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Here are some books to get you started in general botany and ecology.



The Forgotten Pollinators
Buchmann, Stephen L. & Gary Paul Nabhan
Island Press
1-55963-352-2 1996 292p. 290 Refs. In Print
One chapter on gardening for pollinators, but read the whole thing anyway...

Botany for Gardeners: An Introduction and Guide
Capon, Brian
Timber Press, Incorporated
0-88192-258-7 1990 220p. $17.95 Illstr. In Print

A Natural History of Plants: An Illustrated Botanical Primer for Naturalists, Gardeners and Artists
Hunken, Jorie
Prentice Hall
0-13-610155-0 1986 160p. $15.95 Illstr. In Print

Birdwatching for All Ages: Activities for Children and Adults
Hunken, Jorie
Globe Pequot Press
0-8317-6681-6 1991 160p. $3.98 Illstr. In Print

Botany for All Ages: Discovering Nature Through Activities for Children and Adults
Hunken, Jorie
Globe Pequot Press
1-56440-281-9 1993 184p. $16.95 Illstr. 70 Refs. In Print
128 experiments and activities with and about plants. Notes for how to teach the subject to kids.

Ecology for All Ages: Discovering Nature Through Activities for Children and Adults
Hunken, Jorie
Globe Pequot Press
1-56440-138-3 1994 160p. $1.95 Illstr. In Print

The Northwest Coast: A Natural History
Schultz, Stewart T.
Timber Press, Incorporated
0-88192-142-4 1990 p. $29.95 Illstr. 374 Refs. In Print

Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards
Stein, Sara
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-70940-7 1995 294p. $10.95 Illstr. In Print
Read My Weeds first to watch her philosophy change from traditional gardener through ecological gardener. This one tells the tale of her fight with invasive exotics while trying to reclaim space for native meadows and woodlands.

My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany
Stein, Sara. Patterson, Ippy (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
0-395-70817-6 1994 228p. $11.95 Illstr. In Print
Excellent introduction to how plants work, and why weeds are weedy. Her philosophy towards weeds and gardens changes as she learns more biology. Then read Noah»s Garden to watch the transformation continue.

Plantwatching: How Plants Remember, Tell Time, Form Partnerships and More
Wilkins, Malcolm
Facts on File, Incorporated
0-8160-1736-0 1988 224p. $29.95 In Print