A World of Plants

They keep the world going round in intelligent and surprising ways that aren't always visible to the human eye. In this modern collection, marvel at the beauty of plants and understand the science behind what they can do.

A World of Plants

A World of Plants

A conservation biologist and a printmaker team up for a fascinating, visually arresting guide to botanical history, biodiversity, and the rich inner lives of plants. A must-read for budding gardeners! Covering more than twenty-five subjects, from photosynthesis and permaculture to the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this stylish illustrated guide is packed with scientific insight into the critical role plants play in the drama of life on Earth. Did you know that some plants steal while others defend themselves against attack? That the largest cacti can reach sixty-six feet tall and weigh more than a car? That there are meat-eating plants the size of footballs? Readers young and old will marvel at the wondrous diversity and adaptability of plants, from trees and tropical species to those that have evolved to master extreme conditions. A brisk narrative bursting with facts--all carefully organized with maps and charts in richly patterned vintage-style illustrations--make for a vivid guide to all that grows . . . and a beautiful gift book for anyone interested in the environment.

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A World of Plants
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Martin Jenkins
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-23 - Publisher: Candlewick Studio

A conservation biologist and a printmaker team up for a fascinating, visually arresting guide to botanical history, biodiversity, and the rich inner lives of plants. A must-read for budding gardeners! Covering more than twenty-five subjects, from photosynthesis and permaculture to the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this stylish illustrated
The World of Plants in Renaissance Tuscany
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Cristina Bellorini
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-13 - Publisher: Routledge

In the sixteenth century medicinal plants, which until then had been the monopoly of apothecaries, became a major topic of investigation in the medical faculties of Italian universities, where they were observed, transplanted, and grown by learned physicians both in the wild and in the newly founded botanical gardens. Tuscany
A World of Plants
Language: en
Pages: 91
Authors: Cristina Bellorini
Categories: Plant conservation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

Books about A World of Plants
Golden Greens
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Bharati Bhattacharyya
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-02 - Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Golden Greens: The Amazing World of Plants is a definitive introduction to everything you want to know about plants the world over. It meticulously describes the forms, habits and different facets and peculiarities of plants. Informative, thought-provoking and painstakingly researched, the book includes a number of case studies of rare
The World of Plants
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: World Book, Inc
Categories: Plants
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

A study of the plant world, including what a plant is, what it does for us, how to grow a garden, endangered and dangerous plants, and more. Includes activities.

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