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|Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide Simple Steps to Bulk Cultivation
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Author: Principium Quaesitor
This book is a comprehensive manual on the bulk cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, using do-it-yourself equipment made of common materials wherever possible. It walks you through every step of the procedure, providing easy-to-follow instructions, essential information, and useful advice about growing these magical fungi using a simple and economical methodology.
This book provides hundreds of photos and diagrams to help you understand the process—also offering helpful resources for sourcing equipment and materials. Advanced procedures are also presented, allowing for rapid progression from the basics to more sophisticated methods of cloning and growing with agar.
|The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals
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Author: Maia Toll
Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations.
- Southern Folk Medicine: Healing Traditions from the Appalachian Fields and Forests
- Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Healing for Men: Remedies and Recipes for Circulation Support, Heart Health, Vitality, Prostate Health, Anxiety Relief, Longevity, Virility, Energy & Endurance
- The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
- Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Your Guide to Healing Common Ailments with 35 Medicinal Herbs
- Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy, Peace, and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon
- Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards
- OJAS: Modern Recipes and Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Ayurveda
- The Divine Feminine Oracle: A 53-Card Deck & Guidebook for Embodying Love
- Besom, Stang & Sword: A Guide to Traditional Witchcraft, the Six-Fold Path & the Hidden Landscape
- The Sacred Science: An Ancient Healing Path for the Modern World
|The Botany Coloring Book
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Author: Paul Young
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An exciting new approach to learning about botany. Teaches the structure and function of plants and surveys the entire plant kingdom.
|Measuring the Water Status of Plants and Soils
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Author: John S. Boyer
Plants use large amounts of water in their growth, contributing to important consequences for agriculture and the distribution of plant communities. This book is a laboratory manual, and serves as a companion to the textbook, Water Relations of Plants and Soils, by Kramer and Boyer (1995). Much of our knowledge of plant and soil-water relations comes from thoughtful and careful measurements of the water status of the plant and its surroundings. This book emphasizes thermodynamic methods that can be reproduced at any time or place, indicating the energy used for water transport. The manual begins with a brief review of the relevant thermodynamics, followed by a description of principles and methods used in measuring chemical potential and its components, as well as the precautions necessary to insure success. The book also provides an explanation of the uses of the pressure chamber, thermocouple psychrometer, and pressure probes, as well as selected examples of experiments and references for further study.
* Explains laboratory procedures for most-used water status research methods
* Introduces underlying thermodynamic principles
* Compares methods; points to possible conclusions
* Provides example experiments for immediate application
|Marijuana Botany: An Advanced Study: The Propagation and Breeding of Distinctive Cannabis
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Author: Robert Connell Clarke
Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is information concerning Cannabis genetics and breeding used to begin plant improvement programs. The book presents scientific and horticultural principles, along with their practical applications, necessary for the breeding and propagation of Cannabis and in particular, marijuana. It will appeal not only to the professional researcher, but to the marijuana enthusiast or anyone with an eye to the future of Cannabis products.
|The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden
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Author: Lee Reich
Curious why caressing your cucumber plants will help them bear more fruit? Or why you should grow oranges from seed even if the fruit is inedible? Or why trees need to sleep and how to help them?
Join acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee Reich on a journey through the delights of your garden in this laugh-out-loud treatise on the scientific wonders of plants and soil. Offering eye-opening insight and practical guidance, coverage includes:
- How to maximize both flavor and nutrition in your garden bounty
- Helping plants thrive during drought
- Outwitting weeds by understanding their nature
- Making the best use of compost
- Tips on pruning and orchard care
- Why the dead language of Latin can make you a better gardener.
The Ever Curious Gardener is an irreverent romp through the natural science of plants and soil, ideal for newer gardeners moving beyond back-of-the-seed-pack planting to experienced gardeners whose curiosity at the wonders of cultivation grows deeper and stronger with each season.
Lee Reich has a PhD in Horticulture from the University of Maryland, an MS in Soil Science, and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and is a former USDA agricultural scientist. He is the author of many books including Weedless Gardening, The Pruning Book and Landscaping with Fruit as well as writing a syndicated garden column bimonthly for Associated Press. Find him on his blog at leereich.com/blog where he writes from his "farmden" in New Paltz, NY.
|A Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs (Peterson Field Guides)
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Author: Christopher Hobbs
This guide is the most complete work ever written on the medicinal plants of western North America. It offers the best information in the world on the current popular and traditional uses of the nearly 500 species covered, much of it available for the first time. More than 530 color photographs illustrate the plants and their flowers, leaves, and fruits. The descriptive text combines scientific, ethnobotanical, and cross-cultural information, making this field guide unique. An index to medical topics is helpful for quickly locating information on specific ailments. Symbols next to the plant descriptions provide quick visual warnings for poisonous and allergenic plants. Organized by flower color for fast identification, this guide is an essential aid to appreciating native plants and the wild areas they inhabit.
|What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
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Author: Daniel Chamovitz
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"Enough absorbing science to concede that plants continue to inspire and amaze us." ―The Wall Street Journal
How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they remember the weather?
For centuries we have marveled at plant diversity and form―from Charles Darwin's early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn's distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. But now, in What a Plant Knows, the renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents an intriguing and scrupulous look at how plants themselves experience the world―from the colors they see to the schedules they keep. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, he takes us into the inner lives of plants and draws parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. Chamovitz shows how plants know up from down, how they know when a neighbor has been infested by a group of hungry beetles, and whether they appreciate the Led Zeppelin you've been playing for them or if they're more partial to the melodic riffs of Bach. Covering touch, sound, smell, sight, and even memory, Chamovitz encourages us to consider whether plants might even be aware.
A rare inside look at what life is really like for the grass we walk on, the flowers we sniff, and the trees we climb, What a Plant Knows offers us a greater understanding of botany and science and our place in nature.
- The Secret Life of Plants: a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man
- The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from a Secret World
- How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do (Science for Gardeners)
- American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
- Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
- The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
- The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion―Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
- The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
- The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from a Secret World
|Martius: The Book of Palms
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Author: H. Walter Lack
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Trees of paradise: Exquisite illustrations of the tropical palm
On December 15, 1868, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794–1868), Professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden, was carried to his grave in a coffin covered with fresh palm leaves. The fronds were a reference to his groundbreaking Natural History of Palms: a work in three volumes, published between 1823–1853.
This encyclopedic treasury of 240 exquisite chromolithographic illustrations was based on Martius’s expeditions through Brazil and Peru. From 1817 to 1820, he traveled over 2,250 km (1,400 miles) through the Amazon basin to investigate natural history and native tribes with zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix.
The result was an unrivaled catalog of all known genera of the palm family, outlining the modern classification of palms, describing all the palms of Brazil, and producing the first maps of palm biogeography. Martius’s folio is unusual in its inclusion of cross-sectioned diagrams, conveying the architecture of these mighty trees, which central Europeans would have found hard to imagine accurately. Equally remarkable are the color landscapes showing various palms—often standing alone in simple and elegant beauty.
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- Martius The Book of Palms
|The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species
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Author: Carlos Magdalena
"A thrilling and inspirational account of adventures in the botanical world" (Wall Street Journal)
Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by the flora of his native Spain, he has travelled to the remotest parts of the globe in search of exotic species. Renowned for his pioneering work, he has committed his life to protecting plants from man-made ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors.
In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the Amazon to the jungles of Mauritius to deep within the Australian Outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab, we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Along the way, he offers moving, heartfelt stories about the secrets contained within these incredible organisms.
Passionate and absorbing, The Plant Messiah is a tribute to the diversity of life on our planet, and the importance of preserving it.
*Featuring 16 pages of color photos*
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