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The Genus Boswellia

8" x 10" Full Color Book
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-944255-46-6
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-944255-47-3
Published by: A Book's Mind

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The Genus Boswellia…Preservation Through Horticulture, can be considered the second edition of the Cultivation of Boswellia…Sacred Trees of Frankincense, originally published in 2011. This volume has been re-written to reach a diverse audience whether their interest lies in research, cultivation, the historical significance of the species, or in the chemical compound of the gum resin, also known as “Frankincense”.

Although the book covers a multiplicity of topics, it is written as a guide for the cultivation of Boswellia species with the hope that preservation through horticulture might buy enough time for humans to recognize the importance of our natural resources and stop their destruction before the extinction of these wondrous trees.

The Genus Commiphora

8" x 10" Full Color Book
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-944255-16-9
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-944255-21-3
Published by: A Book's Mind

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Hardcover


The species of the genus Commiphora have been known to various cultures for thousands of years and remain an important economic resource. Commiphora gum resin, known as “myrrh”, has been used for medicine, incense, industrial uses such as glue, sealer, and pottery glaze, and for personal hygiene products such as tooth paste and mouth wash. The Genus Commiphora, Preservation through Horticulture, Volume I, has been written in four sections: ecology, morphology, culture & cultivation, and species. The primary objective of the book is three-fold: to provide a basic course in the botany of the species, to provide specific cultivation information as a means to preserve the species through horticulture, and to create a reference book with a compilation of 65 species in this volume.

Cultivation of Bursera

8" x 10" Full Color Book
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-939828-99-6
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-939828-09-5
Published by: A Book's Mind

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The genus Bursera covers a vast area in the New World, extending from the southwestern part of the United States through México, Central and South America, and into the Caribbean Islands. Bursera has been embedded in the folklore of the Americas for its colorful exfoliation and for its aromatic gum resin known as copal since the Aztec and Inca periods. The resounding similarities of its use in medicine and incense make Bursera the Frankincense of the Americas.

This book is a guide to growing, cultivating, and exhibiting Bursera, with the primary objective to preserve these hidden jewels of the New World through horticulture. The scientific classification of Bursera is put into context with its horticulture for a holistic understanding of the genus in habitat and in cultivation. It is written to be a reference book containing all 113 known species with their taxa, including descriptions, illustrations, photos of habitat and cultivated plants, with specificity to enable the reader to identify the species.

Cultivation of Boswellia

7.5" x 9.5" Full Color Book
ISBN: 978-0-9828751-1-7
Published by: A Book's Mind

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The magic of Boswellia and frankincense
For the past 4,000 years, Boswellia, the source of frankincense, has played a role in the economic growth and technological advancement of the Arabian Peninsula. It was the source for a cure of many diseases and purified worship halls across the globe. It has been an ageless natural commodity equal to gold and treasured as a sacred gift from the Gods.

This book is a guide to growing, cultivating, exhibiting and extracting the resin of these wondrous plants in an urban agriculture and for personal and commercial use. It gives the reader scientific compilation of original descriptions of the nineteen species in their natural habitats, their historical perspectives, a process for hybridization, uses for holistic medicine, and what the future holds for these magical species of the ancient world. It is a reference book for botanists, growers and collectors with specificity of detailed habitat information and over 200 color photographs that compliment the text and illustrate the diversity of the genus.

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