Science & Nature (223)

Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physiology

ISBN: 9781935879312

Authors: Daniel Schuster, Andrea Paoletti, Laura Bernini    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Written as an expansive update to the author's previous book Grapegrowing and Winemaking in Cool Climates, Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physi...


Written as an expansive update to the author's previous book Grapegrowing and Winemaking in Cool Climates, Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physiology serves as a necessary complement to all the processes of modern grape growing in the variety of climes where grapes are found. Organized by growing cycles, the field guide gives detailed prescriptions for managing each season's unique processes: vine dormancy, root growth, canopy training, and identifying various pathogens and bacteria in the winter; bud burst, flower cluster development, and canopy construction in the spring; berry growth, respiration rate, water and nitrogen usage, phenolic metabolism, vigor control, and irrigation or dry farming in the summer; and yield estimates, harvesting, and harvest vine management in the autumn. Also included are detailed explanations of properly adapting grapevines to various sites and agricultural systems.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 146


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2017
Super Cats

ISBN: 9781849539982

Author: Ashley Morgan    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether they're testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents, cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats, prepare to meet t...


Whether they're testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents, cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats, prepare to meet the most surprising of all. Discover loyal moggies and extraordinary survivors in this heart-warming collection of true tales, and marvel at the astonishing powers of these remarkable animals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-03-2017


$27.99
Art Forms in Nature : Prints of Ernst Haekel

ISBN: 9783791319902

Authors: Olaf Breidbach, Irenaus Eibl-Eibersfeldt, Richard Hartmann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This v...


The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and "constructive" aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2008


$45.00
Art Forms in Nature : A Colouring Book of Ernst Haeckel's Prints

ISBN: 9783791372594

Author: Barbara Dziadosz    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Ernst Haeckel's series of incredibly detailed prints have influenced designers and artists for over a century. Collected in books such as the perennial bestsell...


Ernst Haeckel's series of incredibly detailed prints have influenced designers and artists for over a century. Collected in books such as the perennial bestsellers Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, they now form the basis of a beautiful colouring book that is suitable for any age. Each page contains boldly outlined designs based on Haeckel's original illustrations of Radiolaria, Foraminifera and other forms of microscopic life; jellyfishes, starfishes, corals and other sea life; mosses, lichens, orchids and other plants. With nearly 100 pages to choose from, the variety of designs presented in the book is breathtaking. With colouring books quickly becoming a remedy for daily stress, this collection is certain to be a popular source for those seeking a relaxing pastime that is both artistic and satisfying.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 90


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


$32.99
Art Forms from the Ocean

ISBN: 9783791333274

Author: Olaf Breidbach    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At the nexus of art and science, this dazzling new edition of Ernst Haeckel's first work reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and passionate observ...


At the nexus of art and science, this dazzling new edition of Ernst Haeckel's first work reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and passionate observer of the natural world. Although original editions of this book are extremely rare, it is now available for the first time in a paperback edition, beautifully reproducing his drawings and watercolours. While the variety and detail of Haeckel's drawings display an impressive understanding of biological structure, the skill with which Haeckel drew these tiny, aquatic protozoa renders them genuine works of art. This volume features commentary and descriptions of each of the radiolarians from Haeckel's work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2005


$45.00
Art Forms From the Abyss

ISBN: 9783791381411

Author: Peter Williams    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From jewellery designers to scientists, graphic artists to naturalists, the range of people inspired by Ernst Haeckel's illustrations continues to grow. Followi...


From jewellery designers to scientists, graphic artists to naturalists, the range of people inspired by Ernst Haeckel's illustrations continues to grow. Following up on Prestel's Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, this new collection features startlingly beautiful images created by Haeckel, who was commissioned to contribute to the report of the HMS Challenger expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1872-76. The Challenger's achievements were unparalleled, with nearly 5,000 new species discovered and catalogued from the depths of Earth's oceans. Full-page reproductions bring these organisms colourfully to life, drawing readers into a world at once hypnotic and highly ordered. Divided into three sections-Siphonophores, Medusae and Radiolarians-these illustrations display Haeckel's remarkable artistic skill and understanding of the architecture of organic matter. The authors provide a brief history of the Challenger expedition, background on Haeckel's scientific and artistic accomplishments, as well as informative texts on each group of organisms.A guide to the natural world and an inspiration to artists of every stripe, this collection of Haeckel's work is a fitting tribute to a 19th century genius.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2015


$65.00
The Flood : Surviving The Deluge

ISBN: 9781910723203

Author: Michael Brown    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

What is it like to experience a flood? The answers that Michael Brown comes up with are surprising. His house was underwater for several weeks during the inunda...


What is it like to experience a flood? The answers that Michael Brown comes up with are surprising. His house was underwater for several weeks during the inundation of the Somerset Levels. He decided to stay on through it, and he was amazed at the ensuing chain of events as he, along with his local community, first fought the water, pumping and sweeping and panicking – then came acceptance of the inevitable defeat, and finally there came an unexpected wealth of emotions as the waters – and the locals – had to settle into a strange and ultimately rewarding state of marooned calm. This well-written series of highlights of Michael’s diary are very real: the account is funny, observant, honest and unpredictable.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$45.00
Evergreen

ISBN: 9783899556735

Publisher: Gestalten

Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows...


Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate. Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2016


$120.00
Equine Beauty (small edition)

ISBN: 9783832733841

Author: Raphael Macek    Publisher: TeNeues

The legendary and complex relationship between humans and horses is an enduring one. The horse’s distinctive blend of grace and strength and its sleek beauty ...


The legendary and complex relationship between humans and horses is an enduring one. The horse’s distinctive blend of grace and strength and its sleek beauty has long been analyzed, admired and represented in artistic form—whether through painting, sculpture or photography. Raphael Macek’s inspiring images of equine majesty feature both close-ups and complete figures against the backdrops of artful landscapes. His balanced composition and exquisite lighting highlight the form, texture and muscularity of each unique creature. There’s a liveliness and immediacy to this collection. So much so, that at times, it’s as if these compelling portraits might just come to life at any second.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$79.99 $45.00
Botanica

ISBN: 9783848002870

Author: Gordon Cheers    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a refer...


Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a reference work that illustrates the rich diversity of our flora with a myriad of indigenous and exotic plants. More than 10,000 genera and species - from A for Abelia to Z for Zygopetalum - are clearly presented in a well-organized manner. Richly illustrated with color detail and large-format images, this botanical alphabet offers all kinds of information about starting, caring for, reproducing and propagating plants as well as their appearance and special qualities. A glossary and an index of the English names and various synonyms allow you easy access to species and families. This book is not only addressed to seasoned botanists in search of a reliable companion, but also to hobby gardeners and interested readers who want to spruce up their own gardens or deepen their botanical knowledge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 1024


Dimensions: 230 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2016


$110.00 $45.00
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