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Heiser, Charles B. (Charles Bixler) 1920-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 200 publications in 3 languages and 6,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Field guides  Textbooks  Classification 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: QL605, 596
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles B Heiser
 
Most widely held works by Charles B Heiser
Seed to civilization : the story of man's food by Charles B Heiser( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eating is the second favorite activity of many people, and for some it is the first. This lively book recounts the intriguing story of the plants and animals that stand between humans and starvation. Charles Heiser writes with great verve about where, when, and how humankind's food plants and animals were domesticated. In narrating this tale, the author traces the intricate patterns of food use and distribution that have developed since prehistoric times"--Back cover
The gourd book by Charles B Heiser( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. With charming text and stunning black-and-white photographs, The Gourd Book provides fascinating scientific information and folklore about these remarkable plants and keys for identifying species
The sunflower by Charles B Heiser( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightshades the paradoxical plants by Charles B Heiser( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of plants and people by Charles B Heiser( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weeds in my garden : observations on some misunderstood plants by Charles B Heiser( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The weeds are arranged by family because the author, a retired botany professor, cannot resist trying to turn other people into botanists, and it helps to know something about a plant's relatives. In the mode of his sixteenth-century forebear John Gerard, Charles Heiser discusses each weed according to The Name, common and scientific, The Time and Place, of flowering, and from where the plant originally came, The Description, and The Virtues, in which he relates fascinating weedy tales in a witty, conversational style."
The fascinating world of the nightshades : tobacco, mandrake, potato, tomato, pepper, eggplant, etc. by Charles B Heiser( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all the plants that have figured conspicuously in human history, the Solanaceae, or nightshades, are among the most fascinating. Some are extremely useful to man; others, because of the alkaloids they contain, can be deadly. In this unique and entertaining book by a noted botanist--the first popular-level treatment of nightshades--readers find out which is which, and a great deal more"--Back cover
Study in the evolution of the sunflower species Helianthus annuus and H. bolanderi by Charles B Heiser( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American sunflowers (Helianthus) by Charles B Heiser( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertebrate life by F. Harvey Pough( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear writing style, this textbook explores how the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of animals interact to produce organisms that function effectively in their environments and how lineages of organisms change through evolutionary time
Notes on western North American sunflowers by Charles B Heiser( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study in the evolution of the sunflower species Helianthus annuus and H. Bolanderi by Charles B Heiser( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxonomy of Solanum section Lasiocarpa by Michael D Whalen( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sunflower among the North American Indians by Charles B Heiser( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sementes para a civilização a historia da alimentação humana by Charles B Heiser( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A origem da agricultura; As sementes, o sexo e os sacrifícios; Somos o que comemos; Carne: alimento de luxo; Gramíneas: o sustento da vida; A carne do pobre: leguminosas; Amiláceos básicos; A árvore mais útil para o homem: o coqueiro; Outras plantas usadas para alimentação, bebida e tempero; Evolução e criação de animais e plantas domesticados pelo homem; Vamos deixá-los comer bolo
Shokumotsu bunmeiron by Charles B Heiser( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultivated plants and cultural diffusion in nuclear America by Charles B Heiser( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph of psilostrophe by Charles B Heiser( )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peppers of the Americas : at the National Arboretum by Charles B Heiser( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightshades; the paradoxical plants [by] Charles B. Heiser, Jr by Charles B Heiser( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Of plants and people
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The gourd bookOf plants and peopleWeeds in my garden : observations on some misunderstood plantsVertebrate life
Alternative Names
Charles Bixler Heiser American botanist

Charles Bixler Heiser Amerikaans botanicus (1920-2010)

Charles Bixler Heiser botànic estatunidenc

Charles Bixler Heiser botánico estadounidense

Charles Bixler Heiser US-amerikanischer Botaniker

Heiser, Charles B.

Heiser, Charles B. (Charles Bixler)

Heiser, Charles Bixler 1920-

Heiser Jr. , C. B.

ハイザー, C. B.

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