The Science of Plants: Inside Their Secret World (DK Secret World Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)

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The Science of Plants: Inside Their Secret World (DK Secret World Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)



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Combining graceful design and beautiful imagery, this book provides an elegant introduction to the plant kingdom.

Discover the extraordinary diversity of the plant world—and how plants work—with this photographic celebration of the trees, flowers, and foliage plants that share our planet. From tiny mosses and delicate ferns to vibrant blooms and stately palms, Botany invites you to explore the plant kingdom from the ground up, and from root to leaf tip. DK’s elegant introduction to botany is packed with sumptuous photos and crystal-clear artworks that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change color, how cacti store water, and how seeds know when to grow. Filled with fascinating stories of how plants protect themselves from predators, and how flowers use color and scent to interact with—and manipulate—the creatures around them, Botany is a fresh and engaging introduction to the mysterious inner workings of the plant world.
Published in association with the world famous center for botanical knowledge at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex.
Foreword writer Katherine J. Willis:  Professor Katherine Willis of Oxford University was the first Director of Science at Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew (2013–2018), where she was responsible for a science staff of 260 people, management of the extensive plant collections, and the development and implementation of a new science strategy and structure.
In 2014, Kathy presented a 25-part Radio 4 program Plants: From Roots to Riches, which explored our changing relationship with plants over the last 250 years. In August 2015, Kathy was awarded the prestigious Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society for her work in science communication. Kathy is also a member of the UK Government’s Natural Capital Committee—an independent advisory body that focuses primarily on helping the government develop its 25-year environment plan. 

Product Details ISBN: 9780744048438
ISBN-10: 0744048435
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 440
Language: English
Series: DK Secret World Encyclopedias