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Brian Capon

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4 obres 789 Membres 6 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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A native of Cheshire, England, Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago. For thirty years he was professor of botany at California State University, Los Angeles.

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good stuff! I would like to own this book....
 
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BarbF410 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 22, 2022 |
Excellent survey of botanical principles, with effective photos and illustrations to match. You'll get breadth but not-too-heavy depth. It's not prescriptive from a gardening standpoint, but begins to illuminate why gardeners employ certain strategies, and why plants behave as they do.
 
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stonecrops | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 18, 2016 |
This was a really helpful book for me, since I was starting from scratch, or nearly so -- I have vague memories of xylem and phloem and gymnosperms and angiosperms from junior high school. The writing style is maybe a tad tedious at times, but the book is nicely arranged with lots of diagrams and corresponding photos of plants as seen normally and cells as seen by microscope. This is the level of detail -- mention of chemistry but focus on organization of cells, and on the basic structures and functions of plants. The emphasis is on angiosperms (flowering plants) with occasional comparisons to gymnosperms, ferns, mosses. Chapters are devoted to growth, nourishment, and reproduction. In additon to the basics are the variants, how roots and stems and leaves and flowers have been modified as plants have adapted to different environments. The result for me is a sense that plants are both simple in their essence and really really weird. Now what I want is a book about plant evolution.

(read 7 Mar 2009)
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qebo | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jul 16, 2011 |
Not a scintillating read, but quite informative. Recommended if you're seeking a more intimate relationship with your plants.
 
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isetziol | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Apr 24, 2009 |

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