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The Desert and the Sown by Gertrude Bell
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Gertrude Bell by Georgina Howell
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Wow! Gertrude Bell - what an amazing character and towering personality! I've been interested in learning more about her for some time now, and I came across this book after moving (found it in the place I moved into!).
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Apples by Roger Yepsen
Apples
by Roger Yepsen
read in May, 1995
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Okay. So one autumn day in 1994, my dad and I strolled through his collection of apples. He has over 100 varieties. We would take a bite, or two, of every type of apple, stroll on, sample more, stroll on, sample more - a real moment of pleasure and i ...more
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The Compleat Squash by Amy Goldman
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Pumpkin porn. Really fanatical detail, amazing photographs, and excellent information about the natural history of squashes.
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Melons for the Passionate Grower by Amy Goldman
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Melon porn. Good growing information, too.
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Tropical Fruit by Desmond Tate
Tropical Fruit
by Desmond Tate
read in November, 2010
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Meh. Great for basic background information, but not enough of any one thing to really justify it as a book.
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Agrodiversity by Harold Brookfield
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A compendium of the People, Land Management, and Environmental Change working group funded by the Global Environmental Fund from the UN. A lot of country-based summaries of findings of work scientists and technicians reported after working with indig ...more
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American Chestnut by Susan Freinkel
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Fascinating look at how the american chestnut, that spine of the eastern ecosystems, vanished in the twinkling of an eye and how that disappearance affected the communities relying on those trees and scientists at the time. The author goes on to revi ...more
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“When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning.”
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