All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Plants & Botany: General

Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron 50 A Celebration of 50 Years

By: Eric Mumford
108 pages, includes 3-D glasses and over a dozen 3-D photographs
Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron 50
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron 50 ISBN: 9780615325910 Paperback Dec 2009 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £24.50
    #185693
Selected version: £24.50
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

The Climatron is perhaps the most iconic and famed building at the Missouri Botanical Garden, noted as the first geodesic dome to be used as a greenhouse when constructed in 1960. To mark the monument`s 50th anniversary in 2010, the Garden has released a new full-colour souvenir book, Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron: A Celebration of 50 Years. The 108 page paperback contains over a dozen three-dimensional images by noted "3 D" photographer David E. Klutho, along with rarely-before-seen archival images and contemporary photography.

The Climatron was named one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in U.S. history by the U.S. Bicentennial Commission of Architects. The free-standing structure, designed by St. Louis architects Murphy and Mackey, incorporates the principles of R. Buckminster Fuller, who patented the geodesic dome design. The Climatron rises 70 feet in the center with no interior support, allowing generous light and space for the 24,000 square feet (more than half an acre) of tropical rain forest plants within, an increasing number of which are endangered in the wild.

The experience of setting foot in the conservatory is one of "immersion, sensory abandon, submission to an almost primeval overload of plants, smells, and humidity - a fantasy of what nature might have once been, a sensual engulfment." said Robert Riley, Harvard Design Magazine, upon visiting the Climatron. More than 2,800 plants grow inside the conservatory, where temperatures range from 64-degrees Fahrenheit at night to a high of 85-degrees during the day. The term "Climatron," from the Greek words for "climate" and "machine," was coined to emphasize the climate-control technology of the greenhouse dome.

Customer Reviews

By: Eric Mumford
108 pages, includes 3-D glasses and over a dozen 3-D photographs
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife