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

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

Author: P P Smith
Publisher: [United Kingdom] : Ivy Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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: field guides
illustrated books
Illustrated works
Field guides
Guides d'identification
Ouvrages illustrés
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Book of seeds.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017035751
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P P Smith
ISBN: 9781782406815 1782406816 9780226362373 022636237X
OCLC Number: 1088904511
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2019
Description: 1 online resource (656 pages)
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 --
Responsibility: consultant editor, Paul Smith ; contributors, Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield.


This lifesize guide and essential reference reveals the extraordinary beauty, surprising diversity and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.  Read more...


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"A sumptuous guide to 600 of the world's weirdest and most beautiful species, from the black seed with hair like Donald Trump to pinhead-sized orchid seeds." * The Guardian * "The book drives home Read more...

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