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A book on plants like no other before – two botanists and an artist join forces to take readers on an unforgettable journey into the breathtakingly beautiful microcosm of plants.
Under high magnification, pollen, fruits and seeds display exquisitely sophisticated structures and patterns of breathtaking beauty, a beauty that is normally reserved for scientists’ eyes only. A groundbreaking collaboration between an artist and two botanists, this book tells the story of how flowers disseminate their pollen and how the pollinated flower turns into a fruit beginning a whole new chapter in a plant’s life. It is the success or failure of a fruit to disperse its seeds that decides the survival or extinction of a species. This book combines extraordinary images with a clear, easily accessible, yet scientifically accurate text explaining the different forms of pollen, seeds and fruit, and their role in preserving the biodiversity of our planet. Published in collaboration with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
By Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler & Madeline Harley
- 2014, ISBN 9781906506476
- 250 x 250mm, 156 pages, paperback