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The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

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  • Date Published: November 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794015

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  • This beautifully illustrated glossary comprises over 2400 terms commonly used to describe vascular plants. The majority are structural terms referring to parts of plants visible with the naked eye or with a x10 hand lens, but some elementary microscopical and physiological terms are also included, as appropriate. Each term is defined accurately and concisely, and whenever possible, cross referenced to clearly labelled line drawings made mainly from living material. The illustrations are presented together in a section comprising 127 large format pages, within which they are grouped according to specific features, such as leaf shape or flower structure, so allowing comparison of different forms at a glance. The illustrations therefore provide a unique compilation of information that can be referred to independently of the definitions. This makes the glossary a particularly versatile reference work for all those needing a guide to botanical terminology and plant structure.

    • 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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    ' This illustrated glossary will be welcomed by those who still enjoy the challenges of identifying and naming vascular plants. It is an excellent guide to botanical terminology and the diagrams are good examples of how illustrations could be produced by authors and by students. The producers of this book have performed a useful service and are to be congratulated for providing a book that is needed.' Biologist

    ' … an admirable piece of work, and one that will prove very useful to many people. Recommended!' Royal Botanic Gardens

    'It is an excellent guide to botanical terminology and the diagrams are good examples of how illustrations could be produced by authors and by students. The producers of this book have performed a useful service and are to be congratulated for providing a book that is needed.' Biologist

    'A useful adjunct to a general botanical library …'. Mycotaxon

    '… a very helpful reference.' American Society & Botanical Artists Newsletter

    ' … an excellent book, to be strongly recommended to everyone with a need to describe plants accurately or to de-mystify technical descriptions.' Journal of Field Studies

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    • Date Published: November 2000
    • 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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