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1st formal Edition of the CD of Plant Biographies (or Plant's Eye View of the Planet and Man). About 1000 extra pages which include a dramatic expansion of R genera plus other additions and changes.


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The American Botanical Council
is an independent nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media. ABC's website is available to its members and provides searchable databases, articles and other science-based and traditional information on herbs and other beneficial botanicals.

Betts Ecology
Providing total ecological, biodiversity and environmental solutions and natural land management specifically tailored to your needs; from informal advice to managing entire projects of any scale.

BGCI : Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI exists to ensure the world-wide conservation of threatened plants, the continued existence of which are intrinsically linked to global issues including poverty, human well-being and climate change. We represent over 700 members - mostly botanic gardens - in 118 countries. Our aim is to support and empower our members and the wider conservation community so that their knowledge and expertise can be applied to reversing the threat of extinction crisis facing one third of all plants.

The Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA)
The Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA) fosters and promotes the development of botanical art nationwide and brings together people who have a love of plants and of the botanical art form. It also explores excellence in botanical painting and drawing and stimulates interest in plants, conservation, horticulture and the environment.

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-eye View of the World
2002 edition of Michael Pollan’s book (now a documentary) has attracted enthusiastic reviews on both sides of the Atlantic including :
from USA
…… Pollan's fascinating account of four everyday plants and their coevolution with human society challenges traditional views about humans and nature. …… to illustrate the complex, reciprocal relationship between humans and the natural world  ……………’. Publishers Weekly
‘Pollan shines a light on our own nature as well as on our implication in the natural world.’ The New York Times
‘We can give no higher praise to the work of this superb science writer/reporter than to say that his new book is as exciting as any you’ll read.’ Entertainment Weekly
and from UK
'An immensely readable and thought-provoking book' The Independent
'Pollen's stories sparkle with curious facts and bold superstitions His aim is to encourage us to reconsider our place in the natural world' Anne Chisholm Sunday Telegraph
'Pollan writes with clarity and a shrewd sense of humour' Scotland on Sunday

Botany Every Day
is a site maintained by ethnobotanist Marc Williams, which addresses many concepts already, including Permaculture, Biodynamics, Transition Culture, Bio-Intensive Gardening, Wild Edible Plants, Natural Dyes, Food for Wildlife, Companion planting, Phytoremediation.
It offers annually April-November a class facilitation of the book Botany in a Day 5th ed. by Thomas Elpel : a continually updated list of resources for further exploration of Ethnobotany : a regularly updated events calendar mostly centered around the Appalachian region of the United States; and, in the near future, a unique picture/information catalog of plant families with related ethnobotanical information.

Celebrating Wildflowers
The U.S. Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to the enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public about the many values of native plants.

Chelsea Physic Garden
Situated in the heart of London, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 plant species.

Flora Tours
Flora Tours specialise in small group escorted tours to places of interest for those seeking a unique holiday experience.

Foraging with the “Wildman”
Learn about edible and medicinal wild vegetables, herbs, greens, fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms with NYC's favorite naturalist, "Wildman" Steve Brill. Find out about his public Wild Food and Ecology tours in local parks, and the work he does with kids. Read excerpts from his books, enjoy his botanical artwork and vegetarian recipes, and find out what happened after he was arrested and handcuffed by undercover NYC park rangers for eating a dandelion in Central Park!

Garden Clubs of Australia
The Garden Clubs of Australia is an umbrella organisation to which garden clubs and like organisations in Australia can affiliate.

The premiere online directory of gardens open to the public in the UK and Ireland. Comprehensive information and pictures of 500 top gardens with maps and ancillary information is provided.

Gardens Illustrated magazine
Packed with brilliant planting ideas, design insights and top-notch practical advice Gardens Illustrated magazine is internationally regarded as the most beautiful and useful guide to gardens. Breathtaking photography, outstanding writing and stunning design, make it the style bible for passionate gardeners.

Gardens to Visit
Gardens to visit in New Zealand  also operating accommodation, function centres, historic buildings, museums, weddings, cafes, home cooking, plant, art and sculpture sales, fishing, animals and bird life, winery's.

Great British Gardens
Beautiful gardens around the British Isles to visit together with places to stay. Seasonal Gardens Guide

National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Limited
NSALG maintains our British heritage by providing a united voice for the allotment movement  and action to Protect, Promote and Preserve this traditional way of life.

Plants to Grow
The "Plants to Grow" database is a dynamically changing storehouse of information about plants.  There are over 8,800 pictures of plants, botanical or horticultural subjects.  New data is being constantly added.

Purdue University Extension Service
This is the main page for Horticultural resources for the Purdue Extension Service of Vanderburgh County.

The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man & Alderney. We are working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.
With 791,000 members, we are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK's habitats and species.

Somerset Wildlife Trust
Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading environmental voluntary body, with more than 20,500 members.

UK Wildflowers
A cumulative photographic record of  botanical excursions with personal commentaries by an amateur field botanist. Over 2,000 species described from the British Isles, Europe and Australia.

University of Wisconsin, Department of Biology - Herbarium
Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region providing their botanical and common names;  botanical, ethnobotanical, chemical, medicinal and environmental details,  and distribution information for Wisconsin and North America.

Walkit Cornwall
Walks and tours in Cornwall based around the Lizard peninsula - specialising in the geology, flora and history of Cornwall.
Choose either our 2 walks a day on the Lizard or be a bit more relaxed as we take you on our tours of the Lizard/Penwith or Roseland in our 7 seater VW.

The Wild Flower Society
The WFS is one of the oldest botanical societies having been founded in the 19th century.  Anongst other things the site contains photographic competition entries, lists of all wild flowers in the British Isles, copies of the annual records diary which have been illustrated with photos of its members and accounts of botanical field meetings together with lists of plants found in flower.

Wildlife & Countryside Services
Suppliers of a wide range of nature and wildlife related products and services, including ecological surveys, land management, books, toys, field equipment, badger gates, garden bridges, biodegradable pegs, seeds, bulbs, wild flowers, shrubs, trees, pond liners, ultrasonic animal deterrents, bat detectors, wormeries & composters, wildflower meadow turf, solar-powered products, newt fencing, badger fencing, deer fencing, nesting & roosting boxes, torches, environmental education and wildlife watching.



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