Unruly! A Weird And Wild History Of Weeds In America (Hardcover)

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"Oh, how did you get in here?"

It's a phrase grumbled by generations of gardeners, directed at generations of weeds (among some choice words of the $*%$ variety). This is the book that aims to answer every gardener's irritable question with good humor, good sense, and a grudging respect for the invasive weeds of America. In these fully illustrated pages, the histories of twenty-nine invasive weeds that are among the most ubiquitous, or the most dangerous invaders of the United States are discussed in carefully researched detail. Find out why European settlers brought dandelions to America, and how kudzu was introduced as an ornamental. The States Present and States Impacted sections included in each entry will enrich your understanding of problematic plants through maps and details drawn from ecology, agriculture, and botany. The common-sense control methods section will help you deal with the troublemakers on properties large and small.

Explore the histories of American invasive weeds in all their cussed, crafty, and cantankerous glory.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781734327151
ISBN-10: 1734327154
Publisher: Leafing Out Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2021
Pages: 290
Language: English




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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.