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Title 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 Info. New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  OVERSIZE 571.3 FLORA    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  OVERSIZE 571.32 FLORA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  581 FLO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  OVERSIZE 581 FLORA    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 440 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Note Foreword by Barbara W. Faust, Director, Smithsonian Gardens.
Includes index and glossary.
Contents The plant kingdom -- Roots -- Stems and branches -- Leaves -- Flowers -- Seeds and fruits -- Plant families.
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.
Subject Plants -- Pictorial works.
Plants -- Identification.
Botany -- Pictorial works.
Botanical illustration.
Botanical illustration. (OCoLC)fst00836840
Botany. (OCoLC)fst00836869
Plants. (OCoLC)fst01065823
ART / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany.
Genre/Form Field guides. (OCoLC)fst01940354
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Fewster, Helen, editor.
Douglass, Megan, editor.
Gerhard, Karyn, editor.
Ambrose, Jamie (Author of nature books for children), contributor.
Bayton, Ross, contributor.
Candeias, Matt, contributor.
Jose, Sarah, contributor.
Mikolajski, Andrew, contributor.
Ripley, Esther, contributor.
Summers, David (Writer on natural history), contributor.
Smithsonian Institution, contributor.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, contributor.
Note At head of title: Smithsonian
Added Title Smithsonian flora : the definitive visual guide to the plant kingdom
ISBN 9781465474506 (hardcover)
1465474501 (hardcover)
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