BISAC Subject Headings List

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Use subjects in this section for works on practical operations in the cultivation of fruits, vegetable, flowers, and ornamental plants.  For works on the commercial cultivation of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and ornamental plants, use "SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture". For works aimed at farmers or agronomists, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture".

Under the "Regional" subheading, state abbreviations have been provided as a guide, but users should not feel constrained by them. For example, CA is found in the "West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)" subsubheading, but a book dealing specifically with northern California could be assigned the "Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)" subsubheading. Similarly, all of Canada is covered by one subsubheading, but a book dealing with British Columbia could also be assigned the "Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)" subsubheading.


GAR000000   GARDENING / General

GAR027000   GARDENING / Climatic / General

GAR027010   GARDENING / Climatic / Desert

GAR027020   GARDENING / Climatic / Temperate

GAR027030   GARDENING / Climatic / Tropical

GAR032000   GARDENING / Composting

GAR001000   GARDENING / Container

GAR002000   GARDENING / Essays & Narratives

                                GARDENING / Flower Arranging see CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Flower Arranging

GAR004000   GARDENING / Flowers / General

GAR004010   GARDENING / Flowers / Annuals

                               GARDENING / Flowers / Azaleas see Shrubs

GAR004030   GARDENING / Flowers / Bulbs

GAR004040   GARDENING / Flowers / Orchids

GAR004050   GARDENING / Flowers / Perennials

GAR004060   GARDENING / Flowers / Roses

                               GARDENING / Flowers / Violets see Flowers / Annuals

GAR004080   GARDENING / Flowers / Wildflowers

GAR005000   GARDENING / Fruit

GAR006000   GARDENING / Garden Design

GAR007000   GARDENING / Garden Furnishings

GAR008000   GARDENING / Greenhouses

GAR009000   GARDENING / Herbs

GAR010000   GARDENING / House Plants & Indoor

GAR011000   GARDENING / Hydroponics

                              GARDENING / Indoor see House Plants & Indoor

GAR013000   GARDENING / Japanese Gardens

GAR014000   GARDENING / Landscape

GAR015000   GARDENING / Lawns

GAR031000   GARDENING / Marijuana Cultivation

GAR016000   GARDENING / Organic

GAR017000   GARDENING / Ornamental Plants

GAR030000   GARDENING / Pictorial

GAR018000   GARDENING / Reference

GAR019000   GARDENING / Regional / General

GAR019010   GARDENING / Regional / Canada

GAR019020   GARDENING / Regional / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

GAR019030   GARDENING / Regional / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

GAR019040   GARDENING / Regional / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

GAR019050   GARDENING / Regional / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)

GAR019060   GARDENING / Regional / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

GAR019070   GARDENING / Regional / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)

GAR019080   GARDENING / Regional / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

GAR020000   GARDENING / Shade

GAR021000   GARDENING / Shrubs

GAR022000   GARDENING / Techniques

GAR023000   GARDENING / Topiary

GAR024000   GARDENING / Trees

GAR028000   GARDENING / Urban & Community

GAR025000   GARDENING / Vegetables

GAR029000   GARDENING / Water Gardens

                                GARDENING / Xeriscaping see Techniques


If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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