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The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants epub

by Rob Kesseler,Madeline Harley,Wolfgang Stuppy


The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants epub

ISBN: 1554075335

ISBN13: 978-1554075331

Author: Rob Kesseler,Madeline Harley,Wolfgang Stuppy

Category: Science

Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Firefly Books (September 17, 2009)

Pages: 144 pages

ePUB book: 1818 kb

FB2 book: 1623 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 886

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Madeline Harley-Davidson, Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy. None of them are quite like The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants, written by a team of authors with serious credentials in the world of plant morphology

Madeline Harley-Davidson, Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy. None of them are quite like The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants, written by a team of authors with serious credentials in the world of plant morphology. Scanning electron microscopy results in remarkable, even otherworldly photographs of pollen, seeds, and fruit; the very reason life continues to exist on this planet. The accompanying text explains how these structures work, both in terms of their individual species and in the wider world.

Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley. Science and art collaborate to reveal a stunning, even sensual, microscopic world.

The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants. In fact, the shocking images and engaging title are a carefully planned ploy from authors Wolfgang Stuppy, Madeline Harley and Rob Kesseler who know full well that the minute details of plant life are sometimes too tedious to attract the average reader. The two scientists and artist (respectively) previously collaborated on the creation of three books focusing on the details of plant life and their reproduction through pollen, seeds and fruits.

The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants by. Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler.

Madeline Harley, Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy. Place of Publication. Wolfgang Stuppy is a seed morphologist for the Millennium Seed Bank at the Royal Botanic Gardens. He is the co-author of Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers ; Seeds: Time Capsules of Life ; and Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible. Rob Kesseler is a visual arts professor and artist who works with microscopic plant material at London's Royal Botanic Gardens. He is the co-author of Seeds: Time Capsules of Life ; and Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible. Madeline Harley, PhD, FLS, is head of the palynology unit at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Back to Our Shelves . The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants . Visual artist Rob Kesseler uses special light techniques and scanning electron microscopy to create astonishing images of a variety of pollens, seeds and fruits. His razor-sharp cross sections reveal intricate interiors, pods, pouches, keys and other examples of botanical architecture and seed dispersal. Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy and palynologist Madeline Harley deftly explain the botanical purposes of the pollens, seeds and fruit, how they fulfill their missions and their roles in preserving the biodiversity of our planet. Save on Non-Fiction Books. Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days

Madeline Harley, Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy. He is the co-author of Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers; Seeds: Time Capsules of Life; and Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible. Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- Save on Non-Fiction Books.

by Wolfgang Stuppy, Madeline Harley, Rob Kesseler. Science and art collaborate to reveal a stunning, even sensual, microscopic world

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Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy and palynologist Madeline Harley deftly explain the botanical purposes for which . The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants is groundbreaking in its intimate examination of plant reproduction.

Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy and palynologist Madeline Harley deftly explain the botanical purposes for which the pollen, seeds and fruit are designed, how they fulfill their mission, and their role in preserving the biodiversity of our planet. Literary references and early botanical illustrations pepper the text. It is an essential source and reference for artists, designers and photographers and will fascinate gardeners and readers interested in the natural world

Science and art collaborate to reveal a stunning, even sensual, microscopic world.

Three landmark books -- Pollen, Seeds and Fruit -- were published in 2006 and 2008 to rave reviews: "breathtaking," "ravishing," "spectacular," "enlightening," "truly revelatory" and "beautiful almost beyond description." In The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants, the authors bring the best of these books together in one volume that is a fascinating union of art and science.

Visual artist Rob Kesseler uses special light techniques and scanning electron microscopy to create astonishing images of a variety of pollens, seeds and fruits. His razor-sharp cross sections reveal intricate interiors, pods, pouches, keys and other examples of botanical architecture and seed dispersal.

Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy and palynologist Madeline Harley deftly explain the botanical purposes of the pollens, seeds and fruit, how they fulfill their missions and their roles in preserving the biodiversity of our planet. Literary references to plant reproduction are featured along with early botanical illustrations.

The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants is groundbreaking in its intimate examination of plant reproduction. It is an essential reference for artists, designers and photographers and will fascinate gardeners and general readers.

Beautiful images, but as others have said, it is very frustrating to try to figure out the species depicted on any given page. Index is terribly organized. But, I bought this for my boyfriend to use as drawing/painting inspiration, and he doesn't care about plant names like I do (plant ecologist).
A beautiful book full of fascinating photographs which have been coloured to enhance the textures. I'm using it as an inspiration and guide for my fibre art work. I had no problems with the text colour or size, as some other reviewers noted.
The photos are exceptional. Really makes these things interesting to anyone, but it makes it really difficult to take that curiosity anywhere when any and all information about the picture is buried in a wall of text at the end of the book. Why couldn't they put ten words the size of a couple postage stamps right next to the images?
The color and images of this book exceeded my expectations. It showed more than unbelievable plants but also close-ups of seeds, spores, etc. I stress the word close-up. The color was vivid and beautiful. Amazon found another great selection for me.
Superb photography and wonderful information.
One of a great series of micro photography. Stunning.
Super Cool book - and super good price!
Beautifully illustrated and informative!