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Fruits Of The Australian Tropical Rainforest

Author : Wendy Cooper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119815921
Genre : Botany
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A definitive work which covers the fruiting plants of Australia's tropical forests in Queensland extending from Rockhampton to the Torres Strait. The book is divided into two sections, Gymnodperms and Angiosperms laid out in alphabetical order of family, genera and species illustrated in vibrant colour.
Category: Botany

Fruits Of The Rain Forest

Author : Wendy Cooper
ISBN : CORNELL:31924074208616
Genre : Botanical illustration
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Category: Botanical illustration

Australian Rainforest Fruits

Author : Wendy Cooper
ISBN : 9780643107847
Genre : Art
File Size : 87.28 MB
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This beautifully illustrated field guide covers 504 of the most common fruiting plants found in Australia's eastern rainforests, as well as a few species that are rare in the wild but generally well-known. These spectacular plants can be seen from Cape York to Victoria, with some species also found in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and overseas. Rainforest fruits are often beautifully coloured, and in this guide the species are arranged by colour of ripe fruit, then by size and form. Five broad categories – pink to purple, blue to black, yellow and orange to red, green to brown, and white – allow people with even limited botanical knowledge to identify rainforest fruits. Each species description is accompanied by a leaf drawing, a distribution map, and diagnostic characters to help the reader distinguish similar species. Australian Rainforest Fruits includes stunning artwork by Australia’s leading natural history artist, William T Cooper. It will be sought not just by bushwalkers and natural history enthusiasts, but also by those who admire botanical art at its best.
Category: Art

Peopled Landscapes

Author : Simon Haberle
ISBN : 9781921862724
Genre : Science
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"This volume brings together a collection of papers from a diverse field of international scholars exploring the multiple ways that East Timorese communities are making and remaking their connections to land and places of ancestral significance. The work is explicitly comparative and highlights the different ways Timorese language communities negotiate access and transactions in land, disputes and inheritance especially in areas subject to historical displacement and resettlement. Consideration is extended to the role of ritual performance and social alliance for inscribing connection and entitlement. Emerging through analysis is an appreciation of how relations to land, articulated in origin discourses, are implicated in the construction of national culture and differential contributions to the struggle for independence."--Publisher's description.
Category: Science

The Pictorial Guide To Seeds Of The World

Author : Terry A. Woodger
ISBN : 9781612330082
Genre : Science
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This full-color, user-friendly book covers the basics involved in the collection, cleaning, and storage of seeds. Learn from an expert how to safely and effectively construct your own sieve and seed cleaner with household materials, overcome pests when storing seeds, and handle environmental factors that may threaten the integrity of your seeds. An introduction to identifying different varieties of seeds will make collecting easy for beginner and experienced collectors alike. One thousand close-up color photographs of seeds gathered from vegetables, herbs and spices, garden flowers, fruit-producing plants, trees, shrubs, and vines are included in this encyclopedia-style volume. Each entry identifies the seed's family, common name, species, genera, and origin, and includes collection methods, a description of the number and color of seeds, useful hints for collection, and notes on growing the source plant. Gardeners around the world will appreciate this comprehensive guide to harvesting nature's bounty and preserving its genetic material for years and gardens to come.
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The Ecology Of Trees In The Tropical Rain Forest

Author : I. M. Turner
ISBN : 113942887X
Genre : Science
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Our knowledge of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees is limited, with detailed information available for perhaps only a few hundred of the many thousand of species that occur. Yet a good understanding of the trees is essential to unravelling the workings of the forest itself. This book aims to summarise contemporary understanding of the ecology of tropical rain-forest trees. The emphasis is on comparative ecology, an approach that can help to identify possible adaptive trends and evolutionary constraints and which may also lead to a workable ecological classification for tree species, conceptually simplifying the rain-forest community and making it more amenable to analysis.
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Visions Of A Rainforest

Author : Stanley Breeden
ISBN : UVA:X002719762
Genre : Nature
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Describes the plants, animals, and insects found in the Australian rain forest
Category: Nature

Tropical Fruits And Frugivores

Author : J. Lawrence Dew
ISBN : 9781402038334
Genre : Science
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In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and phenological rhythms of their study sites, identifying important seed dispersers and key plant taxa that sustain animal communities in Africa, Madagascar, Australasia, and the Neotropics.
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The Flowering Of Australia S Rainforests

Author : Geoff Williams
ISBN : 9780643097612
Genre : Nature
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An overview of the pollination in Australian rainforests, especially subtropical rainforests. It also examines the plant-pollinator relationships found in rainforests worldwide.
Category: Nature