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ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
1 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A SWARM IN MAY.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25., Mayne, William.
2 Mayne, William. A SWARM IN MAY. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25.
London Oxford University Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ C. Walter Hodges. 
199 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by C. Walter Hodges, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. "Every years the youngest Singing Boy had brought a swarm of the Cathedral bees to be blessed, so that their beeswax would furnish good candles throughout the coming year. When John Owen became Beekeeper, all this was long ago in the past; but the tradition had been kept up, and the Beekeeper still sang an introit before the Bishop once a year - though few people remembered why. John Owen wriggled out of being Beekeeper because he hated the idea of the solo in the Cathedral; but he soon found that he was thought to have shirked his duty. And about the same time, helping Dr Sutherland and the organist with 'his' bees, he found that he was quite good as a real beekeeper, if not a singing one; and then he and Trevithic discovered a forgotten passage high up in one of the Cathedral towers - ." Gift inscription in ink on front preliminary page, minor browning to edges of text block, three tiny to very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top corner of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND., Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk.
3 Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk. A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND.
Caxambas Publishing, Goodland, Florida, 1999, first edition. 
145 pp + appendices, references and index, small 4to (10 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0967728169 SIGNED BY ELIZABETH M. PERDICHIZZI ON TITLE PAGE. Map endapers, many b&w photographs. "The Queen of Marco Island arrived here from Georgia as a teenage r names Tommie Camilla Stephens. She was a member of a large family, and there were many trials along the trail to Marco. After settling here, her father again decided to uproot the family and go traveling, but young Tommie put down her f o o t . M a r co was a fine place to stay and plant roots, she told him, and the rest of the family sided with her. Thus Tommie became a lifelong resident of the island. She soon married the owner of a mercantile store named James Barfield, and s he w as e v en tu al ly known all over southwest Florida as a plantation owner, hotel manager, postmistress, superintendant of education, lobbyist, politician, beekeeper, exporter of citrus candy, honey, fruit and other provender. No other wo man ha s e ver ha d s uch an im pact on Marco Island...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor waviness at top/bottom of book, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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