Botany Illustrated: Introduction To Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families by Janice Glimn-LacyBotany Illustrated: Introduction To Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families by Janice Glimn-Lacy

Botany Illustrated: Introduction To Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant Families

byJanice Glimn-Lacy, Peter B. Kaufman

Paperback | March 29, 2006

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This easy-to-use book helps you acquire a wealth of fascinating information about plants. There are 130 pages with text, each facing 130 pages of beautiful illustrations. Each page is a separate subject. Included is a coloring guide for the realistic illustrations. The illustration pages are composed of scientifically accurate line drawings with the true sizes of the plants indicated. Using colored pencils and the authors' instructions, you can color the various plant structures to stand out in vivid clarity. Your knowledge of plants increases rapidly as you color the illustrations.There is a balanced selection of subjects that deal with all kinds of plants. However, the emphasis is on flowering plants, which dominate the earth. Drawings show common houseplants, vegetables, fruits, and landscape plants. They also show common weeds, wild flowers, desert plants, water plants, and crop plants.Botany Illustrated, Second Edition, has three sections. An Introduction to Plants gives you facts on everything from cells to seeds. The Major Groups section is from fungi to algae, ferns, conifers, and flowering plants. In Flowering Plant Families are magnolias to asters, and water-plantains to orchids, with the families of major interest included. You will find plants used for food, ornamentals, lumber, medicines, herbs, dyes, and fertilizers, whether wild or poisonous, or of special importance to our Earth's ecosystem.Topics that will be of interest to you include:Why leaves 'turn' color in autumnHow certain plants devour insectsHow a flower develops into a fruit with seedsWhy some plants only flower at certain times of the yearHow water, nutrients, and sugars move within a plant, including tall treesHow flowers are pollinatedThe 'inside' story of how plants manufacture their own foodHow plants are named and classifiedHow vines 'climb'Why 'pinching' makes plants 'bushy'How plants reproduce sexuallyWhy shoots grow towards lightHow specific leaf colors can indicate specific mineral deficienciesBotany Illustrated, Second Edition,  is especially easy to use because of its great flexibility. You can read the text and look at the drawings, read the text and color the drawings, or just enjoy coloring the drawings. No matter where your interests lead you, you will quickly find your knowledge of plants growing! Thus, this beautiful book will be of great value to students, scientists, artists, crafters, naturalists, home gardeners, teachers, and all plant lovers.
Janice Glimn-Lacy, B.S. Botany, is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Since 1976 she has been a free-lance botanical illustrator and is Instructor of Botanical drawing and illustration for The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens Adult Education Program. She is a member of the Michigan Botanical Club and the Guild o...
Title:Botany Illustrated: Introduction To Plants, Major Groups, Flowering Plant FamiliesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pagesPublished:March 29, 2006Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387288708

ISBN - 13:9780387288703

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Color Code Clues.- Introduction to Plants.- Major Groups.- Monera.- Fungi.- Protista.- Plantae.- Flowering Plant Families.- Dicots.- Magnoliidae.- Hamamelidae.- Caryophyllidae.- Dilleniidae.- Roidae.- Asteridae.- Monocots.- Alismatidae.- Commelinidae.- Zingiberidae.- Arecidae.- Liliidae.- Bibliography.- Glossary of Word Roots.- Index.