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How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

Densmore, Frances

A renowned ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a fascinating wealth of material on nearly 200 plants that were used by the Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The volume provides an emphasis on wild plants and their lesser-known uses....

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Plants

Harter, Jim

Hundreds of plant species from lilies, lichens, and palms to mushrooms, mosses, and maples supplemented by appendices on edible plants, medicinal herbs, and plants used in decoration and in graphic design. Indispensable source of inspiration and royalty-free...

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Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen

Gaber, Susan

Susan Gaber's garden is a black-and-white Eden of lush flower design 100 graceful, botanically accurate garden flowers rendered for artists and anyone who admires or needs floral designs and motifs: needleworkers, craftsmen of all sorts, designers. All...

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David

One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual...

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1300 Real and Fanciful Animals

Merian, Matthus (the Younger)

Unusual and imaginative illustrations, carefully arranged into 4 major divisions quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and insects include realistic and fanciful depictions of virtually every real animal, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons and...

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Japanese Woodblock Flower Prints

Knan, Tanigami

Exceptionally drawn in a realistic fashion and awash in spectacularly rich colors, this one-of-a-kind art bookmasterfully reprinted from a rare and costly editioncombines the perennial appeal of flowers with the art of Japanese woodblock prints. Nothing...

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Adventures with a Microscope

Headstrom, Richard

With a simple microscope and this book you can embark on 59 exciting adventures in the natural world make discoveries about the structures of numerous microscopic animals; find out what everyday objects and foods really look like at the cellular level;...

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Big Book of Bird Illustrations

Kate, Maggie

An indispensable resource for anyone in need of avian art, this magnificent compendium comprises more than 600 royalty-free images. Featuring the work of many different artists, it abounds in accurate renderings of ducks and geese, herons, owls, eagles,...

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A Weaver's Garden

Buchanan, Rita

Valuable hints from a veteran botanist and weaver on dyeing fibers and fabrics, what soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, advice on fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics, plant materials to use as tools, suggestions for planning and creating...

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Big Book of Plant and Flower Illustrations

Kate, Maggie

Indispensable resource of more than 600 royalty-free illustrations for artists, desktop publishers, nature enthusiasts, and craftworkers provides accurate, attractive depictions of wildflowers, trees, herbs, cacti, tropical blooms, garden flowers, common...

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