Seeing Seeds

Author: Teri Dunn Chace
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469713X
Size: 71.93 MB
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“Llewellyn’s images reflect a depth of detail that until now, only the best botanical illustrators could approach.” —The Washington Post A centuries-old saying goes, “Great oaks from little acorns grow.” But as this dazzling book reveals, there is much more to a seed than the plant it will someday become: seeds, seedheads, pods, and fruits have their own astounding beauty that rivals, and sometimes even surpasses, the beauty of flowers. Bitter melon seeds resemble a handful of rubies. Poppy pods could be art nouveau salt shakers. And butterfly vine seeds look exactly like those delicate insects captured in mid-flight. Seeds also come with fascinating stories. Jewels of Opar got its name from a fabled city in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan stories. Lotus seeds sent into orbit by Chinese scientists came back to earth mysteriously altered. And fava beans—beloved of foodies—have a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality: they can cause the debilitating condition known as favism in some individuals and at the same time combat the microorganism that causes malaria. In these stunning pages you’ll gain an understanding of how seeds are formed and dispersed, why they look the way they do, and how they fit into the environment. Seeing Seeds will take you to strange and wonderful places. When you return, it’s safe to say that you’ll never look at a seed the same way again.

Seeing Flowers

Author: Teri Dunn Chace
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469422X
Size: 79.53 MB
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Presents photographs of twenty-eight of the most common families of flowering plants with accompanying essays highlighting distinguishing features, including daisies, geraniums, and orchids.

Seeing Trees

Author: Nancy Ross Hugo
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693665
Size: 51.58 MB
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Have you ever looked at a tree? That may sound like a silly question, but there is so much more to notice about a tree than first meets the eye. "Seeing Trees" celebrates seldom-seen but easily observable tree traits and invites you to watch trees with

Seeds

Author: Rob Kesseler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906506520
Size: 38.58 MB
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Art and science collaborate on a fascinating story with extraordinary images in a highly-acclaimed book. Seeds, the most complex organs produced by plants, ensure the biodiversity of our planet. They vary from the impressive Seychelles nut that weighs twenty kilos to the dust-like seeds of the orchids. Some wait for hundreds of years to find the right place and time for germination after travelling thousands of kilometres or just a few centimetres. The evolution of their highly sophisticated structures from prehistoric times to today makes fascinating reading as do the wiles plants use to attract and deceive their chosen pollinators. The extraordinary images that accompany this story provide an unprecedented presentation of the magnificent diversity of seeds in all their exquisite beauty and sophistication. Fruits are the keepers of the precious seeds that ensure our future; some are edible, others inedible and many, quite simply, incredible.

Trees Up Close

Author: Nancy Ross Hugo
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469582X
Size: 17.14 MB
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Robert Llewellyn's stunning photographs reveal the intricate detail of trees as you've never seen them before. Nancy Ross Hugo's text illuminates the photographs by explaining the unique characteristics of everyday trees. Together, they celebrate the rich variety of popular trees and offer us a new perspective on our favourites. This is a fantastic gift for gardeners in a compact paperback format. It is perfect for both amateur naturalists and keen photographers. It offers informative and in-depth profiles of trees from an expert author.

Extraordinary Leaves

Author: Stephen Green-Armytage
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554073870
Size: 44.54 MB
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Presents a collection of photographs of a variety of leaves along with information on their colors, patterns, textures, and shapes.

Sex In Your Garden

Author: Angela Overy
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555913359
Size: 43.68 MB
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This book takes a clear and concise peek at the reproductive processes of garden plants and their relationship to their various pollinators. Written with a flair for the humorous and a touch of the absurd, Sex in Your Garden is the perfect addition to any gardener's or botanist's bookshelf.

How To Eradicate Invasive Plants

Author: Teri Dunn Chace
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693061
Size: 27.38 MB
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Identifies two hundred of the most common invasive plants, including bog plants, herbaceous perennials, and shrubs, and offers guidance on selecting the safest and most responsible eradication options.

Bark

Author: Cedric Pollet
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711231375
Size: 48.23 MB
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The author/photographer presents the most spectacular, striking, and remarkable examples of bark that he has found across five continents. Each image is a work of art in itself and is accompanied by a photograph of each tree in its natural environment, along with information about its species, origins, uses, habitat, and location. Cédric Pollet, whose background is landscape design, has combined his scientific and botanical background with his passion for plants to create a highly informative text, which compliments the beauty of his photographs. Bark is ideal for any nature lover.

Homegrown Berries

Author: Timber Press
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696737
Size: 29.53 MB
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Enjoy delicious, nutritious berries from your own backyard! What says summer more than a bowl full of fresh berries? How about a yard full of them? Homegrown Berries covers the information you need to know about the process from planting to picking. You’ll learn the best varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries for you, how to fit them into your landscape (including in borders and containers), and how to maintain them for peak harvest. Summer just got sweeter!