• Natural Sciences,  New Books

    Botanical Reads for Spring

    The last traces of winter are finally behind us, and SPS is in full bloom! This month, you can grow your garden of knowledge through these plant-centered reads.   A comprehensive and visually appealing botanical compendium:   Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Phaidon Press Editors Phaidon Press 2016 704.9 C55P (shelved with the dictionaries on the main floor)   “Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected…

  • Nugalia

    June 1, 1899

    Everything’s coming up roses: The botany section of the Scientific Association has found between April 20, and May 20, seventy-one varieties of the flowering plants and trees. The greatest number found on a single walk was forty-three.

  • Fine Arts,  General Works,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Herbs

    The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Arthur O. Tucker and Thomas Debaggio, Timber Press, 2010. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 635 T79E Noted as a best Reference of 2009 by Library Journal. An alphabetical list of of herbs meant to identify and describe cultivation and uses.  Examples include: Artemisia Cymbopogon citratus Lavandula Rosmarinus officinalis Thymus Zingiber mioga Helpful for:  Botany, Science, Fine Arts, Herbology