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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“This should be the cornerstone of every gardener’s library.” —Jeff Gillman, Director of the Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina

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.
“This should be the cornerstone of every gardener’s library.” —Jeff Gillman, Director of the Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How...

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ISBN 9781643261430
PRICE $21.95 (USD)
PAGES 280

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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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Thank you to the publisher, author, and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for honest feedback.

This is an excellent reference book! As a student in herbalism I have turned to this book many times.
The book is includes illustrations and text that is straight forward.
I also appreciate that this edition includes changes in nomenclature and taxonomy.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in plants, whether in a formal learning environment or as a hobbyist!

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I've been a fan of this book since I first started teaching sustainable horticulture at my college. The author has a writing style that seamlessly simplifies the technical aspects of botany and makes it meaningful to the gardener. Lots of my students began the course by wondering why they needed to know the science, and this book does a great job of connecting those two things. The book is nicely illustrated with a combination of drawings and photographs. The photographs, in particular, are especially clear and focused on the correct item being discussed without a lot of unnecessary background images. And, finally, the book is comprehensive, covering all aspects of botany that pertain to horticulture. I'd recommend this book for any gardener, and it's also a great reference book for the beginning botany student!

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This would be an amazing resource for those studying botany or simply wanting to build their knowledge and understand everything there is to know about plants. It was incredibly thorough and provided easy to follow yet in-depth information answering every question i'd ever had about plants. I'll be recommending this book for our store.

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