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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Trees
Simon & Schuster
0671241257
June 1978
Paperback
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Book Description
Simon & Schuster's Guide to Trees is the most useful book any gardener and tree enthusiast can own -- a field guide for beginners and experts alike. The 300 entries cover conifers, palms, broadleafs, fruits, flowering trees, and trees of economic importance.Each entry supplies the botanical name with its etymology, the common name, and the family name of the tree, along with a full description of size, color, shape, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds. Concise information is given on habitat, propagation, and conditions for growth. Also included are a detailed introduction with valuable background information, a hardiness zone map for North America, a glossary, and an index for easy reference.Whether you are interested in identifying the Staghorn sumac or in growing the tallest redwood, this handsome, comprehensive, and...


Ornamental Palm Horticulture

0813018048


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From Booklist
Avid recreational gardeners, designers, and nursery professionals who enjoy growing dramatic ornamental palms will welcome this comprehensive manual comprising palm biology, propagation techniques, cultural requirements, and overall care. Broschat and Meerow approach their subject from a learned perspective, yet nonprofessionals should be easily able to navigate the chapters in order to glean sound advice on plants' growth habits, environmental stresses, pests, and diseases. More than 100 colorplates, as well as black-and-white photographs and line drawings, illustrate this excellent guide to cultivating palm trees. Alice Joyce
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved


Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
Robert Lee. Riffle
0881925586
March 2003
Hardcover
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Review
Garden (Peterborough) : A readable, colourful and reasonably-priced book that provides a ready reference to most palms found in cultivation and will certainly set the standard for many years to come.
Nik Malik Zainal Abidin Garden Asia Magazine : Bravo! Finally, there is a book with easy reference on the palms of the world. The photography is superb, detailing the intricate leaves and stem structure. The text is crisp, clear, and very readable. . . . This book is highly recommended.
Clear Englebert FungShway.com : Cause for celebration among tropical gardeners.
Susan Knorr Fairchild Tropical Garden : This book is a "must-have" for anyone who loves palms.
R. Cox California Garden : Far and away the most comprehensive book now available on palms.
Palms : It is clearly...


Hardy Palms and Palm-Like Plants

1861082673


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Book Description
Make the most of the versatile palm with a photo-packed introduction to varieties for every climate and landscape. An extensive directory covers more than 100 species of palm, yucca, agave, cordyline, phormium, and astelia; as well as mixed plantings; hard landscaping; and the use of tubs, planters, and other containers. Simple instructions for planting, maintenance, and propagation come with close-up drawings.


Palm Trees
Marica S. Freeman
0736800948
January 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Simple text and photographs describe the trunks, leaves, and fruit of palm trees.


A Pocket Guide to Palms
Martin Gibbons
0785815627
May 2004
Hardcover
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Teaching Amidst the Neon Palm Trees
Lee Ryan Miller
1403331863
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Raymond Shaffer, Nevada State Senator
"A SHOCKING INDICTMENT OF OUR SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE POLITICS THAT PERMEATE IT."

Steve Sisolak, Regent, University and Community College System of Nevada
THIS BOOK IS EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING AND VERY ACCURATE. IT IS A VERY GOOD READ."

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Palm Trees
David Leaser
1595880100
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Paul Craft, President, International Palm Society
"Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs" has captured the universal appeal of palms through beautiful photographs.

Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanical Garden, Kew, London
"Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs" is a sumptuously illustrated book that should inspire many to use palms in landscaping

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Love Always, Petra: A Story of Courage and the Discovery of Life's Hidden Gifts
Petra Nemcova
0446579130
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A true tale of courage, tragedy, and love.At the age of twenty-five, Petra Nemcova was leading a charmed life, complete with a busy modeling career (including a Sports Illustrated¨ cover), a handsome and loving photographer boyfriend, and a jetsetting lifestyle. This was a far cry from her childhood, which she spent under the specter of communism in the former Czechoslovakia.But her world changed forever on December 26, 2004 when a powerful tsunami hit the resort of Khaolak, Thailand, where she was vacationing with her boyfriend, Simon Atlee. As he was swept away by the fierce waves, Petra managed to cling to a tree for nearly eight hours, even as her pelvis was shattered by the ocean+s ferocious power and her legs lost all feeling.Petra+s remarkable grace under pressure and the brave rescue by heroic Thai natives...


Genera Palmarum: A Classification of Palms Based on the Work of Harold E. Moore, Jr.
Natalie W. Uhl, et al
0935868305


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Stevenson Under the Palm Trees
Alberto Manguel
1841955884
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A deeply disturbed Robert Louis Stevenson, in the last year of his life, becomes embroiled in the investigation of the rape and murder of a Samoan woman, as well as a case of arson, in this intriguing, if slight, tale from Argentinean-born writer Manguel (A History of Reading). When the depressed Stevenson reveals the darkness of his mood to his wife through his latest fiction, she castigates him. He then burns the manuscript in a fireplace. Mr. Baker, a Scottish missionary of perhaps overzealous intent, makes Stevenson's acquaintance as the story begins and is there at the end to render an explanation for the mayhem—an explanation that won't come as much of a surprise to those familiar with one of Stevenson's best-known novels. A fine stylist, Manguel punctuates the story with hyper-real descriptions of...


A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
Melinda Blanchard
060980748X
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
On a vacation with the family in Barbados, Mel and Bob Blanchard (of the Vermont-based Blanchard & Blanchard specialty foods company) stumble upon a tiny restaurant/shack on a Caribbean beach:

I marveled at the ingenuity of the set-up. A secluded spot, sand like flour, customers arriving in bathing suits. The guy barely lifted a finger, cleared at least $35.00, and gave us a lunch we'd remember forever.... The man had sold us a frame of mind. So begins the Blanchards' 10-year pursuit of the illusory notion of "island time." In a literary heartbeat, they abandon the "concrete jungle" that was Vermont and open a restaurant on a little-known island in the British West Indies called Anguilla ("rhymes with vanilla"). Narrated by Mel Blanchard, A Trip to the Beach dispels tired notions of the Caribbean--the steel...



Betrocks Guide to Landscape Palms
Alan Meerow
0962976113
September 1997
Hardcover
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The Lost Art of Towel Origami
Alison Jenkins
0740755633
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
From the lost ancient art of towel folding (yes, there is one, and it does stem from ancient times) comes the newly revived and hot trend The Lost Art of Towel Origami. Filled with hilarious completed-project photographs and step-by-step instructions and illustrations, this book will provide hours of entertainment. Stun your company by skillfully creasing and crinkling your linen into works of art. You've got everything you need, right in your own bathroom. Creations include: " Elephant " Monkey " Luscious Lips " Skyscraper " Ladybug " Palm TreeYou'll never look at laundry the same again with The Lost Art of Towel Origami. The absolute perfect coffee table (or, ahem, bathroom) book is bound to get you and your guests folding masterpieces.

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Palm Tree Manhunt
Paul Hutchens
0802470122
Aug 1997
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Card catalog description
When Old Man Paddler dreams that his long-lost twin brother is alive and in trouble on a beautiful Caribbean island, he sends the gang to try to find him.


Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas (Princeton Paperbacks)
Andrew Henderson, et al
0691016003
July 7, 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Palms are an important plant family. Ornamentally, they symbolize a tropical landscape to most of us; economically, they provide important products to millions of people in both subsistence and modern commercial economies. Although both of these books provide a wealth of information on palms, they differ in coverage. Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas takes a botanical approach to help readers identify palms naturally occurring in the Americas. A brief introduction and a key to the genera are followed by descriptions of 67 individual species, including identification, characteristics, habitat, and interesting notes. A separate section of 64 color plates, a distribution map for each species, checklists, and a detailed bibliography and index are also offered. Species descriptions are written by taxonomists but...


Carrying Knowledge Up a Palm Tree
Taban Lo Liyong
0865435944
Oct 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This is an anthology of poems by Sudanese-born prolific writer and literary scholar, Taban lo Liyong. In the anthology lo Liyong focuses on wide ranging contemporary issues and subjects, drawing on his wealth of experience both as a seasoned intellectual and a discerning observer of the developments which have unfolded on the African continent in the last half century. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Taban lo Liyong was born in the Sudan and raised in Uganda. He was educated at Howard University, Honors Program, and is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. A prolific writer of poetry, fiction and literary and cultural criticism, Taban lo Liyong has the wide and deep educational background and sharp intellect to see...


The Nannies
Melody Mayer
038573283X
September 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–Three very different teens meet and become friends in this enjoyable read. Kiley McCann dreams of attending school in California to become a marine biologist, but the cost is prohibitive. A possible solution comes in the form of a reality TV show called Platinum Nanny, a competition to choose the caretaker of a rock star's children. Lydia Chandler's parents renounced their wealthy lifestyle to practice medicine in the Amazon basin. Longing for civilization, Lydia is thrilled when she is offered the opportunity to be a nanny for her aunt in Beverly Hills. Esme Castaneda grew up surrounded by gangs and violence in Echo Park, CA. Her immigrant parents work for the wealthy Goldhagens, a couple who have recently adopted twin girls from Colombia. They are quick to offer Esme the position of...


The Miniature Palms of Japan: Cultivating Kannonchiku and Shurochiku
Yoshihiro Okita
0834801604
November 1981
Hardcover
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The Dancing Palm Tree and Other Nigerian Folktales
Barbara K. Walker
0896722163
May 1990
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
This collection of eleven tales from Nigeria includes "The Boy and the Leopard," "The King and the Ring," and "The Reward of Treachery." Also contains a glossary and explanation of customs.


Pencil Drawing
Michael Woods
0486258866
November 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
Complete first course covers basic techniques, line work, shading, tone, perspective, composition, even fixing, mounting and framing. Engaging, easy-to-follow text enhanced with 155 unusually interesting illustrations, ranging from a Roman cavalry helmet, a sleeping baby and Venetian gondolas to palm trees, a London Church and Windsor Castle. 155 illus.


Palms Throughout the World
David L. Jones
1560986166
October 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Palms are an important plant family. Ornamentally, they symbolize a tropical landscape to most of us; economically, they provide important products to millions of people in both subsistence and modern commercial economies. Although both of these books provide a wealth of information on palms, they differ in coverage. Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas takes a botanical approach to help readers identify palms naturally occurring in the Americas. A brief introduction and a key to the genera are followed by descriptions of 67 individual species, including identification, characteristics, habitat, and interesting notes. A separate section of 64 color plates, a distribution map for each species, checklists, and a detailed bibliography and index are also offered. Species descriptions are written by taxonomists but...


Stories to Read Under the Palm Tree
Wendy Wiseman Woods
1413760058
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether on vacation or just in need of one, every woman needs to get away from the here and now. This collection of stories is meant for just those times. Light and easy-to-read romances make Stories to Read Under the Palm Tree the perfect book to stow in a purse or totebag for a quick mental getaway.


Jazzy in the Jungle
Lucy Cousins
0763619035
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Clever die-cut pages and liftable flaps invite reader's participation in a handful of wild titles. A baby lemur plays hide-and-seek with Mama Jojo in Jazzy in the Jungle by Maisy creator Lucy Cousins. Readers join the search, lifting layered, die-cut pages that highlight forest fauna and the peering eyes or other attributes of wild creatures. The polka dots on the stem of an exotic flower, for instance, become the markings of a caterpillar with the turn of a page. This oversize edition sports a sumptuous tropical palette; a final gatefold displays all the rain forest animals, who help to unite the mother with Baby Jazzy. Ages 2-5.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-A lemur is playing hide-and-seek with her baby. As Mama...


The Palm Tree of Devorah
Moshe Cordovero
1568710275
Sept 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
A classic work of Jewish philosophy and Mussar by the famed Safed Kabbalist. Hebrew text with facing, new, annotated translation.


Florida's Fabulous Trees: Their Stories
Winston Williams
0911977023
December 1985
Paperback
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