Art of Plant Evolution, The (Heftet)



Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2009
Antall sider: 40
Forlag: Royal Botanic Gardens
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781842464175
Kategori: Naturvitenskap
Omtale Art of Plant Evolution, The
This beautiful mix of art
and science offers a
breathtaking look at the
way that contemporary
scientific discoveries are
changing our
understanding of plants
and plant evolution. 136
botanical paintings from
the Shirley Sherwood
Collection, by 84 artists, cover 50 orders of plants in
118 families, and a total of 133 species, providing a
sweeping overview of the evolution of plants on
earth. The paintings display a sampling of the living
world from fungi to daisies, including algae, mosses,
ferns, conifers and flowering plants, arranged in the
most up to date evolutionary sequence, determined
by recent DNA analysis.
The text places each artist's observations in the
context of modern plant classification, providing
readers with a new understanding of the complex
interrelationships between plant species, and enhancing their appreciation of the botanical artist's
ability to portray the delicate beauty of nature.

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