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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Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. A well laid-out book that introduces new concepts and botany terms in logical sequence. I was reading this book for an hour at a time sitting in the front garden, luxuriating in the subtropical winter sunshine, so I could leap up and examine leaves and stems as needed or just contemplate the plants around ofr in a new light.

There is a lot of info to absorb, but, overall, I enjoyed reading it. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

Preview — Botany for Gardeners gardebers Brian Capon. This book reveals some of the fascinating diversity of plants. Especially timely vor new essays on food plants: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

The author had some very interesting facts about plants that made me want to learn more. How is water transported from soil to leaves? Plant Survival 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. How do they reproduce, and how do they transform nutrients into growth?


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I personally love to be able to go to different areas and States and identify plants and trees. Oct 17, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Readable reference book that is a must-have if you want to know what’s really inside the green world. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make vapon new edition even richer with information. No eBook available Amazon. The book covers the anatomy, physiology, evolutionary adaptations and reproduction of plants. Armed with this information, you can gardenrrs a better gardener.

His other book, Plant Survival: I had to read it for a class, but had actually already read and enjoyed it bktany previous summer! This reference is so easy to understand! Adapting to a Hostile World, was published by Timber Press inand he occasionally writes on various topics.

It’s hard to judge a textbook when you don’t brjan sufficient domain knowledge but I think that Botany for Gardeners is a pretty straightforward introduction to botany. I thought this might be a dry read, but it certainly wasn’t. Review quote “Packed full of features that makes plants so fascinating. The new edition has been expanded with dazzling scanning electron microscope photographs and even more amazing facts about plants.

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Nrian Botany Coloring Book. A well laid-out book that introduces new concepts and botany terms in logical sequence. For two decades readers around the world have been fascinated by Brian Capon’s crystal-clear descriptions of how plants work. The new edition has been expanded with dazzling scanning electron microscope photographs and even more amazing facts about plants.

I participated in a Master Gardener class a few years back. I was skeptical at first how studying these biological processes some of which I already knew about was going to translate into gardening but I learned so much! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Overall, this is a notany book for anyone interested in the science of plants.


Definitely something you’ll want to buy as the information will likely need to be referenc This is effectively a pocket book, that you could easily carry for reference. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon

That may throw some peo Fascinating gardeneds. This was a really helpful book for me, since I was starting from scratch, or nearly so — I have vague memories of xylem and phloem and gymnosperms and angiosperms from junior high school. Books by Brian Capon. Dec 10, Sherry rated it it was amazing Shelves: Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information.

Sep 01, Linda rated it really liked it. How do plants use each other – and animals – to survive? This is an excellent primer on botanical topics.


Botany for Gardeners

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This helped me get to the basics of how plants work and what they need from me.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The author does a great job of imparting the basics without getting mired in terminology. Don’t have a Kindle?

Like, look at the shape of that leaf – it means this.