Inland Northwest, High Desert
The Old Rose Advisor
The Old Rose Advisor, by Brent C. Dickerson (Timber Press, 1992; $65), will tell you everything you want to know about every old garden rose you can think of, cross-reference it for you in every way imaginable, and take your breath away when you see the full-color reproductions of the antique rose plates. Buy it for a Christmas present, buy it for yourself, buy it for the pictures alone. This book is worth the money.
The Chemistry of Autumn Leaves
If you like fall foliage colors and always wanted to know more about them, here's the site for you. This site (http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/fallcolr/fallcolr.html) has spectacular pictures of fall foliage with detailed explanations of why it all happens. It's like you just got a free trip to Wisconsin in October!