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 enjoyed Brian Capon's Botany for Gardeners. The book was recommended reading for volunteers at the Hunting into Library and Garden. I found it a nice refresher as the last botany class I had taken ... Read full review

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This book was a good cursory introduction to botany. The book is pretty dense for its size and does not go into too much detail, but that was the point. I found it helpful and interesting, though some ... Read full review

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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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