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Seeing Seeds : A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit (Hardcover) (Teri Dunn Chace)

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Blind-sided by the hidden depths of seeds--their ingenuity, volume of production, complexity, and mysteries--Chace, a lifelong gardener, amateur botanist and author of books about plants and nature, highlights 100 representative seeds, fruits, and pods. Examples: among the hardiest seeds is that of the lotus whose 2000-year-old seeds once discovered were successfully sprouted; the popular fava bean carries both good and bad news .it can cause favism (not good) and at the same time fight malaria (good). All color and bigger-than-life-sized photographic renditions were done using a unique technique called image stacking which puts every part of the picture in sharp focus. Nine chapters are: introduction; definition: what are seeds? Why do they exist?; form: why are seeds so diverse?; function: what do seeds do, and how do they do it?; garden flowers; weeds and wildflowers; herbs, spices, fibers, and medicine; fruits and vegetables; shrubs and trees. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 284
Genre: Nature, Photography, Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Teri Dunn Chace
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2015
TCIN: 46771317
UPC: 9781604694925
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0045
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