Botany for Gardeners

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Timber Press, 2005 - Gardening - 239 pages
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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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I had to read this book for a class. It is a well written and an engaging read if you want to learn more about the morphology and physiology of the plantworld. The book is written so that the layman ... Read full review

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Excellent survey of botanical principles, with effective photos and illustrations to match. You'll get breadth but not-too-heavy depth. It's not prescriptive from a gardening standpoint, but begins to illuminate why gardeners employ certain strategies, and why plants behave as they do. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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