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Botany for gardeners

Author: Brian Capon
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Presents an introduction to the science of botany written specifically for gardeners and horticulturists, focusing on flowering plants or angiosperms, the largest group in the plant kingdom, and gymnosperms, plants that produce seeds in the open spaces of cones.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Capon
ISBN: 0881926558 9780881926552
OCLC Number: 54487559
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Growth. ch. 1. Cells and seeds : basic beginnings --
ch. 2. Roots and shoots : how plants mature --
pt. II. Organization. ch. 3. Inside stems --
ch. 4. Inside roots and leaves --
pt. III. Adaptation. ch. 5. Adaptations for protection --
ch. 6. Adaptations to fulfill basic needs --
pt. IV. Functions. ch. 7. Control of growth and development --
ch. 8. The uptake and use of water, minerals, and light --
pt. V. Reproduction. ch. 9. From flowers to fruits --
ch. 10. Strategies of inheritance --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Plant names --
Glossary.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Brian Capon.
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Presents an introduction to the science of botany written specifically for gardeners and horticulturists, focusing on flowering plants or angiosperms, the largest group in the plant kingdom, and gymnosperms, plants that produce seeds in the open spaces of cones.

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