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The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world

Author: P P SmithMegan BarstowEmily BeechKatherine O'DonnellLydia MurphyAll authors
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Book of Seeds takes readers through six hundred of the world's seed species, revealing their extraordinary beauty and rich diversity. Each page pairs a beautifully composed photo of a seed -- life-size, and, in some cases, enlarged to display fine detail-- with a short description, a map showing distribution, and information on conservation status. The whole spectrum of seeds is covered here. There are prolific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P P Smith; Megan Barstow; Emily Beech; Katherine O'Donnell; Lydia Murphy; Sara Oldfield
ISBN: 9780226362236 022636223X
OCLC Number: 1000446971
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 656 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: What is a seed? --
How did seed plants evolve? --
Seeds & humans --
Seed conservation --
Plant diversity & why it matters --
Seed-bearing plants --
Cycadophyta --
Ginkophyta & gnetophyta --
Pinophyta --
Magnoliophyta.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Smith ; contributors: Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield.

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"The Book of Seeds takes readers through six hundred of the world's seed species, revealing their extraordinary beauty and rich diversity. Each page pairs a beautifully composed photo of a seed -- life-size, and, in some cases, enlarged to display fine detail-- with a short description, a map showing distribution, and information on conservation status. The whole spectrum of seeds is covered here. There are prolific species like corn and less widely distributed species, like the brilliant blue seeds of the traveler's palm or the bird of paradise flower, aptly named for its distinctive orange coiffure. There are tiny seeds and seeds weighing up to forty pounds. And while seeds in all their shapes, sizes, and colors grant us sustenance, there are even some we would be wise to treat with caution, such as the rosary pea, whose seeds are considered more toxic than ricin."--Dust jacket.

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"Handsome and handy. . . . Learn here about achenes like rhubarb seeds, which are dispersed by the wind. Or samaras, like the seeds of the English elm, found in the middle of two transparent green Read more...

 
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