paper, 239 p., $18.95
Botanist Brian Capon skillfully explains the facts of plant growth in this revised edition of his popular book for gardeners. Despite the technical nature of the subject, the author writes in a readily understandable, interesting style, describing complex issues in simple language. The author covers such subjects as how plants are formed, grow, and reproduce. Capon also explains the adaptive methods plants use for protection and to attain their basic needs. The color photographs and line drawings are attractive and informative. A glossary, index, and article on plant nomenclature complete this new edition. Not just for gardeners, this book is highly recommended for all who are curious about the world around them.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden