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The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

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  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794015

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  • This beautifully illustrated glossary constitutes an extraordinary collection of the specialist terms used in many botanical works. The book is arranged in two sections: the glossary, which provides clear definitions for over 2400 of the most commonly used botanical and horticultural terms, and illustrations, which can be cross-referenced to the glossary. The illustrations section comprises over 120 large format pages packed with accurate, well labelled line drawings that complement the definitions. The illustrations are grouped according to specific features, allowing quick comparisons of different forms. This outstanding reference will be welcomed by all readers grappling with botanical terms, whether student, professional, or hobbyist.

    • Over 2400 of the most commonly used botanical and horticultural terms defined in clear and simple language, fully cross-referenced to accurate illustrations
    • Over 120 beautifully illustrated large format pages, packed with clear, well labelled line drawings, complement the definitions and also provide a stand-alone section
    • Suitable for anyone grappling with botanical terms, whether student, professional or hobbyist
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "A great companion book for field botanists, botany professors, and anyone else interested in identifying vascular plants."-Northeatern Naturalist

    "is complete, use, a valuable reference for both the amateur and professional seeking to understand the composition and working of plants."-Greenwich, CT Time Oct 2001

    "The book will be a valuable reference for students of plants taxonomy, systematics or any botany courses...This book would be a versatile reference for both the novice student and the more advanced student."-Science Books & Films Dec 2001

    "Naturalists, amateur botanists, students, and many others will find this excellent glossary most useful." Wildlife Activist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794015
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 295 x 208 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 146 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    Notes to readers
    Symbols
    Prefixes (general)
    Prefixes (numerical)
    Suffixes
    Measurements
    Taxonomic ranks
    Part I. The Glossary
    Part II. The Illustrations: Roots, storage organs and vegetative reproduction
    Seeds and seedlings
    Growth and life forms
    General features of flowering plants
    Plant features and responses
    Leaf-like structures and other vegetative features
    Leaves
    Hairs and scales
    Floral features
    Flower structure
    Features of certain plant families
    Fruits
    Conifers and conifer allies
    Ferns and fern allies.

  • Authors

    Michael Hickey

    Clive King

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