Botany for Gardeners (Paperback)

By Brian Capon

Timber Press, 9781604690958, 268pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2010

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.


About the Author

A native of Cheshire, England, Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago. For thirty years he was a professor of botany at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of Plant Survival: Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press.


Praise For Botany for Gardeners

“Packed full of features that makes plants so fascinating.” —Gardens Illustrated 

“An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” —Bloomsbury Review

“A combination of crisp, friendly writing and detailed, understandable illustrations (both line drawings and photographs) yields a great book that will be a welcome addition to the reference shelf.” —The Oregonian

“You don’t have to be a plant geek to get enormous pleasure from this treasure of a book. . . . Armed with this information, you can be a better gardener.” —Smith Mountain Laker Magazine

“Gives the basics in a layperson's language, and it's not the size of a typical scientific tome, which in my book recommends it highly.” —SciTech Book News