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21. Introduction to Botany
22. The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being
23. The Brother Gardeners: Botany,
24. Economic Botany: Plants in our
25. American Medical Botany: Being
26. Gray's new manual of botany, a
27. Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce,
28. The voyage of Governor Phillip
29. Escape From Botany Bay
30. The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration
31. Introduction to Botany (Agriculture)
32. Medical Botany: Plants Affecting
33. Living With Plants: A Guide to
34. Introductory Botany: Plants, People,
35. A text-book of botany for secondary
36. Botany in a Day:Thomas J. Elpel's
37. Botany
38. The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens
39. A Beachcomber's Botany
40. Botany in the Field: An Introduction

21. Introduction to Botany
by Murray Nabors
Hardcover: 656 Pages (2003-12-18)
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Introduction to Botany's comprehensive coverage captures readers' attention by showing them why plants are a fascinating and essential part of their everyday lives. The clear, concise text focuses on four major themes¿lants and people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology¿nd gives readers practical and relevant information about the world of botany. Thematic boxes throughout each chapter further highlight the relationship between plants and readers' lives. Nabors' clear and engaging writing style keeps students interested in the science without ever becoming encyclopedic.Plants & people, conservation biology, evolution, and biotechnology.For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in plant biology or botany. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars botany
it's really great book with reasonable prices also the conditions of the book as mentioned in description!

5-0 out of 5 stars Like new quality, very prompt service!
I ordered this product for one of my college classes.My college book store marked it up over a hundred dollars used.I ordered this early in the morning on a business day and by afternoon I got a shipment notification.The product came to my house in about 3 business days.The book came with the online code as well, so it was like new!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great text book, not confusing. Reading is engaging and interesting.Very good examples, color pic.s, and diagrams.Make sure you double check the condition (email your buyer) the book I ordered was supposedly in "good" condition.The book i got was in heavily used condition, with the binding taped on... thats my only complaint; Thats the issue with buying used from independent sellers.The book it self is a good text book. not to complicated.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful (except for the website)
This book is fantastic--very clear, concise, overall well-written.I have absolutely no background in botany but feel very satisfied and confident with what I've learned from this book.The illustrations are especially well done and are useful in understanding the nuts (no pun intended!) and bolts of plant structures and biological processes.

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22. The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack Adventures)
by Louis A. Meyer
Hardcover: 560 Pages (2010-09-13)
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Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia.
To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is confiscated to carry Jacky and more than 200 female convicts to populate New South Wales. Not one to give in to self pity, Jacky rallies her sisters to "better" their position—resulting in wild escapades, brushes with danger, and much hilarity. Will Jacky find herself a founding mother of New South Wales, Australia? Not if she has anything to do about it!

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5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book
This is a wonderful series.You will enjoy it whether you are of the age for which it is recommended or older.

5-0 out of 5 stars The latest must read in the Bloody Jack series!
I've read all of Meyer's Jacky books, and the eighth one, "The Wake of the Lorelei Lee", is another hit.As Jacky "matures", she continues to entertain the reader with her guile, her humor, and her lust for life.

I was hooked from the very first page with the clever description of the Lorelei Lee itself, Jacky's beloved ship.Her past adventures have resulted in her acquiring, somewhat questionably, an impressive amount of gold.As usual, she shares her good fortune with others, like the orphans in the home managed by her grandfather.And as usual, her plans to marry Jaimy are thwarted once again.

Things go so awry that Jacky ends up a prisoner on her very own boat, now heading to Australia rather than to England and her Jaimy.The plot is replete with numerous dangers that Jacky, with Houdini-like finesse, manages to escape.

What I love about these books are the characters, both the recurring ones (such as Ian and the Irish boys, Miread, and Higgins) and the introduction of new ones like the magnanimous Captain Augustus Laughton and the Shantyman Enoch Lightner, the ship's musician.But my favorite new character is Ravi, the endearing imp Jacky meets in India.In some ways, Ravi's personality mirrors Jacky's own; they are both unscrupulous rascals, impossible not to love.

Evidence of Jacky's maturing is her quandry over marriage.As she gains self-knowledge, she realizes that marriage and motherhood may not fit into her itinerant life at sea and her love of adventure.She loves Jaimy, yes, but she makes no apologies for her attraction to others.

I'm sure that these issues will be addressed (with Meyer's superb skill) in the future accounts of Jacky Faber.I can't wait to read them...nor can the rest of my family, which is a testament to the appeal of these books to readers of any age.

5-0 out of 5 stars A spectacular book, that everyone should read..
I just finished one of your most stunning, spectacular and enthralling book! Last night at about 12 am (September 18, 2010) I finished "The Wake of the Lorelei Lee". This book was engrossing and I never wanted to put it down. Everyone should read this magnificent series. I hope to read more of this series. I am 18 years old and I very much enjoy reading this series and I hope everyone, who is looking for a good book reads this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love It
Best book series ever!!! i always reread the whole series before i pick up the newest version =)

5-0 out of 5 stars Favorite of the Series (Again!)
Keeping you on the edge of your seat, Meyer does it once again with his latest Bloody Jack novel of the series, The Wake of the Lorelei Lee (Book 8).The novel starts off with Jacky thinking that finally everything is going right in her life- she's staying out of trouble and is on her way across the vast Atlantic Ocean into the arms of her future husband, Jamey, but course this is not to be.After being framed for a crime (that she sort of committed in the last novel of the series, Rapture of the Deep) Jacky is sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony of Australia, leaving Jamey behind in England (so she thinks!), along with a ship full of other female convicts - most of them guilty of their crimes.To make matters worse, she is being shipped to Australia as a criminal on her very own boat that she acquired after "stealing" some of the King's gold that she found for him in the Rapture of the Deep.Along her long journey to the other side of the world, Jacky (and the reader) are reacquainted with many pervious characters that Jacky has encountered throughout her life, some even dating back to her days on the streets, along with many new characters that she meets along the way.One of my favorite new characters is a boy named Ravi that she meets in India, after seeing and riding a real life elephant for the first time!I was very happy to read that Ravi will continue to make appearances in at least the upcoming Bloody Jack sequel, and hope that he becomes a staple for future sequels as her sidekick and sort of a son to her in some sense.

Just like any of the other novels from the Bloody Jack series, you could pick this book up and not be lost if you have not read any of the other novels in the series, but what fun would that be?This book, like the others, is packed full of adventure, suspense, action, and of course some romance thrown in for those who like me, are still hopeful that one day that Jacky and Jamey will finally get their day in the sun together.

I am a middle school language arts teacher and I have numerous students that are hooked on this series and I know can not wait to read this great book.This series is easily the most popular book in my classroom library - beating out Twilight and Harry Potter any day of the week.Like my students and myself, if you buy this book, I promise you, you will not be able to put it down until the very last page.
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23. The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
by Andrea Wulf
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2009-03-31)
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This is the fascinating story of a small group of eighteenth-century naturalists who made Britain a nation of gardeners and the epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. It’s the story of a garden revolution that began in America.

In 1733, the American farmer John Bartram dispatched two boxes of plants and seeds from the American colonies, addressed to the London cloth merchant Peter Collinson. Most of these plants had never before been grown in British soil, but in time the magnificent and colorful American trees, evergreens, and shrubs would transform the English landscape and garden forever. During the next forty years, Collinson and a handful of botany enthusiasts cultivated hundreds of American species. The Brother Gardeners follows the lives of six of these men, whose shared passion for plants gave rise to the English love affair with gardens. In addition to Collinson and Bartram, who forged an extraordinary friendship, here are Philip Miller, author of the best-selling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, whose standardized nomenclature helped bring botany to the middle classes; and Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, who explored the strange flora of Brazil, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia on the greatest voyage of discovery of their time, aboard Captain Cook’s Endeavour.

From the exotic blooms in Botany Bay to the royal gardens at Kew, from the streets of London to the vistas of the Appalachian Mountains, The Brother Gardeners paints a vivid portrait of an emerging world of knowledge and of gardening as we know it today. It is a delightful and beautifully told narrative history. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable & Pleasant Outing
Wulf has crafted an interesting and enjoyable history tying a number of well known botanists, explorers and collectors from the 18th century into an engaging account. Circumstance, fortitude, endeavor, and coincidence all play out to ultimately make Great Britain the horticultural center of knowledge of the colonial age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, well-written book
The Brother Gardeners is a compelling read, chronicling the colorful men who made their mark on the horticultural world in the 18th and 19th centuries.You'll meet John Bartram, the unsophisticated American who in collaboration with his English friend Peter Collinson (who he never met), changed the landscape of Britain with the North American plants he sent to that country.The clash of personalities, egos, and sensibilities are riveting as Wulf describes the English resistance to Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus system of classifying plants because it was based on a sexual system of ordering - and perhaps more importantly because Linnaeus was self-promoting and arrogant.Linnaeus was a genius, and ultimately he transformed plant classification and nomenclature, but he irritated people, and that caused them to resist his innovative ideas.You'll meet Daniel Solander, Linnaeus' protégé, who deserted his mentor in favor of his newfound British colleagues who were enchanted with his engaging personality as well as his botanical skills and knowledge.Another important player is Joseph Banks who built on the achievements of these people by consolidating practical horticulture, systematic botany and imperial expansion into a coherent enterprise.The people involved in the early years of horticultural exploration, classification, and plant trading are fascinating, and the stories and interrelationships of the key men are beautifully told in this excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating History Told Well
This book was reviewedon public radio and because of it, I purchased the book. itis well written and enjoyable, especially if you are a history buff as well as a gardner.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Brother Gardeners
This is a book that will be of interest to anyone interested in growing plants of all kinds. Infact, every plant lover should have a copy in their library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Compelling History
The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
One of the best written and organized books that I have read in quite some years. What could be a pretty esoteric topic becomes a wonderfully interesting and germane story. To some extent it reminds me of Kurlansky's Cod although this work is even better written.

The book comes alive because the author captures so well the personalities of the people involved. Bartram and Collinson are so human. And their problems in keeping up a relationship at such a distance is beautifully and sypathetically portrayed. Linnaeus is wonderfully and humanly portrayed. What a genius, what a jerk! Reminds me to some extent of Richard Wagner, one of my favorite composers, but one of the most
egotistical and sometimes downright nasty people that one is likely to
meet. The same sort of self-aggrandizing individual as Linnaeus. Banks, who, at first, seems (and evidently was) completely heartless, becomes more humane as he ages. And I love the irascible Miller who is a genius in his own way and knows best about everything (which often he does), but can be irritating to those with less knowledge and ability, and too dogmatic to see the virtue of Linnaeus' system. And the charming Solander, who has the guts to abandon Linnaeus, is amusing as the scholar and drawing room raconteur (some great scenes when Banks saves his life and they enjoy the splendors--and women--of Tahiti together).

I love the way the author naturally weaves into the story the personalities and events of the day--Benjamin Franklin, Lord Petre, James Cook, William Bligh; the American Revolution, the war with France, the colonial ambitions of the major nation players. What a treat to see history written as it should be, fascinatingly and compellingly.

The writing flows so well, the ideas are so well organized, and the pictures that Ms. Wulf paints are so vivid, that it all seems so effortless. However, after reading the acknowledgments and bibliography, I know that is not the case. I can only marvel at what Ms. Wulf has achieved. What a fascinating topic, marvelously presented!!!
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24. Economic Botany: Plants in our World
by Beryl Simpson, Molly Ogorzaly
Hardcover: 544 Pages (2000-12-20)
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Written for the introductory-level course in Economic Botany, this edition offers more emphasis on key topics like biotechnology and ethnobotany. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the botany of economically important plants.Approximately half the book is devoted to food plants, with separate chapters for temperate fruits, tropical fruits, grains, legumes, and vegetables.In each of these chapters, a basic botanical description is provided for each major crop as well as snippets of information about this history or culture usage of the crop.The remainder of the book covers non-food uses of plants, with chapters devoted to spices, herbs, and perfumes; vegetable oils and waxes; hydrogels, latexes, and resins; medicinal plants; psychoactive drugs and poisons; stimulating beverages; alcoholic beverages; fibers, dyes, and tannins; wood, cork, and bamboo; ornamental plants; and economically important uses of algae.The text, especially in the later chapters, also explains how the plants are processed to form the finally product and includes numerous diagrams as well as pictures.The book includes suggested readings, a glossary, and an index, but it does not have study questions.The authors note that they saved money by not using any color photos, since they are so readily available on the Internet, but it would have been nice to point readers to specific sites to view such pictures if they so wished.

Overall, the text is fairly complete, although there are a few omissions and sloppy errors.For example, I was quite puzzled over lack of coverage of the entire ribes family in the temperate fruits section.Perhaps currants and gooseberries aren't well known in the US today, but they were in the past, and they are certainly important in Europe.In the vegetable section, the authors note that spinach is a good source of folic acid and they suggest that "It may have been the folic acid . . . as well as the iron that helped give Popeye his energy."Unfortunately, they didn't critically examine spinach as a source of iron; it is well known today that many other vegetables have much more iron and that the iron in spinach is not as readily absorbable as that found in other vegetables.Such cursory treatment will ensure that readers who are not aware of the limited value of spinach as a source of iron will continue to be misinformed.Rather than treating such subjects so briefly, it would have been better to set the facts straight.In addition to these minor problems, there were a few strange typos that should have been caught, especially in a third edition, such as "Uzbeckistan", and mis-converting Celsius to Fahrenheit "Deciduous trees on the south and west sides . . . reduce temperatures as much as 5 C to 5.5 C (41 to 42 F) inside."Wow!Those are some trees!

Aside from these small limitations, the book might be useful as a textbook for an undergraduateeconomic botany class.It might also be of interest to garden enthusiasts, although it's rather dry reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical and Beautiful.
What might at first glance appear to be your basic botany book actually doubles as a beautiful "coffee table" book with the most splendid artwork you will ever see.Display it proudly. Use it wisely.Kudos mostespecially to M. Ogorzaly, her work is most impressive out of the bunch ofdistinguished collaborators! ... Read more

25. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants of the United States
by Jacob Bigelow
Paperback: 696 Pages (2010-01-11)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

26. Gray's new manual of botany, a handbook of the flowering plants and ferns of the central and northeastern United States and adjacent Canada
by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald
 Paperback: 934 Pages (2010-09-08)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

27. Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World
Paperback: 352 Pages (2007-07-17)
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In the early modern world, botany was big science and big business, critical to Europe's national and trade ambitions. Tracing the dynamic relationships among plants, peoples, states, and economies over the course of three centuries, this collection of essays offers a lively challenge to a historiography that has emphasized the rise of modern botany as a story of taxonomies and "pure" systems of classification. Charting a new map of botany along colonial coordinates, reaching from Europe to the New World, India, Asia, and other points on the globe, Colonial Botany explores how the study, naming, cultivation, and marketing of rare and beautiful plants resulted from and shaped European voyages, conquests, global trade, and scientific exploration.

From the earliest voyages of discovery, naturalists sought profitable plants for king and country, personal and corporate gain. Costly spices and valuable medicinal plants such as nutmeg, tobacco, sugar, Peruvian bark, peppers, cloves, cinnamon, and tea ranked prominently among the motivations for European voyages of discovery. At the same time, colonial profits depended largely on natural historical exploration and the precise identification and effective cultivation of profitable plants. This volume breaks new ground by treating the development of the science of botany in its colonial context and situating the early modern exploration of the plant world at the volatile nexus of science, commerce, and state politics.

Written by scholars as international as their subjects, Colonial Botany uncovers an emerging cultural history of plants and botanical practices in Europe and its possessions.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Ask the botanist
Botany became an important science during three centuries of European empire-building, from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Ships from England, France, the Netherlands, and Spain sailed to make discoveries in the service of storing up riches. Those riches weren't just precious metals such as New World gold. They were also luxuries whose sales made fortunes for peoples and empires. So Columbus sailed west, to break into successful spice-, silk- and dye-trading China, India and the Moluccas.

Riches were also made from garden and field plants, fruits, forest products, and flowers from Africa, the Americas, and the East and West Indies. So in 1494 Columbus brought sugarcane cuttings into the West Indies. That gave Spain a start on one of the world's most successful cash crops. Great fortunes awaited those who grew and handled non-native luxuries and cash crops such as cinnamon, cloves, coffee, maize, nutmeg, pepper, Peruvian bark, rubber, sugar, tea, and tobacco. Europeans needed to know what plants looked like and where they grew, to make sure they got the correct plants.

So botany grew hand-in-hand with European voyages. For science, settlement, and trade all drove collecting, classifying, and naming plants in the late 17th and 18th centuries. In fact, one reason behind Linnaeus classifying and naming plants was Sweden's standing in the world. His country needed to close their borders against a gold drain. Linnaeus' botanical contributions helped Swedish business and government choose which of the luxuries and cash crops grew in Sweden's climate and soils. What grew wouldn't have to be imported at high prices.

Editors Londa Schiebinger and Claudia Swan, along with their contributing writers, offer readers a beautifully indexed, organized and written book. Their chapters give strong examples, facts, figures, historical illustrations, interpretations, and references. It's history. But what botanists, naturalists, planters, politicians, and traders did then affects us today. Seeds, plants, and cuttings were shipped, to become non-native exotics every which place but home. They were studied, pigeonholed, and named. But their natural settings and controls, such as diseases and pests, weren't. It wasn't naturally matching correct soil, correct plant, correct environment, correct controls. But, fortunately, science and its solutions have jumped way beyond the limits of COLONIAL BOTANY. ... Read more

28. The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay
by Arthur Phillip
Paperback: 172 Pages (2009-08-04)
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER II.Preparation of the feet ordered to Botany Bay.— Particulars of its arrangement.—Departure and pajjage to the Canary Ijles.nr H E fquadron defined to carry into execution the above defign, began to aflemble at its appointed rendezvous, the Mother Bank, within the Ifle of Wight, about, the i6th of March, 1787. This fmall fleet confifced of the following fhips : His Majcfty's frigate Sirius, Captain John Hunter, and his Majefty's armed tender Supply, commanded by Lieutenant H. L. Ball. Three ftore-fhips, the Golden Grove, Fifiburn, and Borrowdale, for carrying provifions and ftores for two years; including inftruments of huf- bandry, clothing for the troops and convicts, and other neceflaries; and laftly, fix tranfports, the Scarborough, and Lady Penrbyn, from Portf- mouth; the Friendjlnp, and Charlotte, from Plymouth jmouth ; the Prince of Wales, and the Alexander, from Woolwich. Thefe were to carry the convicts, with a detachment of Marines in each, proportioned to the nature of the fervice; the largeft where refiftance was moft to be expedited, namely, in thofe fhips which carried the greateft number of male convicts. Altogether they formed a little fquadron of eleven fail.They only who know the nature of fuch equipments, and confider the particular neceffity in the prefent inftance for a variety of articles not ufually provided, can judge properly of the time required for furnifhing out this fleet. Such perfons will doubtlefs be the leaft furprifed at being told that nearly two months had elapfcd before the fhips were enabled to quit this ftation, and proceed upon their voyage: and that even then fome few articles were either unprepared, or, through mif- apprehenfion, neglected. The former circum- ftance took place refpecting fome part of the clothing f... ... Read more

29. Escape From Botany Bay
by Gerald Hausman, Loretta Hausman
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2003-04-01)
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Caught stealing a lady's bonnet in Cornwall, England, in 1786, 19-year-old Mary Broad is sentenced to seven years' incarceration on a prison ship bound for Australia. Amid squalid, dangerous conditions below decks, Mary fights for her life and her dignity ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Truly Great Escape
There are several reasons why I strongly recommend this book to adults and younger readers. First is the simplicity and clarity (maybe authenticity is a better word) of the writing. I felt as if Mary Bryant were talking rather than being talked for. The Hausmans allow her spirit and courage to come through in a way that keeps the sadness or difficulty of the events of Mary's life from overwhelming the story.The story rings true historically, especially with the conditions on the "death" ships and life in the colonies. Knowing that the story is true brings not only Mary alive, but also the richness and complexity of life in the late 1700's. I am in awe of the Hausmans' research, their skill, perseverance and creativity.

If someone were to say that the content of the story (imprisonment, cruelty, death) is too "heavy" for juvenile readers, I would respond that the handling of Mary's character lifts the story out of the realm of defeat and disaster. Childrenlook for stories that are honest about the scariness of the world but also show them how they and/or the spirit can triumph. Importantly in this story, the triumph or survival comes from who Mary is, not from some external magic potion.The fact that Mary is a true historical person and not fictional is also important, especially since the story itself is so very readable--it lets kids see that real people and real life are interesting and exciting, that history is made of real people just trying to get back home.
Adolescent girls need (yearn) to read about real heroines like Mary, not the psuedo-women who are really just macho men with breasts who are passed off as heroines in movies and TV. There is just a real need for stories like Mary's to be told with the love and quality with which the Hausmans told Mary Bryant's story. As Boswell worked hard to free the real Mary, so the authors have freed the historical Mary.

5-0 out of 5 stars A journey into adulthood and family life
In 1786 19-year-old Mary has been sentenced to hang for stealing a lady's bonnet - but instead finds herself on a prison ship bound for Botany Bay in Australia. Told in the first person, this tells of her struggles on the ship, her new life on land, and her journey into adulthood and family life. ... Read more

30. The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History
by Paul Carter
Paperback: 416 Pages (2010-03-10)
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The Road to Botany Bay, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia’s mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire. A powerfully written account of the ways in which language, history, and geography influenced the territorial theater of nineteenth-century imperialism, the book is also a call to think, write, and live differently.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Out of print book. Quick Delivery.
This book was hard to find or buy in book stores in australia. I found the seller reliable and provided the book in perfect condition and the delivery was quick.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Spatial, Narrative, and Geographic Theory
Book Review: Paul Carter's The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History.

The Skinny: Buy this out-of-print book right now before they are all gone. Who? Everyone, but especially anyone who works with narrative, history, landscape, colonialism, empire, and even linguistic theory.

This masterful work by Paul Carter revisits Australia's beginnings. Carter rejects previous Australian histories because they fail to understand the founding and exploration of Australia as one of the primary mechanisms of the colonial enterprise. Reframing Australian history in terms of the how explorers experienced (and dealt with their experiences of) Australia, Carter is able to show how even the simple act of naming attempted to incorporate Australia into the European imagination. Thus, explorers of the inner continent used imported Western geographical terms to describe Australia's unique environments. Early narratives of exploration, such the famous voyage of Capt. James Cook, demonstrate this point very well and are extremely enjoyable to read. Take this passage as an example:

Almost the greatest barrier to Australia's spatial history is the date 1788. On the one side, anterior to and beyond the limits of Australian 'history', lies a hazy geo-historical tradition of surmise, a blank sea scored at intervals down the centuries by the prows of dug-outs, out-riggers and, latterly, three-master; it is a 'thick horizon', a rewarding site of myth and speculation. But it lacks substance....

Carter is talking about Cook's journey--and suggesting that Australia's history prior to its discovery by the west is largely unrecoverable in historical terms--but it is lyrical and playful. This is probably because Carter also happens to write poetry, which is fairly evident throughout the text because of his sensational metaphors. His writing is sometimes repetitive, but he attacks Australian history from multiple angles, which often means revisting earlier material in creative ways. Creativity is the key here, for this work has too many intriguing theoretical contributions to list here. This volume is jam-packed with insights and observations that specialists and generalists will enjoy. Let me highlight what I believe is the most significant theoretical contribution that can easily be taken away from this volume: the distinction between explorers and taxonomists. Explorers approach a new land as something new and outside their experiences. When the map says "Here be dragons," they are eager to find out if they're there. Explorers are open to discovery, finding something genuinely new. Taxonomists, on the other hand, hope to incorporate whatever new items they find into their pre-existing taxonomy. This is, of course, the central point of Carter's text. Taxonomists are locked into seeing the world through European eyes. They fail to account for the new on its own terms. They can only bring what they already know. Australia is not a "new place," but one which has merely been extended into the West's geography. In other words, taxonomists are cheeky little monkeys who don't play nice with Australia.

Carter frames this history through an analysis of landscape and space, which makes this work essential reading for anyone who wants another work of theory to build from. If you've already read Keith Basso's Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache, then this should be next on your list. Carter's contribution will change the way you think about history, landscapes, places, names, colonization, empire, exploration, and Australia. Grab a copy of this seminal out-of-print book before they all disappear! ... Read more

31. Introduction to Botany (Agriculture)
by James Schooley
Paperback: 136 Pages (1997-01-09)
list price: US$195.95 -- used & new: US$49.50
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Written specifically for the horticultural student, this new text presents an ideal introduction to botany for the nonscience major.The book's systematic organization around the five-kingdom system effectively covers the botanical basics, while the many illustrations make new scientific concepts easy to understand.By clearly presenting such topics as respiration, fermentation, photosynthesis, and physical properties of protoplasm, the text builds a solid biological foundation for further study in the plant sciences. ALSO AVAILABLE Lab Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7380-5 INSTRUCTORS SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Lab Manual - Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-8047-XInstructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7379-1 ... Read more

32. Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health
by Walter Hepworth Lewis, Memory P. F. Elvin-Lewis
Hardcover: 832 Pages (2003-08-15)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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* Organized by body system and ailment makes it easy to locate appropriate therapies.
* Includes background on the physiology of major systems and ailments so readers can understand how and why a pharmaceutical, botanical, or dietary supplement works.
* Broad coverage includes green plants, fungi, and microorganisms.
* Includes extensive references and citations from both conventional and complimentary-alternative medical systems when natural products or their derivatives are involved. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Medical Botany textbook
Book was actually in excellent condition, better than I anticipated. Two thumbs up to the seller... Thanks! ... Read more

33. Living With Plants: A Guide to Practical Botany (ILLUSTRATED)
by Donna N Schumann, Elwood B Ehrle, Richard W Pippen
Paperback: 344 Pages (1992-06)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond Basic Gardening
This book is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to better understand how plants function and grow.The reading level and scientific information seem appropriate for those with a basic knowledge of science or gardening.What makes this book special is that it contains in-depth, usefulinformation about plant form and function, plant needs and requirements,how to propagate plants, basic gardening info, pest and control practices,and an excellent guide to planning and maintaining landscape plants. I usethis book as a textbook in my high school Plant Science course - thestudents enjoy the reading level,(the key vocabulary terms are displayed inbold print), the drawings and pictures, and the fact that this book is anexcellent reference book that they can actually use outside of school. Thecopies we use have black and white illustrations and photos - if you'relooking for pretty pictures for the suburban garden this is the wrong book- but if you love plants and wish to help your knowledge about plants growand blossom this is the best book I've seen for the novice and pro alike. ... Read more

34. Introductory Botany: Plants, People, and the Environment, Media Edition (with InfoTrac? 1-Semester, Premium Web Site Printed Access Card)
by Linda R. Berg
Hardcover: 648 Pages (2007-03-23)
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Clear and engaging, Linda Berg's INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT helps you develop an appreciation of the diverse organisms we call plants, including their remarkable adaptations to the environment and their evolutionary and ecological relationships. Filled with fascinating feature boxes, intriguing chapter-opening stories, and other applied content, the text contains interesting and topical information that will pique your curiosity and help you succeed in your course. Berg shows you the many ways in which plants are fascinating in their own right, important for the existence of all life on Earth, and useful for humans in all aspects of our lives. INTRODUCTORY BOTANY: PLANTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT is beautifully and clearly illustrated and features a dynamic art program that helps you visualize even the most complex concepts. ... Read more

35. A text-book of botany for secondary schools
by John Merle Coulter
Paperback: 394 Pages (2010-09-06)
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Originally published in 1906.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more

36. Botany in a Day:Thomas J. Elpel's Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families, 4th Ed.
by Thomas J. Elpel
Paperback: 196 Pages (2000-01-01)
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Asin: 1892784076
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now you can cut years off the process of learning aboutplants.Learn how related plants have similar features foridentification.Discover how they often have similar properties andsimilar uses.Toms book takes you beyond the details towards agreater understanding of the patterns among plants.Most plant bookscover only one or two hundred species.Botany in a Day includes morethan 100 plant families and over 700 generaincluding edible andmedicinal usesapplicable to many thousands of species.

With this book you will be able to recognize patterns inplants everywhere you goin the wild, in your garden, among houseplants, even at the florist.Understand the magic of patterns amongplants, and the world will never look the same again!

Many people recognize plants from the Mint family becausethey have square stalks, opposite leaves and most of them smellminty.I like to start my classes with a discussion of thethe Mints because this pattern is so well known.What people dontrealize is that similar patterns exist for other families of plants aswell.Simply put, the study of botany is the study of patterns inplants!

Learning patterns in plants is fun, and you only need tolearn about 100 broad patterns to recognize something about virtuallyevery plant from coast to coast across the northern latitdudes.

In a two hour plant walk we typically start with the MintFamily, then progress through the Mustard, Pea, Parsley, Borage, Lilyand Aster Families, so that every student can easily recognize thesecommon families representing several thousand species.Ive hadpeople tell me they learned more in that two hour walk than in anentire semester of botany in college. Thomas J. Elpel, Botanyin a Day AUTHORBIO: Thomas J. Elpel had the rare opportunity as achild to spend hundreds of hours with his grandmother, exploring thehills and meadows of Montana.Toms grandmother helped him tolearn about the native plants and their uses, igniting a passion fornature that has inspired Tom ever since.

Tom is now the director of Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School(HOPS) in Pony, Montana where he teaches classes on stone ageskills, including botany.Botany in a Day grew from Toms desireto provide an easy means for other people to discover a closerconnection with the natural world.Tom is also the author of threeother books inspired by nature, including: Participating in Nature,Direct Pointing to Real Wealth and Living Homes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Tremendous help to this novice
When I started a new hobby of photographing wildflowers, I had no clue on the importance of learning plant families in order to identify them. If I couldn't tell from the picture in a field guide, I was up a creek. "Botany in a Day" was the first book I found that organized the families in a simple, clear way that I could understand and this system has become my main guide for grouping and identification. The herbal information is interesting, but not relevant to my project. I'm very grateful for the help I've received from this book

2-0 out of 5 stars Good intention, disappointing result
This book could have been a gem for people interested in botany and healing plants, but it does not manage to fill this void.The text is not read by a professional botanist (I assume) and incorrect or dubious facts are common.Furthermore, the text is filled with typos and misspellings that could easily have been caught in a simple spell-checking program. The figures are from older literature and are not well reproduced.The aim with this book, to explain botany in a day, is highly recommendable, but I cannot recommend this book in its present shape and quality-level. A completely corrected, re-formatted, and revised edition of this book is needed. For people interested in the plant families of North America I instead recommend the high-quality work of Zomlefer: Guide to Flowering Plant Families.

3-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive guide to plant families
Though definitely *not* a field guide. This book is intended to be an introduction to plant families, and it does a good job at that. All the vascular plant families present in North America are briefly described and identification tips noted. Very few actual species are thoroughly described, though the "medicinal" properties of many species, mostly collected from other sources, are recounted here. This book would be better titled "Herbalism in a Day" as it's long on lists of medicinal uses and short on detailed botanical information. I'm pleased I purchased it, but it would be a inadequate substitute for an actual field guide or flora.

5-0 out of 5 stars Covers over 100 plant families and over 700 genera
Most plant books cover a few hundred species: Botany In A Day covers over 100 plant families and over 700 genera, from edible plants to medicinal plants, providing a focus on herbal plant families which users will find easy and important. No color photos; black and white line drawings serve as the illustration for descriptions which are detailed, from the plant's appearance to the author's experiences using the plant in applications. Botany In A Day is simply packed with information and an invaluable reference for aspiring gardeners and neophyte horticulturalists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Let the cover be your judge!
Contrary to the old axiom, this book actually delivers what it promises on the cover.By spending just one day with this book you'll get a fairly comprehensive understanding of the evolution of plants, their general classifications, and unique properties. The author writes in a very straightforward, concise, easy-to-read style that lets you absorb the information quickly and easily without being burdened with excessive detail.I also thoroughly enjoyed his Gestalt approach to Botany.I purchased this book as a supplement to my college course in Field Botany and discovered a wonderful resource. ... Read more

37. Botany
by Taylor Richard Alexander
 Hardcover: Pages (1970-06)
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Isbn: 0307635457
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38. The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens
by Richard Evans Schultes
Hardcover: 437 Pages (1991-09)
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Asin: 0398038635
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By Richard Evans Schultes, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Albert Hofmann, Basel, Switzerland. With Forewords by I. Newton Kugelmass and Henrich Kluver. The Second Edition of this book encompasses all of the advances that have been made in this field since publication of the original text. Newly discovered hallucinogenic plants have been incorporated into the discussions along with new information on some well-known drugs. The authors continue to focus on the botany and chemistry of hallucinogens, although they also consider ethnobotanical, historical, pharmacological and psychological aspects. Initial chapters delineate definition, botanical distribution, and structural types of hallucinogenic plants. Plants of known, possible and dubious hallucinogenic potential are then covered in separate sections. The bibliography for this new edition has been enlarged to accommodate all of the recent activity in botanical and chemical investigation of psychoactive plants. Readers will also appreciate the excellent illustrations that accompany the text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, and then some.....
Weighing in at just over 400 pages, this seminal work by Drs. Schultes and Hofmann is the definitive guide to hallucinogenic plant compounds.Detailed information is included about plant classification, chemical properties, and historical background concerning use.Although written in an academic tone, a book like this can't help but be interesting.Nevertheless, due to its overwhelming amount of information (and the expense and difficulty required to actually obtain a copy), it's probably best left to the most obsessed and/or diligent of psychonauts.For a less technical and more layman-friendly read, try Schultes/Hofmann's other book, Plants of the Gods.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information on plant hallucinogens
This book is a very extensive source of information about plant hallucinogens. It gives historical backgrounds on the plants used as hallucinogens.It also gives very extensive informaton about the moleculesthat are responsible for their hallucinogenic activity.It covers themolecular structures and their abundance in the plant sources.There isalso information about how the plants are used as ethnobotanicals.I wouldsuggest obtaining this book to anyone interested in ethnobotanicals.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book worth seeking out.
This book is an excellent source of information on the chemistry behind ethnobotanicals.It covers a vast amount of material and the lenghty reference section is worth the trouble of locating this book. ... Read more

39. A Beachcomber's Botany
by Loren C. Petry
Paperback: 158 Pages (1968-01-01)
list price: US$12.95
Isbn: 0856991198
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A New England coastal cabin reference
Published in the 1960s but still a worthwhile addition to a beachside cabin bookshelf.Botanist Loren C. Petry provides 50 pages of scientific background that covers plant types, habitats, and various idiosyncracies. The focus is on New England shore plants and seaweeds, especially those found on Cape Cod.That information is followed by 95 pages of lovely black and white plant sketches by Marcia Norman.Newer and more colorful guidebooks are better suited for taking along on shoreline strolls.This volume is the one you'll page through when you're home later that night, reminiscing.The illustrations are so realistic that you're sure to recognize something you saw in the dunes or salt marshes earlier that day.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book for those who love Cape Cod
The exquisite drawings and careful, readable, text will give any one overthe age of 6 an understanding of the sometimes strange but alwaysinteresting plants that grow on the beaches, dunes and salt marshes of CapeCod.No salt water taffy or guide to T-shirt shops here--just the realCape Cod, a vital part of what people came to Cape Cod for anyway.Nohouse on the Cape should be without it.

5-0 out of 5 stars It is what it says; and for the non-botanist, too.
Two summer activities keep me going through the depths of winter:herb growing and going to the beach.During our annual outing to Virginia's Eastern Shore, at Assateague, I ran across this book.It was perfect. It was just the thing for carrying along to identify marshmallow and dog fennel.The wonderful reproductions of simple pencil line drawings made on the spot recognition easy for the non-specialist like myself.Unfortunately it was unavailable!The only copy was the desk copy at the visitor's center.I was told it was out of print.Now it's not.Besides which, the trade size paperback fits nicely in the back pack next to Peterson's bird book.Oh, alright, let's call this one a 10! ... Read more

40. Botany in the Field: An Introduction to Plant Communities for the Amateur Naturalist
by Jane Scott
 Paperback: Pages (1984-05)
list price: US$8.95
Isbn: 0130802921
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