The Plant

Volume I: A Guide to Understanding its Nature

Gerbert Grohmann; Translated by Katherine Castelliz and Barbara Saunders-Davies

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A comprehensive overview of plants and the plant world, and their relation to the wider environment.

Format:
paperback
Size:
228 x 152 mm
Publisher:
Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association
Subject:
Biodynamics & Organics
Illustrations:
99 b/w photographs
Extent:
212 pages
ISBN:
9780938250234
Publication date:
01 Jan 1989
Edition:
3rd edition

Description

This book is a remarkably comprehensive overview of plants and the plant world, and how they relate to the wider environment. Grohmann starts by considering the characteristics of flowering plants, before moving on to different growing areas in the world and the 'ladder' of the plant kingdom, from lichens and fungi up through ferns and conifers.

Over one hundred illustrations help guide the reader through Grohmann's important observations and conclusions. This is the first of two volumes (the second deals exclusively with flowering plants in more detail).

Reviews

'The Plant, in two volumes, is a classic, loving study of the plant world, the fruit of a lifetime of patient and detailed observation of nature. Volume 1 begins with the flowering plant, then turns to the living face of the earth before moving on to consider the threefoldness of the plant and the image of the human being.

I think you'll enjoy these books - whether or not you garden or farm. I have found that they offer enormous food for thought and gave me a basis for a renewed and expanded appreciation of the miracle of the natural world.'
-- Bob and Nancy's Bookstore

Author

Dr Gerbert Grohmann (1897-1957) was a botanist.

Links

Also by Gerbert Grohmann:
The Plant: Volume 2

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