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Plant Families: A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Most of us lump plants together in one big family, and when pressed can only explain their grouping by what they’re not—not an animal, not a mineral, and so just a plant. In reality, there are hundreds of different plant families, each grouped logically by a unique family history and genealogy. This brings sense and order to the more than a quarter of a million different p ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 7th 2017 by University of Chicago Press
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Kaylee
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I came upon this book by chance. I was just leaving the library when I noticed Plant Families on display, and it jumped out at me. (I mean visually - it didn't leap off the shelf.) I looked at a couple pages, and it was so captivating, I had to go back to the counter and check it out.

The cover is beautiful, the inside cover likewise. The pages are beautifully illustrated and perfectly arranged. The paper itself is of superior quality and so lovely to touch, and a vivid red silky ribbon bookmark
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B Pastore
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book through a giveaway from Goodreads.

First let me say that when I opened the envelope I caught my breath ... the book itself it beautiful! The cover has a fabulous texture and the colors and pictures are very special - like a piece of artwork. The inside covers are beautifully lined up at the corners and the lining is placed with care with it's rich color and patterns. Each page is a joy to turn and to feel the texture of. The page marker is a beautiful ribbon whose color goes
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Sean
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gardening-plants
Very well done book. Heavy on the Latin names, but that is the true proper family categorization of all these plants. Excellent detail and research classifying these plants by their TRUE shared characteristics. A bit too technical for me. I recommend this for true plant/garden/tree aficionados. Fantastic life-like drawings of all the plants. I liked the very-slightly off-white/light-cream color of the book paper chosen too. It helps set this book up a notch.
Saffron
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As with the others in this series, this is a beautifully laid out and illustrated book. Lots of information that will be useful for the continued future.
Jessica
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful illustrations, interesting information, and well-organized.
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