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Tag Archives: Book Review
Why Every Man Needs A Tractor: and Other Revelations in the Garden. Charles Elliot, 2011. Frances-Lincoln,192 pages, 8 x 5.25″, $19.95 (hardcover). This book is a collection of short pieces on the forgotten and sometimes amusing history of horticultural science … Continue reading
Bees, Wasps and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens, Eric Grissell, 2010. Timber Press, Inc., 335 pages, 9” x 6”, $27.95 (hardcover). Most books about bees just drone on, losing me in the second chapter when they start … Continue reading
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, David R. Montgomery, 2007. University of California Press, 295 pages, 6 x 9”, $17.95 (paper). The author’s main point: we treat our soil like dirt. From the Romans to the Mayans to the Palouse region … Continue reading
Outdoors: The Garden Design Book for the 21st Century, Diarmuid Gavin and Terence Conran, 2007. The Monacelli Press, 271 pages, 14” x 10”, $60.00 (hardcover). Conran is an iconic design figure in Europe for good reason. This book, as well … Continue reading
The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms, Nancy Turner Ph.D. and Patrick von Aderkas, Ph.D., 2009. Timber Press, 376 pages, 258 color photos, 6” x 9”, $29.95 (hardcover). This book is way more than a field guide: … Continue reading