This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date paperback dictionary of botany available. Drawing on the information contained in the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Natural History, the text has been fully revised for this new edition, with over 5500 clear and concise entries. The Dictionary of Botany will be invaluable to students, amateur botanists and naturalists, and everyone with an interest in plants and their environments.
Key features of the Second Edition:
• Wide coverage including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, Earth history, and the Earth sciences
• World-wide coverage of taxonomic groupsone-third of the entries are devoted to taxa, from bacteria and fungi to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants
• Many new entries added from the field of molecular biology