Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora

Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora

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  • Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 24mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1554077672
  • ISBN 13: 9781554077670
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,400,826

Product description

A beautifully illustrated reference to more than 100 flowering plant families. "Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora" is a comprehensive source of botanical information. More than 100 flowering plant families are profiled with authoritative text and featured in more than 700 beautiful artworks. The book is divided into the two flowering plant groups: the dicotyledons, or dicots, which typically have two leaves in the seed's embryo, and the monocotyledons, or monocots, which typically have one leaf in the seed's embryo. This handsome reference includes familiar ornamentals, such as carnations, begonias and daffodils, as well as plants that are not as well known for their flowers, such as milkweed, ginseng and tea. Each entry is presented across two or more pages and includes a full page of detailed color illustrations that show the plant's anatomy, with all parts labeled in Latin and English. The expert text describes the plant's physical features, distribution and economic uses. Also included is a classification list of all plant families. An easily navigated reference, "Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora" is ideal for gardeners, horticulturalists and anyone interested in botany.

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Vernon H. Heywood, PhD, is emeritus professor of botany at the University of Reading, England. He is a world authority on biodiversity and plant systematics, and his publications include more than 60 books and 500 scholarly papers.

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Flowering Plants: A Pictorial Guide to the World's Flora," has more than 700 detailed color illustrations and interpretations of plants listed by family. Illustrations throughout the book explain the story of each plant, the type of flower, plant similarities and differences, and the general distribution of plant habitats. This volume is an excellent way to learn about plant relationships. For example, some plants can be members of the same family but look completely different from one another.--Joel Lerner"Durham Herald-Sun" (03/21/2011)