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              Books by Ruth Kassinger

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              Reinvent the Wheel: Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem-Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor's Challenge

              Reinvent the Wheel: Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem-Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor's Challenge (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $30.99
              • $30.99
              • Temporarily out of stock

              A book of projects on inventions of all kinds, for children aged 8-12.

              ISBN 9780471395393
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2001
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Title is temporarily out of stock
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              Explorer Books (Pathfinder Spanish Social Studies: U.S. History): Buscando oro

              Explorer Books (Pathfinder Spanish Social Studies: U.S. History): Buscando oro (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Geographic Learning, National; Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $22.99
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              Single copy of the Spanish edition of Go for the Gold. Retrace the often troubled history of gold and learn about the surprising modern uses.

              ISBN 9781285412696
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series National Geographic Explorer Books
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              A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
                

              A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants (EPUB ebook)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, a witty and engaging history of the first botanists interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab.In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth Kassinger recounted with grace and humor her journ...ey from brown thumb to green, sharing lessons she learned from building a home conservatory in the wake of a devastating personal crisis.In A Garden of Marvels, she extends the story. Frustrated by plants that fail to thrive, she sets out to understand the basics of botany in order to become a better gardener. She retraces the progress of the first botanists who banished myths and misunderstandings and discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, roots choose their food, and hormones make morning glories climb fence posts. She also visits modern gardens, farms, and labs to discover the science behind extraordinary plants like one-ton pumpkins, a truly black petunia, a biofuel grass that grows twelve feet tall, and the world's only photosynthesizing animal. Transferring her insights to her own garden, she nurtures a "cocktail" tree that bears five kinds of fruit, cures a Buddha's Hand plant with beneficial fungi, and gets a tree to text her when it's thirsty.Intertwining personal anecdote, accessible science, and untold history, the ever-engaging author takes us on an eye-opening journey into her garden-and yours.
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              ISBN 9780062049032
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              Language en
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
               

              A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants (Paperback)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $35.99
              • $28.79
              • Save $7.20
              • Internationally sourced

              Combing the curiosity of The Botany of Desire and the playful spirit of Wicked Plants, a witty and engaging history of botany and gardening memoir from the author of Paradise Under Glass--an easy-to-follow, anecdotal tutorial on the fascinating science of plants.In Paradise Under... Glass, Ruth Kassinger-- a self-described wanton killer of plants --recounted with grace, humor, and poignancy her moving journey from brown thumb to green, sharing the lessons she learned building a home conservatory in the wake of a devastating personal crisis.In A Garden of Marvels, she enhances and extends her story. While Kassinger successfully created her dream conservatory and rectified her initial gardening mistakes--the over-watering and under-fertilizing that often kill plants--she realized she had no idea what to do to help them thrive. Until she completely understood how plants actually worked, she couldn't know exactly what they needed.In her friendly and reassuring voice Kassinger introduces the basic botany of plants--flowers, roots, stems, and leaves--and explains how they function together. Combining science and botanical knowledge with reflections on her personal quest to become a better gardener, and illustrated with more than two-dozen black and white drawings, Garden of Marvels is a journey of discovery that offers fresh and unexpected insights into the natural.
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              ISBN 9780062049018
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2015
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Bloom: From Food to Fuel, The Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World
               

              Bloom: From Food to Fuel, The Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World (Hardback)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $49.49
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              • Internationally sourced

              From the air we breathe, to our oceans and plant life, algae has helped create and sustain our world - and may just save it...

              ISBN 9781783964413
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden
                

              Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden (EPUB ebook)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              <p class=MsoNormal>Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman's unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger's wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes i...n her life-a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck-is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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              ISBN 9780061991301
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              Language en
              Released NZ 20 Apr 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
               

              Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us (Hardback)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $55.50
              • $52.72
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              Say algae and most people think of pond scum. What they don't know is that without algae, none of us would exist.

              ISBN 9780544432932
              Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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              Build a Better Mousetrap: Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem-Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor's Challenge

              Build a Better Mousetrap: Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem-Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor's Challenge (Paperback, New title)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $33.99
              • $33.99
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Presents projects based on classic inventions from the kaleidoscope and the hovercraft to the suspension bridge and the solar water heater.

              ISBN 9780471395386
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2002
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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              Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
                

              Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $36.99
              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              Say algae and most people think of pond scum. What they don't know is that without algae, none of us would exist.

              ISBN 9780358299561
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Mariner Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Jun 2020
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              Bloom: From Food to Fuel, The Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World
               

              Bloom: From Food to Fuel, The Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World (EPUB ebook)

              By Kassinger, Ruth

              From the air we breathe, to our oceans and plant life, algae has helped create and sustain our world - and may just save it...

              ISBN 9781783964420
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
              Publisher Elliott & Thompson
              Interest Age General Audience
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