The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographsÂ organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American MushroomsÂ is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update theÂ Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.Â The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Shows how American Indians developed science and created technology by observing the world around them. The people of Mesoamerica invented the zero, created calendars, and developed writing systems. Today American Indians are scientists, doctors, and engineers, carrying a heritage of curiosity, observation, and invention into the future.
The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.
The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around usâin our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more.
Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada
Features more than 900 full-color photos
Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees
Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard
Weeds threaten the safe efficient and sustainable production of food feed fiber and biofuel throughout the world Featuring more than fourteen hundred full color photographs this handy guide provides essential information on more than 350 of the most troublesome weedy and invasive plants found in the midwestern United States and central Canada Drawing on the expertise of more than forty weed scientists and botanists the guide identifies each plant at various stages of its life and offers useful details about its origin habitat morphology biology distribution and toxic properties The book also includes illustrations of the most common characteristics of plants and terms used to describe them a key to plant families included in the book a glossary of frequently used terms a bibliography and indexes of scientific and common plant names This is an essential guide for agronomists crop and soil scientists horticulturists botanists Cooperative Extension Service agents farmers gardeners students in agriculture and biology lawn care professionals green industry professionals nursery owners government quarantine workers and land preservationists Each species account includes Up to four full color photographs showing seed seedling plant flower and other unique plant features Distribution map For grasses a line drawing of the collar where the leaf joins the stem an important identifying characteristic Scientific names common names and local synonyms of common names Vegetative characteristics for seedlings and leaves Special identifying characteristics Reproductive characteristics Toxic propertiesStates and provinces covered Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas northeastern Kentucky northern Manitoba southern half Michigan Minnesota Missouri upper half Nebraska eastern North Dakota Ohio Ontario southern half Quebec southwestern corner Saskatchewan southeastern South Dakota eastern half Wisconsin
In the past, finding information on African Americans in science and technology required gathering numerous sources, many of which were either not comprehensive or outdated. With African American Firsts in Science and Technology, you now have solid information on 1,500 contributions of African Americans throughout the history of the United States in one complete, convenient volume. Each entry is arranged chronologically, ranges from 50 to 100 words, which includes data associated with the accomplishment, followed by a description of the contribution; a brief biography of the individuals involved; and citations for up to five published sources of additional information. Accompanying the text are black and white portraits of the individuals described in the text or photographs illustrating their accomplishments. Some of the firsts included are: 1876 Â· Edward Bouchet became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in the United States 1864 Â· Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African American woman to earn a medical degree in the United States 1915 Â· Cell biologist Ernest Everett Just became the first recipient of the NAACP Springarn Medal, given for outstanding contribution to the African American community 1969 Â· Alfred Day Hershey became the first African American to share a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995 Â· Helen Doris Gayle became the first African American woman director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Chapters include: Agriculture and Everyday Life, Allied Health, Dentistry and Nursing, Life Sciences, Math and Engineering, Medicine, Physical Sciences, and Transportation. There are about 300 inventors listed in the text.