Plants Out Of Place

Author: Courtney Farrell
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781615903221
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Plants Out Of Place. Explores the impact of invasive plants, including salt cedar, kudzu, and water hyacinth, on the environment.

Subnature Architecture S Other Environments

Author: David Gissen
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987774
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Subnature Architecture S Other Environments. This book examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature.

Plantas Fuera De Lugar Plants Out Of Place

Author: Courtney Farrell
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781627172783
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Plantas Fuera De Lugar Plants Out Of Place . Learn About The Destructive Effect Non-Native Plants Can Have On An Environment. Correlated To Common Core, Texas TEKS, Virginia Sols, And Georgia Performance Standards.

Nature Out Of Place

Author: Jason Van Driesche
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910958
Size: 32.49 MB
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Nature Out Of Place. Though the forests are still green and the lakes full of water, an unending stream of invasions is changing many ecosystems around the world from productive, tightly integrated webs of native species to loose assemblages of stressed native species and aggressive invaders. The earth is becoming what author David Quammen has called a "planet of weeds." Nature Out of Place brings this devastating but overlooked crisis to the forefront of public consciousness by offering a fascinating exploration of its causes and consequences, along with a thoughtful and practical consideration of what can be done about it. The father and son team of Jason and Roy Van Driesche offer a unique combination of narratives that highlight specific locations and problems along with comprehensive explanations of the underlying scientific and policy issues.Chapters examine Hawaii, where introduced feral pigs are destroying the islands' native forests; zebra mussel invasion in the rivers of Ohio; the decades-long effort to eradicate an invasive weed on the Great Plains; and a story about the restoration of both ecological and human history in an urban natural area. In-depth background chapters explain topics ranging from how ecosystems become diverse, to the characteristics of effective invaders, to procedures and policies that can help prevent future invasions. The book ends with a number of specific suggestions for ways that individuals can help reduce the impacts of invasive species, and offers resources for further information.By bringing the problem of invasive species to life for readers at all levels, Nature Out of Place will play an essential role in the vital effort to raise public awareness of this ongoing ecological crisis.

The Living Fields

Author: Jack Rodney Harlan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521649926
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The Living Fields. A readable account of how, where and when humans learned to domesticate plants and animals.

Plants In Contemporary Poetry

Author: John Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131728755X
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Plants In Contemporary Poetry. Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Gl├╝ck, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.

The War On Weeds In The Prairie West

Author: Clinton Lorne Evans
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552380297
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The War On Weeds In The Prairie West. This book Spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features: Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the events in Upper Canada, the Prairies, and Northern United States; Gives a brief history of herbicides and their widespread acceptance by prairie farmers in the middle of the 1900s; Evans draws on extensive primary sources and considers the delicate connection between human culture and the natural world; The book is particularly timely because of debates on the use of pesticides and herbicide resistance crops, such as canola; Fills a need for a detailed survey of agricultural development and settlement on the Prairies. In this provocative book, Evans suggests that herbicides have simply prolonged the war on weeds, and that by breeding herbicide resistance into crops, agrochemical companies are attempting to secure long-term herbicide and genetically-modified seed sales by forcing farmers to continue to fight a war that can never be won.

Plant By Numbers

Author: Steve Asbell
ISBN: 1591865492
Size: 37.53 MB
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Plant By Numbers. DIVIn Plant by Numbers, author Steve Asbell takes interior container gardening to a much prettier level with 50 original planting projects presented through a fun, witty, recipe-style layout with full-color photos and custom planting diagrams. /div

Developments In Physiology Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Of Plants

Author: Bandana Bose
Publisher: New India Publishing
ISBN: 9788189422028
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Developments In Physiology Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Of Plants. The book is exceptional in its organization with three major characteristics of plant system i.e. Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology been provided under one canopy. Physiology, which deals with all the vital activities of a plant and also explains how it reacts to sustain in natural distress similarly within the plant, the types of physiological actions at biochemical level forming innumerable compounds through chains of biochemical reactions at various levels of plant growth and development becomes Biochemistry. However, the curiosity and thirst of knowledge of human being is endless. Man has been providing still inside up to the molecular and genetic levels to understand the nature of biochemical reactions and to control if possible up to the desired level and that is Molecular Biology. Now this is the time to elevate most relevant work of academic and applied importance out of vast research of diverse significance done in the last fifty years."