The health benefits of peppers, both sweet and hot, are widely known. They’re packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and they’re low in calories. And then, there’s the varieties of flavors—from the sweet to the heat!
This guide is an easy-to-use visual reference to a wide variety of peppers and includes a handy introduction to the Scoville Scale to show you where each pepper ranks of the scale of sweet and mild to hot, hotter, and hottest. There’s also Information on when to harvest the ripened fruit, and suggestions on how the fruit is commonly used in the kitchen.
Whether you’re a gardener looking for purely ornamental plants, a backyard farmer looking to plant and harvest for the table, or the chef shopping for the perfect spicy note for tonight’s dinner keep this handy, folding, laminated guide in your shopping bag for your next trip to the garden center, the produce aisle or your farmer’s market.Click here to view an electronic sample »
The Appalachian Mountains area is home to one of the world’s most diverse temperate forests. This guide to 63 of the area’s most characteristic and beautiful species covers the region of Appalachia: the mountains and adjacent areas of the southern and mid-Atlantic states from Pennsylvania to Georgia, especially North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Users will find the characteristic trees of high mountain peaks and those of lower elevations as well. This will be an indispensable resource to visitors of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and Appalachia’s other species places.Click here to view an electronic sample »
Packed with vivid color photographs, novice and expert wildflower enthusiasts can use this handy field guide to identify 90 common and rare wildflower species found across northern Florida through southern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
The flowers in the guide are grouped by color to make identification as easy as possible, and the accompanying text indicates size, bloom period, and other characteristics of each plant.
The guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a packet narrow
enough to fit in a back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.
The special wildflowers of the Appalachian Mountains draw plant lovers from around the world for annual pilgrimages. This guide to 105 of the area’s most beautiful and widespread species covers the region of Appalachia: the mountains and adjacent areas of the southern and mid-Atlantic states from Pennsylvania to Georgia, especially North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. This will be an indispensable resource to visitors of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and Appalachia’s other special places.Click here to view an electronic sample »
American Alligator of the Southern United States (Including Information on the American Crocodile and Spectacled Caiman): A Guide to Its Natural History. This informative natural history guide is an excellent resource for all outdoor and nature enthusiasts. It describes all three crocodilian species found in this region of the United States.
The guide also features color photos that make it ideal for field use. Fascinating facts on ecology, adaptations communication, and life as an alligator are highlighted. Common and scientific names, length, distribution, habitat, behavior, diet, reproduction, and status are described.
Tips on field identification and living safely with these giant reptiles are also presented. The 12 panels of this laminated and waterproof guide fold up into a handy pocket-size, making it sturdy enough to withstand repeated use in the field.Click here to view an electronic sample »