A World of Plants
A stunningly illustrated guide to the fascinating world of plants and botanical history.
Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by print-maker James Brown.Covering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plant - from carnivorous, to climbing, to tropical; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth.
From the domestic to the international, there is something for the whole family here. Whether you want to learn the basics of photosynthesis, or explore the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this is a lively, engaging and visually stunning look at the world of plants.
- Large format gift book with beautiful embossed cover.
- A Walker Studio title.
- The next title in the bestselling A World of... series, following A World of Information, A World of Cities and A World of Discoveries.
Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist and author of many groundbreaking non-fiction books. He worked for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues, and since 1990 he has worked freelance for organizations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin’s jobs have varied greatly: “I’ve been an orchid-sleuth in Germany, a timber detective in Kenya and an investigator of the chameleon trade in Madagascar.” Martin’s children’s books include Emperor’s Egg , winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back , which was shortlisted for the same award. Martin lives in Cambridge.
About the Illustrator
James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in textiles for ten years. He then branched out into illustration and has worked with the V&A and Guardian.
We are totally reliant on plants for food and energy and this beautiful book
provides a completely fascinating insight into their wide and varied world. It tells you how plants evolved, how different types grow, spread and survive as well as much, much more. * minitravellers.co.uk *
Twenty-five spreads in this striking volume, the size of a small tray and illustrated with elegant graphics, address aspects of plants including structure, reproduction, categorisation and importance. A beautifully produced and informative introduction to botany. * The Sunday Times, Watch Out For *