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How plants work : the science behind the amazing things plants do

Author: Linda Chalker-Scott
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2015.
Series: Science for gardeners.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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How Plants Work brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. It explains how plants tell time, how they move to follow the sun and capture food, and why they change color. Linda Chalder-Scott, of the popular blog The Garden Professors, uncovers these and other fascinating mysteries in this engaging and accessible introduction to plant physiology.--COVER.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Chalker-Scott
ISBN: 9781604693386 160469338X
OCLC Number: 889005922
Description: 235 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Under the microscope --
The underground railroad --
What's essential --
Transforming sunlight into sugar --
Why leaves can turn red anytime, anyplace --
How plants tell time --
Night shifts and other unexpected movements --
Garden care, not control --
Finding love in a sedentary world.
Series Title: Science for gardeners.
Responsibility: Linda Chalker-Scott.

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In How Plants Work expert author Linda Chalker-Scott helps readers understand the science behind everyday challenges that gardeners face.  Read more...

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"Linda removes much of the mystery from gardening, replaces it with reliable knowledge, and does it all while retaining the wonder that makes this activity so inspiring." --Steve Aitken, editor of Read more...

 
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