Book ID: 106791
Plants of the World: An illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plant genera. 2017. 2500 col. photogr. 500 maps. 800 p. Hardcover.
This is the first book to explore systematically every vascular plant family in the world, including all families of lycopods, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. Organised in a modern phylogenetic order (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group IV for flowering plants and equivalent systems for other groups), over 450 families are described characteristics, relationships, etymology, economic uses and distribution. Written by three world-renowned authors with wide interests in plant relationships, horticulture and modern genetic approaches to the study of biodiversity, the descriptions are accompanied by a lavish selection of photographs, illustrations and maps. Many of the illustrations are the work of the first author, Maarten Christenhusz, who is an accomplished photographer as well as a botanist. This authoritative, comprehensive and beautiful book will appeal to a wide audience, from undergraduate students to practising botanists and horticulturists as well as interested amateurs.- Full information provided on distribution, phylogeny and Organised in a modern phylogenetic order/ - Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 2,500 images and 500 maps/ - Introductory section on the evolution of plants, plants and human culture, naming, and modern phylogenetic classification/ - Glossary of terms