Books about Plants
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Light Eaters Kindle

Field Guide to the Patchy Anthropocene

The Biosphere Vernadsky Kindle

Entangled Life Kindle

Entangled Life Illustrated Edition

Weeds of the Northeast

A Field Guide to the Ferns


Spring Wildflowers of New England

Edible Wild Plants

Gathering Moss

Seeds, Soil and Spades

Changes in the Land

Lichens: Toward a Minimal Resistance Kindle

The Lichen Museum Kindle

Urban Lichens: A Field Guide for Northeastern North America

What a Mushroom Lives For Kindle

The Mushroom at the End of the World

Blight: Fungi and the Coming Pandemic

Reading the Forested Landscape

The Long, Long Life of Trees

Eastern Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

Sibley Guide to Trees

Trees: A complete guide to their biology and structure

Trees: A visual guide

The Fragmented Forest

Struggle for Land and the Fate of the Forests

Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape

A Forest Journey

New England Forests Through Time

The Future of the Northern Forest

The Interrupted Forest

In the Rainforest

Red Rubber, Bleeding Trees

The Trees in My Forest

Trees (Time/Life)

Barkskins Kindle


The Hidden Life of Trees Kindle

The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky's Red River Gorge


The Nutmeg's Curse

The Ambonese Herbal

Smoke and Ashes: Opium Kindle

Sweetness and Power

Botany of Desire

History of Nebraska Agriculture Kindle

Iowa Agriculture Kindle

Oceans of Grain Kindle

Cabaret of Plants Kindle

Empire of Cotton Kindle

Strange Harvests Kindle

Plant Teachers Kindle

Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence Kindle