Friday, October 27, 2006

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : October's offerings

These are some recent articles that can be found within the journal collection of the Sterling Morton Library. Please visit the Library to discover the incredible botanical and horticultural resources that await you! If you are unable to visit the Library and interested in reviewing one of these articles, I would be delighted to help you at

American Journal of Botany, Plant Biomechanics Special Issue – October 2006, v. 93, no. 10.
Great issue chock full of articles including:

  • Niklas, K.J. Plant biomechanics : an overview and prospectus, p.1369-1378.
  • Schopfer, P. Biomechanics of plant growth, p.1415-1425.
  • Peltola, H.M. Mechanical stability of trees under static loads, p.1501-1511.
  • Sanson, G. The biomechanics of browsing and grazing, p.1531-1545.

Brunton, D.F. Ethnobotany of poison ivy, poison oak, and relatives (Toxicodendron spp., Anacardiaceae) in America: veracity of historical accounts. Rhodora, v. 108, no. 935, p.203-227.

Capek, R. Simple ideas to improve your garden photography. Chicagoland Gardening, v. 12, no. 6, p.44-47.

Dennis, S.F. Nearby nature : the new Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo [Lincoln Park, Chicago] introduces native species to (sub)urban kids. Landscape Architecture, v. 96, no. 11, p.30-41.

Koch, S. T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek. The effect of a summer garden program on the nutritional knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of children. HortTechnology, v. 16, no. 4, p.620-625.

Moenting, A.E. and D.W. Morris. Disturbance and habitat use: is edge more important than area? Oikos, v. 115, no. 1, p.23-32.

Sternberg, G. 10 tough native trees. The American Gardener, v. 85, no. 5, p. 32-37.

Wang, X., et al. Challenges in visualizing forests and landscapes. Journal of Forestry, v. 104, no. 6, p.316-319.

Yockey, T.L. The garden in winter : see your landscape glisten with color, texture, form--and snow. Northern Gardener, v. 134, no. 6, p. 37-41.

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