A bestseller since its debut in , this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on. Timber Press, – Gardening – pages Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of. Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization.

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For thirty years he was Professor of Botany at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught courses ranging from undergraduate general botany to advanced subjects for graduate students.

I realized that I was going about gardening backwards, trying to treat the problems as they arose.

He did clarify that they are not plants, but then went right on saying things like “Plants like fungi this, other plants that. The style is very simple yet surprisingly charming, scientific terminology is introduced at a botan to know basis without any unnecessary jargon. It reads a little dense for material but it’s very thorough. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Botany for Gardeners

Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. That may throw some peo Fascinating book. I really enjoyed the book. Salt No preview available – He retired in gardenees Professor Emeritus. You can also buy this book from these online retailers: The pictures and diagrams and occasional “did you know” tidbits add to the understanding.


The author has a good sense of the practical questions gardeners face as well as a deep understanding of botany and is able to communicate concepts without being too arcane or too popular dumbed-down. How do plants adapt to their environment?

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I was reading this book for an hour at a time sitting in the front garden, luxuriating in acpon subtropical winter sunshine, so I could leap up and examine leaves and stems as needed or just contemplate the plants around me in a new light.

Account Options Sign in. The book covers cells and seeds, roots and shoots, stems, leaves, adaptation, growth and development, and reproduction.

He is an accomplished landscape and still life painter, enjoys photography, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Yes, this book contains a great deal of information from the structure of cells all the way to the many and varied forms of plant reproduction. At the same time, it packs quite a lot of content in a small space.

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Dec 02, Rach Denholm rated it it was amazing. Gardening, cooking, and attending plays and opera are among his many pleasures. I really liked this book, it’s very indepth about how plants grow and their needs. How do plants gardenets each other — and animals — to survive?


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How are plants structured? I suggest familiarizing yourself with some plant anatomy before delving in as this text doesn’t address the basics. Trivia About Botany cqpon Gardeners.

This is so awed and amazed that it is almost worshipful in its tone. Feb 26, Chris Tabor rated it it was amazing.

The mechanisms that plants employ to survive are explained and illustrated in this pri Its convenient paperback format We ended up skipping around a lot, but eventually btian the whole thing.

Botany in a Day: Looking for beautiful books? A well laid-out book that introduces new concepts and botany terms in logical sequence. Published December 20th by Timber Press first published August 1st My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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