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Last updated:
08/04/2021

Botany

View larger image of 'Kew Plant Glossary'Beentje, Henk J -  Kew Plant Glossary
An up to date reference which gets away from the dry lists that such books can be by incorporating sketches to explain appropriate terms in the text. Sections group together illustrations of term types, and there is a colour chart. 2010 – revised edition 2012 9 ½ x 6 ½ 163 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Second edition 2015 with 184 pages,  (RRP £18), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Botany for Gardeners - revised edition'Capon, Brian -  Botany for Gardeners - revised edition
This is probably the best book for the average gardener who wants to know more about how plants work. The second edition (there is now a third) improved on the original with additional information including plant taxonomy and more colour illustrations. 2005 9 x 6 239 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very minor wear to the cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'The Nature of Plants'Dawson & Lucas -  The Nature of Plants
A fascinating look at how plants have adapted to the wide variety of habitats in the world. The authors are both in New Zealand, and the book has a more southern hemisphere content than perhaps many other similar books. The book looks at plants using plants (climbers, epiphytes and parasites), desert and seasonally arid areas, fire and plants, serpentine and salt, rivers and other wet places, mountain and arctic, relationship with animals and finally with fungi, bacteria, lichens and viruses. All well illustrated and a good read. 2005 10 ½ x 7 ½ 314 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust jacket, small bump to corner and remainder mark (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'In Praise of Plants'Halle, Francis -  In Praise of Plants
English translation of a fascinating book which looks at the differences and similarities between plants and animals to provide new insights in to the plant world from a French Botanist who has studied a wide range of plants across the world. 2002 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 334 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Flowering Plant Families of the World'Heywood, Brunnitt, Culham & Seberg -  Flowering Plant Families of the World
A book for those who have a wide interest in plants and like to know how plant families are related to each other. This is the successor to “Flowering Plants of the World” and presents the latest views of plant classification based on the progress made in the many areas of research. Well illustrated with many mono and colour illustrations, in addition to the classification information (which is presented in an easy to digest manner) it includes uses of the plants. In addition to being a reference book it is also a fascinating book to browse through. 2007 12 ½ x 9 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £32), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Hunt - Compiled by -  CITES Cactaceae Checklist 3rd edition 2016
A technical publication listing synonyms and country where they grow in habitat, accepted as the standard reference at the 2016 meeting of the Parties to Cites. 2016 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ 174 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Ex sales event stock, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
Special offer! Ex sales event stock £7.50
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View larger image of 'Gregor Mendel - Planting the seeds of Genetics'Mawer, Simon -  Gregor Mendel - Planting the seeds of Genetics
Recounts the life of Mendel, and how he came to discover the basics of genetics, and follows the story through to the current day knowledge and uses of the technology. 2006 10 ½ x 7 ½ 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very minor wear to dust jacket (RRP £16.95), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Page (foreward), David -  Name that plant
The first part of the book lists more than 6000 Latin names with their meaning, and the second part lists over 2000 common names with their Latin equivalent. 2001 8 ½ x 5 ¼ 256 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight damage to cover (RRP £5.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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View larger image of 'The Naming of Names'Pavord, Anna -  The Naming of Names
Traces the development of botanical naming and classification from the earliest days through to 1705 when the fundamentals were established. Written in an engaging style, and illustrated with many contemporary B&W and colour illustrations. 2005 10 x 7 ½ 471 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Succulents in cultivation - breeding new cultivars'Rowley, Gordon -  Succulents in cultivation - breeding new cultivars
Gordon’s books have always covered interesting and important subjects which have been overlooked previously, and this one continues the tradition. Some cacti and succulents have been hybridised or attractive forms selected for a long time, and he explains how this has come about. A large part of the book surveys the results achieved, and if you would like to try yourself to produce new and striking plants he explains the various way to try it – you don’t have to be a large multinational conglomerate for some of the methods which amateurs have successfully used in the past! Illustrated with many colour photos. 11 x 9 ¼ 248 pages 2017
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , New
Price: £(GBP)32.00
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View larger image of 'Digging Deeper - Understanding how your garden grows'Williams, Paul -  Digging Deeper - Understanding how your garden grows
Explains how plants grow, survive the seasons, their use of colour and scent, resist pests and diseases, reproduce etc – all aspects of their biology and botany, written in easy to understand fashion by a gardener, and extremely well illustrated with many colour photos. 2002 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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