A stunningly illustrated guide to the fascinating world of plants and botanical history. Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by print-maker James Brown. Covering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plant - from carnivorous, to climbing, to tropical; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth. From the domestic to the international, there is something for the whole family here. Whether you want to learn the basics of photosynthesis, or explore the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this is a lively, engaging and visually stunning look at the world of plants.
Twenty-five spreads in this striking volume, the size of a small tray and illustrated with elegant graphics, address aspects of plants including structure, reproduction, categorisation and importance. A beautifully produced and informative introduction to botany. * The Sunday Times, Watch Out For * We are totally reliant on plants for food and energy and this beautiful book provides a completely fascinating insight into their wide and varied world. It tells you how plants evolved, how different types grow, spread and survive as well as much, much more. * minitravellers.co.uk *