. This is such a book." — John White, San Francisco ChronicleExplore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Trees in My Forest

    Ina book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Heartbeat of Trees

    Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature

    Translated by Jane Billinghurst ...
    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREESA powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply con... ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Journey Through Potions and Herbology

    Series Book 2 - A Journey Through...
    This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic - inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name.Potions have been made for thousands of years - associated with bubbling pots and mysterious ingredients, they have been brewed to make medicines, drugs and poisons. Harry Potter became much better at Potions with a ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Serpent and the Rainbow

    by Wade Davis ...
    A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist.In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Tree

    A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter

    by Colin Tudge ...
    A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism, The Tree is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future.There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing. There are Douglas firs as tall as skyscrapers, and a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • WALDEN or Life in the Woods (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

    WALDEN or, Life in the Woods, by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Thus Spoke the Plant

    A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants

    A research scientist’s fascinating study of plant communication reveals how we “have been misunderstanding plants, and ourselves, for all of history” (The Paris Review).“A compelling story of discovery . . . [that] will change the way you see the world”—for fans of The Hidden Life of Trees (Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass)In this “phytobiography”—a collection of stories written ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Eight Master Lessons of Nature

    What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World

    by Gary Ferguson ...
    A riveting manifesto for the millions of people who long to forge a more vital, meaningful connection to the natural world to live a better, more fulfilling lifeLooking around at the world today—a world of skyscrapers, super highways, melting ice caps, and rampant deforestation—it is easy to feel that humanity has actively severed its ties with nature. It’s no wonder that we are starving to ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • How the Earth Turned Green

    A Brief 3.8-Billion-Year History of Plants

    This “amazing and wonderful book” explores the evolutionary history of photosynthesis in a grand story of how the world became the verdant place we know (Choice).On this blue planet, long before dinosaurs reigned, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus