The dictionary of science for gardeners: 6000 scientific terms explored and explained.

The dictionary of science for gardeners: 6000 scientific terms explored and explained. Michael Allaby.

Portland OR: Timber Press, 2015. Octavo, laminated boards, black and white illustrations.

This must-have reference will help all gardeners navigate the complex world of science. It defines more than 6,000 words from 16 branches of science that are of particular interest to gardeners, from abscission (a plant's rejection of an organ) to zoochary (the dispersal of seeds by animals). Hundreds of illustrations clarify key definitions and help explain abstract concepts. Definitions reflect the latest developments in science. Covering topical issues like climate change, ecology, and native plants, this book will be indispensable to home gardeners and nursery professionals.

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