The Science of Plants: Inside their Secret World
Discover plants like you’ve never seen them before in this beautifully-designed introduction to the plant kingdom.
Discover the extraordinary diversity of the plant world and how plants work with this photographic celebration of the plants, trees and flowers that share our planet and breathe life into our lungs. The Science of Plants invites you on a breathtaking journey to explore the plant kingdom from the ground up, from root to leaf tip!
Published in association with Kew, and illustrated with inspiring photography, this beautiful compilation takes you on a visual journey of some of the world’s most peculiar plants and fascinating flora in exquisite detail.
Throughout the pages of this plant book, you can expect to find
-Inner workings of wide range of plants explained easily with graphic detail
-Galleries showcase diversity in the plant world and visually define botanical terms
-Feature spreads on key plants combine dramatic photography with rounded descriptions of our most significant,unusual, and sought-after species
-Optional 80-page reference section includes a catalogue of plant families and explanations of botanical names
This beautiful book of plants showcases every part of each plant in detail, starting with a section on roots, stems and branches, leaves, flowers, followed by seeds. From tiny mosses and delicate ferns to vibrant blooms and stately palms, DK’s elegant introduction to botany is packed with striking photos and crystal-clear artworks that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change colour, how cacti store water, and how seeds know when to grow. Filled with fascinating stories of how plants protect themselves from predators, and how flowers use colour and scent to interact with creatures around them, The Science of Plants is a fresh and engaging introduction to the mysterious inner workings of the plant world.
A must-have volume for all plant lovers, including naturalists, budding botanists, ecologists as well as gardeners. Doubling up as the ideal gift for the plant-lover in your life, The Science of Plants is a nature book that is sure to delight.