Which plants have tasty, edible leaves? Why do some plants adopt 'disguises'? And which ones set 'traps' for tiny animals? From the 'bearded' banyan to the African baobab, get ready to branch out into our eye-opening world of plants!
Author: Karen Kwek
Publisher: World Scientific
Our close relationship with plants goes back hundreds of thousands of years — plants give us food, in addition to countless materials useful for building, decorating, curing illnesses and keeping us clothed and protected. Which plants have tasty, edible leaves? Why do some plants adopt 'disguises'? And which ones set 'traps' for tiny animals? From the 'bearded' banyan to the African baobab, get ready to branch out into our eye-opening world of plants!
Circling the globe from Australia's Botany Bay to the Tibetan plateau, from the deserts of Southern Africa to the jungles of Brazil, this book presents an incredible cast of characters - dedicated researchers and reckless adventurers, ...
Author: Ambra Edwards
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Plant Hunter's Atlas is a lavishly illustrated volume telling some of the most extraordinary tales of horticultural discovery and exploring the characters behind the stories. Taking in the world's inhabited continents and spanning the centuries, the stories range from tales of derring-do in the age of discovery to modern-day botanists working at the cutting-edge of science. The text explores how plant hunters have been inspired by everything from scientific curiosity to economic greed, and their own ingrained sense of adventure. Each entry is illustrated with botanical artwork from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew's unrivalled collection of historical illustrations. Among the plant hunters included are: Sir Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, David Douglas, Reginald Farrer, George Forrest, Robert Fortune, Tadeáš Haenke, Tom Hart Dyke, Alexander von Humboldt, the Lobb brothers, John Sibthorp and Ernest Henry Wilson.
If the path is covered by sticks, leaves and plants then tread carefully and quietly – who knows what you'll encounter! If you take along a wildlife book, you can attempt to spot as many different trees, flowers and fungi as possible ...
Author: Tim Meek
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Category: Family & Relationships
Adventure is out there – you just have to go and find it! Childhood obesity is increasing year on year. Happiness and well-being levels in children are on the decline too. Children spend less time outside and more time in front of screens: computers, phones, games, television. 100 Family Adventures provides a valuable resource bank of tried and tested outdoor activities to enjoy with children, swapping 'screen time' for 'green time'. Particularly inspiring for people who want to get started, but don’t know how, the book shows how any family, anywhere in the country, can enjoy time together outdoors. Activities are grouped into themes: Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, Extreme Weather. Within each section is a range in difficulty, from making a rope swing to scrambling up a stream, from spending a day without electricity to going on a charity bike ride, from exploring a rockpool to camping on an uninhabited island. Packed with inspiring photos, sensible but enthusiastic instructions from parents Tim and Kerry combine with remarks and advice (and jokes!) from children Amy and Ella. 'The adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' Daily Telegraph
For plants such as Miconia argentea, then, a loss of foliage to leafcutters may be a small price to pay for ... plant.30 As we saw for leafcutters and their fungi, in the diplomatic machinations of nature, there is no black and white, ...
Author: Mark W. Moffett
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo. Moffett’s spectacular close-up photographs shrink us down to size, so that we can observe ants in familiar roles; warriors, builders, big-game hunters, and slave owners. We find them creating marketplaces and assembly lines and dealing with issues we think of as uniquely human—including hygiene, recycling, and warfare. Adventures among Ants introduces some of the world’s most awe-inspiring species and offers a startling new perspective on the limits of our own perception. • Ants are world-class road builders, handling traffic problems on thoroughfares that dwarf our highway systems in their complexity • Ants with the largest societies often deploy complicated military tactics • Some ants have evolved from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating other insects and growing crops for food
Think of the Hotlands, or think, even, of some terrestrial plants—the fungi, the pitcher plant, the Dionaea that trap flies." "Well, animals move, then, and plants don't." "That's not true, either. Look at microbes; they're plants, ...
Author: H. G. Wells
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds The Shape of Things to Come In the Days of the Comet The War in the Air The Chronic Argonauts Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy: The Planet of Peril The Prince of Peril The Port of Peril The Mars Series: The Swordsman of Mars The Outlaws of Mars Other Novels: Maza of the Moon The Metal Monster Stranger from Smallness Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System: A Martian Odyssey (Mars) Valley of Dreams (Mars) Flight on Titan (Titan) Parasite Planet (Venus) The Lotus Eaters (Venus) The Planet of Doubt (Uranus) The Red Peri (Pluto) The Mad Moon (Io) Redemption Cairn (Europa) Malcolm Jameson: The Captain Bullard Series: Admiral's Inspection White Mutiny Blockade Runner Bullard Reflects Devil's Powder Slacker's Paradise Brimstone Bill The Bureaucrat Orders Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon Off on a Comet Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon
Which brings me tothe plant and fungus totems discussed inthisbook. They aren't just the backdrop for the adventures of animal totems in the spirit realm. Instead, they are their own beings, with every bit as much influence and standing ...
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Open up to a new realm of spiritual practice. Plant and Fungus Totems provides techniques for creating respectful partnerships with totems, archetypal spirits that embody the qualities of their respective species. Working with just plants and fungus—or in conjunction with their animal counterparts—you will discover the wisdom these spirit beings impart to those of us who listen. Exploring three different models of totemism, Lupa invites you to be of service to the planet's ecology by developing relationships with these often-overlooked sources of insight. Providing meditations and suggestions for journaling and experimentation, Plant and Fungus Totems shows how to receive guidance and helps you connect more deeply with the totemic ecosystem. Also included are hands-on exercises for incorporating physical plants and fungi into your totemic work, as well as tips for working with herbs, gardens, urban wild plants, and more.
Here toowere theShebans, the drinking denswhere rotgut liquordistilled from native plants and fungi wasserved.Here the tourists came, the wideeyed interplanetary travellers, and with themcame criminals, men escaping from the penal code ...
Author: E.C. Tubb
Publisher: Hachette UK
Venus was a goldmine, a planet rotten with mineral wealth and unexploited resources, and tales filtered back to Earth and Mars, were whispered in the Domes of Mercury and wondered at in the dives of the outer planets. Venus was new and strange and a man, with luck and a little ruthlessness, could make his pile and retire to terrestrial luxury. But what if a man didn't have any luck? What if everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, and left him stranded on a strange alien world? What then?
The majority of plants are harmless but children need to learn from an early age that any fruits, seeds, berries, bulbs, roots, stems and leaves of any plant or fungi should not be eaten unless permission is given by a responsible adult ...
Author: Kathryn Susan Solly
What is the difference between ‘risk’ and ‘danger’? What can children learn from taking risks? How can you provide key experiences for children and ensure their safety outdoors? Young children will naturally seek out challenges and take risks and this is crucial to their overall development. This book clearly explains why children should be given the freedom to take risks and provides practical guidance on how to offer stimulating and challenging outdoor experiences that will extend all areas of children’s learning. Including examples of activities for all weather conditions across all areas of learning, the book covers: The pedagogical history of adventure, risk and challenge Health, wellbeing and keeping safe The adult role Risk assessment Supporting individual children with different needs Environments that enable challenging and adventurous play Working with parents and addressing concerns Observation, planning and assessment This book is essential reading for practitioners and students that wish to provide rich experiences for children that will enable them to become confident and adventurous learners.
... fruit flies and some plants and fungi. A television camera was also installed to record the reactions of the two dogs during their flight. Following their day-long orbital mission, the spacefaring animals were recovered safely.
Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: Reaktion Books
The Greatest Adventure explores the past, present, and future of the space race. The space race was perhaps the greatest technological contest of the twentieth century. It was a thrilling era of innovation, discovery, and exploration, as astronauts and cosmonauts were launched on space missions of increasing length, complexity, and danger. The Greatest Adventure traces the events of this extraordinary period, describing the initial string of Soviet achievements: the first satellite in orbit; the first animal, man, and woman in space; the first spacewalk; as well as the ultimate US victory in the race to land on the moon. The book then takes the reader on a journey through the following decades of space exploration to the present time, detailing the many successes, tragedies, risks, and rewards of space exploration.
They are highly sought after by some local folk but usually those of an age who have moved on from playgrounds to higher adventures. As with plants and animals, fungi can be described as being either native or exotic.
Author: Alison Pouliot
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet. The Allure of Fungi presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation. Through a combination of text and visual essays, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them.
ALL INSECTS DEPEND ON plants , either directly ADVENTURE 10 or indirectly ( predators and parasites feed on plant ... the milky disease of the Japanese beetle , and certain fungi penetrate and destroy them with their fungal threads .
Author: Richard Headstrom
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Thirty-nine adventures in which the anatomy, behavior, and social life of insects are described.
They had brought mushrooms from the isolated thicket not too far beneath the clouds. There were the ants that Dik and Tet had ... Here they saw many plants and no fungi, and they did not see anything they recognized as insects.
Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Breathtaking Space Adventure by a Master of Interplanetary Science Fiction, Including a Hugo Award-Winner At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Murray Leinster was not only a very good writer, he was a pioneer. . . . The wondrous thing about his work is that those great, trend-setting stories read as fresh and timely today as they did all those years ago." ¾Frederik Pohl "The Dean of modern science fiction." ¾Time ". . . robust and adventurous." ¾The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Natramancers are much beloved in their farming and forest communities for their ability to influence the growth of plants, animals, and fungi. It is they who can save crops from destruction, guide lost travelers safely out of the ...
Author: Geoff Bottone
Category: Games & Activities
Dungeon Adventure has been revised and rewritten countless times over the past two decades, and each time its author, Geoff Bottone, has learned a little bit more about game theory and game design. This version, which has been a long time coming, features an easy, intuitive, flexible rules system that will allow players to quickly create fantasy characters for one or more afternoons of dungeon delving or evil vanquishing. Comes with just about everything you need to play, including a fully-statted out introductory adventure! You provide: d20s, d6s, pencils, paper, friends, imagination.
S'2bm¢z'm¢ 0/R0014 In preceding adventures we have examined and studied the simplest plants such as the Algm, Desmids and Diatoms and also some of the higher plants in the evolutionary scale, such as the Mosses, Fungi and Ferns.
Author: Richard Headstrom
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Embark on 59 adventures in the natural world: the structures of numerous microscopic animals; what everyday objects really look like at the cellular level; preparing specimens and slides. 142 illustrations.
This is a story about trees and fungi connected through a "wood wide web" told by one tiny fungal spore.
Author: Ailsa Wild
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This is a story about trees and fungi connected through a "wood wide web" told by one tiny fungal spore. A little fungus meets a baby cacao tree and they learn to feed each other. They cooperate with a forest of plants and a metropolis of microbes in the soil. But when drought strikes can they work together to survive? The fourth book in the Small Friends Books series, this science-adventure story explores the Earth-shaping partnerships between plants, fungi and bacteria. Features: A beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, created in collaboration with scientists Engages children in the invisible world of microbes "The Science Behind the Story" section allows for deeper exploration of the scientific concepts underpinningthe story Teacher Notes available to support the use of this book in the classroom The Small Friends Books series combines cutting-edge scientific research, rich narrative and beautiful illustrations to tell stories that describe symbiotic partnerships between microbes and larger life forms.
Author: John Gregory BetancourtPublish On: 2010-09-01
... had blown the stuff which is in that bellows around this room where we could breathe it. Tell him, Macs!" The latter was nothing loath. He launched into a technical description of the lower forms of plant life — bacteria and fungi.
Author: John Gregory Betancourt
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
This issue of ADVENTURE TALES includes 3 stories by H. Bedford-Jones ("Mustered Out," "The Badman's Brand," and "Surprise in Sulphur Springs") plus "The Fugitive Statue," by Vincent Starrett (featuring detective Jimmy Lavender), "Miracle," by John D. Swain, "The Devil's Heirloom," by Anthony M. Rud, "The Tapir," by Arthur O. Friel," "Thubway Tham's Dog," by Johnston McCulley, "Lancelot Biggs Cooks a Pirate," by Nelson S. Bond, and "Payable to Bearer," a crime novelet by Talbot Mundy. Poetry by Avram Davidson, Poul Anderson, Clark Ashton Smith, and Fritz Leiber.
DARKNESS In a world of Action / Adventure, Total Darkness Never Occurs Naturally! Total darkness only happens when some evil magic is used. There are luminescent rocks, plants, fungi, and animals that light up the caves and tunnels of ...
A more specific conclusion concerns the interactions between the fungi and the higher plants. ... colleague John Decker, given at Arizona some 20 years ago: “Our usual method of reporting research leaves out all the fun and adventure.
Author: F. Skoog
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The Tenth International Conference on Plant Growth Substances was held July 22-26,1979 at the Wisconsin Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the joint sponsorship of The International Plant Growth Substances Association (IPGSA) and the Graduate School of the University. More than 500 persons, including 423 regis tered participants, attended the Conference. Financial support was generously provided by the organizations listed under Acknowledg ments. The Conference was planned and hosted by a Local Committee in response to a request from Professor Dennis Carr, Secretary of IPGSA, in 1976, that the Tenth Conference be held on this campus in 1979. To achieve comprehensive, systematic coverage of the subject and yet provide maximum opportunity for individual contributions by partici pants, reports were presented under ten topics, each with sessions of oral reports and poster demonstrations. Chairmen appointed by the Local Committee organized the material to be presented and arranged for a series of integrated, invited reports on each topic. They presided and led discussions at the sessions, and they also greatly assisted in the editing of the invited reports which are presented in full in these Pro ceedings. Unfortunately it was economically impractical to publish all reports, but the 244 submitted abstracts have been printed and dis tributed to participants.