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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions (November 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608872815
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608872817
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“…microscopic cross-sections focused on fruit, seeds and nature's seed dispersers from the toucan to the fruit bat. Exhaustive scientific text.”—Associated Press

About the Author

Wolfgang Stuppy is the Seed Morphologist at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Project, which is at the center of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, a large international plant conservation initiative. He has a doctorate in comparative seed morphology and anatomy. After joining the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1999 to work on plant conservation, he transferred to the Millennium Seed Bank in 2002. A huge global conservation project, which collects and stores seeds and fruits from all over the world, the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership offers the ideal environment for Dr. Stuppy to feed his passion for research into their astonishing diversity.

Rob Kesseler is a visual artist and Professor of Ceramic Art & Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Collaborating with scientists, his work inhabits a territory where design, fine art and applied art overlap. From 2001–2004 he was a NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Fellow at Kew and continues to work with Wolfgang Stuppy on an examination of microscopic plant material. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010, the Year of Biodiversity, he was appointed Research Fellow at the Gulbenkian Science Institute. His work has been exhibited around the world.

Professor Stephen D. Hopper FLS is the Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. He lives in England.

Ken Arnold is the Head of Public Programmes of the Wellcome Trust. He lives in England.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich on March 9, 2014
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a great book with botany text too,
excellent photography
anyone interested in botany will enjoy this book
some amazing fruits too
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By Donna L. Loose on July 8, 2014
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This is a cool book. If you just buy it for the amazing pictures, you have you money's worth
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By Geonomeak on May 30, 2013
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a great reference book for imagery to incorporate in bits and pieces in creative projects. The used book I received was in great shape and is a valued reference, used frequently.
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The sumptuous photos alone are enough to make this an outstanding book but reading the captions draws us into remembering school-day botany with a wow. Let's go find these incredible beauties. Oops some are teeny but spectacular when viewed through magnification.

Sex, sex, sex of plant life is often the allure of fruits. This book makes a terrific program for plant societies and avid gardeners. Bravo to all involved in this book which I luckily discovered in my library's display of new titles.
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