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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He is an accomplished landscape and still life painter, enjoys photography, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. The author also presented the information quite simply, so it was easy to read and learn. I was a bit surprised by the author’s apparent enthusiasm for genetic engineering, but perhaps in light of what non-genetic engineering requires it makes botamy.

This is a great, easy to read, interesting intro to the world of botany. I’m one of those people who is a hands-on learner, so to read directions about how to do something always kinda snags me, but this book did a wonderful job on helping by its thorough classification of plants and their characteristics. The only qualm I had with the book was that he kept talking about fungi as though they belonged in a book about botany.

Especially knowing we are to be thoroughly tested on similar looking plants whereby the capln is actually poisonous, like Hemlock. There are a million ‘tips’ online for different plants and often the advice is contradictory. I thank him immensely. We ended up skipping around a lot, but eventually read the whole thing.

It refreshed my biology knowledge from high school, but at the same time gave me some fascinating facts that were put into bigger context. How do plants use each other – and animals – to survive? Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x This is especially true of the section on reproduction, which is remarkably complicated in plants even before you add in the genetic aspects.


Bitany from the UK in 3 business days When will my gardeneds arrive? Or, those buttress roots are designed agrdeners help that tree stay upright in the loose soil of this tropical rainforest. Looking for beautiful books? I highly recommend this little tome for anyone, botanist or not, who wants to enter gardeneds the understanding without losing the mystery. All in all a very wholesome read.

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Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. Readable reference book that is a must-have if you want to know what’s really inside the green world.

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

I had to read it for a class, but had actually already read and enjoyed it the previous summer! When a leaf naturally dies on a plant, what do you do? Jan 21, Romeo rated it really liked it. A bestseller since its debut inthis indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index.

His illustrations, both diagrams and photographs, were clear and illuminated the subject matter nicely. Adapting to a Hostile World, was published by Timber Press inand he occasionally writes on various gadreners.

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An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike. This is so awed and amazed that it is almost worshipful in its tone.

Nov 18, bartosz rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s hard to judge a textbook when you don’t have sufficient domain knowledge but I think that Botany for Gardeners is a pretty straightforward introduction to botany.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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 and gymnosperms and angiosperms from junior high school.


Writing about evolved traits often makes a point of emphasizing the chance involved, with some combinations working better. Contrary to its title, this book is actually really interesting.

Gardening, cooking, and attending plays and opera are among his many pleasures.

Botany for Gardeners

Brian Capon received a Ph. Thanks for telling us about ffor problem. The mechanisms that plants employ to survive are explained and illustrated in this pri Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor. I read this because I thought I was going to be taking a botany-ish class; the class ended up not happening but this was a good book.

It filled all kinds of gaps and reorganized my understanding of biology into more useful structures.

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Flap copy “Botany for Gardeners offers a clear explanation of how plants grow. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

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Aug 02, Jenika rated it really liked it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I need read this ebook to my lecture.