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Reviews of Botany in a Day: Thomas J. Elpel's Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families, 5th Edition

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Author (1): Thomas J. Elpel

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: January 2004
Published by: HOPS Press
List price: $30.00
ISBN Number: 1892784157



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Now you can cut years off the process of learning about plants. Learn how related plants have similar features for identification. Discover how they often have similar properties and similar uses. Toms book takes you beyond the details towards a greater understanding of the patterns among plants. Most plant books cover only one or two hundred species. Botany in a Day includes more than 100 plant families and over 700 genera including edible and medicinal uses applicable to many thousands of species.

With this book you will be able to recognize patterns in plants everywhere you go in the wild, in your garden, among house plants, even at the florist. Understand the magic of patterns among plants, and the world will never look the same again! ...

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Positive mis77b On Jun 17, 2009, mis77b wrote:

Very informative, great illustrations. This book has opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about plants. I love to research what I'm growing or just what's already growing around me.
A must have for any gardeners library, especially those just begining.

Positive Joan On Aug 18, 2006, Joan wrote:

I love this book. It's almost like taking a botany course.

It starts out with a tutorial on plant names, classifications and the evolution of plants in order to give us some background information on how plants are related to each other, and how they have been sorted based on their relationships. It covers profiling flowers and plants to find the family they belong to. The second part of this book is a reference guide for several plant families.

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