The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms


Author: Michael Hickey,Clive King
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794015
Category: Science
Page: 208
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This glossary is arranged in two sections: definitions for over 2400 botanical and horticultural terms, and illustrations and drawings that complement the definitions. (Midwest).

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms


Author: Michael Hickey,Clive King
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107079403
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This beautifully illustrated glossary comprises over 2400 terms commonly used to describe vascular plants. The majority are structural terms referring to parts of plants visible with the naked eye or with a x10 hand lens, but some elementary microscopical and physiological terms are also included, as appropriate. Each term is defined accurately and concisely, and whenever possible, cross referenced to clearly labelled line drawings made mainly from living material. The illustrations are presented together in a section comprising 127 large format pages, within which they are grouped according to specific features, such as leaf shape or flower structure, so allowing comparison of different forms at a glance. The illustrations therefore provide a unique compilation of information that can be referred to independently of the definitions. This makes the glossary a particularly versatile reference work for all those needing a guide to botanical terminology and plant structure.

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms


Author: Clive King,Michael Hickey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781299820616
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This beautifully illustrated glossary comprises over 2400 terms commonly used to describe vascular plants. The majority are structural terms referring to parts of plants visible with the naked eye or with a x10 hand lens, but some elementary microscopical and physiological terms are also included, as appropriate. Each term is defined accurately and concisely, and whenever possible, cross referenced to clearly labelled line drawings made mainly from living material. The illustrations are presented together in a section comprising 127 large format pages, within which they are grouped according to specific features, such as leaf shape or flower structure, so allowing comparison of different forms at a glance. The illustrations therefore provide a unique compilation of information that can be referred to independently of the definitions. This makes the glossary a particularly versatile reference work for all those needing a guide to botanical terminology and plant structure.

A Dictionary of Botanical Terms


Author: John Stevens Henslow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108001311
Category: Science
Page: 228
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John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861) was a botanist and geologist. As teacher, mentor and friend to Charles Darwin, it was his introduction that secured for Darwin the post of naturalist on the voyage of the Beagle. While Professor of Botany, Henslow established the Cambridge University Botanic Garden as a resource for teaching and research. Students were encouraged to examine plant specimens carefully, and to record the characteristics of their structures. Henslow would have known how daunting they found the task of becoming proficient with botanical vocabulary, and produced this volume to provide a secure foundation for scientific investigations. This meticulous glossary, originally published as a single volume in 1857 but drawing on contributions he made earlier to issues of The Botanist and Maund's Botanic Garden, is a testament to Henslow's scholarship. It is liberally illustrated with delightful woodcuts that clarify the meaning of selected terms.

Common Families of Flowering Plants


Author: Michael Hickey,Clive King
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576093
Category: Nature
Page: 212
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This book provides a basic introduction to twenty-five commonly occurring families of flowering plants, chosen for their economic, ornamental and ecological importance. It is designed to enable students of botany and related disciplines to gain some knowledge of the general characteristics of each family and also the relationships among them. An introductory section provides basic botanical information essential for a proper consideration of the families themselves. For each family, information on its distribution, classification, general features and economic importance precedes a detailed description of a typical representative species that will be useful to botanists and botany students. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate line diagrams and accompanied by an extensive glossary.

A Botanist's Vocabulary

1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated
Author: Susan K. Pell,Bobbi Angell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695633
Category: Gardening
Page: 228
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For anyone looking for a deeper appreciation of the wonderful world of plants! Gardeners are inherently curious. They make note of a plant label in a botanical garden and then go home to learn more. They pick up fallen blossoms to examine them closer. They spend hours reading plant catalogs. But they are often unable to accurately name or describe their discoveries. A Botanist’s Vocabulary gives gardeners and naturalists a better understanding of what they see and a way to categorize and organize the natural world in which they are so intimately involved. Through concise definitions and detailed black and white illustrations, it defines 1300 words commonly used by botanists, naturalists, and gardeners to describe plants.

Understanding the Flowering Plants

A Practical Guide for Botanical Illustrators
Author: Anne Bebbington
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847977596
Category: Art
Page: 256
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To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This fascinating guide explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants. With drawings, paintings and photographs throughout, it advises on how to carry out a botanical study and will prove essential reading for botanical artists, photographers and all those wishing to gain a greater understanding of flowering plants. Contents include: practical advice on techniques, tools and other equipment used in botanical work; the structure and function of the main parts of the flowering plant, highlighting features that are important in illustration for botanical purposes; suggestions for projects, which can be used to assess your understanding or stimulate the start of a new project. Superbly illustrated with 366 colour images.

Plant Identification Terminology

An Illustrated Glossary
Author: James G. Harris,Melinda Woolf Harris
Publisher: Spring Lake Pub
ISBN: 9780964022164
Category: Science
Page: 206
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Illustrated glossary. Terminology by category. Roots. Stems. Leaves. Surfaces. Inflorescences. Flowers. Fruits.

The Kew Plant Glossary

An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms
Author: Henk Beentje
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 9781842466049
Category:
Page: 200
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This plant glossary includes all descriptive terms used in floras, plant field guides and monographs. This is an essential companion for anyone working with plant descriptions, plant identification keys, floras, monographs and field guides. In this second edition 4,500 botanical terms are described with accompanying illustrations, including a new section on vegetation terms and an updated colour section.‘Catnip for the garden geek…this fascinating, authoritative volume may seduce even the most casual browser.’The New York Times, 27 May 2010

The Names of Plants


Author: D. Gledhill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521866453
Category: Science
Page: 426
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This book is a reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.

Practical Plant Identification

Including a Key to Native and Cultivated Flowering Plants in North Temperate Regions
Author: James Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458752
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Practical Plant Identification is an essential guide to identifying flowering plant families (wild or cultivated) in the northern hemisphere. Details of plant structure and terminology accompany practical keys to identify 318 families into which flowering plants are divided. Specifically designed for practical use, the keys can easily be worked backwards for checking identifications. Containing descriptions of families and listings of the genera within, it also includes a section on further identification to generic and specific levels. A successor to the author's bestselling The Identification of Flowering Plant Families, this guide is updated, and retains the same concise user-friendly approach. Cullen skillfully leads the reader from restrictive disciplines of older taxonomy, into an era of increasing numbers of plant families defined by DNA analysis. Aimed primarily at students of botany and horticulture, this is a perfect introduction to plant identification for anyone interested in plant taxonomy.

Flora of the Northeast

A Manual of the Vascular Flora of New England and Adjacent New York
Author: Dennis W. Magee,Harry E. Ahles
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495777
Category: Nature
Page: 1214
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CD-ROM contains: Color photographs -- Random Access Key program for representative and common Angiosperm Dicotyledonous genera of the Northeast.

Picturing Plants

An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration
Author: Gill Saunders
Publisher: Kws Pub
ISBN: 9780981773643
Category: Art
Page: 153
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Drawing on the rarely seen archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Picturing Plants begins with some pressing questions: who drew plants, and why? And what do these images say about our relationship with the natural world? To answer, art historian Gill Saunders shares the story behind 100 gorgeous works, from exquisitely detailed scientific illustrations to the boldly colored seed packets of today. Starting with a printed book from the fifteenth century, Saunders explores a remarkable selection of botanic art, including masterworks by Ehret and Redouté as well as superb illustrations by anonymous artists in China, India, and Japan. Along the way, she makes insightful connections between botanical art, science, and culture. Plant illustrators, Saunders shows, found innovative ways to convey both a plant’s beauty and its use. For example, today, when we see a picture in which a plant is framed by white space, we simply assume that it is a botanical illustration. But in the seventeenth century, the same arrangement reflected contemporary gardening practices—each plant was set in its own separate bed. Picturing Plants captures both the complex cultural history and the distinctive loveliness of botanical illustration. This updated second edition will be a welcome addition to the shelves of art historians and avid gardeners. “An excellent beginning point for those interested in botanical illustration as well as general readers interested in the art and photography of plants and professionals in the botanical and horticultural fields.”—Choice

How to Draw Plants

The Techniques of Botanical Illustration
Author: Keith West,Wilfrid Blunt
Publisher: A & C Black
ISBN: 9780713670059
Category: Botanical illustration
Page: 152
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This comprehensive and authoritative handbook is for all those who want to portray plants and flowers with botanical accuracy. In it the author gives detailed advice on working in pencil, pen, scraper board, watercolour, acrylics and gouache; on building up a painting or drawing by stages; on taking measurements and understanding plant structure; on collecting, handling and preserving plant material.

Plant Conservation

Why It Matters and How It Works
Author: Timothy Walker
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695692
Category: Gardening
Page: 304
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Plants’ ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source—they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals. Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats are a serious threat to many plants, and there are worldwide efforts to mitigate the disaster. Plant Conservation tackles this essential topic head on. Timothy Walker, as the director of the Oxford Botanical Garden, a leader in the field of plant conservation, plays a key role in this effort. He highlights what is happening now, from cataloging the world’s flora to conservation efforts like protecting plants from overcollecting. He also shows home gardeners how they can become involved, whether by growing their own food to decrease reliance on large agriculture or by making smart plant choices by growing natives and avoiding invasives. Plant Conservation treats a critical topic in an accessible and optimistic way. It is required reading for students, professionals, and anyone with a keen interest in the importance of plants.

Mabberley's Plant-Book

A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses
Author: David J. Mabberley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107115026
Category: Science
Page: 1120
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Mabberley's Plant-Book is internationally accepted as an essential reference text for anyone studying, growing or writing about plants. With some 26,000 entries, this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plant (including conifers), plus ferns and clubmosses, besides economically important mosses and algae. The book combines taxonomic details and uses with English and other vernacular names found in commerce. The third edition was recognised in the American Botanical Council's annual James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award for 2008 and the International Association for Plant Taxonomy's Engler Medal in Silver for 2009. In this new edition, each entry has been updated to take into consideration the most recent literature, notably the greater understanding resulting from molecular analyses; over 1400 additional entries (including ecologically and economically important genera of seaweeds) have been included, ensuring that Mabberley's Plant-Book continues to rank among the most practical and authoritative botanical texts available.

The Art of Botanical Illustration

An Illustrated History
Author: Wilfrid Blunt,William Thomas Stearn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486272658
Category: Art
Page: 304
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This beautiful book surveys the evolution of botanical illustration from the crude scratchings of paleolithic man down to the highly scientific work of the 20th-century. 186 magnificent examples, over 30 in full color.