A clear, nontechnical explanation of how plants work, and our bestselling book. It succeeds in explaining the complex processes of plant growth, functions, adaptation, responses, and reproduction in simple language. As the author intended, the gardener can come to understand a plant "from the plant's point of view."
This book is intended to give new meaning to many gardening practices by looking at them from the plant's point of view." The entire breadth of botanical science is surveyed: the structure, function, and evolution of plants, how plants are constructed from cells and how they grow, responses to environments and adaptations, the process of photosynthesis, and plant reproduction and genetics. All of these topics are treated in highly readable fashion, with excellent color photographs and line drawings serving to illustrate clearly points made in the text. The reader is introduced painlessly to the technical terms of botany.