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Botany for Gardeners (Paperback) (Brian Capon)

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New to the 3d edition of this well-illustrated text are four brief essays on human's relation to food, the possible impact of global warming on food supply, genetic modification of food, and the remarkable details to be seen with a scanning electron microscope. Other new additions are inset boxes expanding on the text with interesting facts and details, and additional photos. The volume, which is based on Capon's botany course for non-science majors (he is emeritus at California State U., Los Angeles) is an outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"The language is straightforward, the concepts well presented, and the information proffered in terms that will make sense to hands-on gardeners." ---Horticulture

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How do plants reproduce and grow? What roles do minerals, air, and light play in the life of a plant? Still the most complete, compact, accessible introduction to the world of botany, this third edition includes dazzling electron microscope photos and even more amazing facts about plants. From plant anatomy to basic genetics, this marvelous book explains the science of plants in plain language anyone can understand.
Number of Pages: 268
Genre: Gardening, Science
Sub-Genre: Reference, Life Sciences / Botany
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Brian Capon
Language: English
Street Date: May 21, 2010
TCIN: 12349923
UPC: 9781604690958
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-8398
$13.56
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