The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101627891

Total Pages:32

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Fans of Miss Rumphius will adore this gorgeous picture book which introduces the kind, nature-loving Miss Maple, who celebrates the miracle in each seed. Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it's time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become. Eliza Wheeler’s luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed—since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds. Celebrate every season with Miss Maple, from Earth Day to graduations to harvest festivals.

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The Seeds

Author:Ann Nocenti

Publisher:Dark Horse Comics

ISBN:1506705898

Total Pages:128

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The hotly-anticipated eco-fiction tech thriller-meets-love-story from the award-winning, visionary team of Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Ruby Falls) and David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)! The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't? In a broken-down world, a rebellious group of ruthless romantics have fled a tech-obsessed society to create their own...and a few cantankerous aliens have come to harvest the last seeds of humanity. When one of them falls in love with a human, idealistic journalist Astra stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she'll destroy the last hope of a dying planet. How far will she go for the truth? Collects The Seeds #1-#4. "The perfect book for these deeply imperfect times." -- Matt Fraction "Beautifully drawn, cleverly constructed and very satisfying." -- Frank Quitely

Seeds

Author:Michael Fenner

Publisher:CABI

ISBN:9780851999470

Total Pages:410

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This new edition of a successful text, originally published in 1992, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include recent advances. In addition, new chapters have been introduced to ensure comprehensive coverage of all aspects of seed ecology. These include evolutionary ecology of seedsize, the roles of fire and of gaps in regeneration and seedling colonization. Chapters are written by internationally acknowledged experts to give a comprehensive overview of all aspects of seed ecology which will be invaluable to advanced students and researchers in seed science and plantecology.

Seeds

Author:Sheldon C. Navie,Steve W. Adkins,Sarah Ashmore

Publisher:CABI

ISBN:184593198X

Total Pages:440

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Substantial progress has been made in seed science during the past few years, emphasizing its important role in advancing plant biotechnology, agriculture, plant resource management, and conservation. Providing comprehensive coverage of the latest seed science research including germination,. dormancy, development, and desiccation tolerance, this book also details the most advanced methods and practices in seed biology, ecology and technology.

Seed

Author:Lisa Heathfield

Publisher:Running Press

ISBN:0762456361

Total Pages:336

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All that Pearl knows can be encapsulated in one word: Seed. It is the isolated community that she was born into. It is the land that she sows and reaps. It is the center of her family and everything that means home. And it is all kept under the watchful eye of Papa S. At fifteen years old, Pearl is finally old enough to be chosen as Papa S.'s companion. She feels excitement . . . and surprising trepidation that she cannot explain. The arrival of a new family into the Seed community—particularly the teenage son, Ellis—only complicates the life and lifestyle that Pearl has depended upon as safe and constant. Ellis is compelling, charming, and worldly, and he seems to have a lot of answers to questions Pearl has never thought to ask. But as Pearl digs to the roots of the truth, only she can decide what she will allow to come to the surface. Lisa Heathfield's suspenseful, scintillating debut features a compelling voice that combines blithe naïveté, keen observation, and sincere emotion.

Seeds, 3rd Edition

Author:Robert S Gallagher

Publisher:CABI

ISBN:1780641834

Total Pages:320

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The 3rd edition of Seeds: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities highlights the many advances in the field of seed ecology and its relationship to plant community dynamics that have taken place in recent years. The new edition also features chapters on seed development and morphology, seed chemical ecology, implications of climate change on regeneration by seed, and the functional role of seed banks in agricultural and natural ecosystems. The book is aimed at advanced level students and researchers in the fields of seed science, seed ecology and plant ecology.

Seeds

Author:Carol C. Baskin,Jerry M. Baskin

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0124166830

Total Pages:1600

Viewed:1962

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The new edition of Seeds contains new information on many topics discussed in the first edition, such as fruit/seed heteromorphism, breaking of physical dormancy and effects of inbreeding depression on germination. New topics have been added to each chapter, including dichotomous keys to types of seeds and kinds of dormancy; a hierarchical dormancy classification system; role of seed banks in restoration of plant communities; and seed germination in relation to parental effects, pollen competition, local adaption, climate change and karrikinolide in smoke from burning plants. The database for the world biogeography of seed dormancy has been expanded from 3,580 to about 13,600 species. New insights are presented on seed dormancy and germination ecology of species with specialized life cycles or habitat requirements such as orchids, parasitic, aquatics and halophytes. Information from various fields of science has been combined with seed dormancy data to increase our understanding of the evolutionary/phylogenetic origins and relationships of the various kinds of seed dormancy (and nondormancy) and the conditions under which each may have evolved. This comprehensive synthesis of information on the ecology, biogeography and evolution of seeds provides a thorough overview of whole-seed biology that will facilitate and help focus research efforts. Most wide-ranging and thorough account of whole-seed dormancy available Contains information on dormancy and germination of more than 14,000 species from all the continents – even the two angiosperm species native to the Antarctica continent Includes a taxonomic index so researchers can quickly find information on their study organism(s) and Provides a dichotomous key for the kinds of seed dormancy Topics range from fossil evidence of seed dormancy to molecular biology of seed dormancy Much attention is given to the evolution of kinds of seed dormancy Includes chapters on the basics of how to do seed dormancy studies; on special groups of plants, for example orchids, parasites, aquatics, halophytes; and one chapter devoted to soil seed banks Contains a revised, up-dated classification scheme of seed dormancy, including a formula for each kind of dormancy Detailed attention is given to physiological dormancy, the most common kind of dormancy on earth

The Prairie Gardener's Go-To for Seeds

Author:Janet Melrose,Sheryl Normandeau

Publisher:TouchWood Editions

ISBN:1771513454

Total Pages:160

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The third installation of the new gardening series Guides for the Prairie Gardener is all about seeds, from saving and starting to transplants and even winter sowing. Certified master gardeners Sheryl and Janet offer you all the tools you need to start seeds, ensuring they thrive and grow into beautiful mature plants. They answer your questions on things like how to determine the viability of seeds the difference between an heirloom, heritage, and hybrid seed the best containers and planting media to use when and how to use growing lights troubleshooting common problems such as damping off and overwatering the proper methods for hardening off transplants and planting them out. And they don't stop at addressing starting seeds indoors—they also give you the information you need to direct sow straight into the garden, and on winter sowing. Then they delve deeply into how you can collect and save seed for the future so that you can continue the cycle for future growing seasons. The book is complete with detailed charts to give you specific information about seed starting on the Prairies, with several plant lists to help you decide what selections work best in a variety of situations and conditions.

Seeds

Author:J. Derek Bewley,Kent Bradford,Henk Hilhorst,hiroyuki nonogaki

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:1461446937

Total Pages:392

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This updated and much revised third edition of Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy provides a thorough overview of seed biology and incorporates much of the progress that has been made during the past fifteen years. With an emphasis on placing information in the context of the seed, this new edition includes recent advances in the areas of molecular biology of development and germination, as well as fresh insights into dormancy, ecophysiology, desiccation tolerance, and longevity. Authored by preeminent authorities in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in the diverse aspects of seed biology.

Seeds

Author:Carolyn Fry

Publisher:University of Chicago Press

ISBN:022622449X

Total Pages:192

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From the magnificence of a towering redwood to the simple elegance of a tiny dandelion, seed-bearing plants abound on planet Earth. The sheer diversity of plants thriving today is largely thanks to the evolution of the seed, as this made plants resilient to environmental changes by enabling them to await optimum conditions for growth before springing to life. In a time of declining biodiversity, studying seeds is now helping scientists preserve this plant diversity for future generations. With Seeds, Carolyn Fry offers a celebration of these vital but unassuming packages of life. She begins with a sweeping tour through human history, designed to help us understand why we should appreciate and respect these floral parcels. Wheat, corn, and rice, she reminds us, supply the foundations of meals eaten by people around the world. Countless medicines, oils, clothing materials, and building supplies are available only because of the versatility and variety of seed-bearing plants. Fry then provides a comprehensive history of the evolution of seeds, explaining the myriad ways that they have adapted, survived, and thrived across the globe. Delving deeper into the science of seeds, she reveals the fascinating processes of dormancy, reproduction, germination, and dispersal, and showcases the estimable work conservationists are doing today to gather and bank seeds in order to prevent species from going extinct. Enriched by a stunning array of full-color images, Seeds offers a comprehensive exploration of some of the most enduring and essential players in the natural world.

Seeds

Author:Steffi Cavell-Clarke

Publisher:Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:1534522360

Total Pages:24

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Plants grow from seeds, so understanding basic facts about seeds helps readers understand the life cycle of a plant. Life cycles are just one of the important science curriculum topics readers explore as they turn each colorful page. Accessible text is accompanied by detailed photographs and diagrams of seeds and the plants they become. After reading, students will be eager to plant seeds of their own to see the lessons they’ve learned about plants in action.

Seeds

Author:Melanie Mitchell

Publisher:LernerClassroom

ISBN:1512410527

Total Pages:8

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Plants grow from seeds. People eat seeds. What other uses do seeds have? Vibrant color photographs and simple sentences introduce students to this important plant part. This book meets both science and reading standards.

Seeds

Author:Rebecca Stromstad Glaser

Publisher:Jump!

ISBN:1624960251

Total Pages:24

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Describing several examples of seeds, this photo-illustrated nature walk guide shows very young readers how to identify seeds and tells how the seeds spread. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.

Seeds

Author:Marissa Kirkman

Publisher:Capstone

ISBN:1977119255

Total Pages:24

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The important science concept of plant growth is featured in this beautiful, easily accessible book on seeds. Clear photographs and simple, engaging text describe seeds and how they help plants live and grow.

Seeds

Author:J. Bewley

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1461517478

Total Pages:367

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Since the publication of our monograph on seed physiology and biochemistry (The Physiology and Biochemistry of Seeds in Relation to Germination, Sprin ger-Verlag, 1978, 1982), it has been suggested to us that a text covering the same subject area would be appropriate. This book is our response. Unlike the previous volumes, however, this text is not intended to be either a critical or a comprehensive account. Instead it is a more generalized consideration of the essential aspects of seed physiology and biochemistry as we see them. It also includes a substantial amount of new and different material. In a work of this sort it is inevitable that some simplifications must be made, but we hope, never theless, that we have presented the most reasonable conspectus of areas of con troversy and uncertainty. In this respect, literature citations have been kept to a minimum and do not interrupt the text; they are placed at the end of each chapter and are intended to be used as a source for further references. We hope that this book will be of value to students and teachers in uni versities, colleges, and other institutes of higher learning whose courses include plant biology. Although it is particularly appropriate for studies of seed biol ogy, it should also find broader applications in general plant physiology, agri culture, and horticulture.

Seeds

Author:Antonio Nunes

Publisher:Dorrance Publishing

ISBN:1480944831

Total Pages:270

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Seeds By: Antonio Nunes In this historical novel set in Poland during the late 1960s, Ryszard Mirwski, Jewish underclassman at Warsaw University, gets caught up in student unrest that turns violent. Protests escalate against the strict censorship imposed by Poland’s Communist government. In response, the government mounts a cynical campaign that ensnares his whole family to purge Jewish Communist Party members and coerce them to immigrate to Israel. Seeds illustrates to its readers that a country’s government is led by individuals who have the power to make decisions that are deliberately detrimental to a significant segment of its citizens… and reminds us all that Ryszard’s family’s predicaments could, at any moment, become our own.

Faith in a Seed

Author:Henry D. Thoreau

Publisher:Island Press

ISBN:9781597262873

Total Pages:301

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Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years.With the remarkable clarity and grace that characterize all of his writings, Thoreau describes the ecological succession of plant species through seed dispersal. The Dispersion of Seeds, which draws on Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, refutes the then widely accepted theory that some plants spring spontaneously to life, independent of roots, cuttings, or seeds. As Thoreau wrote: "Though I do not believe a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." Henry D. Thoreau's Faith in a Seed, was first published in hardcover in 1993 by Island Press under the Shearwater Books imprint, which unifies scientific views of nature with humanistic ones. This important work, the first publication of Thoreau's last manuscript, is now available in paperback. Faith in a Seed contains Thoreau's last important research and writing project, The Dispersion of Seeds, along with other natural history writings from late in his life. Edited by Bradley P. Dean, professor of English at East Carolina University and editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin, these writings demonstrate how a major American author at the height of his career succeeded in making science and literature mutually enriching.

Seeds of Destruction

Author:R. Glenn Hubbard,Peter Navarro

Publisher:FT Press

ISBN:9780132371315

Total Pages:288

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If you think the current administration is mismanaging the economy straight towards disaster, you're not alone: so do two top economists from both sides of the political aisle. In Seeds of Destruction, former Bush chief White House economist R. Glenn Hubbard and well-known CNBC commentator Peter Navarro explain why current economic policy is a catastrophic failure. Then, they offer a comprehensive, bipartisan blueprint for reversing the decline of America's currency, manufacturing base, and standard of living - setting the stage for the epic policy debates that will precede the 2010 elections. Hubbard and Navarro begin with a "checklist" of what it takes to be a prosperous, democratic nation - and show why Obama's policies (some of Bush's also) fail on every level. They explain why the activist Federal Reserve and Obama fiscal stimulus policies are doing far more harm than good... why we must restore the U.S. manufacturing base, whatever China says about it... how to transform tax policy into an engine of growth and innovation... how to apply the "tough love" needed to save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid... why America must resign the job of world policeman... how market-based solutions can finally deliver real energy independence... how to reform our antique financial regulatory system without imposing heavy-handed rules that cause even more trouble.