New Books at the Corning Library

Holden' Librarian Sue Swisher is always on the lookout for need additions to the library shelves. Below are the new additions for spring for adult readers. If you are interested in children's books, see the list of new children's titles.


Botany – History

Flora Mirabilis: How Plants Have Shaped World Knowledge, Health, Wealth, And Beauty Catherine Herbert Howell National Geographic, 2009


Conifers Of The World: The Complete Reference James E. Eckenwalder Timber Press, 2009

Dangerous Plants

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother And Other Botanical Atrocities Amy Stewart Algonquin Books, 2009


The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History Of Four Meals Michael Pollan Penguin, 2006

Forest Ecology

Forestry Field Studies: A Manual For Science Teachers David D. Glenn Nsta Press, 2009
Forests Forever: Their Ecology, Restoration, And Protection John J. Berger University of Chicago, 2008

Forests And Forestry

Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees Roger Deakin Free Press, 2009
How Trees Die: The Past, Present, And Future Of Our Forests Jeff Gillman Westholme Pub., 2009
Ohio Forests, 2006 Richard H. Widmann ... [et al.] U.S. Forest Service, 2009
A Forest Journey: The Role Of Wood In The Development Of Civilization John Perlin Norton, 1989
The Practice Of Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology David M. Smith ... [et al.]

Ninth Edition, Wiley, 1997.




Evening Gardens: Planning & Planting A Landscape To Dazzle The Senses After Sundown Cathy W. Barash Chapters Publishing., 1993
Gardens: A Literary Companion Edited By Merilyn Simonds Greystone Books, 2008
The Startling Jungle: Colour And Scent In The Romantic Garden Stephen Lacey D.R. Godine, 1990
New Encyclopedia Of Gardening Techniques David J. Ellis ... [et al.] Mitchell Beazley, 2009
The Moonlit Garden:  Writings By Scott Ogden Scott Ogden Taylor Publishing Co., 1998

Green Roofs (Gardening)

Green Roofs: Ecological Design And Construction Earth Pledge Schiffer Publishing, 2005.

Greenhouses – Design And Construction

How To Build Your Own Greenhouse: Designs And Plans Roger Marshall Storey Publishing, 2006

Historic Gardens

Flowers And Herbs Of Early America Lawrence D. Griffith Yale University Press, 2008


Fruits And Plains: The Horticultural Transformation Of America Philip J. Pauly Harvard University, 2007

Invasive Species

Proceedings, 19th Usda Interagency Research Forum On Invasive Species 2008

Edited By Katherine Mcmanus And Kurt W. Gottschalk …[et al.].

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, [2009]
A Guide To Nonnative Invasive Plants Inventoried In The North Forest Inventory and Analysis, Cassandra Olson USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, [2009]

Meadow Gardening

The American Meadow Garden: Creating A Natural Alternative To The Traditional Lawn John Greenlee Timber Press, 2009

Natural History – Literature

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau Ed. Bill Mckibben.  Penguin Putnam, 2008.
The Norton Book Of Nature Writing Edited by Robert Finch and John Elder. W.W. Norton, 1990.
Writing About Nature: A Creative Guide John A. Murray University of New Mexico Press, 2003.


Nutcrackers Robert Mills Shire, 2001


Diseases Of Herbaceous Perennials Mark L. Gleason ... [et al.] Aps Press, 2009
The Explorer's Garden:  Rare And Unusual Perennials Daniel J. Hinkley New edition, Timber Press, 2009
The Perennial Care Manual: A Plant-By-Plant Guide, What To Do & When To Do It Nancy J. Ondra Storey Publishing, 2009

Plant Ecology

Resource Strategies Of Wild Plants Joseph M. Craine Princeton University Press, 2009
Green Planet: How Plants Keep The Earth Alive Stanley A. Rice Rutgers University Press, 2009

Plants – Fossil

Fossil Plants Paul Kenrick Smithsonian Books with The Natural History Museum, London, 2004

Plants – Ornamental

The Explorer's Garden: Shrubs & Vines From The Four Corners Of The World Daniel J. Hinkley Timber Press, 2009.

Science – Study And Teaching

Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide Steve A. Rich National Science Teachers Association, 2010


Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees Roger Deakin First Free Press hardcover edition.  Free Press, 2009
Lives Of The Trees: An Uncommon History Diana Wells Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010


Wild Urban Plants Of The Northeast: A Field Guide Peter Del Tredici Cornell University Press, 2010


Wood: Craft, Culture, History Harvey Green Penguin Books, 2007

Woody Plants

Manual Of Woody Landscape Plants.  Sixth Edition Michael Dirr Stipes Publishing, 2009