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Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants

DK. Oct. 2018. 440p. illus. index. ISBN 9781465474506. $50. SCI
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This vivid, accessible introduction to botany was produced in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian Institution. The synergy provided by the expertise of each institution offers a strong foundation to unpack the mysterious inner workings of the plant world. Detailed color photos dominate the pages, along with lucid text and illustrations that explain everything from the mechanics of photosynthesis to how seeds know when to grow. Chapters are comprehensively divided by roots, stems and branches, leaves, flowers, and seeds and fruits. A glossary supports the basic-level concepts presented.
VERDICT This title explores the plant kingdom from the ground up and from root to leaf tip. Highly recommended for anyone remotely curious about botany.

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