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Flora : inside the secret world of plants

By: DK The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew(Contributions by)

0241254809 / 9780241254806
Stock expected by 05/10/2021
United Kingdom
31 cm 360 pages : illustrations (colour)
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At foot of title: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Let the experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew guide you around the beautiful and mysterious world that is the plant kingdom. From regulating the air we breathe, to providing food, clothes, fuels, and medicines - plants are fundamental to our lives.

Discover an extraordinary diversity of species, which includes a grass that grows a metre a day, roots that breathe air, and "queen of the night" cactuses whose rare blooms vanish before dawn. In a combination of art and science, Flora celebrates plants from majestic trees to microscopic algae, explaining how they germinate, grow, and reproduce.

It presents species that have evolved to accommodate pollinating insects such as the foxglove, and plants that have adapted to flourish in even the most hostile of habitats. Pierre-Joseph Redoute in the 18th-century was described as the "Raphael of flowers".

Flora showcases his botanical paintings as well as those of Georg Ehret and others in this gorgeous visual celebration of plants through the ages. Whether you are a keen gardener, naturalist, or botany student, this beautiful book is a treat that will entice, inform, and amaze.


WMP Gardening: plants, WNP Trees, wildflowers & plants

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