The Art of Plant Evolution

W. John Kress
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This beautiful mix of art and science offers a breathtaking look at the way that contemporary scientific discoveries are changing our understanding of plants and plant evolution. Nearly one hundred and fifty paintings, by eighty-four artists, are reproduced in full color to present a sweeping overview of the evolution of...
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$41.00

This beautiful mix of art and science offers a breathtaking look at the way that contemporary scientific discoveries are changing our understanding of plants and plant evolution. Nearly one hundred and fifty paintings, by eighty-four artists, are reproduced in full color to present a sweeping overview of the evolution of plants worldwide. The paintings cover a wide range of plants, including ferns, fungi, conifers, algae, mosses, and a rich bounty of flowering plants; accompanying each painting is up-to-date evolutionary information--drawn from recent DNA analysis--plus observations by each of the artists and details about modern plant classification. Written for the nonspecialist, The Art of Plant Evolution is sure to enchant inquisitive green thumbs and gardeners.



Author: W. John Kress, Shirley Sherwood
ISBN-10: 1842464175
ISBN-13: 9781842464175
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Language: English
Published: 04/15/2010
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Weight: 3.70lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.90w x 1.00d

About the Author

John W. Kress is curator and research scientist at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Shirley Sherwood has been collecting contemporary botanical drawings for nearly twenty years; her collection is arguably the world's most important private collection of twentieth-century botanical art.

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