Plants of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plant Families

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Publication due Due Sep 2017

  • Author: Maarten JM Christenhusz, Michael F Fay, Mark W Chase
  • Date Pub: 2017 09 (Sept)
  • ISBN: 9781842466346
  • Stock: Not yet published. Available to pre-order
  • Published byRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew - more

About this book

This is the first comprehensive book to cover every vascular plant family in the world, including all families of lycopods, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Organised in a modern phylogenetic order (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group IV for flowering plants and equivalent systems for other groups), over 450 families are described in this illustrated encyclopaedia, with full information relating to their characteristics, relationships, etymology, economic uses and distribution. Written by three world-renowned authors with wide interests in plant relationships, horticulture and modern genetic approaches to the study of biodiversity, the descriptions are accompanied by a lavish selection of photographs, illustrations and maps. Many of the illustrations are the work of the first author, Maarten Christenhusz, who is an accomplished photographer as well as a botanist. This authoritative, comprehensive and beautiful book will appeal to a wide audience, from undergraduate students to practising botanists and horticulturists as well as interested amateurs.

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Further Information:

Hardback
850 pages,
2500 colour photos, illustrations, and distribution maps
280 x 238 mm

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