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The Resource The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by Paul Smith ; contributors: Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield

The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by Paul Smith ; contributors: Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield

Label
The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world
Title
The book of seeds
Title remainder
a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Smith ; contributors: Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Book of Seeds takes readers through six hundred of the world's seed species, revealing their extraordinary beauty and rich diversity. Each page pairs a beautifully composed photo of a seed -- life-size, and, in some cases, enlarged to display fine detail-- with a short description, a map showing distribution, and information on conservation status. The whole spectrum of seeds is covered here. There are prolific species like corn and less widely distributed species, like the brilliant blue seeds of the traveler's palm or the bird of paradise flower, aptly named for its distinctive orange coiffure. There are tiny seeds and seeds weighing up to forty pounds. And while seeds in all their shapes, sizes, and colors grant us sustenance, there are even some we would be wise to treat with caution, such as the rosary pea, whose seeds are considered more toxic than ricin."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
631.5/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB118
LC item number
.S65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, P. P.
  • Barstow, Megan
  • Beech, Emily
  • O'Donnell, Katherine
  • Murphy, Lydia
  • Oldfield, Sara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
Label
The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by Paul Smith ; contributors: Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a seed? -- How did seed plants evolve ? -- Seeds & humans -- Seed conservation -- Plant diversity & why it matters -- Seed-bearing plants -- Cycadophyta -- Ginkophyta & gnetophyta -- Pinophyta -- Magnoliophyta
Control code
on1000446971
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9780226362236
Lccn
2017035751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1000446971
Label
The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by Paul Smith ; contributors: Megan Barstow, Emily Beech, Katherine O'Donnell, Lydia Murphy, Sara Oldfield
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a seed? -- How did seed plants evolve ? -- Seeds & humans -- Seed conservation -- Plant diversity & why it matters -- Seed-bearing plants -- Cycadophyta -- Ginkophyta & gnetophyta -- Pinophyta -- Magnoliophyta
Control code
on1000446971
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9780226362236
Lccn
2017035751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1000446971

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