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Practical Science for Gardeners

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Publisher Comments:

Informative and entertaining, this book will stimulate experimentation and encourage gardeners to review and improve their current gardening practices. Once gardeners learn how plants are constructed, it is easier to envision how they'll grow and flourish. An understanding of the structure behind good, healthy soil gives clues as to how to improve one's own garden tilth. This practical guide helps readers identify what plants need to survive and how these fundamental scientific facts are at the heart of good plant care. A chapter on seeds and germination will encourage gardeners at any level to try their hand at propagation, while discussion of soil, pests, and diseases adds to the skills of all gardeners. The final sections of the book take a closer look at biodiversity, ecology, genetic engineering, and nomenclature. For the enthusiastic beginner or the master gardener, Practical Science for Gardeners unravels the mysterious inner life of plants.

Book News Annotation:

Rather than a lushly illustrated guide to a particular genus of plants or a technical horticultural text, the late British biologist/ conservationist (d. 2004) offers a primer with basic diagrams on the science governing the life (and taxonomy) of plants. She links photosynthesis, other plant survival strategies, and threats to them to general gardening tips. Appendices add suggestions of plants for particular situations, a glossary, and UK and US resources.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Rather than a lushly illustrated guide to a particular genus of plants or a technical horticultural text, the late British biologist/ conservationist (d. 2004) offers a primer with basic diagrams on the science governing the life (and taxonomy) of plants. She links photosynthesis, other plant survival strategies, and threats to them to general gardening tips. Appendices add suggestions of plants for particular situations, a glossary, and UK and US resources. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Packed full of tips about how to use science to achieve healthier plants and better gardens, this informative and entertaining book will appeal to gardeners at all levels. Includes information on what plants need to survive, seeds and germination, soil, and pests and diseases.

About the Author

Mary Pratt graduated in zoology from Oxford University and went on to gain a Master's degree in biology at Keele University. She lectured on adult education programs and worked in nature conservation, including a stint for the Wildlife Trusts. More recently she taught biology at secondary school level before retiring to Devon with her musician husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927184
Author:
Pratt, Mary
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardening : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20050725
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Packed full of tips about how to use science to achieve healthier plants and better gardens, this informative and entertaining book will appeal to gardeners at all levels. Includes information on what plants need to survive, seeds and germination, soil, and pests and diseases.
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