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Pollination Power
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From the wings of moths to the feet of hoverflies and the head feathers of nectar-seeking birds, the process of pollination is a natural marvel. How do the many annuals and perennials and shrubs and trees that populate the globe manage to lure the aid of bees and butterflies and other creatures at exactly the appropriate time? Pollination Power offers a unique, truly bird’s-eye view of the wonders of pollination at work.

In stunning full-color images, employing the latest photographic techniques, esteemed photographer Heather Angel has captures the intimate interactions of plants with their floral pollinators. The plants come not only from Angel’s Surrey backyard and the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, but from twenty countries where Angel has travelled—from the rich floral kingdoms of the Cape of South Africa to the diversity of China and the Americas. The photos illustrate the varied techniques that flowers use to communicate with their pollinators. Some, for example, change color when the flower no longer has rewards to offer. Others control precisely when pollinators enter or leave by timing when they open and close their petals or when they emit a scent. This fascinating array of pollination repertoires crossfertilizes Angel’s photos with a descriptive text.

Featuring both common and exotic plants and temperate and tropical floral, Pollination Power will entice anyone with a passion for botanicals, from gardeners to botanists alike.
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By: University Of Chicago Press.   2016-03-01

Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers
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The definitive collection of Robert Mapplethorpe's flower photographs

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) is one of the twentieth century's most important artists, known for his groundbreaking and provocative work. He studied painting, drawing, and sculpture in Brooklyn in the 1960s and started taking photographs when he acquired a Polaroid camera, in 1970.

Beginning in 1973 and until his death in 1989, Mapplethorpe explored the flower with extraordinary dedication, using a range of photographic processes — from Polaroids to dye-transfer color works. In carefully constructed compositions, he captured roses, orchids, snapdragons, daisies, tulips and other species — both common and rare — and forever transformed the way we perceive a classic and familiar subject. The result — a stunning body of work — is collected in this elegant book, Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers.

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By: Phaidon Press.   2016-03-14

Encyclopedia of Flowers: Flower Works by Makoto Azuma photographed by Shunsuke Shiinoki
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Flowers have been a universal cultural object for millennia. They are an important aesthetic element in everyday life worldwide, and have played a highly symbolic role in art throughout the ages. Over the past few years, Makoto Azuma has created a furor in the art world with his floral installations, in which he creates unusual new shapes from plants and flowers and their component parts. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of ikebana―the art of flower arranging―Azuma creates novel and previously unseen aesthetics by bringing together unusual plants that wouldn’t usually meet in nature―some of them exotic ―in extraordinary arrangements. Shunsuke Shiinoki, who opened the “haute-couture” florists Jardin des Fleurs in Tokyo in 2002 in association with Makoto Azuma, captured these exceptional floral installations in extraordinary photographs.
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By: Lars Muller.   2012-10-07

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees (Seeing Series)
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Have you ever looked at a tree? That may sound like a silly question, but there is so much more to notice about a tree than first meets the eye. Seeing Trees celebrates seldom seen but easily observable tree traits and invites you to watch trees with the same care and sensitivity that birdwatchers watch birds. Many people, for example, are surprised to learn that oaks and maples have flowers, much less flowers that are astonishingly beautiful when viewed up close.

Focusing on widely grown trees, this captivating book describes the rewards of careful and regular tree viewing, outlines strategies for improving your observations, and describes some of the most visually interesting tree structures, including leaves, flowers, buds, leaf scars, twigs, and bark. In-depth profiles of ten familiar species—including such beloved trees as white oak, southern magnolia, white pine, and tulip poplar—show you how to recognize and understand many of their most compelling (but usually overlooked) physical features.

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By: Timber Press.   2011-08-16

Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan (Wild Berries & Fruits Identification Guides)
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Now you can identify wild berries and fruits. Learn what’s edible and what to avoid with this easy-to-use field guide. The species in the book are organized by color, then by form, so when you see something in the field, you’ll know just where to look. Full-page photos and insets show each plant’s key identification points, while detailed descriptions give you the information you need to know. Interesting tidbits about the plants’ many uses, range maps, a ripening calendar, and more make this an indispensable guide for Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan foragers. Teresa Marrone has been gathering and preparing wild edibles for more than 20 years. Let her share that experience with you.
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By: Adventure Publications.   2009-04-14

Audubon Wildflowers Wall Calendar 2017
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Joyful heralds of the season, wildflowers adorn landscapes with their brilliant but fleeting glory. A hillside carpeted in a purple haze of Prairie Verbena. The vibrant petals of California Poppies. A hummingbird fluttering near Scarlet Beebalm. And a colorful desertscape of red rock formations, saguaro cacti, and golden Brittlebrush. AUDUBON WILDFLOWERS delivers twelve portraits of North American blooms photographed in their native habitats. These are nature’s gardens, captured at their most vibrant and most beautiful. 
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By: Workman Publishing Company.   2016-07-05

Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals: Secrets of Observational Drawing
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Learn to sketch and paint flowers, from bud to full-blown!

Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals is a draw-in book that shows you how by taking a close look at the details of great floral paintings and coaching readers to try the techniques with the help of an exper's suggestions. Printed on quality uncoated stock and suited for drawing and watercolor, each spread will consist of two working parts.

The left-hand page is for study, featuring a close-up for a drawing or painting by a noted artist from the 19th century or earlier. The right-hand page is for drawing, with only a small box for the expert's brief coaching tips, observations, and a demonstrative sketch. While progressing through the book and trying the different artist styles, you'll gain observational confidence and techniques to apply your own drawing and painting. In learning from the masters, you'll become a master yourself!

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By: Rockport Publishers.   2017-01-01

Common Backyard Weeds of the Upper Midwest
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Learn to identify common backyard weeds! Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 150 species of weeds―toxic, edible or otherwise interesting―found in the Upper Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The species (from Dandelion to Purslane) are organized by type, then by flower color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, learn about how each weed spreads, how to control it and its possible beneficial uses. The information, presented by expert forager Teresa Marrone, is perfect for beginners but also useful for more experienced home gardeners.
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By: Adventure Publications.   2017-03-21

Remarkable Trees of the World
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"A stunning volume" (Time) and the most magnificent book on the world's trees published in years.

The publication of Remarkable Trees of the World took American audiences by storm. Thomas Pakenham embarks on a five-year odyssey to most of the temperate and tropical regions of the world to photograph sixty trees of remarkable personality and presence: Dwarfs, Giants, Monuments, and Aliens; the lovingly tended midgets of Japan; the enormous strangler from India; and the 4,700-year "Old Methusalehs." American readers will be fascinated by Pakenham's first examination of North American trees, including the towering Redwoods of Sequoia and Yosemite, the gaunt Joshua Trees of Death Valley and the Bristlecone pines discovered in California's White Mountains.

Many of these trees were already famous―champions by girth, height, volume or age―while others had never previously been caught by the camera. Pakenham's five-year odyssey, sweating it out with a 30 pound Linhof camera and tripod, took him to most of the temperate and many of the tropical regions of the world. Although North American trees dominate this book, Pakenham also trekked to remote regions in Mexico, all over Europe, parts of Asia including Japan, northern and southern Africa, Madagascar, Australia and New Zealand.

Remarkable Trees of the World is a lavish work that will be treasured for generations by all those who marvel at nature. Color photographs throughout
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By: W. W. Norton & Company.   2003-09-17

Idaho Mountain Wildflowers: A Photographic Compendium, 3rd ed.
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Get a comprehensive look at the lush flora of Idaho's mountains in this third edition of Idaho Mountain Wildflowers: A Photographic Compendium. With beautiful, high-quality color images, and descriptive text on each flower, this is the most comprehensive guide devoted to the state's wildflowers and flowers of the Northern Rocky Mountains. From the Apiaceae family to the Violaceae family, Idaho Mountain Wildflowers includes all the flowers a hiker is likely to encounter in Idaho's mountains, and identifies their place in the spectrum of western wildflowers. This updated third edition includes many additional plants found the panhandle, as well as expanded coverage of the aster family and nonnative plants. This book is the answer to every hiker s question, 'what is that plant?'
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By: Larkspur Books.   2012-08-23


 

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