The Treasury of Botany, Vol. 1 of 2

The Treasury of Botany, Vol. 1 of 2 : A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; With Which Is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Treasury of Botany, Vol. 1 of 2: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; With Which Is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms What the treasury or botany really comprises, therefore, is a short history of those genera of plants which are known to possess especial interest on account of the medicinal qualities or the economical uses of their species, or by reason of their beauty or utility as garden plants; while to these two groups has been added a still larger one, comprising a. Selection of genera serving as representatives of the whole series of Natural Orders and their subdivisions. The space devoted to each separate genus is necessarily brief; and, except in the case of medicinal or economically valuable plants, of which a rather fuller account is given, the object has been to convey some notion of the characteristics of genera or families, rather than to attempt an enumeration, much less a description, of the species of which they consist. For that a massive Cyclopedia would have been necessary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 644 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 33mm | 848g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243093241
  • 9780243093243