Best Botany Books
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1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Author: by Robin Wall Kimmerer
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.
In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise (Elizabeth Gilbert).
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beingsasters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrassoffer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.
In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.
2. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
Author: by Suzanne Simard
Knopf (May 4, 2021)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the foresta moving, deeply personal journey of discoverySuzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound.
Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. Now, in her first book, Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths-that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.
3. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature, 1)
Author: by Peter Wohlleben
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinatingand surprisingly movinghidden life of trees. At once romantic and scientific, [Wohlleben’s] view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world.
Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant KnowsAre trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.
Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
4. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by National Audubon Society
The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition.
Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.
5. The Drunken Botanist
Author: by Amy Stewart
The Essential, New York TimesBestselling Guide to Botany and BoozeA book that makes familiar drinks seem new again … Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants. NPR’s Morning EditionAmy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.
The New York TimesSake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn.Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaursbut each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixologywith more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardenerswill make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
6. The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition
Author: by Peter Wohlleben
This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day.
Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. With compelling, abridged selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity.
Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the wood wide web, the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more.
7. Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
Author: by Thomas J. Elpel
Hops Press, LLC
Botany in a Day, now available in a full-color version, is the plant identification method that thousands have used and learned. Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses.
Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns. Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter.
It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species! Botany in a Day is changing the way people learn about plants.
A one-day tutorial introduces eight of the world’s most common plant families, applicable to more than 45,000 species of plants. Master these eight patterns and have the skills to recognize an astonishing number of plants on any continent. Add to your repertoire by keying out entirely unknown plants and learning additional family patterns.
8. Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers
Author: by Christopher Brickell
An updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8000 plants and 4000 photographs. Choose the right plants for your garden and find all the inspiration and guidance you need with TheEncyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. Drawing on expert advice from the RHS, this best-selling book features a photographic catalogue of more than 4000 plants and flowers, all organized by color, size, and type, to help you select the right varieties for your outdoor space.
Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-color photography. Browse this photographic catalogue to find at-a-glance plant choice inspiration. Or use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions.
This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1380 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction. Fully comprehensive yet easy to use, the Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is the inspirational, informative guide every gardener needs on their bookshelf.
9. Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Author: by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.
Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks.
Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing.
10. The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature
Author: by Peter Wohlleben
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREESA powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.
In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of climate change, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to naturebut Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact.
We just have to know where to look. Drawing on science and cutting-edge research, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring:the language of the forestthe consciousness of plantsand the eroding boundary between flora and fauna.
A perfect book to take with you into the woods, The Heartbeat of Trees shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste the forest. Peter Wohlleben, renowned for his ability to write about trees in an engaging and moving way, reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation and environmental activism is not just about saving treesit’s about saving ourselves, too.
11. Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
Author: by Lee Allen Peterson
An invaluable resource for foragers and outdoor enthusiasts. More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous lookalikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses.
For more than 85 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist’s bookshelf or backpack.
12. Midwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach (Regional Foraging Series)
Author: by Lisa M. Rose
This full color guide makes foraging accessible for beginners and is a reliable source for advanced foragers. Edible Chicago The Midwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Lisa Rose as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants.
The plant profiles in Midwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
13. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide
Author: by Paul Stamets
Ten Speed Press
From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world’s psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture.
Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.
14. Biology Made Easy: An Illustrated Study Guide For Students To Easily Learn Cellular & Molecular Biology
Author: by NEDU
NEDU LLC (April 22, 2021)
Special Launch PriceThis book includes over 300 illustrations to help you visualize what is necessary to understand biology at its core. Each chapter goes into depth on key topics to further your understanding of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Take a look at the table of contents:Chapter 1: What is Biology?
Chapter 2: The Study of EvolutionChapter 3: What is Cell Biology? Chapter 4: Genetics and Our Genetic BlueprintsChapter 5: Getting Down with AtomsChapter 6: How Chemical Bonds Combine AtomsChapter 7: Water, Solutions, and MixturesChapter 8: Which Elements Are in Cells? Chapter 9: Macromolecules Are the Big Molecules in Living ThingsChapter 10: Thermodynamics in Living ThingsChapter 11: ATP as FuelChapter 12: Metabolism and Enzymes in the CellChapter 13: The Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic CellsChapter 14: The Structure of a Eukaryotic CellChapter 15: The Plasma Membrane: The Gatekeeper of the CellChapter 16: Diffusion and OsmosisChapter 17: Passive and Active TransportChapter 18: Bulk Transport of Molecules Across a MembraneChapter 19: Cell SignalingChapter 20: Oxidation and ReductionChapter 21: Steps of Cellular RespirationChapter 22: Introduction to PhotosynthesisChapter 23: Light-Dependent ReactionsChapter 24: Calvin CycleChapter 25: CytoskeletonChapter 26: How Cells MoveChapter 27: Cellular DigestionChapter 28: What is Genetic Material?
15. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started
Author: by Althea Press
Wild plants are not only beautiful, but they can also be an affordable and sustainable way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides you with the essential information and guidance to begin foraging for edible wild plants and including them in your diet.
Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides profiles of common edible wild plants and includes information on dangerous look-alikes, the best time to harvest, where to find each type of wild plant, and how to cultivate your own garden. From natural remedies to delectable dishes and exotic cocktails, Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides more than 95 ways for you to use these newfound ingredients.
Edible Wild Plants for Beginners will help you explore the world of edible wild plants and teach you how to use them in your home and kitchen, with: More than 95 easy-to-follow edible wild plants recipes and remedies, including Amaranth Vegetable Curry, Pickled Jerusalem Artichokes, Chamomile Cookies, and a Purslane Martini Tips for foraging, harvesting, and cultivating edible wild plants Techniques for serving, preserving, and cooking with edible wild plants 31 edible wild plant profiles, including descriptions, distinguishing features, preparation and collection tips, and common uses 10 simple steps to making tinctures A guide to identifying edible wild plants and avoiding common poisonous plants With Edible Wild Plants for Beginners, you’ll be able to start living sustainably, saving money, and adding variety to your diet the way nature intended.
16. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Author: by Michael Pollan
The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind, Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaEvery schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide.
In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desiressweetness, beauty, intoxication, and controlwith the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato.
In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom?