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14/01/2017

Botany

-  Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundreth Meridian vol 6 Botany
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-  Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
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Bailey, Jill -  Collins internet-linked dictionary of Botany
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Cover: Softcover
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View larger image of 'Kew Plant Glossary'Beentje, Henk J -  Kew Plant Glossary
An up to date reference which gets away from the dry lists that such books can be by incorporating sketches to explain appropriate terms in the text. Sections group together illustrations of term types, and there is a colour chart. 2010 – revised edition 2012 9 ½ x 6 ½ 163 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)16.50
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Blunt -  The Compleat Naturalist - A Life Of Linnaeus
A new edition based on the text of the work first published in 1971, with numerous illustrations contemporary to Linnaeus’s time. 10 x 8 2001 Frances Lincoln 264 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Burnie, David -  e.explore Plant
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Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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View larger image of 'Botany for Gardeners - revised edition 2005'Capon, Brian -  Botany for Gardeners - revised edition 2005
This is probably the best book for the average gardener who wants to know more about how plants work. The second edition (there is now a third) improved on the original with additional information including plant taxonomy and more colour illustrations. 2005 9 x 6 239 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very minor wear to the cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'What a Plant Knows'Chamovitz -  What a Plant Knows
An easy to read book about our current knowledge of the senses of plants – based on scientific research and NOT folk law or mystical beliefs. And there are some interesting and surprising things being discovered these days which should make us more impressed by what they do and how they achieve it. 2012 8 ½ x 5 ½ 213 pages.
 
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Dawson & Lucas -  The Nature of Plants
A fascinating look at how plants have adapted to the wide variety of habitats in the world. The authors are both in New Zealand, and the book has a more southern hemisphere content than perhaps many other similar books. The book looks at plants using plants (climbers, epiphytes and parasites), desert and seasonally arid areas, fire and plants, serpentine and salt, rivers and other wet places, mountain and arctic, relationship with animals and finally with fungi, bacteria, lichens and viruses. All well illustrated and a good read. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ½ 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust jacket, and remainder mark (RRP £25), New
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Edelson, Edward -  Gregor Mendel and the Roots of Genetics
Gives a good view of the life and work of this observant yet pioneering scientist. 1999 9 ¼ x 6 ½ 105 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Erhardt, Gotz, Bodeker & Seybold, ed Coombes -  The Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names
The latest incarnation based on the classic first published in 1927, which has had contributions from a number of people over the years and edited in the English Language version by Allen Coombes. It has entries for more than 20,000 plants with concise information on distribution, cold hardiness, flowering periods, toxicity, synonyms and endangered species status. 2010 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 920 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Farjon, Aljos -  A Natural History of Conifers
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Gadd, Watkinson & Dyer -  Fungi in the Environment
A detailed and technical look at the latest understanding of Fungi and their role and interaction with the environment. 2007 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 386 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
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View larger image of 'Seed to Seed - The Secret Life of Plants'Harberd, Nicholas -  Seed to Seed - The Secret Life of Plants
Written by a professional biologist with the John Innes institute, this is part diary of his observations on Thale Cress which can be found growing in a Church Yard, which is the “Fruit Fly” of the plant world for experiments involving breeding, and an insight in to how plants develop and their biology as well as how research actually progresses. 2006 8 ½ x 5 ¾ 311 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Flowering Plants: A Concise Pictorial Guide'Heywood, Brummitt, Culham & Seberg -  Flowering Plants: A Concise Pictorial Guide
Presents the latest views on plant classification by taking more than 100 of the most important plant families and giving descriptions, distribution and uses of each of them. A major feature is the large number of colour botanical illustrations for each family from a range of artists. A condensed version of the comprehensive “Flowering Plant Families of the World”. 2011 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 288 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Small remainder mark on bottom edge of pages (RRP £16), New
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View larger image of 'Flowering Plant Families of the World'Heywood, Brunnitt, Culham & Seberg -  Flowering Plant Families of the World
A book for those who have a wide interest in plants and like to know how plant families are related to each other. This is the successor to “Flowering Plants of the World” and presents the latest views of plant classification based on the progress made in the many areas of research. Well illustrated with many mono and colour illustrations, in addition to the classification information (which is presented in an easy to digest manner) it includes uses of the plants. In addition to being a reference book it is also a fascinating book to browse through. 2007 12 ½ x 9 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
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Hibbert & Brooks -  Plants in Action
Produced by the BBC to accompany the series of the same name, back in the days when the Beeb was the Beeb. Very readable account of how plants work. 168 pages with numerous illustrations, some in colour. 1981 12 x 8 ½
 
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Huxley -  Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Plant Kingdom
Chapters on plant botany, biology, and plant types. A popular approach which provides sound information. 240 pages Numerous colour photos. 1977 11 ¾ x 8 ¼
 
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Hyam & Pankhurst -  Plants and their names - a Concise Dictionary
A very wide range of fascinating information is included in this book, not just technical, including 2000 genera, 5000 species, 2000 common epithets and 6000 common names. 1995 8 x 5 ¼ 545 pages
 
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Jeffrey -  Biological Nomenclature
A practical guide to the principles and problems of nomenclature, as well as an introduction to the codes of practice. Third edition 1989 9 x 5 ¾ 86 pages
 
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Langenheim, Jean -  Plant Resins
An unusual aspect of plants is comprehensively examined by first explaining what a resin is as opposed to latex and other similar substances from plants, before looking at the plants that have them and how they store and secrete it. Their geologic history and ecology is discussed, with their uses including fragrant, medical, varnish etc and possible future uses. 2003 10 ½ x 7 ¾ 586 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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View larger image of 'Gregor Mendel - Planting the seeds of Genetics'Mawer, Simon -  Gregor Mendel - Planting the seeds of Genetics
Recounts the life of Mendel, and how he came to discover the basics of genetics, and follows the story through to the current day knowledge and uses of the technology. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ½ 176 pages
 
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Page (foreward), David -  Name that plant
The first part of the book lists more than 6000 Latin names with their meaning, and the second part lists over 2000 common names with their Latin equivalent. 2001 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 256 pages
 
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Paturi -  Nature Mother of Invention
Popular account of how plants work. 160 pages plus 8 pages of photos. 1977 7 x 4 ¼Penguin edition.
 
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View larger image of 'The Naming of Names'Pavord, Anna -  The Naming of Names
Traces the development of botanical naming and classification from the earliest days through to 1705 when the fundamentals were established. Written in an engaging style, and illustrated with many contemporary B&W and colour illustrations. 2005 10 x 7 ½ 471 pages
 
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View larger image of 'Practical Science for Gardeners'Pratt, Mary -  Practical Science for Gardeners
Written by a British woman who has been involved with nature conservation, this book gives an easy to read understanding of how plants operate in the world by their chemistry. Numerous sketches and diagrams. 2005 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 175 pages
 
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Comments: , Slight wear to dust wrapper (RRP £17.99), New
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View larger image of 'Anatomy of Flowering Plants - An Introduction to Structure and Development'Rudall, Paula -  Anatomy of Flowering Plants - An Introduction to Structure and Development
Want to know how plants develop at the microscopic level? Then this book will give you the understanding in a straightforward fashion. Third edition 2007 8 ½ x 5 ½ 145 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Simons, Paul -  The Action Plant
A serious book that looks at the mechanisms that plants use to move, both their own bodies but also using other creatures. A wealth of fascinating and little known information. 1992 9 ¼ x 6 323 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Stearn -  Botanical Latin
Whilst inevitably a somewhat technical book, this, THE book on the subject, has much of interest to those who don’t wish to delve too deeply. 1983 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ 566 pages
 
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Sutcliffe -  Plants & Water
Arnold "Studies in Biology" series. 88 pages 1968 8 ½ x 5 ½
 
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View larger image of 'Seeds, Sex and Civilisation'Thompson, Peter -  Seeds, Sex and Civilisation
Most people just want to grow plants well, but others like to have a greater understanding of various aspects about them. This book takes a seeds oriented view in its widest sense, from their own purpose of reproduction and evolution, but also mankind’s relationship with plants and the importance of seeds to us. The author was at Kew and was involved with laying the early foundations of the seed bank which is now such an important element of their work. Well illustrated with colour photos. 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 272 pages
 
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Trehane et al.(ed.) -  International code of nomenclature for cultivated plants 1995 Regnum Veg. Vol. 133
The sixth edition of the rules for the naming of non-botanical plants. 1995 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 175 pages
 
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Trehane, Piers -  Index Hortensis volume 1 Perennials
A guide to the correct naming of garden plants, including families, genera, species, cultivars, synonyms English herb names etc. 1989 8 ½ x 5 504 pages
 
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Watson -  Botany vol 5
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Wilkins -  Plantwatching
Numerous colour photos. Wanted to know how plants work, but found other books either too simplified, or impenetrable? This one takes the middle line, and is a very enjoyable read. 207 pages 1988 10 ¾ x 8 ¼
 
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Williams, Paul -  Digging Deeper - Understanding how your garden grows
Explains how plants grow, survive the seasons, their use of colour and scent, resist pests and diseases, reproduce etc – all aspects of their biology and botany, written in easy to understand fashion by a gardener, and extremely well illustrated with many colour photos. 2002 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 160 pages
 
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