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A Botanist's Vocabulary - (Science for Gardeners) by Susan K Pell & Bobbi Angell (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 228

Genre: Gardening

Series Title: Science for Gardeners

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

Author: Susan K Pell & Bobbi Angell

Language: English

Street Date: May 25, 2016
TCIN: 51260974
UPC: 9781604695632
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-2944


"The library staff at The New York Botanical Garden has been eagerly awaiting A Botanist's Vocabulary arrival on the market and in our collection. . . . For lovers of plants and for lovers of language, A Botanist's Vocabulary is an essential addition to the home and botanical library alike." --NYBG's Plant Talk

"Students, gardeners, and even professional botanists will find much to like in this expanded glossary, with its concise definitions and elegant drawings. . . . Botany reference collections will find this a welcome addition for users of all levels." --Booklist

"This handy and elegant illustrated glossary features over 1,300 terms used by botanists and home gardeners. Beautiful and finely detailed black-and-white drawings illuminate the minute differences among everything from aggregate fruits to zygomorphic flowers. A splendid ready-reference title that will be eagerly embraced by the green-thumbed." --Library Journal best reference pick

"If you don't know your palmate from your pandurate leaf, you may find this well laid-out guide to botanical terms a wonderful resource. . . . it's possible to enrich your whole gardening experience, whether you're a botany student, a gardener or simply someone who wants to learn more about plants." --The Guardian

"Not only vital to understanding landscape architecture as it is transmitted in the written word, but also for communicating its expressive depth. . . . Terms here are explicated in brief and illustrated by elegant, clear line drawings." --Landscape Architecture Magazine

"Bobbi Angell's incisive illustrations not only show the botanical structures clearly, but the plant subjects are carefully chosen to be recognizable to many." --Gardens Illustrated

"There are very few books that I believe are truly essential to good gardening. I suspect, though, that this may turn out to be one of the select few." --Garden Rant

"A Botanist's Vocabulary is a straightforward, no-frills guide to botanical terms. After a brief introduction, the book explains 1,300 botanical terms from the prosaic (annual) to the esoteric--any idea what zoophilous means? . . . You don't need a background in horticulture to use this book, but if you're trying to get one, this book would be a valuable aid." --Northern Gardener

"Sayings like 'a picture is worth a thousand words' may be considered clich�, but typically they also hit the nail on the head. That's never been more true than for this book. While understanding a term like 'lanceolate' purely based on words ('lance- or sword-shaped with the widest point toward the base') may require you to read its definition multiple times, seeing an illustration once is usually enough to get it. . . . Having A Botanist's Vocabulary on your book shelf is a bit like having a box of assorted Band-Aids in your bathroom. It gives you peace of mind knowing you're covered if and when you need it." --Succulents and More

"If the meanings of words like rhizomes, xeric, or rosettes do not immediately come to mind, you might be interested in another terrific book of the season, A Botanist's Vocabulary. These words are among 1,700 explanations, many of which are accompanied by drawings showing exactly what these terms and phrases represent." --Better Homes and Country Gardens

"Accessible to beginners and still useful to professionals and more advanced students." --
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