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Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants free pdf Praise for "Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers" "These are the most ravishing biology lessons we've ever seen.... An enlightening gift or a personal indulgence." --Chicago Tribune Praise for "Seeds: Time Capsules of Life" "An incandescent blend of exacting science and extraordinary art." --Booklist Praise for "Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible" "Little short of astonishing. If the book never gets further than your coffee table, it's still likely to blow the stuffing out of anything else laid near it." --January Magazine Three landmark books, "Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers"- "Seeds: Time Capsules of Life"- and "Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible," earned high praise that varied from "breathtaking" and "ravishing" to "enlightening" and "truly revelatory." "The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants," which sold 6,000 copies in hardcover and is now available in paperback, brings together the best of these three books in one fascinating union of art and science. Visual artist Rob Kesseler uses special light and scanning electron microscopy to create astonishing images of a variety of pollen, seeds and fruits. His razor-sharp cross-sections reveal intricate interiors, pods, pouches, keys, and other examples of botanical architecture and seed dispersal. Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy and palynologist Madeline Harley deftly explain the botanical purposes for which the pollen, seeds and fruit are designed, how they fulfill their mission, and their role in preserving the biodiversity of our planet. Literary references and early botanical illustrations pepper the text. "The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants" is groundbreaking in its intimate examination of plant reproduction. It is an essential source and reference for artists, designers and photographers and will fascinate gardeners and readers interested in the natural world.

About Wolfgang Stuppy

Wolfgang Stuppy is a seed morphologist for the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens. He is the co-author of "Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers"- "Seeds: Time Capsules of Life"- and "Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible." Rob Kesseler is a visual arts professor and artist who works with microscopic plant material at London's Royal Botanic Gardens. He is the co-author of "Seeds: Time Capsules of Life"- and "Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible." Madeline Harley, PhD, FLS, is head of the palynology unit at the Royal Botanic Gardens. She is the co-author of "Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers."

Details Book

Author : Wolfgang Stuppy
Publisher : Firefly Books Ltd
Data Published : 01 November 2012
ISBN : 1770851259
EAN : 9781770851252
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 135 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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