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Florapedia A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore

Popular Science New
Series: Pedia Books
By: Carol A Gracie(Author), Amy Jean Porter(Illustrator)
200 pages, 53 b/w illustrations
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Florapedia is an eclectic A–Z compendium of botanical lore. With more than 100 enticing entries – on topics ranging from achlorophyllous plants that use a fungus as an intermediary to obtain nutrients from other plants to zygomorphic flowers that admit only the most select pollinators – this collection is a captivating journey into the realm of botany.

Writing in her incomparably engaging style, Carol Gracie discusses remarkable plants from around the globe, botanical art and artists, early botanical explorers, ethnobotanical uses of plants, botanical classification and terminology, the role of plants in history, and more. She shares illuminating facts about van Gogh's sunflowers and reveals how a hallucinogenic weed left its enduring mark on the early history of the Jamestown colony. Gracie describes the travels of John and William Bartram – father and son botanists and explorers who roamed widely in early America in search of plants – and delves into the miniature ecosystems entangled in Spanish moss. The book's convenient size allows for it to be tucked into a pocket or bag, making it the perfect companion on your own travels.

With charming drawings by Amy Jean Porter, Florapedia is the ideal gift book for the plant enthusiast in your life and a rare pleasure for anyone interested in botanical art, history, medicine, or exploration.

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Biography

Carol Gracie is a naturalist, photographer, and lecturer with a special interest in plants and insects. Her books include Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast and Summer Wildflowers of the Northeast (both Princeton) and Wildflowers in the Field and Forest.

Amy Jean Porter is an artist, illustrator, and naturalist. She is the illustrator of Fungipedia (Princeton) and The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook.

Popular Science New
Series: Pedia Books
By: Carol A Gracie(Author), Amy Jean Porter(Illustrator)
200 pages, 53 b/w illustrations
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