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Aroids free pdf Originally published in 1988 as the first truly comprehensive review of one of the largest and most popular plant families, "Aroids" was enthusiastically welcomed by botanists and horticulturists alike for its attention to scientific detail and delightful writing style. Now in this completely updated second edition, we learn of discoveries made in the last decade as the family has grown from about 2500 species to nearer 3200. The latest taxonomic and nomenclatural revisions are noted in the checklist of genera, and all the original drawings are included plus twice as many color photos. A new guide to the cultivation of ornamental aroids completes this well-rounded introduction to a remarkable family.

About Deni Bown

Deni Bown is a freelance writer, photographer, and consultant based in Norfolk, England. She specializes in botany, gardening, herbs and natural history- her work covers many different aspects of the plant world. She says her interest in plants began with a childhood fascination for her grandfather's lilies and tulips, and a passion for wildflower spotting. After first gaining a First in English at Manchester University, Deni worked as the editor of Place Names for Collins English Dictionary. A self taught botanist, she then pursued a varied career in horticulture, running an organic smallholding, growing orchids professionally, and working for 5 years to help establish Hollington Herbs before taking to the camera and word processor. In 1997, after serving for several years as a Council Member, she became Chairman of The Herb Society. Deni is a respected and well-known writer. Her first book, Aroids, was originally published in 1988 and was followed by two others: Alba: The Book of White Flowers and Fine Herbs. She won the Garden Writer's Association of America award in 1989, and was a prize winner in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 1986. Her work also appears in various publications, including Aroideana, the journal of the International Aroid Society. For the first edition of Aroids - Plants of the Arum Family, Deni undertook a solo round-the-world aroid hunting trip, venturing into the rainforests of Sumatra looking for the spectacular Amorphophallus titanum. She has photographed botanic gardens in Europe, the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, and Australia, and is also a regular researcher and photographer at both Kew and Edinburgh. Deni is married with 5 children, and is currently at work on developing a 6-acre garden devoted mainly to culinary, medicinal, and aromatic plants, which of course includes some aroids.

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Author : Deni Bown
Publisher : Timber Press
Data Published : 01 September 2000
ISBN : 0881924857
EAN : 9780881924855
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 468 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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