This reference provides the groundwork, tools, and terminology required when conducting specialized searches for information and resources pertaining to traditional and emerging fields of agriculture. The editors present 16 contributions from librarians and other information workers that offer information on research resources across the academic agricultural disciplines. They offer information on library catalog search strategies, abstracts and indexes, bibliographies and literature guides, search engines, government documents, and other research related information. Each contribution addresses research in a particular sub-field of the general discipline of agricultural sciences.
Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.
A Do-it-Yourself Guide for Health & Natural Living
Author: Susan Pesznecker
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Add some zing to your love life with home-blended aphrodisiacs. Feel charged up and refreshed every day with energy-boosting smoothies. This practical almanac contains hundreds of ways for you to use herbs to beautify your home, invigorate your life, and strengthen your ties to nature. Featuring over two dozen articles in five areas--gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore--this edition is filled with hands-on projects and advice for everything from keeping plants healthy and sustainable harvesting to treating ailments and summer party planning. Keep your pets healthy with specially crafted infusions and ointments Make your own remedies for headaches, poor memory, and fibromyalgia Re-create tasty recipes and boost the flavors of your favorite foods with herbal butters Enjoy a pest-free garden with all-natural pesticides Learn how to choose plants, gather and dry herbs, and collect seeds Create aromatic necklaces, potpourri, and sachets for relaxation