Botany for Gardeners, Fourth Edition

An Introduction to the Science of Plants

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Pub Date 16 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 16 Aug 2022

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What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners. First published in 1990 with more than 260,000 copies sold, it has become the go-to introduction to botany for students and gardeners.

Now in its fourth edition, Botany for Gardeners has been expanded and updated. It features a revised interior, with new photos and illustrations that clarify the concepts clearer than ever before. Additional updates address scientific advances, changes in nomenclature and taxonomy, and more. As before, Botany for Gardeners shares accessible information about how plants are organized, how they have adapted to nearly all environments on earth, their essential functions, and how they reproduce.

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the...

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For the information, illustrations and diagrams, the colourful pictures you can just go for this book. The book delivers exactly what it promises.

I would definitely get this book for school and college. I love how informative the content is with all the relevant details including the microscopic views. A must keep if you need a good up-to-date textbook on plants.

Thank you, Timber Press, for the advance review copy.

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Thank you to the publisher, author, and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for honest feedback. This book is absolutely excellent. It would be a great accompanying text for a college level course. I think it balanced visuals & text perfectly, provided straightforward information even to someone like me who just has an amateur interest in the subject, etc. There is a lot of information that I found very useful for someone like me who is just a layperson in the subject matter. To add to that, there is more specialized information alongside this, and that would be helpful for others as well. All around, greatly executed.

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If you want to learn more than mere cultivation of the plants you grow, this book will clue you in on how they are constructed, and how they develop, survive and reproduce, Ultimately, Botany for Gardeners gives you a better appreciation for plants.

This fourth edition brings Botany for Gardeners bang up to date.

Concise and accessible, with clear illustrations and full colour photographs, and a glossary of terms.

Suitable for the layperson, as well as students in further and higher education.

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This is an incredibly comprehensive guide to botany that will help gardeners understand everything about their garden plants. It's well illustrated and packed with information. It's the sort of book you'd expect in a college level course and really gives the reader a thorough understanding of everything from root systems to pollination to plant families. Well recommended.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

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