|Smithsonian & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||440 / 2018|
Explore the intricate inner workings of the plant kingdom--how seeds become shoots, and flowers become fruits--with this oversized, heavily illustrated introduction to botany from the Smithsonian Institution, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Vivid photography and engaging text explore the secrets of everything from roses and lilies to rainforest orchids, mangroves, and cacti, while explaining how plants adapt to scorching deserts, frozen mountain peaks, and coastal shores. Discover plants with leaves that eat meat, flowers that use color and scent to manipulate their pollinators, trees that withstand hurricanes, and seeds and fruits designed to travel phenomenal distances.