Botany for Gardeners

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Timber Press, 2005 - Gardening - 239 pages
A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

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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. The writing ... Read full review

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A well laid-out book that introduces new concepts and botany terms in logical sequence. If one starts at the beginning and reads to the end, each chapter builds on previously covered information. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of botany at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of Plant Survival: Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press.

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