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The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration
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Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and tranferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.
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By: Search Press.   2015-09-15

Flora of the Guianas Series E (Fungi and Lichens): Cladoniaceae (Fungi and Lichens Fascicle 3)
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A critical, illustrated look at the flora of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, designed to treat phanerogams as well as cryptogams of the area. This edition covers the Cladoniaceae family, and provides plant descriptions, distribution, and taxonomic keys. 
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2014-01-15

Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia
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This richly illustrated volume is the first complete atlas of coffee production in Ethiopia, the natural home of Arabica coffee and Africa’s largest coffee producer. One of the most important coffee-growing regions of the world, Ethiopia is world-renowned for its diversity of flavor profiles, including the celebrated coffees of Harar, Sidamo, Yirgacheffe and Limu.

Around 15 million Ethiopians are coffee farmers, and this innovative atlas is a state-of-the-artview of wild coffee forests, forest coffee production areas, and coffee gardens. It provides an invaluable resource for understanding the Ethiopian coffee landscape, and a base-line for monitoring, management, and exploration.

Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia will be the essential reference for resource managers, researchers, conservationists, coffee exporters and importers, and coffee lovers.
 

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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2017-03-22

Marianne North: A Very Intrepid Painter - Second Edition
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Marianne North was not ready to settle down. At age forty-one, she found herself alone and uninterested in the domestic trappings of Victorian life. So she packed her paints and set off for North America. Her 1871 trip marked the start of a remarkable life of travel and artistry that would put her among the greatest of the world’s naturalists.

After the death of her beloved father, North made a fearless decision to venture out on her own—something few women dared to do at the time—with a goal of recording as many tropical and exotic plants as possible. Taking a different approach than the botanical artists of the time, which favored solitary plants and soft water colors, North often painted entire landscapes using bold, hearty oil paints. She produced a staggering 833 paintings, nearly all of which are now housed in an eponymous gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Marianne North: A Very Intrepid Painter provides an overview of her life and adventures, as well as the history and restoration of her gallery. The beautiful gift book details North’s life and travels, and this new edition’s larger format allows her stunning images to truly shine. It’s a fitting collection for one of the world’s greatest botanical explorers.
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2016-04-15

A Vision of Eden: The Life and Work of Marianne North (Published in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
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Published in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens. Marianne North (1830-1890) was a prolific English Victorian biologist and botanical artist, notable for her plant and landscape paintings. Her paintings record the many places she visited.
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By: Web & Bower Publishers Limited.   1980-01-01

The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook: Second Edition
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The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook is an authoritative guide to the commonly encountered and ecologically important plants of the tropics. Written by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this handbook is based on Kew’s popular Tropical Plant Identification course, which uses classical morphology, as well as more simple “spot” characteristics, to teach plant identification.

This fully updated second edition adds seventeen new family and subfamily descriptions and includes updated research throughout. Each of the one hundred families is described in detail and richly illustrated with photographs that show important identification characteristics. The book’s emphasis on images and the foundations of identification means that both specialists and nonspecialists alike will be able to use this guide.

The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook is a portable, easy-to-use resource, perfect for tropical botanists as well as students and conservation professionals.
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2016-04-15

The Kew Plant Glossary: An Illustrated Dictionary of Plant Terms - Second Edition
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If asked to describe a plant, many of us would have to resort to basic descriptors such as vague shapes or simple colors. But for those who work and write in the plant world, there are thousands of terms available for crafting the perfect characterization. A pear’s shape can be called pyriform, while lemon’s form is prolate. A petal might range from caesious (pale blue-grey or -green) to ceraceous (pale cream) to cinerous (ash grey). And the autumnal spread of fallen leaves is called, elegantly, leaf litter.

The Kew Plant Glossary is a comprehensive guide to the myriad of terms used in the identification and conservation of plants. This new edition adds more than four hundred new entries, including a vegetation-type section, bringing the total to 4,905 botanical terms and seven hundred illustrations. The terms are clearly explained, many with basic line drawings to further clarify a description. Henk Beentje consulted a host of botanical works as well as colleagues working in the field to create a glossary that is clear, easy to use, and free of confusion. He notes terms that are easily mixed up with others and points out phrases that are considered outside common usage.

This is an essential companion for anyone who finds themselves searching for the right word when writing about plants, who needs to clearly identify the pieces of their work, or who just wants to talk more authoritatively about the plants they love.
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2016-11-15

Marianne North: A Very Intrepid Painter
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Marianne North was an English naturalist and remarkable botanical artist who traveled to more than a dozen countries in the course of more than a decade spent painting the tropical and exotic plants of the world. Despite having no formal artistic training and a rather unconventional technique, North documented her subjects in situ with a scientific accuracy that continues to impress botanists today. More than eight hundred of her detailed, brightly colored paintings are displayed in Kew's Marianne North Gallery, which was built under her patronage and opened in 1882. 

Fully illustrated and including a stunning eight-page fold-out, this engaging and accessible account provides an overview of North's spirited work, life, and travels as well as a concise history of the popular gallery—newly restored and refurbished—where almost all her paintings hang. The Marianne North Gallery is among Kew's finest attractions, and this exquisite volume captures its magic to perfection.

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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2011-03-15

World Checklist and Bibliography of Campanulaceae
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The bellflower Family Campanulaceae is found throughout the world, and includes a large number of species important in ornamental horticulture. For the past quarter century, Dr. Thomas Lammers has devoted his professional career to a better understanding of its relationships, classification, distribution, and evolution. In this volume, he provides a thorough accounting of the family, the first to be published since 1839. Eighty-four genera are recognized, encompassing 2319 species, 391 subspecies, and 27 named hybrids; another 8135 names are treated as synonyms. For each recognized species, subspecies, or hybrid, information is provided on its geographic distribution, life-form, and chromosome number. All this is fully documented by an encyclopaedic bibliography. As such, it is the ultimate resource from which to begin any inquiry into the family and its members.
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2000-01-15

Growing Orchids from Seed
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Written for the amateur and the professional without access to sophisticated laboratory equipment and chemicals, 'Growing Orchids from Seed' contains all you need to know to become an expert! 

Careful guidelines are given for buying and making equipment, pollinating orchid flowers, harvesting and storing seed, successful germination, transplanting seedlings, and growing them on to healthy plants.
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2005-01-15


 

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