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Plants of the World

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants

Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay, and Mark W. Chase

Plants of the World

Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay, and Mark W. Chase

816 pages | 3000 color plates | 9-3/8 x 11 | © 2017
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780226522920 Published November 2017 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
E-book $95.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226536705 Published November 2017 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Plants of the World is the first book to systematically explore every vascular plant family on earth—more than four hundred and fifty of them—organized in a modern phylogenetic order. Detailed entries for each family include descriptions, distribution, evolutionary relationships, and fascinating information on economic uses of plants and etymology of their names. All entries are also copiously illustrated in full color with more than 2,500 stunning photographs. A collaboration among three celebrated botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Plants of the World is authoritative, comprehensive, and beautiful. Covering everything from ferns to angiosperms, it will be an essential resource for practicing botanists, horticulturists, and nascent green thumbs alike.
Contents
How to use this book
Introduction
Evolution of land plants
Plants and human culture
Naming plants
Classification and the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group
Fossil plants
Families
Etymology and common names
Genera
Phytogeography
Economic botany
Lycopods
Ferns
Gymnosperms
The ANA grade families
Magnoliids
Monocots
Eudicots
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Photography credits
Further reading
General references
Index
Review Quotes
Kathy Willis, director of science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
“This is destined to become a classic reference work—and one where beauty and science are combined to illustrate the incredible diversity and importance of plants to life on earth. From the first page onwards, the text and illustrations portray the unique, bizarre, functional, and useful aspects of the plant kingdom in intricate detail. It is entirely fitting that Kew should be publishing this exceptional work; Kew’s strategic aim is ‘to be a global resource in plant knowledge’—this book brings this knowledge into the public domain in glorious technicolor detail.”
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