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By: Roger Phillips (Author), Martyn Rix (Author)
&i;The Botanical Garden I and II,&o; are exciting and thoroughly modern renditions of illustrated botany books. Ten years in the making, this stunning set combines the finest in photography with up-to-date, expert commentary to bridge the gap between gardener-friendly books and scientific texts. 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.
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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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