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Huxley, Anthony 1920-1992

Overview
Works: 161 works in 710 publications in 5 languages and 13,966 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Field guides  History  Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Anthony Huxley
Green inheritance : the World Wildlife Fund book of plants by Anthony Huxley( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Green Inheritance Anthony Huxley portrays the beauty, diversity and remarkable history of our heritage of wild and cultivated plants and landscapes, and presents a striking picture of the reach of the wild into our lives. Above all, this book arouses concern about the destruction that now threatens our plant heritage, about the slender genetic base of the world's staple crops, and about the dwindling last locations of wild resources with their unexplored potential as food, fuel and in scientific research
Standard encyclopedia of the world's rivers and lakes by R. Kay Gresswell( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant and planet by Anthony Huxley( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the final analysis, man, be he botanist, gardener, or plain Homo sapiens, is utterly dependent on plants, while they can exist quite happily without him. How different from and similar to us is this major life form, and yet how little most of us know about it. Here, then, is the world of plants in all its thrusting vigor, incredible variety, ecological delicacy, and unbelievable ingenuity, presented by a writer whose command of the subject is prodigious. Plants have no bone, shell, muscle, blood, or nerves, and yet their lives have striking parallels with ours. [This book] illuminates their life cycle from germination to death, their life styles, their chemistry and structure, their capacities for colonization, their opportunism, and their amazing sex life--all based on water, air, and soil and fueled by their unique ability to convert light into energy. As English reviewer Adrian Bell said after reading Mr. Huxley's book, 'You soon realize that in strolling in the meadows in the merry month of May you are witnessing an orgy of sex beside which La Dolce Vita is like a bishop's garden party.' In addition to their multifarious sex practices, one marvels at the inventiveness of plants: aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structural engineering, plumbing, insulation, chemical messengers, the slingshot, the poison dart, the triggered trap, all manner of deception, self-adornment--all these the plants perfected long before mankind. This book literally provides a plant's-eye view of the world. Rigorous in approach and style, it lends little solace to those who hope to make their philodendrons grow by giving them Brahms instead of The Jefferson Airplane. Nonetheless, it cannot fail to fascinate anyone whose chlorophyll-consciousness has been raised by such books as Tompkins' The Secret Life of Plants. By the time one has finished it, one sees the verdant world quite differently and can only nod approvingly when the author says at the end: 'If man wholly or partly destroys himself, the probability is that most natural vegetable life will survive.'"--Dust jacket
Standard encyclopedia of the world's oceans and islands by Anthony Huxley( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Success with house plants by Reader's Digest Association( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 1500 illustrations combine with concise, expert advice to ensure success with nearly every type of house plant, including flowering and foliage plants, indoor trees, ferns, mosses, creepers, cacti, and other succulents
Standard encyclopedia of the world's mountains by Anthony Huxley( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives salient features of the mountain or range and describes its exploration and famous climbs
Flowers of the Mediterranean by Oleg Polunin( Book )

62 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green inheritance : the WWF book of plants by Anthony Huxley( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its beautiful color photographs, drawings, charts, diagrams, and text, Green Inheritance describes the role of plants in the global environment and across cultures; shows how plants are used for food, fuel, and medicine; considers their role for us as objects of beauty in gardens; and much more. Encyclopedic in scope and full of stories about many individual plants, this book emphasizes just how essential our green inheritance is to the future of humanity."--BOOK JACKET
An illustrated history of gardening by Anthony Huxley( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, this authoritative tome traces the history and development of the centuries-old craft of gardening. Included are the surveys of ideas about composting from ancient times through the experiments in commercially produced fertilizers carried out by early-American gardeners such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. 8-page color insert
Dictionary of gardening by Anthony Huxley( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening is the sum knowledge of 250 of the world's leading horticultural and botanical authorities. These four volumes provide in-depth coverage and full details of botanical names, common names and name derivations, an accurate description of every plant listed, and a note on the cultivation of every genus, whether in the open or indoors. Entries cover all areas of plant science including anatomy, physiology, breeding, greenhouses, arboriculture, historical information, conservation, micropropagation, information needed for successful cultivation, propagation, nutrition, and USDA climatic zone numbers. The set also delves into questions that have become uniquely relevant in light of recent world developments, such as environmental issues, technological advances, scientific discoveries such as genetic engineering, and innovations in gardening techniques
Mountain flowers in color by Anthony Huxley( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and French and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House plants, cacti and succulents by Anthony Huxley( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Swedish and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly informative, illustrated book which describes the cultivation of two popular groups of plants-house plants and succulents
Plants by David Black( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the importance of plants, different varieties, their life-cycles and habitats
Evergreen garden trees and shrubs by Denis Hardwicke( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers of Greece and the Aegean by Anthony Huxley( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country diary book of creating a wild flower garden by Jonathan Andrews( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild flowers, once so common as to be an essential part of everyday country life, have come increasingly into our consciousness and equally our conscience in recent years, as it becomes apparent how much of nature has disappeared - to buildings and roads, technological agriculture, forestry plantations and many another inroad
Deciduous garden trees and shrubs by Denis Hardwicke( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of the plant kingdom by Anthony Huxley( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huxley's House of plants by Alyson Huxley( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details how to take care of house plants
 
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Success with house plants
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Success with house plantsGreen inheritance : the WWF book of plantsAn illustrated history of gardeningDictionary of gardeningThe country diary book of creating a wild flower gardenThe New Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
Alternative Names
Anthony Julian Huxley

Anthony Julian Huxley englischer Botaniker

Huxley, A.J. 1920-

Huxley, A. J. (Anthony Julian), 1920-1992

Huxley, Anthony.

Huxley, Anthony 1920-

Huxley, Anthony 1920-1992

Huxley Anthony Julian

Huxley, Anthony Julian, 1920-

Huxley, Anthony Julian, 1920-1992

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アンソニー・ジュリアン・ハクスリー

ハックスリ, アンソニー

Languages
English (327)

German (5)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)