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The Resource Flora : inside the secret world of plants, Smithsonian in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeias, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers

Flora : inside the secret world of plants, Smithsonian in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeias, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers

Label
Flora : inside the secret world of plants
Title
Flora
Title remainder
inside the secret world of plants
Statement of responsibility
Smithsonian in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeias, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers
Title variation
  • Smithsonian
  • Smithsonian flora
Title variation remainder
the definitive visual guide to the plant kingdom
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Explore the intricate inner workings of the plant kingdom--where seeds become shoots, and flowers become fruits--with this spectacular introduction to botany and how plants work. Stunning photography and engaging text combine to explain the intimate secrets of both the familiar and exotic, from roses and lilies to rainforest orchids, mangroves, and cacti. Discover how plants in scorching deserts, on frozen mountain peaks, and along coastal shores adapt to the challenging conditions in which they grow. Learn how roots and leaves provide food and energy, and how plants deploy extraordinary strategies to protect their precious resources from animals and insects--from bristly stems, thorny branches, and sticky resin to chemical messages designed to attract help from other creatures. Chapters on roots, stems and branches, leaves, flowers, and seeds and fruits ensure that every part of the plant is thoroughly explored. Meet plants with leaves that eat meat, flowers that use color and scent to communicate with their pollinators, and trees that withstand hurricanes, as well as seeds and fruits designed to travel phenomenal distances to fertile ground. To complete the picture, there is a detailed catalog of more than 70 significant plant families--from onions and orchids to tree ferns, horsetails, and club mosses--together with a full list of all the families in the plant kingdom."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
581.02/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK98
LC item number
.F644 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fewster, Helen
  • Douglass, Megan
  • Gerhard, Karyn
  • Ambrose, Jamie
  • Bayton, Ross
  • Candeias, Matt
  • Jose, Sarah
  • Mikolajski, Andrew
  • Ripley, Esther
  • Summers, David
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Botanical illustration
Label
Flora : inside the secret world of plants, Smithsonian in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeias, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword by Barbara W. Faust, Director, Smithsonian Gardens
  • Includes index and glossary
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The plant kingdom -- Roots -- Stems and branches -- Leaves -- Flowers -- Seeds and fruits -- Plant families
Control code
on1021084387
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781465474506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1303030
  • (Sirsi) o1021084387
  • (OCoLC)1021084387
Label
Flora : inside the secret world of plants, Smithsonian in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ; senior editor, Helen Fewster ; US editors, Megan Douglass, Karyn Gerhard ; contributors, Jamie Ambrose, Dr. Ross Bayton, Matt Candeias, Dr. Sarah Jose, Andrew Mikoljaski, Esther Ripley, David Summers
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword by Barbara W. Faust, Director, Smithsonian Gardens
  • Includes index and glossary
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The plant kingdom -- Roots -- Stems and branches -- Leaves -- Flowers -- Seeds and fruits -- Plant families
Control code
on1021084387
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781465474506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1303030
  • (Sirsi) o1021084387
  • (OCoLC)1021084387

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