Collins Bird Guide
Author: Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterstrom, Peter J. Grant
Written by leading European field ornithologists, this book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and call.
Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models have become one of the workhorses of modern macroeconomics and are extensively used for academic research as well as forecasting and policy analysis at central banks. This book introduces readers to state-of-the-art computational techniques used in the Bayesian analysis of DSGE models. The book covers Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques for linearized DSGE models, novel sequential Monte Carlo methods that can be used for parameter inference, and the estimation of nonlinear DSGE models based on particle filter approximations of the likelihood function. The theoretical foundations of the algorithms are discussed in depth, and detailed empirical applications and numerical illustrations are provided. The book also gives invaluable advice on how to tailor these algorithms to specific applications and assess the accuracy and reliability of the computations. Bayesian Estimation of DSGE Models is essential reading for graduate students, academic researchers, and practitioners at policy institutions.
The Wild Garden
Author: W. Robinson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Wild Garden by W. Robinson
A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including: Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.
A timely in depth exploration of approaches to garden design that take their inspiration from nature. Features a section on creating and maintaining your own natural style garden.
Author: Michael Allaby
When biology became destiny
Author: Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossmann, Marion A. Kaplan
Publisher: Monthly Review Pr
Plants, Man and Life
Author: Edgar Anderson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
"Once in a great while a popular scientific book opens a whole new field. Plants, Man and Life is such a book."—The New York Times What's the difference between wild and cultivated plants? Why has the study of cultivated plants been neglected, and why is so little known about the common plants that have endured since ancient times? This innovative ecological survey examines the long history of human and plant interactions. Author Edgar Anderson, a distinguished botanist, analyzes suggestive pieces of evidence in a reader-friendly narrative that recounts the origins and evolution of plant life with all the intrigue of a good detective story. In tracing the development of human influence on plant life, Anderson focuses particularly on crops, which he reveals as having started out as weeds--hybrids that sprang up from the dump heaps and gardens of early humans. His investigation of the tangled and continuing history of weeds and cultivated plants ranges from autumnal European greens and the American sunflower to backyard landscapes in developing countries, where fruit trees, flowers, vines, and vegetables mingle with the sources for fibers, poisons, narcotics, and other drugs.
Author: Sybella Schelpe, Joyce Stewart
Publisher: Amer Orchid Society
The Gardens of Pompeii
Author: Wilhelmina Mary Feemster Jashemski
Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub
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Author: Terry Hewitt
Drought resistant, hardy and available in a range of rich colors and textures, succulents are a staple of gardens everywhere. Here is a complete guide to growing cacti, aloes, jade plants and many exotics. The information is perfect for beginners, yet comprehensi- ve enough for experts, and supplemented by dozens of full-color photographs and illustrations. Topics include choosing the right succulent for your soil and climate, planting, propagation, disease, pest control, and more.