Seeds

Seeds

Time Capsules of Life

Book - 2006
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A remarkable collaboration of art and science celebrating the diversity of seeds.

An orchid seed may be minuscule, so small and light that one gram contains more than 7.5 million seeds. In contrast, a single-seeded Seychelles seed is a nut weighing up to 20 pounds. All seeds have the same purpose -- to travel through time and space until they reach the right place at the right moment to create a new plant.

This large-format book melds art and science in an authoritative examination of the design and function of seeds. Special light and scanning electron microscopy are used to obtain astonishing images of diverse seeds at various states of maturity. Pods, pouches, keys, nuts and other vehicles of dispersal are explained and illustrated.

These time capsules of life for plants familiar and strange are presented in minute, beautiful detail. Microphotographs of the tiniest seeds and extraordinarily detailed cutaway images of larger seeds are combined with text that explains the formation and maturation of seeds and describes how they find their way to becoming a copy of the parent plant. Literary references to plant reproduction are featured as well, along with early botanical illustrations.

Authoritative and richly illustrated, Seeds offers a fascinating and intimate look at the remarkable reproductive process of plants.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781554072217
1554072212
Characteristics: 264 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stuppy, Wolfgang
Papadakis, Alexandra

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bobbigford
May 16, 2014

With introduction by H. R. H. The prince of wales

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elaxminn
Nov 11, 2013

This is a stunning book. You can either just browse the pictures, or read through the text which is written for a technical audience.

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