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Publisher Comments:

Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix are pioneers in the use of photography in plant illustration. The Botanical Garden I and II, are exciting and thoroughly modern renditions of illustrated botany books. Ten years in the making, this set combines the finest in photography with up-to-date, expert commentary to bridge the gap between gardener-friendly books and scientific texts. In the tradition of the great botanical illustrations, each featured plant has been carefully photographed — as a whole and in its parts — against a white background to reveal the plant's physical characteristics in exacting detail.

Plants from more than 1,200 distinct groups are described — from oaks to violets and water lilies to grasses — and are presented in evolutionary order, from the most primitive to the most advanced. Each plant listing includes: Name: genus, species and common names, date of discovery, and range.Description: detailed and concise in the scientific style.Key Recognition Features.Ecology and Geography.Comment: cultivation needs plus notes about unusual hybrids or developments in the genus.

As a pair, the two volumes are an all-inclusive source of information and photographs of more than 2,000 genera of temperate plants. Thorough introductory text encompasses numerous themes in botany, from the history of plant development to current DNA studies that are revolutionizing plant classification. Each volume includes a detailed index and bibliography.

The Botanical Garden I and II are exciting additions to a gardening bookshelf. They are visually rich and highly accurate references that will remain interesting, useful and current for many years. Offering a discerning insight into the relationship between garden plants and their natural environments and accuracy that is unequalled outside scientific circles, this duo are truly the modern heirs to a long history of botanical references. There are simply no other works of this kind available today.

About Volume I, Trees and Shrubs

Featuring 510 genera of temperate woody garden plants with full details of how they are related, their origins and uses, Volume I covers trees, shrubs and climbers. From plants dating to prehistory — tree ferns, gingkoes and some conifers - to those more recently evolved, this volume includes early- flowering plants (magnolia and its family), catkin-bearing trees, fruit and nut trees, maples, the cordyline, palm and bamboo species, and many more advanced trees and shrubs.

Book News Annotation:

Long-time collaborators Martyn Rix (botanist and plant collector) and Roger Phillips (photographer and book designer) present this first volume, focusing on trees and shrubs, in a two-volume set. It covers plant families systematically, with discussion of the relationships between them, in evolutionary order (from Dicksoniaceae to Gramineae), followed by genus, with a small selection of species mentioned and pictured for each genus. An introduction discusses the families and shows examples. Information gleaned from recent DNA studies is incorporated, revealing the ancestry of many plants that allows for accurate classification. Gorgeous color illustrations make use of camera and computer to enlarge details so that the important parts of the flower, fruit, and seed may be clearly viewed.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

510 genera of woody garden plants with full details of how they are related, their origins and their uses.

Synopsis:

detailed and concise in the scientific style. Key Recognition Features. Ecology and Geography. Comment: cultivation needs plus notes about unusual hybrids or developments in the genus.

As a pair, the two volumes are an all-inclusive source of information and photographs of more than 2,000 genera of temperate plants. Thorough introductory text encompasses numerous themes in botany, from the history of plant development to current DNA studies that are revolutionizing plant classification. Each volume includes a detailed index and bibliography.

The Botanical Garden I and II are exciting additions to a gardening bookshelf. They are visually rich and highly accurate references that will remain interesting, useful and current for many years. Offering a discerning insightinto the relationship between garden plants and their natural environments and accuracy that is unequalled outside scientific circles, this duo are truly the modern heirs to a long history of botanical references. There are simply no other works of this kind available today.

About Volume I, Trees and Shrubs

Featuring 510 genera of temperate woody garden plants with full details of how they are related, their origins and uses, Volume I covers trees, shrubs and climbers. From plants dating to prehistory — tree ferns, gingkoes and some conifers - to those more recently evolved, this volume includes early- flowering plants (magnolia and its family), catkin-bearing trees, fruit and nut trees, maples, the cordyline, palm and bamboo species, and many more advanced trees and shrubs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552975916
Author:
Phillips, Roger
Author:
Rix, Martyn E.
Author:
Rix, Martyn
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Willowdale, Ont.
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Perennials
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Woody plants
Subject:
Ornamental shrubs
Subject:
Plants, ornamental
Subject:
Gardening-Trees Shrubs and Vines
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Botanical Garden
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
492
Dimensions:
11.24x8.96x1.37 in. 4.91 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Reference
Home and Garden » Gardening » Trees Shrubs and Vines
Reference » Encyclopedias » General

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Product details 492 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552975916 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 510 genera of woody garden plants with full details of how they are related, their origins and their uses.
"Synopsis" by , detailed and concise in the scientific style. Key Recognition Features. Ecology and Geography. Comment: cultivation needs plus notes about unusual hybrids or developments in the genus.

As a pair, the two volumes are an all-inclusive source of information and photographs of more than 2,000 genera of temperate plants. Thorough introductory text encompasses numerous themes in botany, from the history of plant development to current DNA studies that are revolutionizing plant classification. Each volume includes a detailed index and bibliography.

The Botanical Garden I and II are exciting additions to a gardening bookshelf. They are visually rich and highly accurate references that will remain interesting, useful and current for many years. Offering a discerning insightinto the relationship between garden plants and their natural environments and accuracy that is unequalled outside scientific circles, this duo are truly the modern heirs to a long history of botanical references. There are simply no other works of this kind available today.

About Volume I, Trees and Shrubs

Featuring 510 genera of temperate woody garden plants with full details of how they are related, their origins and uses, Volume I covers trees, shrubs and climbers. From plants dating to prehistory — tree ferns, gingkoes and some conifers - to those more recently evolved, this volume includes early- flowering plants (magnolia and its family), catkin-bearing trees, fruit and nut trees, maples, the cordyline, palm and bamboo species, and many more advanced trees and shrubs.

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