Endangered plants

Waking up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island

Author: 
Lucinda Fleeson
Publisher: 
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–1–5651–2486–8

paper, 310 pp., $13.95

Waking up in Eden is an apt title for this book. Lucinda Fleeson guides the reader through parallel experiences of discovery and life change against a backdrop of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). The NTBG is located in Hawaii on the island of Kauai. While the author recounts her journey the reader learns about other "transplants" — non–indigenous species, that many thought were indigenous, are revealed. These discoveries parallel stories of non–native settlers, including the Allertons of Chicago.

Volume: 
11
Number: 
5

Scent of the Vanishing Flora

Author: 
Roman Kaiser
Publisher: 
Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–3–905–39064–0

Cloth, 483 pp., $155.00

Focusing on endangered plants, this technical volume directs attention to the destruction of some of the most beautiful and fragrant endangered plants in the world. Scientists have developed the means to capture their odor, so that the scent of vanishing flora will remain, possibly reminding mankind of their destructive forces on vanishing beauty. The text covers the methods and chemical formulas to capture the fragrances of such flora around the world.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
4

Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Washington

Author: 
Pamela Camp and John G. Gamon (editors)
Publisher: 
University of Washington Press
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–0–295–99092–7

paper, 392 pp., $39.95

This book is an authoritative guide to the rare wild plants of Washington, and destined to become a classic. Each plant is listed alphabetically by family and common name, and further categorized by location on a state map, general and floral characteristics, ID tips, and habitat. Each plant has botanical parts drawn, and is photographed in detail and in situ.

Volume: 
14
Number: 
1
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