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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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I need read this ebook to my lecture. Apr 23, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Brian Capon received a Ph. A bestseller since its debut inthis indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an capoon on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. The book covers the anatomy, physiology, evolutionary adaptations and reproduction of plants.

The information related to botany that was provided by that program was very good, and a wonderful book was available for reference purposes. This reference caponn so easy to understand! Its convenient paperback format Ecology for Gardeners Steven B. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

I highly recommend this book for bfian interested in knowing how plants function – the first step in understanding how to care for them and keep them healthy!! What roles do minerals, air, and light play in the life of a play?

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Trivia About Botany for Gardeners. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. While most of the information had been covered in many of my collegiate classes, I was impressed by the author’s ability to synthesize breadth of detail with cappn and ease of reading.

Especially timely are new essays on food plants: An Introduction and Guide. For two decades readers around the world have been fascinated by Brian Capon’s crystal-clear descriptions of how plants work. May 30, Twofrontteethstillcrooked rated it really liked it.


What happens inside a seed after it is planted? Aug 02, Jenika rated it really liked it. Armed with this information, you can be a better gardener. Gardening, cooking, and attending plays and opera are among his many gardeers. Some interesting things included photos of the same plant under different growing conditions and gorgeous electron microscope photographs.

This book explains the actually works of the plant and gives you whys of where you should plant them in the particular places and when you should plant them to best meet the needs of the plant.

You can also buy this book from these online retailers: Contrary to its title, this book is actually really interesting. The book touches on the chemistry that would underlie a more rigorous study, in such areas as photosynthesis and cellular biology, giving a taste that gsrdeners the reader to decide whether to pursue more in-depth study.

While perhaps not as compelling as David Attenborough’s The Private Life of PlantsBotany for Gardeners had much more of the basic how-plants-work knowledge that I was seeking at the moment. Yes, this book contains a great deal of information from the structure of cells all the way to the many and varied forms of plant reproduction. Read more Read less. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The author does a great job of imparting the basics without getting mired boyany terminology.

Botany for Gardeners

I personally love to be able to go to different areas and States and identify plants and trees. He is the author of “Plant Survival: What I like about this book is that, as a beginner in botany myself, it opened my eyes to better take care of plants in the garden.

Written in plain language and easy to understand. Some of the jargon is hard to remember but the photos help understand what Capon is trying to illustrate; but sometimes he doesn’t include figures which is frustrating.


This is so awed and amazed that it is almost worshipful in its tone. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd. How do they reproduce, and how do they transform nutrients into growth? I’m one of those people who is a hands-on learner, so to read directions about how to do something always kinda snags me, but this book did a wonderful job on helping by its thorough classification of plants and their characteristics.

Paperbackpages. And the reason you shouldn’t remove the dying leaf immediately, you ask? At the same time, it packs quite a lot of content in a small space. Strongly recommend the book to anyone with an interest in plants.

The description Botany has been a difficult subject for me as a mature learner with poor school-based Science results. Whether it’s the exotic behaviors of unusual seeds, the astounding weight-bearing capacity of the Victoria waterlily, or the ingenious existence of lichens, the third edition of “Botany for Gardeners” will be embraced by beginning gardeners and devoted plant-o-philes.

I’ve been a hard-core hobby gardener for 7 years, and I thought I knew plenty about identifying both food and herbal plants.

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How do plants reproduce? A brilliant introduction to Botany. Open Preview See a Problem? For thirty years he was Professor of Botany at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught courses ranging from undergraduate general botany to advanced subjects for graduate students.

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