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New Children's Books in the Library - February 2017

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Are You a Butterfly? - Judy Allen; Tudor Humphries (Illustrator)
Call Number: QL544.2 .A44 2000
ISBN: 0753456087
Publication Date: 2003-05-16
Caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly; follow the metamorphosis of this familiar backyard creature as it evolves into a delicate flying insect.

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The Ugly Pumpkin - Dave Horowitz (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ8.3 .H7848 Ug 2008
ISBN: 9780142411452
Publication Date: 2008-08-14
A lonely, oddly-shaped pumpkin is sad that no one chose him for Halloween, but by Thanksgiving he has discovered where he belongs.

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Trees, Leaves, and Bark - Diane L. Burns; Linda Garrow (Illustrator)
Call Number: QK475.8 .B88 1995
ISBN: 9781559714778
Publication Date: 1995-12-01
A guide to sixteen trees found in the United States, providing information about their lifespans and uses, leaves, bark, and seeds.


New eBooks in the Library - February 2017

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Bioshelter Market Garden - Darrell Frey
Call Number: S494.5.P47 F74 2011eb
ISBN: 9781550924572
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greater biodiversity and is an energy-efficient method of extending crop production through Pennsylvania's cold winter months.

To access this eBook, click on book title and log on with PHS membership number.

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Bokashi Composting - Adam Footer
Call Number: S661 .F66 2014eb
ISBN: 9781550925494
Publication Date: 2013-12-16
Bokashi is Japanese for "fermented organic matter." Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste (including meat and dairy).

To access this eBook, click on book title and log on with PHS membership number.

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Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens - Karina Zabihi; Chami Jotisalikorn; Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Call Number: SB458.46 .Z335 2005eb
ISBN: 9780794601768
Publication Date: 2030-12-31
With over 180 color photographs and insightful commentary, this Asian design book showcases the most luxurious and cutting edge pools and gardens of the Pacific region.

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Foundations of Landscape Architecture - Norman Booth
Call Number: SB472 .B564 2012eb
ISBN: 9780470635056
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
Helping students, professionals, and lifelong learners alike, Foundations of Landscape Arch-itecture delivers a concrete understanding of landscape architectural design to inspire one's imagination for countless types of projects.

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Greenhouse Technology and Management - Nicolás Castilla; Esteban J. Baeza (Translator)
Call Number: SB415 C37813 2012eb
ISBN: 9781780641034
Publication Date: 2013-02-15
This book, which concentrates on plant production grown in plastic greenhouse conditions, covers growing techniques such as fertilization and plant protection and up-to-date technologies and management practices. It also takes an integrated approach to greenhouse production addressing issues such as economics, marketing and production strategies.

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Handbook of Vegetable Pests - John Capinera
Call Number: SB608.V4 C243 2001eb
ISBN: 0121588610
Publication Date: 2001-05-17
The Handbook of Vegetable Pests is intended to assist anyone in need of an easy-to-use, and yet comprehensive, survey of all pests likely to be encountered in North America.

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Sprouts - Ian Giesbrecht
Call Number: SB324.53 .G54 2016eb
ISBN: 9781621064916
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
A beginning and intermediate guide to growing and eating sprouts and microgreens. Includes the scientific case for eating living foods, instructions for sprouting many types of food, and recipes.

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The Urban Farmer - Curtis Stone
Call Number: S494.5 .U72 .S766 2016eb
ISBN: 9780865718012
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's).

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The World of Carolus Clusius - Florike Egmond
Call Number: QK281 .E36 2010eb
ISBN: 9781848930087
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Egmond's study investigates horticultural techniques, fashions in the collection of rare plants, botanical experimentation and methods of scientific evaluation, as well as tracking the exchange of knowledge. Central to this activity is the figure of Carolus Clusius (1526-1609), the first truly scientific botanist.

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Treecology - Monica Russo; Kevin Byron (Photographer)
Call Number: QK475.8 .R8855 2016eb
ISBN: 9781613733967
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
This fun and interactive resource includes plentiful full-color photos and drawings and clear, kid-friendly discussions of tree structures, families, and foods; the interaction between trees and the wildlife that depend on them; tree and forest–related jobs and preservation, and much more.

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Tulipmania - Anne Goldgar
Call Number: HC325 .G64 2007eb
ISBN: 9780226301259
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
In the 1630s the Netherlands was gripped by tulipmania: a speculative fever unprecedented in scale and, as popular history would have it, folly.

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New Books in the Library - February 2017

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Growing a Life - Illène Pevec
Call Number: SB457.4.T44 P48 2016
ISBN: 9781613320174
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Growing a Life demonstrates just how influential school and community gardening programs can be for adolescents. Readers follow author Illène Pevec as she travels from rural Colorado to inner New York City, and from agrarian New Mexico to urban Oakland, California, to study remarkable youth gardening programs for at-risk teens. Expressive candid interviews with more than eighty students, substantiated by relevant neuroscience research and a framework of positive psychology, explain the life-altering physical and emotional benefits of gardening. As students share their experiences tending the soil and the plants, feeding their families and their communities, and guiding younger children, readers are given the opportunity to examine the largely unexplored topic of mentored urban gardening. Growing a Life will inspire educators, community leaders, and youth to team up and establish community gardens where they do not already exist and to involve youth in existing gardens.

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Soil Sisters - Lisa Kivirist
Call Number: S561 .K58 2016
ISBN: 9780865718050
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
Females are farming in record numbers. Covering everything from business planning to tool use to integrating family into farm operations, Soil Sisters is a comprehensive blueprint for women who dream of bringing their vision of agricultural entrepreneurship to life. This unique guide blends inspiring stories of successful female farmers with practical information and resources for women launching new farming enterprises.

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The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden - Karen Newcomb
Call Number: SB321 .N45 2015
ISBN: 9781607746836
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit easily into a very small plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimum amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables--for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables.

When first published 40 years ago, the postage stamp techniques, including closely planted beds rather than rows, vines and trailing plants grown vertically to free up space, and intercropping, were groundbreaking. Revised for an all new generation of gardeners, this edition includes brand new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them the postage stamp way

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Urban Forests - Jill Jonnes
Call Number: SB435.5 .J66 2016
ISBN: 9780670015665
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cityscapes, living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four fifths of Americans live in or near cities, surrounded by millions of trees, urban forests containing hundreds of species. Despite the ubiquity and familiarity of those trees, most of us take them for granted and know little of their specific natural history or civic virtues. Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests is a passionate, wide-ranging, and fascinating natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. Jonnes’s survey ranges from early sponsors for the Urban Tree Movement to the fascinating stories of particular species (including Washington, DC’s famed cherry trees, and the American chestnut and elm, and the diseases that almost destroyed them) to the institution of Arbor Day to the most recent generation of tree evangelists who are identifying the best species to populate our cities’ leafy canopies. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. As we wrestle with how to repair the damage we have wrought on nature and how to slow climate change, urban forests offer an obvious, low-tech solution.

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