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Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification / Edition 5
     

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification / Edition 5

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by Thomas J. Elpel
 

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ISBN-10: 1892784157

ISBN-13: 9781892784155

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: HOPS Press, LLC

Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns.

Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these

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Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns.

Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species!

Botany in a Day is changing the way people learn about plants. A one-day tutorial introduces eight of the world's most common plant families, applicable to more than 45,000 species of plants. Master these eight patterns and have the skills to recognize an astonishing number of plants on any continent. Add to your repertoire by keying out entirely unknown plants and learning additional family patterns.

Botany in a Day is principally written for North America, but used and adored by readers all over the world. Botany in a Day is used as a textbook in numerous universities, high schools, and herbal schools. This book is widely used in nature programs and promoted in national parks. Botany in a Day is your passport connection to nature and discovering the amazing world of plants!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892784155
Publisher:
HOPS Press, LLC
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has changed the way I look at plants. I've spent the past few years interested in edible and medicinal plants. Previously, when identifying a plant, I used to have to flip through color plates of unrelated plants, searching randomly for one that matched the unknown plant. Then, if I found it, I would have to memorize what its uses (such as astringent, good for stomach problems, high in starch, etc.), completely separately from other plants I already knew. But now, by just memorizing key characteristics of certain families, I can make an educated guess about a plant's uses before I even know what species it is. Although it is a technical book, it is also pretty easy reading because the author talks about his personal experiences with the plants to make it interesting. He also talks about which plants he found most useful as food sources and how long it took him to gather a quart or a cup of certain food plants. All in all, Botany in a Day is an essential reference for anyone interested in plants.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is designed to identify plants very quickly, yet has all the information you would need. Wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago