Digital Books

Each book is available for purchase on any laptop, tablet, or phone. Once downloaded, all future editions can be updated for free. Apple users can find iBooks on the iTunes webpage link below. Android and other device users can access the ePub version of each book on the GooglePlay link below.


The Ohio State University Guide to Weed Identification

This identification guide provides information on the basics of weed identification presented in a considerably update fashion. It describes 29 families and 83 species of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Plant descriptions include key identification characteristics, pictures of the various species at different stages of maturity, and 360-degree movies for most species. This book includes a number of the most common Midwestern U.S. weeds and basic intellectual tools that are necessary to successfully identify plants.

$9.99 iTunes GooglePlay


Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio

This identification guide provides technical descriptions and photos for Ohio’s 21 invasive and noxious weed species.  These descriptions include information on habitat, life cycle, key plant characteristics, and a summary of problematic features. Photos included in this guide present the weed species at different stages of maturity for optimal identification aid. This book also provides information on Ohio’s noxious seed law, extension guides to weed control, and a quick guide to weed regulations in Ohio law.

 Free iTunes GooglePlay


Biology & Management of Weeds & Invasive Plants (HCS 5422 Lab Manual)

This book provides information on the basic principles of weed science. It describes 46 families and 100 species of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Plant descriptions include key identification characteristics, pictures of the various species at different stages of maturity, and 360-degree movies for most species.  This book includes a number of the most common Midwestern U.S. weeds and basic intellectual tools that are necessary to successfully identify plants.  Furthermore it provides an introduction or “first exposure” to some basic weed control measures along with offering a basic scientific explanation of how and why various control measures work.

$4.99 iTunes GooglePlay


Weed Atlas: Weeds of Europe

This book was created through the collaborative works of The Ohio State University and The Czech University of Life Science Prague. It offers vivid pictures and technical descriptions for some of central Europe’s most common weeds. Photos in this book present weeds at different stages of maturity for optimal identification aid. Descriptions of family characteristics for thirty-two families are also provided, as well as key identifiers for over one hundred individual species.

 $9.99 iTunes GooglePlay


Delicious Forages: Rediscovering the Lost Virtues of Edible Weeds

Delicious Forages introduces a new way to think about what is considered “food”. This book showcases five of the most common edible weeds, each of which are often found in your backyard. ID characteristics and technical descriptions are provided for each weed to be used in foraging. The recipes highlight the natural flavor of the weed and provide alternative ingredient options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. For each weed you will find: common and scientific names, ID characteristics, similar species, origin and history, nutritional information, and a number of recipes. Bon appetite!

$9.99 iTunes GooglePlay