The Dictionary of Science for Gardeners: 6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained
Should be on every potting shed shelf.
New York Times
This must-have reference will help you navigate the complex world of science. It defines more than 6,000 words from 16 branches of science that are of particular interest to gardeners, from abscission (a plant’s rejection of an organ) to zoochory (the dispersal of seeds by animals). Hundreds of illustrations clarify key definitions and help explain abstract concepts.
- Definitions reflect the latest developments in science
- Covers topical issues like climate change, ecology, and native plants
- Indispensable to home gardeners and nursery professionals
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 556 pp.
- Book dimensions: 7 x 9 in. (230 x 180 mm.)
- Images: 137 b/w illustrations
- ISBN-10: 1604694831
- ISBN-13: 9781604694833
- Product code: 689483
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"Should be on every potting shed shelf."
—New York Times
"Written for the layperson with an interest in understanding the scientific terminology used in books and articles related to modern gardening.…Notable for broad coverage, this volume is recommended."
"A useful guide for gaining a better understanding of the complex world of garden science."
"At more than 500 pages containing the exploration and explanation of some six thousand scientific terms, covering sixteen branches of science that are of particular interest to gardeners, the non-techy among us should not feel cheated by Mr Allaby’s exhaustive pronouncements."
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