The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2013-03-19
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781616201043

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The New York Times-bestselling guide to everything botanical and alcoholic celebrates its 10th anniversary with new material added to the fascinating, authoritative go-to information about the plants that make our drinks. With drawings, and cocktail recipes—a gift book for every drinker; a drinks book for every plant-lover.

The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
Genre: Alcoholic beverage
ISBN: 1604694769

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This title uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi.

Girl Waits with Gun

Girl Waits with Gun
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2015
Genre: FICTION
ISBN: 9780544409910

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Living in virtual isolation years after the revelation of a painful family secret, Constance Kopp is terrorized by a belligerent silk factory owner and fights back in ways outside the norm for early twentieth-century women.

The Posy Book Garden Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story

The Posy Book  Garden Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story
Author: Teresa H. Sabankaya
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781682682647

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“Like a favorite recipe, a posy is meant to be savored and shared. Try it yourself, and … welcome a bit of floral enchantment into your life.” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya’s signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year, and one that readers can easily put together from their garden or with blooms from their local florist. In The Posy Book, Sabankaya shares step-by-step instructions, floral recipes for more than 20 posies, and ideas for seasonal variations. A modern floral dictionary, with 12 original paintings by celebrated illustrator Maryjo Koch, will help readers craft their own posies filled with personal meaning.

Flower Confidential

Flower Confidential
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-03-18
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781565126459

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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.

Wicked Bugs

Wicked Bugs
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781616200633

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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the “bookworms” that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It’s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives (“She’s Just Not That Into You”), creatures lurking in the cupboard (“Fear No Weevil”), insects eating your tomatoes (“Gardener’s Dirty Dozen”), and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs (“Have No Fear”). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins—but doesn’t end—in your own backyard.

The Year Round Vegetable Gardener

The Year Round Vegetable Gardener
Author: Niki Jabbour
Publsiher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-12-14
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781603427852

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Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

Wicked Plants

Wicked Plants
Author: Amy Stewart
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-21
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781565129399

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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You’ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother). Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.