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Image for Useful Plants of Ghana - West African uses of wild and cultivated plants  [Nigel Hepper's copy]

Useful Plants of Ghana - West African uses of wild and cultivated plants [Nigel Hepper's copy]

By: Abbiw, Daniel K.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Intermediate Technology Publications & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015283

ISBN: 1853390801

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, octavo, pp xii, 337, clean internally, green cloth with a bruise to the lower edge of the back cover, otherwise a very good copy in a faded dustwrapper whiuch is very slightly worn. The scarce hardback edition. [With a presentation inscription from the author to the Kew botanist Nigel Hepper. There is also a typed letter to Hepper from professor P. van Damme, pointing out a possible error to one of the image captions.] View more info

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The Conservation of Medicinal Plants

By: Akerele, Olayiwola, Heywood, Vernon & Synge, Hugh

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge Deighton, Bell & Co. Ltd.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001984

ISBN: 0521392063

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp (xx) 362, pictorial laminated boards, no dustwrapper, a very good copy. (This volume consists of the Proceedings of an International Consultation on 21 -27 March 1988 held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sections include: The Issue of Medicinal Plants; Science, Industry and Medicinal Plants; Techniques to Conserve Medicinal Plants; Policies to Conserve Medicinal Plants; and Experiences from Programmes to Conserve Medicinal Plants.) View more info

Plant Life of South Asia (proceedings of the International Symposium, University of Karachi)

By: Ali, S.I. & Ghaffar, A.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Department of Botany, University of Karachi: 1991

Seller ID: 005739

ISBN: 9694700019


[Dedicated to Dr R.R. Stewart, on his centennial]. A few illustrations, large 8vo, pp 275, covers very slightly bowed, contents very slightly thumbed, otherwise a good sound copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [Articles on the vegetation of Bangladesh, Mongolia, on the Euphorbiaceae of Pakistan, Chenopodiaceae, medicinal plants of Pakistan etc.] View more info

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Orchid Biology - Reviews and Perspectives Volume 3 (III)

By: Arditti, Joseph (ed)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Ithaca, Comstock Publishing: 1984

Seller ID: 012710

ISBN: 0801410401

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. large octavo, pp 432, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [Includes Ethnobotany of the Orchidaceae, Orchid Phytoalexins, Physiology of Germinating Orchid Seeds, Chromosomes in Orchids, A Reassessment of the Sectional limits on the Genus Cymbidium.] View more info

Image for Die Geschichte der Kulturlandschaft und des Ackerbaus in der Siedlungskammer Flogeln, Niedersachsen, seit der Jungsteinzeit :Probleme der Kustenforschung Im Sudlichen Nordseegebiet, Band 21

Die Geschichte der Kulturlandschaft und des Ackerbaus in der Siedlungskammer Flogeln, Niedersachsen, seit der Jungsteinzeit :Probleme der Kustenforschung Im Sudlichen Nordseegebiet, Band 21

By: Behre, Karl-Ernst & Kucan, Dusanka

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Isensee, Oldenburg: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 010765

ISBN: 3895982547

Condition: Very Good


German text. Illustrated, many folding charts, small folio, pp 227, green cloth, a slight blemish on the upper cover, otherwise a very good copy throughout. Presenation copy to Dr Peter Moore, signed by both authors. [The history of the cultural landscape and agriculture in Flogeln, Lower Saxony, since the Neolithic period.] A heavy book - extra postage may be required. View more info

Image for Farming in Prehistory  - from hunter-gatherer to food producer [Sir John Burnett's copy]

Farming in Prehistory - from hunter-gatherer to food producer [Sir John Burnett's copy]

By: Bender, Barbara

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, John Baker: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014264

ISBN: 0212970038

Condition: Good


A few illustrations and maps, octavo, pp xii, 268, very clean internally, paperback, covers creased. [From the library of Sir John Burnett, with his signature on the front endpaper. A distinguished academic career and a lifelong interest in fungi, botany and nature conservation made him the ideal champion for biological recording in the UK. He held that effective nature conservation could be achieved only if good quality information about species and their habitats was accessible to all who needed it - a belief that made him perfectly suited to run the National Biodiversity Network, founded in... View more info

Plants from the Past

By: Blake, Leonard W. & Cutler, Hugh C

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Alabama, USA, The University of Alabama Press: 2001

Seller ID: 003241

ISBN: 0817310878

Condition: New


Illustrated with charts & tables, 8vo, pp (xviii), 177, paperback, a very good copy. [Traces develoment of the study of plant remains from archaeological sites over a period of 30 years, and gives access to previously unavailable data and interpretations. This features the much-sought-after extensive inventory "Plants from Archaeological Sites East of the Rockies," which serves as a reference to archaeological collections curated at the Illinois State Museum.] View more info

Image for Die Flora der Neuassyrischen Reliefs  [Nigel Hepper's copy]  {The flora of the Neo-Assyrian reliefs - A Study on the Orthostatic Reliefs of the 9th-7th. Century BC.}

Die Flora der Neuassyrischen Reliefs [Nigel Hepper's copy] {The flora of the Neo-Assyrian reliefs - A Study on the Orthostatic Reliefs of the 9th-7th. Century BC.}

By: Bleibtreu, Erika

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Vienna, Institutes fur Orientalistik der Universitait Wien: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014319

ISBN: 3900345015

Condition: Very Good


GERMAN TEXT. Illustrated, octavo, pp 279, very clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly worn. [Presentation copy to the Kew botanist Nigel Hepper - "with kind regards from the author".]. VERY SCARCE. {The flora of the Neo-Assyrian reliefs - A Study on the Orthostatic Reliefs of the 9th-7th. Century BC.} View more info

Image for Recherches critiques sur l'olivier de Laperrine. . Étude anatomique du limbe des innovations des Aristida de l'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Botanique Saharienne Memoire 6.

Recherches critiques sur l'olivier de Laperrine. . √Čtude anatomique du limbe des innovations des Aristida de l'Afrique du Nord et du Sahara. Botanique Saharienne Memoire 6.

By: Bourreil, P. Benichou, A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Alger, Institut de Recheres Sahariennes: 1962

Seller ID: 008268

Condition: Good


A few illustrations and charts, quarto, pp 202, paperback, very slightly worn. (The work on the olive occupies the first 55 pages). View more info

The Flowering of Man - a Tzotzil Botany of Zinacantan

By: Breedlove, Dennis E. & Laughlin, Robert M.

Price: £7.20

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution: 2000

Seller ID: 002926

ISBN: 1560988975

Condition: Very Good


NEW. An abridged edition of the 1993 work. Well illustrated, quarto, pp xiv, 336, paperback, a very good copy. [Abridged this may be, but it is still an impressively detailed work, with information on 2,686 plants. A botanical history of a Mayan people from the Spanish conquest to the present day.] View more info

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Grass Evolution and Domestication

By: Chapman, G.P. (ed.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 008156

ISBN: 052141654X

Condition: Very Good


Original printing. A few illustrations, pp xviii, 390, pictorial laminated boards, a very good copy. View more info

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Ethnobotany. Principles and Applications

By: Cotton, C.M.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Chichester, John Wiley & Sons: 1996

Seller ID: 007957

ISBN: 047195537X

Condition: Good


A very few illustrations, pp x, 424, paperback, very slightly worn. A standard work. [Interest in ethnobotany has increased dramatically in recent years. The search for new medicines by the pharmaceutical industry has turned to plant natural products and to ethnobotanical studies as a first step in bioprospecting. These studies are making a valuable contribution to the cataloguing of biological diversity and hence to the conservation of endangered ecosystems and the human societies which depend upon them. Discussing traditional methods of plant management as well as plant use, this textbook is... View more info

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Plants and Archaeology (Anthony Huxley's copy)

By: Dimbleby, Geoffrey

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, John Baker: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013718

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 187, very clean internally, cloth in very good condition, lacks free front endpaper and has a ticket holder on the other, so probably an ex-library copy, but still very good in a price-clipped and slightly worn dustwrapper, now nicely protected in a removable plastic film. [From the library of the botanist and garden historian Anthony Huxley, with his stamp.] View more info

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Plant Biographies: Plant's Eye View of the Planet and Man (CD-ROM)

By: Eland, Sue. (Gren Lucas, foreword)

Price: £59.99

Publisher: Plant Biographies: 2013

Seller ID: 008762

ISBN: 0957653905

Condition: New


CDROM. (Postage will be reduced). A wonderful cornucopia of information on the uses, importance, history, economics, folklore and literature of plants. This work draws together, in plain language, direct and indirect data on plant species which is not readily available to the general public. The plants include trees, palms, shrubs, annuals, biennials, perennials, cacti, seaweeds, lichens, ferns, mosses and fungi (excluding the larger fungi such as mushrooms). The text covers many common and foreign plant names, their social cultural and economic uses, their involvement in customs and events, t... View more info

Image for Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants - A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes

Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants - A Historical Survey with Special Reference to the Eastern Indian Tribes

By: Erichsen-Brown, Charlotte

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1989

Seller ID: 010520

ISBN: 048625951x

Condition: New


Well illustrated with line drawings, thick 8vo, pp xxii, 512, paperback, a very good new copy. View more info

Image for Exploring for Plants: From Notes of the Allison Vincent Armour Expeditions for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1925, 1926, and 1927

Exploring for Plants: From Notes of the Allison Vincent Armour Expeditions for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1925, 1926, and 1927

By: Fairchild, David

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1931

Seller ID: 013877

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xxii, 591, very slightly age-toned, endpapers foxed, otherwise a good copy internally, cloth very slightly bumped, the spine is faded and slightly mottled. View more info

Image for Workshop on Planning Self-Help Fuelwood Projects (Reader prepared for the FAO - Part 1)

Workshop on Planning Self-Help Fuelwood Projects (Reader prepared for the FAO - Part 1)

By: FAO

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Roma, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 1987

Seller ID: 007857

Condition: Good


Quarto, pp 184, xeroxed and stapled, paperback, cover slightly worn. View more info

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Grazing and Forest Economy

By: FAO

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Rome, Food and Agricul;ure Organization of the United Nations: 1953

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008210

Condition: Fair


A few illustrations, pp 161, paperback, covers a bit worn. View more info

Image for Human Ecology in the Tropics

Human Ecology in the Tropics

By: Garlick, J.P. & Keay, R.W.J. (eds)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Taylor & Francis: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010959

ISBN: 085066098x

Condition: Very Good


Slim 8vo, pp x, 201, a very good copy indeed in a slightly worn and frayed dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable plastic film. View more info

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The Culture of Flowers

By: Goody, Jack

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010737

ISBN: 0521414415

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, large thick 8vo, pp xviii, 462, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. This hardback edition is now becoming quite scarce. [Jack Goody's book takes as its theme the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times. He links the use of flowers to the rise of advanced systems of agriculture, the growth of social stratification, and the spread of luxury goods, looking at the history of aesthetic horticulture in Europe and Asia. Other themes which emerge are the role of written texts in building u... View more info