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Tillandsia II

Tillandsia II

The World's Most Unusual Airplants

  • Author: Paul T. Isley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780981701011
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 287
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Tillandsias vary in shape color and size from each other within the same genus more than any other plants on Earth. This, combined with their ability to grow with no soil and the fact that they can be rehydrated when too dry, makes them a perfect plant for today's urban dweller.

Air Plants

Air Plants

The Curious World of Tillandsias

  • Author: Zenaida Sengo
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604696516
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 224
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“In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias.” —Flora Grubb Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.

Tillandsia

Tillandsia

The World's Most Unusual Air Plants

  • Author: Paul T. Isley
  • Publisher: Botanica Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 256
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A book on a genus of air plant known as Tillandsia, which is illustrated with colour photographs. Botanical, cultural and historical information is combined with detailed descriptions of some 60 species and sub-species. There are also over 100 scanning electron microscope photographs, and advice on how to care for this type of plant.

Air Plants

Air Plants

Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens

  • Author: David H. Benzing
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 080146434X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or to objects such as rocks and buildings-and derive moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. Only the mistletoes are true parasites. Epiphytes are not anomalies and there are approximately 28,000 species-about 10 percent of the higher or vascular plants-that grow this way. Many popular houseplants, including numerous aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids, rank among the most familiar examples. In Air Plants, David H. Benzing takes a reader on a tour of the many taxonomic groups to which the epiphytes belong and explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals such as frogs and ants. Benzing's comprehensive account covers topics including ecology, evolution, photosynthesis and water relations, mineral nutrition, reproduction, and the nature of the forest canopy as habitat for the free-living and parasitic epiphytes. It also pays special attention to important phenomena such as adaptive trade-offs and leaf economics. Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables.

Selbyana

Selbyana

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botany
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Agrindex

Agrindex

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
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The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature Relating to Vascular Plants

The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature Relating to Vascular Plants

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Choice

Choice

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
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The New monthly belle assemblée

The New monthly belle assemblée

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  • Publisher: N.A
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A TOUCH OF AFRICA

A TOUCH OF AFRICA

PART II: ONTO THE AMAZON

  • Author: BERT D'AMICO
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1452057427
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 232
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Did a lost population of feral people dwell in the darker recesses of the N.F.D. in Kenya’s remote north? How was it possible to communicate over vast distances without the benefits of modern technology? Why did the Yanomama who lived deep in the Amazon rainforest practice female infanticide as part of their cultural survival? How was it possible for these so called primitive people on two continents to produce a designer poison using only one of the millions of insects that abounded around them? Do elephants have a sense of impending death? Who were the ‘white’ men the nomads encountered on the plains of Kenya in a forgotten and desolate wilderness? These are but a few of the stories found in ‘A Touch of Africa,’ and Part II ‘Onto the Amazon.’ My journeys have taken me to Africa, the Amazon jungle, and the sub Arctic in Canada’s far north. I fished with lepers on the Amazon River in the blackest of nights, walked the slave route in central Africa, and stood on the ground where Stanley presumed to meet Livingstone. The characters encountered in the backcountry were unique, each with their own fascinating tale, and over the years they became unwavering friends. I came to know the smell of famine and buried the dead, came down with malaria and later, black swamp fever. While on safari the unexpected became the norm as roads disappeared and the elephant assumed the right of way. It was in Kenya, East Africa where I experienced a way of life without the benefits of all the creature comforts we seem to believe are necessities. I started off teaching African students in a ‘bush’ school. My timetable included weekly forays into backcountry where as a novice, I was expected to hunt enough game to feed the school’s nearly three hundred students. I was fortunate enough to meet a group of Italian old timers who lived and worked in some of the remotest areas of Kenya. Through these newly acquired contacts, I was able to safari beyond the tourist line and back in time to an Africa of yesterday. I learned KiSwahili and roamed the infamous Northern Frontier District, the N.F.D., with the elegant Samburu and fearless Turkana warriors where each day life teetered on the edge. Big game abounded and became part of everyday existence. One had to learn the boundaries set out by lion and poisoness snakes. Over the years I came to glimpse the world through the eyes of these warrior nomads. They taught me the signs left behind by the creatures that roamed the wilds. I spent a brief moment with the Yanomama Indians in the Amazon, a hunting gathering people who represent a continuous link with the Paleolithic Age. I followed them deep into the tropical rain forest on a hunting expedition and witnessed them revert back to an earlier time as they communicated using the sounds of the jungle animals. These are a people who visualize in one dimension and count to two and conclude with ‘many.’ Each afternoon when returning from the forest, the day’s catch might be a howler monkey, a toucan or two, sometimes a turtle or a turkey sized bird, but most often several brilliantly colored parrots which thrived in the forest canopy. ‘A TOUCH OF AFRICA,’ and PART II, ‘ONTO TO THE AMAZON,’ was deliberated over for the past twenty-five years and finally committed to the present format. The material is true, the people are real, and the humor unfolded to the observant eye. It was truly an adventurous time in a magnificent setting with intriguing people who became family.