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The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms

by Michael Hickey, Clive KingMichael Hickey
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This beautifully illustrated glossary constitutes an extraordinary collection of the specialist terms used in many botanical works. The book is arranged in two sections: the glossary, which provides clear definitions for over 2400 of the most commonly used botanical and horticultural terms, and illustrations, which can be cross-referenced to the glossary. The illustrations section comprises over 120 large format pages packed with accurate, well labelled line drawings that complement the definitions. The illustrations are grouped according to specific features, allowing quick comparisons of different forms. This outstanding reference will be welcomed by all readers grappling with botanical terms, whether student, professional, or hobbyist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521794015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/22/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 11.61(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; Notes to readers; Symbols; Prefixes (general); Prefixes (numerical); Suffixes; Measurements; Taxonomic ranks; Part I. The Glossary; Part II. The Illustrations: Roots, storage organs and vegetative reproduction; Seeds and seedlings; Growth and life forms; General features of flowering plants; Plant features and responses; Leaf-like structures and other vegetative features; Leaves; Hairs and scales; Floral features; Flower structure; Features of certain plant families; Fruits; Conifers and conifer allies; Ferns and fern allies.

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