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New eBooks in the Library - January 2017

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Air Plants - Zenaida Sengo; Caitlin Atkinson (Photographer)
Call Number: SB413 .T52 S46 2014eb
ISBN: 9781604696516
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets.

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Chillies - Heather Arndt Anderson
Call Number: TX803 .P46 A76 2016eb
ISBN: 9781780236353
Publication Date: 2016-10-15
This book tells the story of the spicy berry's rise to prominence, showing that it was cultivated and venerated by the ancient people of Mesoamerica for millennia before Spanish explorers brought it back to Europe. It traces the chillis spread along trading routes to every corner of the globe, and explores the many important spiritual and cultural links that we have formed with it, from its use as an aphrodisiac to, in more modern times, an especially masochistic kind of eating competition. Ultimately, the author uses the chili to tell a larger story of global trade, showing how the spread of spicy cuisine can tell us much about the global exchange and sometimes domination of culture.

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Cities of Farmers - Julie C. Dawson (Editor); Alfonso Morales (Editor)
Call Number: S494.5 .U72 C585 2016eb
ISBN: 9781609384371
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
This book showcases the work of the farmers, activists, urban planners, and city officials in the United States and Canada who are advancing food production.

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Composting Inside and Out - Stephanie Davies
Call Number: S661 .D38 2011eb
ISBN: 9781440214059
Publication Date: 2011-04-02
Whether you live on a farm, in the suburbs or a city apartment, composting is possible. Composting Inside and Out will introduce you to the essentials and explore various methods of indoor and outdoor composting to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms - Jim Meuninck
Call Number: QK617 .M496 2015eb
ISBN: 9781493008032
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know.

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Explore Soil! - Kathleen M. Reilly; Bryan Stone (Illustrator)
Call Number: S591.3 .R45 2015eb
ISBN: 9781619302976
Publication Date: 2015-09-21
Activities such as exploring soil runoff, composting, and analyzing soil composition offer kids the chance to get their hands dirty while coming face to face with the study of soil. Kids learn concepts within the fields of life science and chemistry while discovering the dangers soil faces. Explore Soil offers fun, practical information about something kids already love: soil!

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From the Ground Up - Efrat Eizenberg
Call Number: SB454.3.S63 E37 2012eb
ISBN: 9781409429098
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to follow the political development of urban residents, the book examines how everyday spatial practices, social interactions, the production of alternative urban space, and the generation of new urban knowledge render community gardeners into important social actors in the urban scene.

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Gardenista - Michelle Slatalla
Call Number: SB473 .S538 2016eb
ISBN: 9781579656522
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas; “The Gardenista 100,” a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals.

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Growing Herbs in Containers - Sal Gilbertie; Maggie Oster
Call Number: SB351.H5 O8823 1998eb
ISBN: 9781603423106
Publication Date: 1998-01-04
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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Nutrition and Diet Research Progress - Duane A. Slaker
Call Number: SB369 .C4913 2011eb
ISBN: 9781617615405
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Citrus is the main fruit tree crop in the world and, therefore, has a tremendous economical, social and cultural impact in our society. This book presents research data in the study of citrus fruits, including such topics as the post-harvest preservation of fresh citrus fruits; and, citrus fruits and metabolic syndrome.

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The Farmer's Office - Julia Shanks
Call Number: S561 .S53 2016eb
ISBN: 9780865718166
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Whether you've been farming for many years or just getting started, The Farmer's Office gives you the tools needed to think like an entrepreneur and thoughtfully manage your business for success.

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The Names of Plants - David Gledhill
Call Number: QK96 .G54 2008eb
ISBN: 9780521866453
Publication Date: 2008-03-06
The Names of Plants is an invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists. With explanations of the International Codes for both Botanical Nomenclature (2000) and Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (1995), this edition contains a greatly expanded glossary, which includes the Greek, Latin, or other source of each plant name.

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The Permaculture Promise - Jono Neiger; Toby Hemenway (Foreword by)
Call Number: S494.5 .P47 .N454 2016eb
ISBN: 9781612124278
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
The Permaculture Promise explains in simple terms why permaculture may be the key to unlocking a livable future on our planet.

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Trees of Western North America - Richard Spellenberg; Christopher J. Earle; Gil Nelson; Amy K. Hughes (Editor); David More (Illustrator)
Call Number: QK133 .S645 2014eb
ISBN: 9780691145792
Publication Date: 2014-07-27
Covering 630 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Western North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind.

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Visit California Farms - Erin Mahoney Harris
Call Number: S565.88 .H377 2016eb
ISBN: 9780899977904
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
Visit California Farms is a must-have for everyone who cares about where our food comes from and how agriculture affects the planet. The guide includes farm visits that will delight anyone—from romantic couples to families with kids—whether you want to get your hands dirty, enjoy delicious meals, or just become more in tune with the farming lifestyle.

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