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  • QK - Botany

    QK 46.5 .H85 B68 2009

    Botany of Desire

    Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.

    QK 568 .T67 C444 2001

    Cells from Hell : Toxic Algae

    Scrutinizes the dinoflagellate known as Pfiesteria piscicida. Discovered by researchers at North Carolina State University, P. piscicida is now known to have a highly complex life-cycle with dozens of reported forms, a few of which can produce potent toxins. What has triggered this common organism to suddenly become the focus of widespread panic?

    SB - Plant Science

    SB 119 .S35x 2003

    The Science of Plant Propagation


    3-volume series

    Volume one describes the nature of seeds: genetic variation, hybrids, seed anatomy, stages of germination, harvesting, winnowing and threshing techniques. Volume 2 explains in depth old and new methods of propagation. Defines basic terms and concepts of cuttings as well as the rooting process for cuttings. Volume 3 demonstrates vegetative techniques in propagation. Defines terms and concepts related to the techniques.

    SB 191 .M2 K56 2008

    King Corn : You Are What You Eat

    Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system.

    SB 269 .C64 2009


    Traces the origins of coffee from Ethiopia over 1,000 years ago to the espresso-fueled explosion of specialty coffee stores like Starbucks today. See how American coffee companies grew to be giants, and how billions of coffee beans make their journey from coffee farms and plantations, and are processed in gigantic roasting and packaging plants. Details the invention and production of instant coffee, decaffeinated coffee, freeze-dried coffee, the espresso machine, and much more.

    SB 294 .I5 J86 1999

    The Jungle Jharmacy

    Do the world's rainforests contain a cure for cancer and AIDS? Come travel to Jakarta, Surabaya, and the jungles of Kalimantan to investigate the preparation and use of natural remedies to combat illnesses such as skin fungus, malaria and even AIDS. But logging continues unabated in Indonesia and other tropic zones. Will the jungle pharmacy disappear before it can be understood?

    SB 450.97 .G37 2006

    Gardening with Jerry Baker : Garden magic amazing tips, tricks, and tonics.

    Gives formulas for creating plant fertilizers, insecticides, etc. from household products

    SB 453 .Y435 2006

    Year 'Round Gardening with Jerry Baker


    5-disc series

    Disc 1)  lawn care (43 min.) – Disc 2) rose care (41 min) – Disc 3) tree, shrub & evergreen care (42 min.) – Disc 4)  vegetable gardening (43 min.) – Disc 5)  flower care (41 min.).

    Bonus feature: Garden tonic recipes .