Plants

The Science Behind Plants

Author: 
Rachel Lynette
Publisher: 
Raintree
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–1–410–94484–9

decorated boards, 32 pp., $7.95.

The author examines the need for plants by a variety of organisms. She describes the parts of plants and the importance of a seed. Then she turns to the propagation and growth requirements for a seed. Instructions on how to grow a bean plant encourage readers to try a science experiment. A glossary and reading references to resources round out this excellent introduction to botany for young readers.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

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Volume: 
14
Number: 
4

Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Domesticated Plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Author: 
Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, and Ehud Weiss
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–0–199–54906–1

decorated boards, 243 pp., $99.99

Volume: 
14
Number: 
5

Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (except ornamentals)

Author: 
Peter Hanelt and the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (editors)
Publisher: 
Springer
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
3-540-41017-1

First English edition based on a revision of the German editions of 1959 and 1986.
cloth, six volumes, 3,645 p., $1039

Volume: 
4
Number: 
1

The Looking Glass Garden: Plants and Gardens in the Southern Hemisphere

Author: 
Peter Thompson
Publisher: 
Portland, Ore.: Timber Press
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
0-881-92499-7

cloth, 451 p., $39.95

This book presents a fascinating panorama of familiar and lesser-known plants of the Southern Hemispere in their natural and created landscapes. Beyond the limits of the now commonplace plants from Australia and Africa, the author takes us to a world filled with true wonders — both the unusual plants he so enticingly describes and their devoted bipedal curators and admirers.

Volume: 
3
Number: 
4

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