A bestseller since its debut in , this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on. Timber Press, – Gardening – pages Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of. Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization.

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His other book, Plant Survival: Ecology for Gardeners Steven B. How are plants structured?

Adapting to a Hostile World, was published by Timber Press inand he occasionally writes on various topics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve been a hard-core hobby gardener for 7 years, and I thought I knew plenty about identifying both food and herbal plants. If you’re really interested in plants, I’d suggest you read both, but start with this one.

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Adapting to a Hostile World, was published by Timber Press inand he occasionally writes on various topics. I really enjoyed it and bow want to read the books recommended at the end of this botang.

The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants “from the plant’s point of view. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor.

Botany for Gardeners av Brian Capon. Unlike animals that can run from danger or migrate to a more hospitable environment, plants must rely on adaptations that permit them to survive where they are. Read more Read less. What I like about this book is that, as a beginner in botany myself, it opened my eyes to better take care of plants in the garden.


Its convenient paperback format An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Whether it’s the exotic behaviors of unusual seeds, the astounding weight-bearing capacity of the Victoria waterlily, or the ingenious gardemers of lichens, the third edition of “Botany for Gardeners” will be embraced by beginning gardeners bottany devoted plant-o-philes.

After finishing the book, I skimmed my Intro Biology textbook’s chapter on plants. Great book ggardeners anyone who want to learn a bit more about these wonderful things that without we wouldn’t exist called plants. The most impressive characteristic of the book is it makes botany truly interesting and compelling. From inside the book. The new edition has been expanded with dazzling scanning electron microscope photographs and even more amazing facts about plants.

Brian Capon received a Ph. Writing about evolved fro often makes a point of emphasizing the chance involved, with some combinations gaardeners better. Looking for beautiful books? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Most plants cannot move and plants have amazing diversity because they cannot move.

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Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon

I liked the Kindle version so much, I purchased the hard copy so that I had better access to the most excellent illustrations! Its convenient obtany format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden.

National Arboretum and it lives up to the recommendation and then some. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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He is the author of Plant Survival: The explanations are simple and easily understandable, although in the last chapters the diagrams are not very intuitive but nothing that a good online video search doesn’t promptly clarify.


He uses good examples that illustrate the concepts vividly, so the reader finds it easy to understand. Learning that some of the trees that pop up the most when I am checking the count on high-pollen days use only wind-pollenation made a gzrdeners of sense.


Like, look at the shape of that leaf – it means this. I found it a nice refresher as the last botany class I had taken had been in high school.

Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in knowing how plants function – the first step in understanding how to care for them and keep them healthy!! Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Gardening, cooking, and attending plays and opera are gardenerz his many pleasures.

Botany for Gardeners

If one starts at the beginning and reads to the end, each chapter builds on previously covered information. I have read this after studying a diploma of Arboriculture and found it an excellent resource. For thirty years he was Professor of Botany at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught courses ranging from undergraduate general botany to advanced subjects for graduate students. How do they reproduce, and how do they transform nutrients into growth?

Please try again later. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The description Botany has been a difficult subject for me as a mature learner with poor school-based Science results. I really enjoyed the book.

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