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How Plants Are Trained To Work For Man

Author : Luther Burbank
ISBN : 0898752841
Genre : Nature
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This is volume VIII of an eight-volume set.Nuts a Profitable CropThe Paper Shell and Other WalnutsThe Chestnut-Bearing Nuts at Six MonthsThe Hickory Nut-And Other NutsGrowing Trees for LumberTrees Whose Products are Useful SubstancesTrees and Shrubs for Shade and OrnamentPersonal and HistoricalThe Story of Luther BurbankMy Early Years at Santa RosaPatience and Its RewardA Summary of the WorkThe Bearing of this Work on Human Life"These eight volumes are not a compilation from the works or words of others, but a description of some of the results of actual work for the past fifty years among millions of living plants, including almost everyone known to growers and many thousand species never seen in cultivation, which have been discovered by hundreds of my collectors of seeds of wild plants from every part of the earth, most of whom (strangers to me) have sent these seeds in gratitude for the work accomplished here, or in exchange for seeds of my improved plants for the various climates from which the wild seeds came.""This work, if carried on extensively, requires constant daily and hourly attention, and these volumes have been mostly written on paper pads during the occasional wakeful hours of night, without light, and of course use of my eyes, which have always been too much occupied with experiments while daylight lasted."Luther BurbankSanta Rosa, CaliforniaJuly 1, 1920Luther Burbank, botanist, naturalist, and plant breeder, was born in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1849. He was educated in the common schools and in a local academy. After a short experience in the agricultural implement manufactory he began market gardening and seed growing in a small way, one of his firsts and therefore now best known achievements being the development of the Burbank Potato from a selected seedling of the Early Rose. On October 1, 1875, he removed from Massachusetts to Santa Rosa, California, where he had lived ever since, devoting himself to the production of new forms of plants by crossing and selection. He was a member of various learned societies and for some years was lecturer on Plant Evolution at Stanford University.At the time of his death he had more than 3000 experiments under way and was growing more than 5000 distinct botanical species native to many parts of the world. His work stimulated worldwide interest in plant breeding. Burbank's primary concern was the development of new varieties of plants. His ability to perform experiments that produced plants with favorable characteristics depended more on his sense of intuition than on strict scientific methodology.However, Burbank was influenced by certain scientific theories, such as the formerly accepted theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics affirmed by Jean de Lamarck and others. Burbank's writings include Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries (12 vol., 1914-15) and How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man (8 vol., 1921).
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Literature Connections To American History K 6

Author : Lynda G. Adamson
ISBN : 9781563085024
Genre : Education
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Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items produced since 1990 which received at least one favorable review
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The Botanical Garden Trees And Shrubs

Author : Roger Phillips
ISBN : UCSC:32106016561273
Genre : Gardening
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510 genera of woody garden plants with full details of how they are related, their origins and their uses.
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Botany Illustrated

Author : Janice Glimn-Lacy
ISBN : 9780387288758
Genre : Science
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Contains 130 pages with text, each facing 130 pages of illustrations. Each page is a separate subject. This guide emphasises on flowering plants, which dominate the earth. It discusses: why leaves "turn" color in autumn; how certain plants devour insects; how a flower develops into a fruit with seeds; how flowers are pollinated; and more.
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Guide To Sources For Agricultural And Biological Research

Author : J. Richard Blanchard
ISBN : 0520032268
Genre : Reference
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A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.
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Integrated Forest Gardening

Author : Wayne Weiseman
ISBN : 9781603584975
Genre : Gardening
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Permaculture is a movement that is coming into its own, and the concept of creating plant guilds in permaculture is at the forefront of every farmer's and gardener's practice. One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs: perennial plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal and woody species polycultures. The massive degradation of conventional agriculture and the environmental havoc it creates has never been as all pervasive in terms of scale, so it has become a global necessity to further the understanding of a comprehensive design and planning system such as permaculture that works with nature, not against it. The guild concept often used is one of a “functional relationship” between plants–beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization. In other words, it is the integration of species that creates a balanced, healthy, and thriving ecosystem. But it goes beyond integration. A guild is a metaphor for all walks of life, most importantly a group of people working together to craft works of balance, beauty, and utility. This book is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them, complete with extensive color photography and design illustrations. Included is information on: • What we can observe about natural plant guilds in the wild and the importance of observation; • Detailed research on the structure of plant guilds, and a portrait of an oak tree (a guild unto itself); • Animal interactions with plant guilds; • Steps to guild design, construction, and dynamics: from assessment to design to implementation; • Fifteen detailed plant guilds, five each from the three authors based on their unique perspectives; • Guild project management: budgets, implementation, management, and maintenance. Readers of any scale will benefit from this book, from permaculture designers and professional growers, to backyard growers new to the concept of permaculture. Books on permaculture cover this topic, but never in enough depth to be replicable in a serious way. Finally, it's here!
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Planting Design

Author : Theodore D. Walker
ISBN : 047129022X
Genre : Gardening
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The new edition of this textbook provides an overview of design principles and techniques for using plants aesthetically and functionally in landscaping. Unique to this book are discussions on using a microcomputer for selecting plants, preparing cost estimates and writing specifications. More than 200 photographs, drawings and sketches highlight numerous graphic techniques for planting plans.
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