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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May 30, Twofrontteethstillcrooked rated it really liked it. The book covers such topics as plant growth, organization, reproduction and adaptation. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

An Introduction and Guide. What happens inside a seed after it is planted? Botany for Gardeners av Brian Capon. Why are minerals, air, and light important for healthy plant growth? How do plants adapt to their environment? Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition: How tardeners plants structured?

Contrary to its title, this book is actually really interesting. Published December 20th by Timber Press first published August 1st It filled all kinds of gaps and reorganized my understanding of biology into more useful structures. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Every part of a plan is covered: Account Options Sign in. I definitely got a lot more from this text than I expected to; I even want to purchase a microscope now. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Mar 08, Firdha Amaliyah rated it it was amazing. The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants “from the plant’s point of view. The book covers the anatomy, physiology, evolutionary adaptations and reproduction of plants.

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How do plants adapt to their environment? The Patterns Method of Plant Identification. If you’re really interested in plants, I’d suggest you read both, but start with this one. An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany. Jan 24, Sarah rated it really liked it.

Attenborough’s book focuses on the really incredible natural history of plants all around the world, rather than their basic biology. One might ask the question, “Why should I be interested foe plants?

Definitely gadeners the read if you’re interested in the world of plants and what makes them grow. The author also presented the information quite simply, so it was easy to read and learn. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Botany for Gardeners

Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor. Lists with This Book. Apr 18, Barbara rated it it was amazing. This was a really helpful book for me, since I was starting from scratch, or nearly so — I have vague memories of xylem and phloem borany gymnosperms and angiosperms from junior high school. Preview — Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon.

Some of the jargon is hard to remember but the photos help understand what Capon is trying to illustrate; but sometimes he doesn’t include figures which is frustrating.


For thirty bogany 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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike. Feb 26, Chris Tabor rated it it was amazing. I’ve found myself making copious notes and i now have a greater appreciation of the difference between a pedicel and a peduncle and have been inspired to create many artistic drawings and musings in my journal. Botany has been a difficult subject for me as a mature learner with poor school-based Science results.

Apr 23, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Over 3, Botanical Terms Explained and Explored.

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There is a lot of info to absorb, but, fr, I enjoyed reading it. I learned a good deal from this book. The only qualm I had with the book was that he kept talking about fungi as though they belonged in a book about botany. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.