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  1. Shades of Green

    Shades of Green: An Environmental and Cultural History of Sitka Spruce [Paperback]

    Ruth Tittensor (Author)

    £29.95

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    ISBN: 9781909686779
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Sitka spruce has contributed to the Pacific Coast landscapes of North America for over ten millennia. For the Tlingit First Nationit is the most important tree in terms of spiritual relationships, art, and products in daily use such as canoes, con... .... Learn More
  2. A Natural History of Wine

    A Natural History of Wine [Hardback]

    Ian Tattersall (Author); Rob DeSalle (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

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    ISBN: 9780300211023
    Published by : Yale University Press
    An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to... .... Learn More
  3. Venerable Trees

    Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass [Hardback]

    Tom Kimmerer (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780813165660
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    When the first settlers arrived in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. Farmers quickly replaced the bison with cattle, sheep, and horses, but left many of the trees ... .... Learn More
  4. Papyrus

    Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World [Hardback]

    John Gaudet (Author)

    Regular Price: £20.00

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    ISBN: 9781605985664
    Published by : Pegasus Books
    Ecologist and conservationist John Gaudet provides an engaging history of the papyrus plant and its central role in civilisation. He first traces the plant's pivotal role in the rise of Egypt, and its use as paper, but also for shelter, building, ... .... Learn More
  5. Gardens in History

    Gardens in History: A Political Perspective [Paperback]

    Louise Wickham (Author)

    £29.95

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    ISBN: 9781905119431
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Over the past 50 years, the subject of garden history has been firmly established as an academic discipline. While many have explored what was created in gardens throughout history, the reasons as to why they were created has naturally been mor... .... Learn More
  6. 'A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden

    'A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History [Paperback]

    Ann Brooks (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781905119370
    Published by : Windgather Press
    The Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society was founded in 1827 to allow members the opportunity to study botany and horticulture and to create an ambience "not unlike a fashionable resort". Today the Garden is all but forgotten and only... .... Learn More
  7. Extinctions and Invasions

    Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna [Paperback]

    Terry O'Connor (Editor); Naomi Jane Sykes (Editor)

    £35.00

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    ISBN: 9781905119318
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Eight thousand years ago, when the sea cut Britain off from the rest of the Continent, the island's fauna was very different: most of the animals familiar to us today were not present, whilst others, now extinct, were abundant. Over the course ... .... Learn More
  8. Tree-Rings, Kings and Old World Archaeology and Environment

    Tree-Rings, Kings and Old World Archaeology and Environment: Papers Presented in Honor of Peter Ian Kuniholm [Hardback]

    Sturt W. Manning (Author); Mary Jaye Bruce (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781842173862
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The study of tree-rings (dendrochronology) provides a key resource for determining dates for archaeological and other contexts where wood/charcoal is present (and so cultural chronology), and for investigating past climate and environment. In ... .... Learn More
  9. From Foragers to Farmers

    From Foragers to Farmers: Papers in Honour of Gordon C. Hillman [Hardback]

    Andrew S. Fairbairn (Editor); Ehud Weiss (Author)

    £60.00

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    ISBN: 9781842173541
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    This volume celebrates the career of archaebotanist Professor Gordon C. Hillman. Twenty-eight papers cover a wide range of topics reflecting the great influence that Hillman has had in the field of archaeobotany. Many of his favourite research ... .... Learn More
  10. Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky

    Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky [Hardback]

    Mary E. Wharton (Author); Roger W. Barbour (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780813112947
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future se... .... Learn More

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