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Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and ManagementArtist/Author: Capon, Samantha, Cassandra James, Michael Reid (Editors)
Vegetation communities in Australia’s riverine landscapes are ecologically, economically and culturally significant. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems on the continent and have been dramatically altered as a result of human activities and climate change. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes brings together, for the first time, the results of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted over the last few decades into the biology, ecology and management of these important plant communities in Australia.
The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides context with respect to the spatial and temporal dimensions of riverine landscapes in Australia. The second section examines key groups of riverine plants, while the third section provides an overview of riverine vegetation in five major regions of Australia, including patterns, significant threats and management. The final section explores critical issues associated with the conservation and management of riverine plants and vegetation, including water management, salinity, fire and restoration.
Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes highlights the incredible diversity and dynamic nature of riverine vegetation across Australia, and will be an excellent reference for researchers, academics and environmental consultants.
Pest-Repellent Plants: Organic Solutions to Garden and Household Pests (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Woodward, Penny
Featuring A-Z of Pest-repellent Plants, this title includes many other organic solutions, from traps and barriers to sprays, oils, dusting powders and washes. It helps you find a easy solution to any garden, personal and household pest.
There is no Excuse for Ugliness: Falling in Love with our Best Plants and GardensArtist/Author: Blazey, Clive
A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden, written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that won’t disappoint. How to select and combine the best plants to create colour-themed flower gardens for you to enjoy. Learn the basics for gardening success; from soil and composting to plant nutrition and life-cycles – feed the soil not the plant.
A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and IllustratedArtist/Author: Pell, Susan K, Bobbi Angell
The technical terms used to describe plants can be daunting, but they are essential for accurate identification and communication. This comprehensive glossary gives concise definitions of the terms that describe color, shape, texture, growth forms, fruit and flower characteristics, and much more, enhanced by clear, accurate illustrations.
Students, professionals, gardeners, and nature lovers will find A Botanist’s Vocabulary to be an invaluable aid in all their interactions with the plant kingdom.
Waterwise Plants and GardeningArtist/Author: Walsh, Kevin
Creating a colourful and interesting garden that is also waterwise is easy with this comprehensive guide. This book sets out the six easy-to-use principles that will allow you to create a beautiful garden that not only uses water wisely, but also creates a resilient, sustainable and low maintenance environment. Waterwise Plants and Gardening also describes 400 of the best dry-tolerant plants, from large trees to small bulbs, and includes groundcovers, climbers, shrubs and perennials. Every plant is illustrated with a colour photograph, along with a full description and notes on growing conditions and maintenance. There are also lists to help you pick the right waterwise plant for the situation. Combining Australia’s longest selling book on waterwise gardening with the author’s follow up on waterwise plants, this revised and updated edition uses symbols, full colour photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams to create the complete guide to waterwise gardening for Australian conditions. Kevin Walsh is a horticulturist, garden designer and writer.
Field Guide to New Zealand’s Native TreesArtist/Author: Dawson, John, Rob Lucas
If the monumental New Zealand’s Native Trees has inspired you to venture into the outdoors to look more closely at our unique tree flora, this field guide is the perfect companion to take along. Compact enough to fit in a day-pack, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of New Zealand, including Stewart Island and the Chathams.
Field Guide to New Zealand’s Native Trees is organised in three main sections – conifers, tree ferns and flowering trees – and covers 209 species. A visual key to leaf shapes will help to narrow down the identification of the numerous flowering trees. Under each species, headings such as Distribution & Habitat, Size, Bark, Foliage & Habit, Flowers & Fruit lead readers straight to relevant information, and a panel of Distinguishing Features is a useful aid to quick identification. More than 1500 superb photographs show the whole tree and its key features, some in very close detail.
The most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to New Zealand’s native trees, this handy and beautiful reference book deserves a place in every home, library and school.
Garden Pests, Diseases & Good Bugs: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for Australian GardenersArtist/Author: Crawford, Denis
The most comprehensive illustrated book on pests and diseases – and beneficial insects – for Australian gardeners. Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, and a wealth of easy-to-follow, comprehensive and reliable advice, Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs is the ultimate illustrated guide for anyone who wants to encourage a healthy, thriving garden.
Every garden is host to hundreds of insects and other invertebrates. Fortunately very few of them are pests. But how do you tell if an insect is harmful or not? And what about those nasty looking leaf spots, and mildews, and strange lumps and bumps? Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs show you how to figure out whether an insect is a pest or not, identify the signs of disease, and apply hands-on preventive and control techniques before resorting to pesticides.
∗ Over 750 photographs to help you identify the good, the bad and the ugly in your garden with ease
∗ Features natural and non-toxic solutions as well as chemical controls
∗ Over 150 pest insects and other pests described in detail along with the good bugs that get rid of them
Green Guide to Trees of AustraliaArtist/Author: Krisch, Peter
This title in New Holland’s award-winning Green Guides series investigates the ever-popular subject of Australia’s trees and shrubs, celebrating the beauty, great diversity and unique evolution of the country’s forests.
The structure of this book is similar to that of other titles in the series.
– Fact panels cover interesting aspects of the subject.
– Questions answered include: ‘what is the difference between a tree and a shrub?’, ‘what age can Australian trees reach?’, ‘how tall do trees grow in Australia?’ and ‘how many species of trees and shrubs exist in Australia?’ to name just a few.
– Other sections look at how trees reproduce and how they evolved.
– Identification spreads cover all the key species and families which occur across Australia, including many species of conifers, eucalypts and wattles/acacias.
There are sections on how to identify bottlebrushes, banksias, casuarinas, grevilleas, figs, laurels and many others, including many of the trees and shrubs found in Australia’s species-rich rainforests. The many beautiful images are taken from the author’s own collection which has been built up over many decades.
Whitley Award Winner: Best Zoological Series
Astounding MushroomsArtist/Author: Bellocq, Alain (Author), Jaroslav Malý (Illustrator)
Astounding Mushrooms features full-colour photographs of more than 200 mushroom species in their wild habitat. The close-up images reveal every size of growth, every shade of color, every shadow of silhouette, and every detail of texture. Chapter text sheds light on this unique living species, neither animal nor plant. Concise captions identify the mushrooms and provide further description of their biology. As Astounding Mushrooms reveals, mushrooms are astonishingly diverse! Shapes include buttons, nests, fans, feet, clubs, hooves, trumpets, mesh, tentacles, stars, tubes, and spines. Textures are smooth, shiny or pimpled. They can be dry or wet, edible or deadly. Nuanced colors and blushes include yellows, reds, blues, and greens. They may be speckled, stinky, slimy, hairy, or fuzzy. Some wear a hat, a “skirt”, or can even move. Astounding Mushrooms invites readers into the extraordinary fungi universe.
The author Alain Bellocq is a mycologist specializing in the study of the Inocybe genre, who trained with Marcel Bon, a mycologist of worldwide reputation. He is president of the Association Mycologique de l’Ouest de la France and secretary of the L’Observatoire Mycologique.
Grasslands and Climate ChangeArtist/Author: Gibson, David J, Jonathan A. Newman (Editors)
Grasslands are the most extensive terrestrial biome on Earth and are critically important for forage, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Grasslands and Climate Change brings together an international team of researchers to review scientific knowledge of the effects of climate change on world grasslands, a process we are only just starting to understand. Part One assesses how climate change will impact on the distribution of grasslands, as well as production, biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem services. Part Two considers the consequences for the spread of invasive species, demographic change, trophic-level relationships, soil biota, and evolutionary change within grassland biodiversity. Part Three proposes how ecologists can respond to climate change effects, focusing on grazing systems, cultural ecology, range management, and restoration. The concluding chapter sets grasslands in the context of the Anthropocene era and identifies the vital research and conservation needs for grassland ecosystems to remain environmentally sustainable under climate change.
Gardening with ConifersArtist/Author: Bloom, Adrian (Author), Richard Bloom (Illustrator),
Comprehensive in scope and lavishly illustrated, Gardening with Conifers includes a directory of more than 600 conifers and expert advice on:
– Size and growth rates, Canada/USA hardiness ratings
– Site and soil preferences
– Planting, maintenance and propagation
– Pruning, pests and diseases
– Dwarf conifers and ground covers
– Conifers in containers, moving conifers, and more
Gardening with Conifers is a thorough and beautiful guide to coniferous trees and shrubs of the world available to North American gardeners. Stunning colour photographs show conifers young and old in a variety of environments, from small gardens to many-acred gardens. It reveals the magic that conifers bring to a garden and how they create structure and balance for year-round visual interest and colour.
The Plant Lover’s Guide to ClematisArtist/Author: Beutler, Linda
With their sumptuous colours and generous display of flowers, clematis are unrivaled among climbing (and sometimes shrubby) plants. Whether you favor the spectacular large-flowered hybrids or the elegant small-flowered hybrids and species, you’ll learn the best plants for your garden along with expert advice on design, propagation, and maintenance – including clear instructions on the often confusing subject of pruning.
The Plant Lover’s Guides offer a rich source of information on both new and classic garden plants. Written by enthusiastic experts, they recommend the best varieties for different situations, inspire ideas for new plant combinations, and are packed with resources for the home gardener. These gorgeous guides celebrate the beauty of each plant and form a comprehensive library that every plant lover will want to own.
The author Linda Beutler has been the curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection since 2007 and in 2013 was elected the first American president of the International Clematis Society.