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Livres de France
Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.
The Natural Way of Farming
Examines the state of modern agriculture and describes organic no-tillage agricultural techniques based on the interrelatedness of all nature
The Permaculture Home Garden
Inspired by her own training in permaculture, Linda Woodrow has devised a totally integrated organic system of gardening that combines science with common sense. In The Permaculture Home Garden she draws us into a warmly welcoming household where everyone shares the planting, helps to tend the hens, and relaxes after a satisfying day's work. Step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams make it easy to plan and plant a garden to suit your taste and space - a garden that not only looks wonderful but also yields bountiful fruit, herbs and vegetables.
Heavy Metal Stress in Plants
Heavy metal phytotoxicity has been known for more than a century. Not until recently, however, has research confirmed the immense damage by metal pollution to plants, the soil and ultimately to humans. This completely updated and enlarged second edition gives a state-of-the art review of both field and laboratory work on heavy metal phytotoxicity.
The History and Social Influence of the Potato
First published in 1949, this remarkable book is the culmination of a life-long study of every aspect of the potato. Dr Salaman is concerned first with the history of the potato as a member of the botanical genus Solanum, its adaptation by man as a cultivated plant, and the record of its spread throughout the world; secondly he considers the influence the potato has exerted upon the social structure and economy of different peoples at different times. The archaeological and anthropological evidence for the early significance of the potato among the peoples of Latin America is discussed in detail with numerous illustrations, but the central portion of the book is concerned with the European, and particularly the Irish evidence. Naturally the Great Hunger is the most dramatic single episode in the entire work, and Dr Salaman does full justice to his tragic theme, concluding with the observation that in Ireland 'the potato ended in wrecking both exploited and exploiter'. Elegantly written, with numerous vivid anecdotes, Salaman's History has long enjoyed the status of a classic. This revised impression, with a new introduction and emendations by Professor J. G. Hawkes, enables another generation of readers to sample what Eric Hobsbawm has referred to as 'that magnificent monument of scholarship and humanity'.
Decorating with Flowers
The best of Paula Pryke's classic and contemporary floral arrangements—in an accessible format to inspire novice and expert alike. Paula Pryke, Britain's acclaimed master floral designer and author of numerous bestselling books, is unsurpassed in creating floral objets d'art. Essentially a form of interior decoration or stage setting, Pryke's floral designs are the key to beautifying the home, creating interior moods, and setting the tone for entertaining, parties, and memorable events throughout the year. Included are her signature clean, contemporary designs as well as romantic, old-fashioned bouquets with a modern sense of color and form. Pryke's floral artistry goes beyond the traditional arrangement-in-a-vase—her signature concepts include using nontraditional containers, unexpected accessories (e.g., candles or fruit), combining unusual colors, textures, and architectural forms, as well as other decorative touches such as wreaths, garlands, and even decorative dog collars. Packed with ideas, skills, and techniques, this book explores the latest trends in floral design for any season and encourages readers to let their creativity and personal style flow with step-by-step instructions. Gorgeously illustrated, this compilation is an invaluable catalogue of ideas and inspirations.