Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice / Edition 2 by David S. Ingram | 9781444360356 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

by David S. Ingram
     
 

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"A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening."
John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture

Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks

Overview

"A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening."
John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture

Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' – Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice.

The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, soil management, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, post harvest management and storage, and conservation and sustainable horticulture.

Now with full colour throughout, the second edition provides the reader with:

  • Completely revised and updated chapters from the first edition, with new information and clearer focus on the topics
  • Four new chapters, dealing with matters that have become of increasing concern since the first edition, namely: Diversity in the Plant World; Conservation and Sustainable Gardening; Gardens and the Natural World; and Gardens for Science

Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book remains a key text for those sitting RHS examinations, particularly at levels 2 and 3; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists.

Key Features

  • Bestselling essential text for all horticulture students
  • Edited and written by a group of highly regarded scientists
  • Covers the scientific information of greatest importance to gardeners and horticulturists
  • Jargon-free scientific explanations, a comprehensive glossary, and copious colour illustrations

Royalties from the sale of this book go towards the charitable work of the RHS, promoting horticulture and helping gardeners. www.rhs.org.uk

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I know of no book that deals with this range of subjects. I am sure the book is needed and that it will be welcomed by the horticultural community."

"Professor Gregory and the other scientists involved are all first rate. A major point in favour of the project is the high level of competence that is available for quite a diverse range of subject matter."

"Wide ranging and comprehensive topics with jargon-free scientific explanations... an excellent book for an introductory planbt science or horticultural science course. One reason is that the authors do a very good job of explaining in straightforward terms the "why" or the science that underlies the horticultural or gardening practices.... edited and well written by a group of highly regarded scientists" Journal of Environmental Quality.

'This book is unique in that it comprehensively covers subjects that are normally dealt with in separate publications.... it would be a valuable addition t othe librarties of students of horticulture and other interested individuals.' Andrea Tietmeyer, Chicago Botanic Garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444360356
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/26/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
"I know of no book that deals with this range of subjects. I am sure the book is needed and that it will be welcomed by the horticultural community."

"Professor Gregory and the other scientists involved are all first rate. A major point in favour of the project is the high level of competence that is available for quite a diverse range of subject matter."

"Wide ranging and comprehensive topics with jargon-free scientific explanations... an excellent book for an introductory planbt science or horticultural science course. One reason is that the authors do a very good job of explaining in straightforward terms the "why" or the science that underlies the horticultural or gardening practices.... edited and well written by a group of highly regarded scientists" Journal of Environmental Quality.

'This book is unique in that it comprehensively covers subjects that are normally dealt with in separate publications.... it would be a valuable addition t othe librarties of students of horticulture and other interested individuals.' Andrea Tietmeyer, Chicago Botanic Garden.

Meet the Author

About the Editors
Professor David Ingram
, Formerly Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, RHS Professor of Horticulture and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK

Dr Daphne Vince-Prue, Formerly Reader in Botany, University of Reading, Scientific Advisor to the Agricultural Research Council and Head, Physiology and Chemistry Department, Glasshouse Crops Research Institute, UK

Professor Peter Gregory, Institute Director, SCRI (Scottish Crop Research Institute), Dundee, Scotland, UK

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