Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Black Friday egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grooming Deals Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Black Friday Deals Shop Now HTL

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Ecology for Gardeners Hardcover – Illustrated, May 1, 2004

3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Hardcover, Illustrated
"Please retry"
$11.83 $0.56

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

In this age of global warming and a dwindling biodiversity of all species, gardeners are focusing more and more on the ecology of their own small plots. Carroll and Salt write with the home gardener in mind, opening up and illuminating a world of interactions taking place among plants of all sorts and the crowd of characters that may reside or simply pass through the garden: from birds, snakes, and salamanders to insects, fungi, and nematodes. The clarity of the writing style communicates enthusiasm and regard for readers, showing Carroll and Salt to be excellent teachers who are able to explain, in accessible ways, concepts relating to plant botany, biology, and the environment. This book promises to fully engage gardeners in the wonders of horticulture while expanding each one's individual garden horizon to the natural world beyond. To garden responsibly is a key principle, and the final chapter points out how soil management and an overall attitude of stewardship will positively affect and help sustain the greater community of humankind. Alice Joyce
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved


"There is much here to tantalize the gardener with a scientific bent."—Carol Bishop Miller, Horticulture, December 2005 (Carol Bishop Miller Horticulture)

"For most gardeners, the more plants they grow, the more they want to know about how it happens. Here's where to find out."—Kym Pokorny, Oregonian, November 25, 2004 (Kym Pokorny Oregonian)

"This book should be applauded."&8212;John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, October 2004 (John Bagnasco Garden Compass)

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881926116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881926118
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.3 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I am enjoying this book, although it can be a slowish read and is a little textbook 'ish' at times. It is well written and presents a lot of good information in an understandable way.

It starts off with basic chemistry and biology of soil, plants, microbes, fungi, and insects, and ties them all together as you would expect in a book with "ecology" in the title.

It is well illustrated with color photographs which are refered to through out the book.

Not a begining gardening book by any means, but ideal if you have the basics and want to learn more about how the entire system works together.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cecil Bothwell VINE VOICE on February 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am of the go-with-the-flow school of cultivation, versus the invade and conquer approach. If you are similarly inclined, this is a superb textbook for working with nature. The two scientists (one an ecologist/botanist, the other a Ph.D. in biochemistry and microbiology) explain the garden-as-ecosystem in clear, vernacular language. Beginning with plant parts and their functions to other garden inhabitants (from elephants -- yes, elephants -- to prions, prions?), to micro-environments, plant interactions with natural forces and other garden organisms and on to gardening as applied ecology, this is a splendid educational tool. I learned a lot reading it and I have been a garden writer as well as an organic gardener for many years.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J Moon on July 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is awesome. I love that the authors explain everything. They take a more scientific approach to gardening than other gardening books I have read, which is precisely what I was looking for when I purchased the book. I recommend this book for anyone to use as a reference in the garden. Love it!!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse