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  • Table of Content (Tentative)Introduction- the EditorsGlobal distribution and ecology of hyperaccumulator plants- Roger Reeves, Antony van der Ent, Alan BakerPhysiology and molecular biology of trace element hyperaccumulation- Mark Aarts, Sylvain MerlotThe important role of the rhizosphere and microbes associated with hyperaccumulator plants- Emile Benizri, Petra KiddNew tools for hyperaccumulator discovery and understanding their physiology- Antony van der Ent, Guillaume Echevarria, Hugh HarrisPropagation and aspects of conservation of rare hyperaccumulator plants- Bruno Fogliani, Laurent L'HuillierNickel availability and biogeochemical pathways in ultramafic soils- Guillaume EchevarriaThe long road to developing agromining/phytomining- Rufus Chaney, Alan Baker, Jean Louis MorelAgronomy of "metal crops" used in agromining- Rufus Chaney, Jean Louis MorelIncorporating hyperaccumulator plants in rehabilitation and mine closure- Peter Erskine, Gavin Lee, Stephane McCoyUsing plants to clean up polluted soils with recovery of valuable by-products- Thibault Sterckeman, Markus PuschenreiterElement case studies:Nickel (Jean Louis Morel, Aida Bani)Cobalt (Guillaume Echevarria, Antony van der Ent)Selenium (Elizabeth Pillon-Smits)Thallium, Rare Earth Elements and PGEsProcessing of bio-ores and products- Marie-Odile Simonnot, James Vaughan, Baptiste LaubieEcosystem services and Life Cycle Assessment of agromining- Marie-Noelle Pons, Jean Louis MorelConclusions and Outlook- the Editors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319618982 20180129
This is the first book on global agromining/phytomining technology. It presents the complete metal farming or agromining chain; an emerging technology expected to be transformative in the extraction of resources of those elements not accessible by traditional mining techniques. Meeting the demand for critical minerals (rare earth elements, platinum group elements, nickel cobalt) is increasingly difficult in the 21st century due to resource depletion and geopolitical factors. Agromining uses hyperaccumulator plants as "metal crops" farmed on sub-economic soils or mineral waste to obtain valuable elements.This book, which follows the metal farming chain, starts with the latest information on the global distribution and ecology of hyperaccumulator plants, biogeochemical pathways, the influence of rhizosphere microbes, as well as aspects of propagation and conservation of these unusual plants. It then presents the state of the art in new tools for identifying hyperaccumulator plants and for understanding their physiology and molecular biology. It goes on to describe the agronomy of "metal crops, " and opportunities for incorporating agromining into rehabilitation and mine closure, including test-cases of nickel, cobalt, selenium, thallium, rare earth elements and PGEs. Finally, it concludes with an overview of the latest developments in the processing of bio-ores and associated products. This book is edited and authored by the pioneers in the field who have been at the foreground of the development of agromining over the past three decades. It is timely as agromining is now at a pivotal point in its development with rapid expansion of activities in the field around the globe. As such it is of interest to environmental professionals in the minerals industry, government regulators and academics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319618982 20180129
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319750873 20180508
This book provides an overview of antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes and their role in the mechanisms of signaling and cellular tolerance under stress in plant systems. Major reactive oxygen species (ROS)-scavenging/modulating enzymes include the superoxide dismutase (SOD) that dismutates O2 into H2O2, which is followed by the coordinated action of a set of enzymes including catalase (CAT), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and peroxiredoxins (Prx) that remove H2O2. In addition to the ROS scavenging enzymes, a number of other enzymes are found in various subcellular compartments, which are involved in maintaining such redox homeostasis either by directly scavenging particular ROS and ROS-byproducts or by replenishing antioxidants. In that respect, these enzymes can be also considered antioxidants. Such enzymes include monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDAR), dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR), glutathione reductase (GR), alternative oxidases (AOXs), peroxidases (PODs) and glutathione S-transferases (GSTs). Some non-enzymatic antioxidants, such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C), carotenes (provitamin A), tocopherols (vitamin E), and glutathione (GSH), work in concert with antioxidant enzymes to sustain an intracellular steady-state level of ROS that promotes plant growth, development, cell cycles and hormone signaling, and reinforces the responses to abiotic and biotic environmental stressors. Offering a unique compilation of information on antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes, this is a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers working on plant biochemistry, physiology, biotechnology, and signaling in cell organelles, and those specializing in plant enzyme technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319750873 20180508
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  • Acknowledgments Introduction Dicotyledons Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots-- Eudicotyledoneae) Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171002
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225020 20171002
Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171002
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  • Acknowledgments Introduction Dicotyledons Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots-- Eudicotyledoneae) Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171218
Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171218
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  • Cover; Blossoms: And the Genes That Make Them; COPYRIGHT; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CONTENTS; Plates; INTRODUCTION; Part I: What Plants Are and What They Can Do; Chapter 1: NAMES; Chapter 2: PLANTS ARE LIKE ANIMALS, ONLY DIFFERENT; Chapter 3: SENSING THE ENVIRONMENT; Part II: How Genes Work; Chapter 4: HOW GENES WORK; Chapter 5: SWITCHING GENES ON AND OFF; Part III: Time to Flower; Chapter 6: GROWING UP GREEN; Chapter 7: WARM AND COLD; Chapter 8: LIGHT AND DARK; Part IV: Shaping a Flower; Chapter 9: THE CONSTRUCTION SITE; Chapter 10: SPECIAL SHAPES; Part V: Decorating a Flower
  • Chapter 11: PAINTING THE PETALSChapter 12: THE PERFUME FACTORY; A FINAL WORD; GLOSSARY; FURTHER READING; PUBLISHER ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX
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viii, 151 pages ; 22 cm
The book addresses the compelling demand for quantitative training in plant biology, including comparisons of the rate of processes, the size of structures and interactions among different processes, approached at different levels from molecules to the environment. Attention is paid to aspects of modern molecular biology and to modern biophysical treatments of classical transport and circulatory problems. This will allow the reader to become familiar with calculus as a tool to understand plant science. The book discusses specific problems covering six specific topics, and includes an additional section devoted to miscellaneous issues. It is also complemented by appendices describing units, conversion factors, formulae and data relevant to plant biology and to the relationship of plants with the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527508385 20180618
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vii, 321 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
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This book is a synthesis of the latest research on carnivorous plants, focusing on their physiology, ecology, evolution, and future conservation and research efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198779841 20180129
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  • Introduction. Commoning the Seeds: The Future of Agrobiodiversity and Food Security Fabien Girard, Christine Frison 1. Farmers, Innovation, and Intellectual Property: Current Trends and their Consequences for Food Security Graham Dutfield Part I: Access, Benefit-Sharing and Licensing 2. Beyond Access and Benefit-Sharing: Lessons from the Emergence and Application of the Principle of Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agrobiodiversity Governance Elsa Tsioumani 3. Patent & Benefit sharing. What can we learn from the Quassia amara lawsuit? What is the problem? Frederic Thomas 4. Open Sesame: Open Source and Crops Eric Deibel 5. Creating universal and sustainable access to plants and seeds: The role of clearinghouses, open source licenses, and inclusive patents Geertrui Van Overwalle Part II: Theoretical Frameworks 6. Private Law Arrangements for the Commons: A New Comparative Perspective Michele Spano 7. Composing the Common World of the Local Bio-Commons in the Age of the Anthropocene Fabien Girard Part III: The Struggle for the Recovery of the Shrinking Bio-Commons 8. An Anthropological Lens on Property and Access: Gudeman's Dialectics of Community and Market Laura Rival 9. Which scale to understand seed fluxes in small-scale farming societies? Snapshots of sorghum from Africa Eric Garine, Vanesse Labeyrie, Chloe Violon, Jean Wencelius, Christian Leclerc and Christine Raimond 10. Making the Difference with a Common Plant: The Recovery of Guarana by the Satere-Mawe (Brazil) Geoffroy Filoche 11. What Legal Framework for Safeguarding Traditional Seeds? Building the Commons in Colombia Patricia Guzman-Aguilera Part IV: A New Vitality for the Bio-Commons? 12. Governing Landraces and Associated Knowledge as a Commons. From Theory to Practice Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Laura Aceituno-Mata, Petra Benyei, Laura Calvet-Mir, Maria Carrascosa, Manuel Pardo de Santayana and Javier Tardio 13. `Free our seeds!' Strategies of farmers' movements to reappropriate seeds Elise Demeulenaere 14. Geographical Indications and the Commons: What Matters? Barbara Pick 15. Bio-commons in an industrialized country: a viable option? Susette Biber-Klemm Part V: Thinking Global: a Global Commons for the Seed? 16. The Benefit Sharing Mechanisms under the International Treaty: Heterogeneity and Equity in Global Resources Management Selim Louafi and Daniele Manzella 17. Planting the Commons: Towards Redesigning an Equitable Global Seed Exchange Christine Frison.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138087583 20180416
The joint challenges of population increase, food security and conservation of agrobiodiversity demand a rethink of plant breeding and agricultural research from a different perspective. While more food is undeniably needed, the key question is rather about how to produce it in a way that sustains biological diversity and mitigates climate change. This book shows how social sciences, and more especially law, can contribute towards reconfiguring current legal frameworks in order to achieving a better balance between the necessary requirements of agricultural innovation and the need for protection of agrobiodiversity. On the assumption that the concept of property can be rethought against the background of the 'right to include', so as to endow others with a common 'right to access' genetic resources, several international instruments and contractual arrangements drawn from the plant-breeding field (including the Convention on Biological Diversity, technology exchange clearing houses and open sources licenses) receive special consideration. In addition, the authors explore the tension between ownership and the free circulation and exchange of germplasm and issues such as genetic resources managed by local and indigenous communities, the ITPGRFA and participatory plant-breeding programmes. As a whole, the book demonstrates the relevance of the 'Commons' for plant breeding and agricultural innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138087583 20180416
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xiv, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: cultivating commerce-- 1. Plant traders and expertise-- 2. Science, commerce and culture-- 3. Amateur botany-- 4. Social status and the communication of knowledge-- 5. Commerce and cosmopolitanism-- 6. Cosmopolitanism under pressure-- Conclusion: commerce and cultivation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107126848 20171227
Sarah Easterby-Smith rewrites the histories of botany and horticulture from the perspectives of plant merchants who sold botanical specimens in the decades around 1800. These merchants were not professional botanists, nor were they the social equals of refined amateurs of botany. Nevertheless, they participated in Enlightenment scholarly networks, acting as intermediaries who communicated information and specimens. Thanks to their practical expertise, they also became sources of new knowledge in their own right. Cultivating Commerce argues that these merchants made essential contributions to botanical history, although their relatively humble status means that their contributions have received little sustained attention to date. Exploring how the expert nurseryman emerged as a new social figure in Britain and France, and examining what happened to the elitist, masculine culture of amateur botany when confronted by expanding public participation, Easterby-Smith sheds fresh light on the evolution of transnational Enlightenment networks during the Age of Revolutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107126848 20171227
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Mankind has always had a morbid fascination with poisonous plants; how their poisonous properties were discovered and developed will most likely be left unknown. Over the centuries poisonous plants have been used to remove garden pests, unwanted rivals and deceitful partners. They have also been used for their medicinal qualities, as rather dangerous cosmetics, even to help seduce a lover when perceived as an aphrodisiac. Some of these and other uses originate in a medieval book that has not yet been translated into English. Shamans and priests used these plants for their magical attributes, as a means to foretell the future or to commune with the gods. Discover how a pot of Basil helped to conceal a savage murder. Learn the truth about the mysterious mandrake, a real plant although many do not realise it. Jane Austen wrote a conundrum to entertain her family; the answer is one of the plants in the book. Will you be able to solve the mystery? _Death In The Garden_ is based on Michael Brown s most popular talk, popular as this subject holds a strange interest, for many will enjoy learning about these treacherous and peculiar plants, their defensive and deadly traits, as well as the folklore that has grown around them. This title will appeal to gardeners, horticulturalists, nature enthusiasts and anyone who holds an interest in this strange and enchanting corner of the garden. But be warned, many of these deathly plants may already be taking root in your very own garden.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526708380 20180604
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  • Potato Physiology in Relation to Crop Yield Brajesh Singh, Maharishi Tomar, Som Dutt, Pinky Raigond, and B. P. Singh Phytochrome: Physiology, Molecular Aspects, and Sustainable Crop Production Bandana Bose, Bhawna Pant, Rajesh K. Singhal, Mahesh Kumar, and Sananda Mondal Signal Transduction in Plant with Response to Heavy Metals Toxicity: An Overview Prasann Kumar Vegetable Oil and Its Significance in Sustainable Development A. Hasnat SnRK1 (Sucrose Non Fermenting 1-Related Kinase 1):A Key Player of Plant Signal Transduction Bhavin S. Bhatt, Fenisha D. Chahwala, B. Singh, and Achuit K. Singh B-Vitamins in Relation to Sustainable Crop Productivity in Crop Plants Anoop Kumar, Dildar Husain, Jagjeet Singh, Satya Pal Verma, and Zafar Abbas Mechanisms of Metalloid Uptake, Transport, Toxicity, and Tolerance in Plants Pallavi Sharma, Vineet Srivastava, Amit Kumar Gautam, Anisha Rupashree, Rajani Singh, Sanchita Abhijita, Satish Kumar, Ambuj Bhushan Jha, and Amarendra N. Misra Morpho-Physiological Responses of Wheat Genotypes under High-Temperature Stress Sharad K. Dwivedi, Santosh Kumar, and K. K. Rao Control of Micro Biogenesis and Action in Plants Mohd. Zahid Rizvi Mineral Nutrition in Plants and Its Management in Soil Aneg Singh and A K Tiwari Supermolecular Organization of Photosynthetic Complexes in Arabidopsis Mohammed Sabar, Alexandre Marechal, David Joly, Sridharan Govindachary, Eric Bonneil, Pierre Thibaut, Robert Carpentier, and Normand Brisson Methods to Improve Germination in Sugarcane S. P. Singh, Priyanka Singh, and B. L. Sharma Secondary Metabolites: The Plant Physiological Tale of Stress Response R. K. Upadhyay Effect of Wastewater Irrigation on Crop Health in the Indian Agricultural Scenario Abhijit Sarkar, Sujit Das, Vaibhav Srivastava, Pooja Singh, and Rajeev Pratap Singh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771886369 20180423
Plant physiology is now considered as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity, a continuing necessity with today's ever-increasing world population. This new volume provides an understanding of the physiological basis of the various plant processes and their underlying mechanisms under fluctuating environments, which is of great importance for sustainable crop production. Further advances in cellular and molecular biology hold promise to modify physiological processes, thereby improving the quality and quantity of major food crops and ensuring stability in yield of the produce even under severe abiotic stress. This book covers the latest information on the physiological basis of plant productivity, including abiotic stress adaptation and management, plant nutrition, climate change and plant productivity, transgenic and functional genomics, and plant growth regulators and their applications. The chapters in this volume tackle some of these key issues of sustainable plant production and evolve future strategies in overcoming challenges faced by the agricultural sector as a whole. The topics covered in this book presents important from research reputed scientists. This volume is a rich source of information in one place. It will be a useful resource for researchers and extension workers involved in plant physiology and related disciplines. Key features: Provide the latest information on developments in plant physiology Covers abiotic and biotic stress on economically important crop species Presents a detailed collection of biotechnological approaches in plant physiology Covers plant growth regulators, secondary metabolites, germination, crop growth and development of different crop species Provides research from experts at internationally renowned institutes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771886369 20180423
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  • Introduction: Comparing Solar Energy Conversion Processes in Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis.- Photosynthesis - A Brief Overview.- Biomimetic Systems for Artificial Photosynthesis.- Architecture, Structure and Composition of the Energy Conversion Centres.- Light Absorption and Excitation Transfer.- Electron Transfer.- Water Oxidation Catalysis and Hydrogen Evolution.- Carbon Fixation.- Protection Mechanisms.- Photosynthetic Efficiency.- Summary: Towards the Realization of an `Artificial Leaf'.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319779799 20180521
This book discusses the basic principles and processes of solar energy conversion in natural photosynthesis. It then directly compares them with recent developments and concepts currently being pursued in artificial photosynthetic systems that are capable of utilizing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into a chemical fuel. In this regard, the main focus is on photoelectrochemical cells, in which semiconducting photoanodes and -cathodes modified with (electro-) catalysts are used to oxidize water, produce hydrogen and reduce carbon dioxide in a monolithic device. The fundamental photochemical and photophysical processes involved are presented and discussed, along with protection mechanisms and efficiency calculations for both natural and artificial photosynthesis. In turn, key parameters that are crucial for the efficient operation of natural photosynthesis are identified. Lastly, their validity and applicability in the design of artificial solar-driven water-splitting systems are examined.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319779799 20180521
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xiv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Contents Preface Acknowledgments How to Use This Guide General Suggestions Deciphering a Grass Entry Parts of the Grass Disarticulation Roots and Rhizomes (Perennial versus Annual) Illustrated Characteristics of Grass Parts Some Unusual Grasses General Key Genera Keys Agrostis Aira Alopecurus Andropogon Anthoxanthum Aristida Avena Brachyelytrum Briza Bromus Calamagrostis Calamovilfa Cenchrus Chasmanthium Cinna Cynosurus Danthonia Deschampsia Diarrhena Dichanthelium Digitaria Echinochloa Elymus Eragrostis Festuca and Schedonorus Glyceria Gymnopogon Holcus Hordeum Leersia Leptochloa Lolium Melica Muhlenbergia Panicum Paspalum Phalaris Piptatherum Poa Puccinellia Saccharum Setaria Sorghum Spartina Sphenopholis Sporobolus Urochloa Vulpia Zizania References Plant Index Photo Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780271078694 20180611
Grasses are among the most ubiquitous plants on the planet. They inhabit a wide geographic range and are found in a variety of natural habitats. The small parts of the grass flower and specialized terminology, however, can make identifying grasses a challenging endeavor. Sarah Chamberlain's Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic makes identification simpler for everyone-regardless of their previous botanical knowledge. Featuring an easy-to-use dichotomous key, this is a user-friendly guide to more than 300 types of grasses found from the Blue Ridge Mountains and southern plains to the Appalachians and the Allegheny Plateau. Each major entry contains detailed species diagrams as well as common names, habitats, and distribution. The book's opening sections outline the parts of grass flowers and describe stem, leaf, and sheath characteristics. With a wealth of illustrations, instructions on how to use the key, and a glossary of terms, Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic is an indispensable reference for naturalists and conservationists, botanists, land management professionals, and students and scholars of mid-Atlantic flora.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780271078694 20180611
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xvi, 397 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
  • Chance encounters
  • One thousand dollars
  • East of Suez
  • Guest and protégé
  • The listless Pacific
  • One cause, one country
  • Crossing countries
  • Alligator pears
  • Grapes of a Venetian monk
  • Citrus maxima
  • Lemons, leaves, and the dawn of new light
  • On the banks of the Tigris
  • Bell's grand plan
  • A brain awhirl
  • Cherry trees with no cherries
  • The urge to walk
  • Outlaws, brigands, and murderers
  • Fly the coop
  • Sad and mad and so utterly unnecessary
  • Wij zijn Amerikanen
  • Epilogue.
The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes - and thousands more - to the American plate.
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19. The fungal kingdom [2018]

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xxiii, 1136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Fungi research and knowledge grew rapidly following recent advances in genetics and genomics. This book synthesizes new knowledge with existing information to stimulate new scientific questions and propel fungal scientists on to the next stages of research. This book is a comprehensive guide on fungi, environmental sensing, genetics, genomics, interactions with microbes, plants, insects, and humans, technological applications, and natural product development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781555819576 20180226
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1 online resource ( xxii, 359 pages) : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Intro; About the Series; Dedication; References; Preface/Overview; Contents; Part I: General Problems of Vegetation Interpretation; 1: Evidence of a Unique Association Between Single Forest Vegetation-Types and Seral Sequences: Praise for the Concept of `Veg ... ; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Material and Methods; 1.2.1 The Research Area; 1.2.2 Sampling Design and Data Collection; 1.2.3 Data Analysis; 1.3 Results and Discussion; 1.4 Conclusions; References; Part II: Global Aspects of Plant Function; 2: Latitudinal Variation in Plant Functional Types; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Historical Evidence.
  • 2.1.2 Underlying Hypotheses for a Latitudinal Gradient in Biodiversity2.1.3 Biophysical Drivers of a Latitudinal Diversity Gradient; 2.1.4 Temperature, Elevation and Precipitation; 2.1.5 Substrate; 2.1.6 Productivity Gradients; 2.1.7 Metabolic Theory; 2.1.8 Rapoportś Rule and the Mid-Domain Effect; 2.1.9 Differences Between Continents; 2.1.10 Vegetation Structure and Latitude; 2.1.10.1 Plant Height; 2.1.10.2 Basal Area; 2.1.11 Plant Life Forms and Latitudinal Gradients; 2.1.12 Leaf Life Span and Latitude; 2.1.13 Plant Functional Types and Traits.
  • 2.1.14 The Leaf-Life-Form-Root (LLR) Strategy and Its Relationship to Latitude2.1.15 Pattern Analyses of Plant Functional Types, Vascular Plant Richness and Vegetation Structure Along a Latitudinal Gradie ... ; 2.1.16 Species Richness and PFT Richness at Global Scale; 2.1.17 Variation in Species and PFT Richness with Latitude; 2.1.18 PFT Richness Matched Against Minimum Temperature of the Coldest Month; 2.1.19 Species and PFT Richness Combined Matching Against Latitude; 2.1.20 An Example of Latitudinal Distribution of One PFT or Functional Modus (me-la-do-ct-ph).
  • 2.1.21 Mesophyll Leaf Size Distribution with Latitude2.1.22 Leptophyll Leaf Size Distribution with Latitude; 2.1.23 Latitudinal Distribution of PFTs with Lateral Leaf Inclination; 2.1.24 Latitudinal Distribution of PFTs with a Vertical Leaf Inclination; 2.1.25 Latitudinal Distribution of PFTs with a Deciduous Trait; 2.1.26 Latitudinal Distribution of Plants with Hypostomatous Leaves; 2.1.27 Latitudinal Distribution of Plants with Amphistomatous Leaves; 2.1.28 Latitudinal Distribution of Mean Canopy Height and Basal Area; 2.2 Discussion; References.
  • 3: Plant Eco-Morphological Traits as Adaptations to Environmental Conditions: Some Comparisons Between Different Biomes Across ... 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Sclerophylly: Australia and the Northern Hemisphere Mediterranean Climatic Areas; 3.3 Evergreen and Deciduous Leaves; 3.4 The Conifers; 3.5 The History of the Flora in Both Hemispheres; 3.6 Traits as Adaptations to Current Conditions or Conserved Along Evolution; 3.7 Final Statements; References; Part III: Regional Vegetation Types and Distribution, Prehistoric Landscapes.
This book presents studies on current vegetation topics, from polar to tropical regions. It is a festschrift to mark the 70th birthday of Prof. Elgene O. Box, who has studied vegetation all over the world, both through fieldwork and modeling. It reflects a number of his interests, including basic ecological plant forms (cf `plant functional types'), temperate-zone forests, and evergreen versus seasonal patterns. Section 1 discusses the concept of vegetation series, while Section 2 has two global-scale chapters on plant functional traits and whether they are related more to climate or phylogeny. Section 3 has nine chapters focusing on vegetation history, regional vegetation, and how these have influenced current species organizations and distributions. Regions treated include Russia, China, the USA, Mexico and Mediterranean areas. Lastly, Section 4 addresses aspects of vegetation change and plant ecology. Every chapter in this unique book offers original ideas on the topic of vegetation, as the authors are assembled from a world-wide population of leading vegetational ecologists, whose interests range from local communities to global theoretical questions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319687377 20180611