Seeds: Time Capsules of Life / Edition 2

Seeds: Time Capsules of Life / Edition 2

by Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1554075580

ISBN-13: 9781554075584

Pub. Date: 09/17/2009

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

"Who would have thought that a book about seeds could be a stunning work of art? ... Anyone who believes that life and art are inseparable will want to purchase this book immediately." — Choice

The publication of the first edition of Seeds broke new ground by melding art and science in a beautiful yet authoritative examination of

Overview

"Who would have thought that a book about seeds could be a stunning work of art? ... Anyone who believes that life and art are inseparable will want to purchase this book immediately." — Choice

The publication of the first edition of Seeds broke new ground by melding art and science in a beautiful yet authoritative examination of the design and function of seeds. This new edition contains 60 spectacular new photographs published here for the first time. In addition, the book contains a fully updated chapter about the Millennium Seed Bank Project and its recent acquisitions.

Microphotographs and detailed cutaway images reveal the intricate architecture of pods, pouches, keys and nuts of various sizes, from minute to relatively enormous. Concise text explains their formation and maturation and describes the clever dispersal methods that set off each plant's reproduction cycle. Literary references and early botanical illustrations complement the scientific perspective and create a comprehensive collection of data.

This new edition of Seeds, with its new images and updated text, is truly remarkable and will be welcomed by botanists, serious gardeners and collectors of unusual art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554075584
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
12.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
HRH The Prince of Wales

Foreword
Professor Sir Peter Crane

Seeds: Time Capsules of Life
What is a Seed?
Seed Evolution
Naked Seeds
Flower Power Revolution
The Dispersal of Fruits and Seeds
Travellers in Space and Time
The Millennium Seed Bank
An Architectural Blueprint
Phytopia

Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Plants Illustrated
Acknowledgements

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