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This takes about 1 - 2 weeks to the east coast, a few days to a week to the west coast.

Sometimes we have to backorder books, in which case they will be sent within 3 months, usually much less.
Books are returnable in good condition within 30 days.


DVDs

BEES and WASPS: An Appreciation.
DVD by Warren Hatch, 2011. 67 minutes.
$15.00 Postpaid.
This amazing video was filmed over 9 years, with 14 different types of bees and wasps in daily life. Close-up views of bumblebees, mud-daubers, mason bees, paper wasps, honeybees, and more. Includes a 20 page booklet with bibliography, a bee anatomy diagram, and filmmaker's notes.

A FROG'S LIFE: Seen and Heard.
DVD by Warren Hatch, 2010. 45 minutes.
$10.00 Postpaid. OUT OF STOCK
This delightful video shows the life cycle of the Pacific Treefrog, Pseudacris regilla, from the male frog's mating calls all the way to new froglets exploring a pond. Warren's special technique of filming close up through a microscope reveals some remarkable scenes of frog eggs, embryos, and developing tadpoles. Recommended for students and teachers. Includes a bibliography of reference books for students to learn more about frogs and tadpoles.

IN ONE YARD: Views Through a Microscope.
DVD by Warren Hatch, 2006. 71 minutes.
$15.00 Postpaid.
Thirty different, living, moving, colorful organisms, ranging from single-celled protists to a variety of invertebrates, viewed close up and in action through Warren's microscope equipment. Beautiful, amazing views of the hidden world that surrounds us, with informative narration by a man who has made a life's work of revealing these organisms to his students. Most are aquatic, grown in tanks in his backyard, but includes bees, mites, yellowjackets, treefrogs, and more. If this doesn't get you outside with a magnifying glass, nothing will! Includes resources for students and teachers. Get a copy for your local school. "Highly recommended for schools..."—Library Journal.

HARDBOUND and PAPERBACK BOOKS

CHINESE MEDICINAL HERBS
Li Shi-Chen, 1578. PB, 508pp, 1 lb 10 oz. $21.95
The Chinese have been recording their medicinal knowledge for nearly 5000 years. The Pen Ts'ao (Materia Medica) is a pharmacopoeia of medicinal substances compiled by Li Shi-Chen over a 25 year period, and published in 1578. Translated by F.P. Smith and G.A. Stewart, this is a compendium of medicinal plants and their uses, along with annotations of their own experiences with the plants, as physicians in China. A massive, classic work, full of fascinating and useful information.

COMMON WEEDS of the U. S.
USDA, 1970. Paperback, 468pp, 1 lb 9 oz. $18.95
Includes 220 of the most important "weeds" in the U.S., giving description, range map and illustration for each. Many of these are also important edible, medicinal, and native plants of wildlife value.

DICTIONARY of ECONOMIC PLANTS
2nd Edition. Uphof, 1968. Hardbound, 591pp, 2 lb 7 oz. $125.00 OUT OF STOCK

The much sought-after 1968 classic, listing 9500 species with plant type, geographical distribution, products and uses. Plants producing food, forage, fibers, dyes, rubbers, spices, timber and forestry products, perfumes, medicinals, gums, sugars, tannins, beverages, insecticides, narcotic and ordeal plants, honey-plants and every other conceivable use are listed. I mean, cicatrizants, aphrodisiacs, Cambodian insomnia remedies, Aboriginal fire-sticks, Oubangi arrow-poisons, Sarawak heron-posts, Togo animal-hide-dehairing plants!

ECOFASCISM: Lessons From the German Experience.
Biehl and Staudenmaier. 1995. Paperback, 53 pp, 7 oz. $9.00
"For most compassionate and humane people today, the ecological crisis is a source of major concern." So begins this important little book. Yet most of us who call ourselves environmentalists are unaware that ecological ideas and concerns have been, and continue to be, used for dangerous and repressive political ends. This book details the history of ecological thought in Germany, and how such ideas were central to the rise of the Nazis. Hitler's Reich explicitly situated itself as an organic, holistic, nature-centered movement, which practiced organic agriculture, forest protection, promoted a 'return to nature', and implemented far-reaching nature-protection laws. The modern ultra-right-wing in Germany is reviving this form of 'eco-fascism', even calling for a 'Green Adolf'. Most U.S. environmentalists are completely opposed to the aims of fascism, but reactionary forces have begun to bend ecological themes towards these very ends. Only through knowledge may we prevent this perversion of environmentalism. Every environmentalist should have this book—those who do not remember the past are destined to repeat it.

THE END OF FAITH: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.
Sam Harris, 2004. PB, 348pp, 1 lb. $13.95
Faith—belief without evidence—lies at the heart of most religions. Harris examines the nature of religious belief, and details the role faith has played in the history of the major world religions. Packed with little-known facts of religious history which will help you put modern Christianity into perspective, and understand the true part it played in the development of Western Civilization. It will help you understand the rise of Islam and its role in the world today, and sheds some light on Buddhist thought. He shares his vision of a peaceful, prosperous future world, guided by reason. Whether you are religious or a non-believer, you will find this book informative and thought-provoking, and it will change the way you think about religion forever. The best book I've read all year!

EVOLUTION and REASON: Beyond Darwin.
D.K. Boberg, 1993. HB, 618pp, 3 lb. $25.00
Nearly 20 years before mainstream evolutionary biologists began to recognize the importance of virally-mediated evolution (the lateral transfer of DNA between unrelated species), Boberg incorporated this process into her new theory of evolution—Complementary Systems Evolution. Packed with challenging ideas, the book reviews systems of logic, the evolution of reason, the various theories of reason, and provides an overview of the last 3.8 billion years of life. Remarkable and mind-boggling!

FIVE ACRES and INDEPENDENCE
Kains, 1940, Paperback, 413pp, 1 lb 1 oz. $8.95
The classic work on small farming from the pre-DDT era. Much has changed, but there is plenty of practical information and sound advice here.

HOW INDIANS USE WILD PLANTS FOR FOOD, MEDICINE, AND CRAFTS
Densmore, 1928. Paperback, 120pp, 11 oz. $7.95
Originally titled Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians, published by the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, this is high-quality ethnobotany. Details Chippewa uses of plants for food, medicine, dyeing, basketry, and other crafts. Interesting information on medical practices, including surgical treatments, and interesting crafts such as transparencies made from birch bark and ornamental patterns bitten into leaves.

HOW PLANTS GET THEIR NAMES
L. H. Bailey, 1933. Paperback, 181pp, 10 oz. $8.95
A beautifully written book by one of the foremost horticulturalists of this century, detailing the why and how of botanical nomenclature. Discusses how plants get their names and what these names mean. Includes a pronunciation guide for botanical names, and an extensive list of definitions of specific names. Helpful for anyone who has felt intimidated by botanical names, and should be required reading for pedants who correct others' pronunciation.

MAKING PLANT MEDICINE
Richo Cech, 2000. Paperback, 296pp, 1 lb. $19.95

An excellent overview of making medicinal tinctures, vinegars, glycerines and water-based preparations, syrups, salves, baths, poultices, etc. Clearly explains the methods so you can make everything from simple teas to professional-quality, mixed-solvent tinctures equal to those in health-food stores. Includes 'A Gardener's Herbal Formulary', covering over 100 herbs, with over 500 formulas, giving medicinal action, dosage and use. Interesting stories of his own experiences give the book immediacy, and bring the processes 'off the page' and into practical focus. Those expensive tinctures can be made inexpensively at home—if you use plant medicines, you should grow and prepare your own.

THE MEDICINAL HERB GROWER, Vol. 1: A Guide for Cultivating Plants That Heal.
Richo Cech, 2009. PB, 159pp, 1 lb. $19.95
A comprehensive overview of natural gardening techniques, written with humor and love for the natural world that shines brightly from every page. From the importance of quiet observation to details of potting soils and seed sowing techniques, this is one of the best gardening books we have seen. There is something here for everyone, beginner or experienced gardener. Full of personal stories, with charming illustrations by Sena Cech, this is a delightful way to learn gardening.

MEDICINAL and OTHER USES of NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS
Erichsen-Brown, 1979. Paperback, 521pp, 1 lb 10 oz. $17.95
Subtitled A Historical Survey With Special Reference to the Eastern Tribes, this remarkable compendium spans nearly 500 years of literature. Each plant is described, range and common names given, then chronologically quotes what has been recorded about the plant and its uses. Exceptionally detailed, with extensive information. An interesting read.

A MODERN HERBAL
Maude Grieve, 1931. Paperback, 2 volumes, 915pp, 3 lb 5 oz. $35.90

A comprehensive encyclopedia of medicinal plants detailing well over 1000 species worldwide. Gives botanical and common names, description of the plant and often of the dried product, cultivation, history, folklore, constituents, medicinal action and dose, culinary and cosmetic properties, innumerable recipes, anecdotes, and over 200 botanical illustrations. An excellent work, first published in 1931.

XEROGRAPHIC REPRINTS
These are the answer to the often heard complaint, 'They don't write them like that anymore!' Remember, even the best photocopies are not equal to the original, and photos do not reproduce well, so don't expect perfection! Also, be sure to check for missing pages on arrival - the machines occasionally skip one.

ECONOMIC PLANTS AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION
Duke, Hurst and Terrell, 1976. 16pp, 2 oz. $2.00
A table of 1000 plants of economic importance, including herbs, spices, medicinal plants, etc. Gives botanical name, common name, Holridge life zone range, life style, annual precipitation and temperature ranges, center of diversity, and diploid chromosome numbers for each plant. Good source of information for those growing herbs as cash crops.

ETHNOBOTANY OF THE HOPI
A. F. Whiting, 1939. 120pp, 13 oz. $12.50

This is a completely new reprint - I had the original book scanned and enlarged so that it is much clearer and easier to read. Instead of two pages side by side, it is one page per page. It came out very nice!
An important work on the Hopi and their crop plants, wild plants for food, seasoning, beverages, chewing gum, etc., as well as plants for medicine, firewood, construction, musical instruments and household utensils. Half of the book consists of a list of all plants used by the Hopi, with botanical name, English name, Hopi name, and description of the plants use. Interesting and informative.

ETHNOBOTANY of the TEWA INDIANS
Robbins, et al., 1916. 132pp, 15 oz. $14.00
Detailed ethnobotany of the Tewa, pueblo dwellers of the upper Rio Grande valley of New Mexico. Extensive information on the language concerning plants, as well as the uses of wild and cultivated plants for food, medicine, fiber, soap, ornament, etc. Includes corn, cotton, chiles, tobacco, and others.

ISTHMIAN ETHNOBOTANICAL DICTIONARY
James A. Duke, 1972. 96pp, 9 oz. $24.00
Lists most useful cultivated and wild plants, giving the common names and uses, with much previously unpublished information. Covers Central America from México to Columbia, with emphasis on Panama. The common names in 13 languages and dialects are referenced to the botanical names, all uses from edible and medicinal plants to arrow poisons and bat repellants are defined, and the plants so used are listed. A great book.

PRINCIPLES and PRACTICES of SEED STORAGE, USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 506.
Justice and Bass, 1978. 289pp, 2 lb. $29.00

This is a completely new reprint - I had the original book scanned and enlarged so that it is much clearer and easier to read. Instead of two pages side by side, it is one page per page. It came out very nice!
Covers factors affecting seed storage life—seed characteristics, storage temperature and humidity, etc. Also drying, storage structures, packaging, monitoring, and records of old and ancient seeds. A wealth of practical and technical info for the professional.

THE USEFUL PLANTS OF WEST TROPICAL AFRICA
J. M. Dalziel, 1937. 612pp, 2 lb. $50.00
This is a completely new reprint - I had the original book scanned and enlarged so that it is much clearer and easier to read. Instead of two pages side by side, it is one page per page. It came out very nice!
A massive and detailed work, covering thousands of plants, giving a fantastic amount of ethnological information. All uses from edible, medicinal and dye plants, to plants used in construction, for industrial use, for cosmetics and perfumes, magical and superstitious uses, results of pharmacological research, plant myths, firewoods, fish-poisons, walking sticks, war clubs, ordeal poisons, and every other imaginable use to which plants can be put. Fully indexed by botanical name, common English name, and thousands of tribal names. A much-used reference.

TOBACCO BOOKS
We non-Indians know nothing about tobacco. A sacred herb is abused and reduced to 'a bad habit'. Recent anti-tobacco moralizing and legislation only point out our own lack of knowledge and respect for this plant. The books offered below will change forever the way you view this powerful medicine.
"It is a curious fact that while the whites took over the material tobacco from the Indians, they took with it no fragment of the world that accompanied it, nor were they at first aware that there was such a world... enshrined among the whites only as a drug, as a taste, as a habit, along with the seeking after mild and tasty forms, while the Karuk make tobacco a heritage from the gods, a strange path which juts into this world and leads to the very ends of magic."—Harrington, 1929.

TOBACCO AMONG THE KARUK INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA
J. P. Harrington, 1929. 284pp, 2 pounds 9 oz. $34.00
This is a completely new reprint - I had the original book scanned and enlarged so that it is much clearer and easier to read. Instead of two pages side by side, it is one page per page. It came out very nice!
The Karuk, a hunting and gathering people of Northern California cultivated only one plant, Nicotiana bigelovii var. exaltata. This detailed study presents every aspect of tobacco. its cultivation, gathering, curing, storing, pipe and tobacco-basket making (step-by-step, in great detail), customs, use in medicine and shamanism, ceremony and mythology. The greater part of the book is information told by the Karuk themselves, in their own language, phonetically transcribed, and translated into their idiomatic English, presented in two columns, side by side on each page. Thus it is not a white anthropologist's interpretation, but the people's own ways and views that are described. As tobacco was a part of daily life, a cross section of their lives is revealed, from the mundane to the profound, their humor and acute observation giving a beautiful picture of another way of living.

THE TOBACCO SOCIETY OF THE CROW INDIANS
Robert H. Lowie, 1919. 100pp, 7 oz. $9.50
Describes the various chapters of the Society, adoption and initiation into the chapters, planting, cultivating and harvesting the plant, origin traditions, tobacco songs and visions, etc., recorded by the author during his visits from 1907 to 1919.

TOBACCO: Instructions for its Cultivation and Curing. Farmers' Bulletin No.6, USDA
John Estes, 1892. 8pp, 1 oz. $1.50
Basics of cultivating tobacco; sowing, transplanting, topping, harvesting and curing. This is a new reprint - completely re-typeset and nice and clear - much better than the old photocopy of the original USDA pamphlet.

METHODS OF CURING TOBACCO. Farmers' Bulletin Number 60, USDA
Milton Whitney, 1898. 15pp, 1 oz. $2.00
Methods of curing various types of tobacco used in the main tobacco-growing regions of that time. This is a new reprint - completely re-typeset and nice and clear - much better than the old photocopy of the original USDA pamphlet.

"There have always been those who attempt to control the necessities of life for their own gain. Genetic resources have always been the common heritage of all humanity, and we must not allow them to be exploited."
—S. Calkins, 1984.

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MANUAL OF THE TREES OF NORTH AMERICA - Volume Two Only - Pages 434 to 934 only - Rosaceae to Caprifoliaceae - Volume One is out of print.
Sargent, 1921. Paperback, 1 lb 4 oz. $13.95
Every single tree (and many shrubs) native to North America north of México is described and illustrated, fully 717 species in 185 genera and 66 families. Keys use mostly leaf characteristics for easy identification of non-flowering specimens. Trees are described in detail, including leaves, flowers, fruit, winterbuds, bark, wood, etc. Very detailed info on range, habitat, local variations and uses. Whether you are in the Florida Keys or at the treeline in northern Canada, you can know your trees.


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