The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:JHU Press

ISBN:1421431114

Total Pages:368

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Leopold and Lytton John Musselman, skilled botanists and the foremost authorities on these plants, this superior quality guide will appeal to residents of and visitors to the Adirondacks and northeastern mountains, including wildlife professionals, citizen scientists, backpackers, campers, photographers, bird watchers, artists, and wild food foragers.

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Native Plants of the Midwest

Author:Alan Branhagen

Publisher:Timber Press

ISBN:1604697776

Total Pages:440

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Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.

Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park

Author:Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:0762768959

Total Pages:160

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The book includes full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions. Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park arranges species by color and family to aid in quick identification. It is the essential quick reference to the wildflowers of one of America’s most beloved national parks.

Plants of the Chesapeake Bay

Author:Lytton John Musselman,David A. Knepper

Publisher:JHU Press

ISBN:1421406969

Total Pages:232

Viewed:1957

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Its compact, portable design encourages naturalists, local residents, boaters, researchers, and the curious-minded alike to throw the guide in their pack and explore the botanical bounty of the Chesapeake Bay.

Wildflowers of Michigan Field Guide

Author:Stan Tekiela

Publisher:Adventure Publications

ISBN:1647551013

Total Pages:428

Viewed:1993

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Learn to Identify Wildflowers in Michigan With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make wildflower identification simple, informative, and productive. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of wildflowers that don’t grow in Michigan. Learn about 200 of the most common and important species found in the state. They’re organized in the field guide by color and then by size for ease of use. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that you want to know, while full-page photographs provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Book Features 200 species: Only Michigan wildflowers! Simple color guide: See a purple flower? Go to the purple section Fact-filled information and stunning professional photographs Icons that make visual identification quick and easy Stan’s Notes, including naturalist tidbits and facts Plants typical of the Upper Peninsula and Lower Michigan This new edition includes updated photographs, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. Grab Wildflowers of Michigan Field Guide for your next outing—to help you positively identify the wildflowers that you see.

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington D.C.

Author:Howard Youth

Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN:1421412322

Total Pages:400

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Discover the wonders of Washington’s complex ecosystem with this field guide to the district’s parks, gardens, urban forests and more. Every neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is home to abundant wildlife, and its large park network is rich in natural wonders. A hike along the trails of Rock Creek Park, one of the country’s largest and oldest urban forests, quickly reveals white-tailed deer, eastern gray squirrels, and little brown bats. Mayapples, Virginia bluebells, and red mulberry trees are but a few of the treasures found growing at the National Arboretum. A stroll along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers might reveal stealthy denizens such as bullfrogs, largemouth bass, and common snapping turtles. In Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., naturalist Howard Youth takes readers on an urban safari, describing the wild side of the nation’s capital. Detailed drawings by Carnegie artist Mark A. Klingler and photography by Robert E. Mumford, Jr., reveal the stunning color and beauty of the flora and fauna awaiting every D.C. naturalist. Residents and tourists alike will find this guide indispensable, whether seeking a secluded jog or an adventurous outing away from the noise of the city.

The Baltimore Book of the Dead

Author:Marion Winik

Publisher:Catapult

ISBN:164009122X

Total Pages:160

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“This book is both brief and miraculous, and it will be finished before you’re ready to let it go. Like life.” —Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth When Cheryl Strayed was asked by The Boston Globe to name a book she finds herself recommending time and again, she chose The Glen Rock Book of the Dead. Now, a decade later, that beloved book has a moving companion volume. The Baltimore Book of the Dead is a new collection of portraits of the dead, weaving an unusual, richly populated memoir of compressed narratives. Approaching mourning and memory with intimacy, humor, and an eye for the idiosyncratic, the story starts in the 1960s in Marion Winik’s native New Jersey, winds through Austin, Texas, and rural Pennsylvania, and finally settles in her current home of Baltimore. Winik begins with a portrait of her mother, the Alpha, introducing locales and language around which other stories will orbit: the power of family, home, and love; the pain of loss and the tenderness of nostalgia; the backdrop of nature and public events. From there, she goes on to create a highly personal panorama of the last half century of American life.

Wildflowers and the Call to the Altar

Author:Skya Abbate

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1532663323

Total Pages:212

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Wildflowers and the Call to the Altar is a fascinating story of the history of the St. Francis Altar Society, embedded within the tri-cultural nexus of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For close to a hundred years, the society responded to the call that the church, established in 1610, required a formal Altar Society to care for the sanctuary needs, yet also to address the personal sanctification of the members. Since its inception, the society has served the altar of the church and extended its vision to “the altar of the world” through works of social justice, which are more urgent than ever, along with the care of the altar and the laundry. There is room for the holiness and fidelity of women to serve the church. Under the mantle of humility, and the commitment to mission, the women of the St. Francis Altar Society have persisted like the women at the foot of the cross. They have embraced the call to ministry and discipleship extended to all in the Gospels. Service to the altar extends into the world, where the reality of the love of Christ intersects with everyday life.

A Year across Maryland

Author:Bryan MacKay

Publisher:JHU Press

ISBN:1421409402

Total Pages:312

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Whether you want to see snow geese and trumpeter swans pausing in their northward migration each March, or the mating "jubileeof polychaete worms during the new moon in May, A Year across Maryland offers valuable advice for the spontaneous adventurer and the serious planner alike.

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Author:Alice Jane Lippson,Robert L. Lippson

Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN:0801891981

Total Pages:743

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“The best-written and best-illustrated guide ever about a North American tidal estuary. It is the model for all future coastal nature guides.” —Whole Earth Review Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America’s largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book’s descriptions of the Bay’s plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to blue crabs to hornshell snails. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations. The new edition retains the charm of an engaging classic while adding a decade of new research. This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers—year-round residents and summer vacationers, professional biologists and amateur scientists, conservationists and sportsmen. “Handsome, generously illustrated . . . All of the Bay’s richness is catalogued here.” —The Washington Post Book World “A story book, a field guide and a reference work, and anyone interested in fishing, ecology, or our bay should own it.” —The Baltimore Sun “The region’s quintessential field and reference guide.” —Chesapeake Life Magazine “One of the most popular, well written, and useful guides to the Chesapeake.” —Northeastern Naturalist

Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds

Author:Quentin Steitz

Publisher:University of Texas Press

ISBN:1477306625

Total Pages:132

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Purple three-awn. Tree of heaven. Alamo vine. Narrowleaf cattail. These exotic and fanciful names conjure up visions of lush foliage, colorful grasses, and dense plant life. They are, in fact, names of native and naturalized Texas plants—grasses, pods, vines, and weeds. Lovely and all-too-often overlooked in nature, they become ornamental delights when used imaginatively and decoratively. Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds introduces 44 of Texas' most common and important naturals. Quentin Steitz shows how to recognize them and discover their aesthetic wealth. By taking the reader through all of the steps involved in utilizing naturals—from harvest to design—her book becomes an important tool for floral and landscape designers, decorators, horticulturalists, home gardeners, botanists: all those people who enjoy hands-on experience with Texas' vast array of native and naturalized plants. The book presents clear and concise descriptions of many Texas naturals, accompanied by approximately 150 full-color photographs showing each in one or more stages of growth and also in a design. The reader can see the plant as it looks not only in the wild but also in an arrangement. The author offers techniques on how the species can be prepared for display, discussing drying and arranging. And a chapter on cultivation and conservation suggests to outdoor enthusiasts species they can grow for decorative natural materials as well as conserve and appreciate in the wild. Grasses, Pods, Vines,Weeds is enhanced by flora selected, collected, prepared, and dried by the author. These hand-culled materials have been used in designs contributed by some nineteen notable floral designers as well as the author. The text and designs combine to reveal the fresh, creative applications of Texas' decorative naturals and to increase our pleasure in the wonders of natural Texas.

Marine Plants of the Texas Coast

Author:Roy L. Lehman

Publisher:Texas A&M University Press

ISBN:1623490898

Total Pages:224

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Written for biology students, teachers, nature lovers, amateur naturalists, conservation workers, and parks and wildlife personnel, this up-to-date, easy-to-use guide describes the marine plants of the Gulf of Mexico coast. The author’s photographs accompany the updated identification keys, which are also visually oriented and simple to use. Veteran botanist and educator Roy L. Lehman describes the plants in four major sections, covering the common shoreline plants, seagrasses, mangroves, and marine algae (red, brown, and green seaweeds). Each section begins with an introduction that gives an overview of the plant group and includes information on the important traits and terminology used for identification. A simple key to the family or order directs the reader to the appropriate section, where the text is arranged alphabetically by family and then by genus and species. Each genus is illustrated by high quality photographs that include a close-up of each plant and images of its reproductive structures. Marine Plants of the Texas Coast collects these unique species for the first time in a single volume. As coastal issues, such as hurricane preparedness, beach erosion, wetland mitigation, freshwater inflows, and more, remain in the forefront of public concern, this botanical reference should find a permanent place on the bookshelves of scientists, policy makers, and citizens alike.

Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers

Author:Elizabeth Silverthorne

Publisher:Texas A&M University Press

ISBN:9781585442300

Total Pages:264

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In this volume, Elizabeth Silverthorne has gathered an intriguing array of folklore about forty-four of Texas' most fascinating wildflowers, such as water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, honeysuckle, dogwood, and morning glory.

Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia

Author:Bruce M. Beehler

Publisher:JHU Press

ISBN:1421427346

Total Pages:480

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Marvel at the majesty of Ospreys, navigate the ocean with storm-petrels, and nest with Mourning Doves, all while learning about the richness of the birds' lives, the complexities of their habits, and how we can help keep their populations vibrant and aloft for generations to come.

Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis & Maryland: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

Author:David Muse

Publisher:The Countryman Press

ISBN:1581577893

Total Pages:112

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Learn when, where, and how to photograph Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the historic neighborhoods surrounding it, the Chesapeake Bay, and nearby cities. To learn when, where, and how to photograph Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the historic neighborhoods surrounding it, the Chesapeake Bay, and nearby cities, you need to ask a local, someone with photographic expertise who also knows how to get the best images of these iconic spots. Whether it’s tall ships bedecked with snow, War of 1812 reenactors in costume, nighttime city skylines, or a leafy cobblestone street of colonial brick homes, Baltimore photographer David Muse knows the best times of day, the best seasons, and the best places to find great photo ops. He’ll help you capture city- and landscapes bathed in natural light and find interesting photo sites you might never have found otherwise. Each year he conducts several popular photo tours, trips, and workshops in and around Baltimore and throughout the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Let his insider’s knowledge of the area and expert’s understanding of the medium help you make your best photographs yet.

Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music

Author:Norm Cohen

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317333926

Total Pages:518

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Originally published in 1994. Filling a gap in the sound recordings of traditional Anglo-American folk music this volume covers both vocal and instrumental material from the 1920s to the 1990s. The listings have also been limited to performers native to the tradition rather than "revival" performers. The album selection is grouped into field recordings and commercial (pre-1942) recordings, with subdivisions into individual recordings or anthologies. The discography not only reflects its author’s in-depth knowledge of Anglo-American folk music’s historical development but charts a valuable step forward in the evaluation, as well as select lissting, of available sound recordings.

Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi

Author:John H. Russell,Thomas S. Spencer

Publisher:Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN:1461733669

Total Pages:416

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Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America is a comprehensive two-volume guide to nearly 2,000 gardens. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well asa listing of activities, educational programs, and any unique botanical features. Gardens are also indexed by type (Japanese, children's etc. and by designer; another index lists plant species and where they can be found. Twenty-four pages of color plates round out this portable directory of America's public gardens.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in West Virginia: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River (Second Edition)

Author:Leonard M. Adkins

Publisher:The Countryman Press

ISBN:1581577397

Total Pages:288

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Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! WV native Leonard Adkins covers 400 miles of trails in this newly revised edition, taking you to Allegheny Mountain summits and back down to the banks of the Ohio River.Explore windswept plains and the hill country’s hidden valleys, amble by rushing streams or crashing waterfalls, and discover many historic sites and Civil War battlefields along the way.