The Atlas of Boston History

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 5, 2020

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 28, 2020

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

The Food Explorer

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out […]

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Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Explorers' Sketchbooks

Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure by Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers’ kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. Explorers’ Sketchbooks showcases 70 such sketchbooks, […]

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Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 23, 2020

Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium

Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium

Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium by Walter S. Judd, Graham A. Judd Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien’s major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe […]

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What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 21, 2019

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

What Linnaeus Saw

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing by Karen Magnuson Beil The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl Linnaeus, a radical thinker who revolutionized biology. In What Linnaeus […]

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The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 23, 2019

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens by Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture–Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the […]

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Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker American chestnut trees were once found far and wide in North America’s eastern forests. They towered up to one hundred feet tall, providing food and shelter for people and animals alike. For many, life without the chestnut seemed unimaginable―until disaster struck in […]

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The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 1, 2019

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 31, 2019

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

Greywater Green Landscape by Laura Allen

Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard by Laura Allen Save thousands of gallons of water annually and have a beautiful yard no matter the weather by capturing and reusing water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. This empowering and easy-to-use manual offers practical, long-term strategies for water management, […]

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The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 13, 2019

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada

Apples

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel J. Bussey, edited by Kent Whealy, published by JAK KAW Press LLC Apple illustrations courtesy of the USDA National Agricultural Library, Pomological Watercolor Collection, Special Collections. After 30 years of research and seven years of editing, The Illustrated History of Apples in […]

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