The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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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
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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: field guides
illustrated books
Illustrated works
Field guides
Encyclopedias
Guides d'identification
Ouvrages illustrés
Identification
Pictorial works
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Book of seeds.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017035751
(OCoLC)1000446971
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 --
Magnoliophyta.
Responsibility: consultant editor, Paul Smith ; contributors, Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield.

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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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