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Publisher Comments:

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

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A best-seller since its debut, Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy, a comprehensive index, and dozens of new photos and illustrations.

Synopsis:

"Botany for Gardeners offers a clear explanation of how plants grow. What happens inside a seed after it is planted?How are plants structured?How do plants adapt to their environment?How is water transported from soil to leaves?Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth?How do plants reproduce?The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants "from the plant's point of view."A best-seller since its debut in 1990, "Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor.

Synopsis:

How are plants structured? How do they adapt to their environment? Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants "from the plant's point of view." Photos & illustrations.

About the Author

Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of botany at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of Plant Survival: Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926552
Author:
Capon, Brian
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised,Revised Edition
Series Volume:
15.
Publication Date:
20041220
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Botany
Home and Garden » Gardening » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , A best-seller since its debut, Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy, a comprehensive index, and dozens of new photos and illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , "Botany for Gardeners offers a clear explanation of how plants grow. What happens inside a seed after it is planted?How are plants structured?How do plants adapt to their environment?How is water transported from soil to leaves?Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth?How do plants reproduce?The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants "from the plant's point of view."A best-seller since its debut in 1990, "Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor.
"Synopsis" by , How are plants structured? How do they adapt to their environment? Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants "from the plant's point of view." Photos & illustrations.
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