A bestseller since its debut in , this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on. Timber Press, – Gardening – pages Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of. Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization.

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Definitely worth the read if you’re interested in the world of plants and what makes them grow. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information.

Botany for Gardeners

At the same time, it packs quite a lot of content in a small space. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Overall, this is a great book for anyone interested in the science of plants.

Share your thoughts with other customers. He uses good examples that illustrate the concepts vividly, so the reader finds it easy to understand. The book covers the anatomy, physiology, evolutionary adaptations and When I started reading Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon I was a little bit disappointed.

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I really enjoyed the book. Brian Capon received a Ph. Great book for anyone who want to learn a bit more about these wonderful things that without we wouldn’t exist called plants.

An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike. A bestseller since its debut inthis indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index.


Amazing and wonderful, getting a peek at the inner workings of plants and an appreciation of everything that is going on while the plant just sits there. The book also managed to cover a a lot ground, evident by the inclusion of topics that came up in an array of classes I had taken – from biology to entomology, and plant identification botwny soil science. Account Options Sign in. Timber Press; 3rd edition May 21, Language: Whether it’s the exotic behaviors of unusual seeds, the astounding weight-bearing capacity of the Victoria waterlily, or the ingenious existence of lichens, the third edition of “Botany for Gardeners” will be embraced by beginning gardeners and devoted plant-o-philes.

I had to read it for a class, but had actually flr read and enjoyed it the previous summer! Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization, adaptations, environmental factors and reproduction. There is a lot of info to absorb, but, gqrdeners, I enjoyed reading it. Feb 20, Katy Mann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thousands of books are eligible, including garfeners and former best sellers.

The book is very concise and the author is very precise with every word. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press. Contains a lot of great information that helped me better understand why my plants thrive or die.

Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition. While most of the information had been covered in many of my collegiate classes, I was impressed by the author’s ability to synthesize breadth of detail with accessibility and ease of reading.


I was hoping for more “for gardeners” and a lot less “botany” – an introduction to gardening on solid botanical grounds. For thirty years he was Professor of Botany at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught courses ranging from undergraduate general botany to advanced subjects for graduate students.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Trivia About Botany for Gardeners. His other book, Plant Survival: Set up a giveaway. I’m one of those people who is a hands-on learner, so to read directions about how to do something always kinda snags me, but this book did a wonderful job on helping by its thorough classification of plants and their characteristics.

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The author had some very interesting facts about plants that made me want to learn more. Brian Capon received a Ph. Homebody Joanna Gaines Inbunden.

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May 28, D. A brilliant introduction to Botany. How are plants structured?