The minute intricacies of plant life, exposed by microscopy, are breathtaking and beautiful. --Nicola Davis, The Times
The book transcends the coffee table, providing undergraduates with a grounding in key aspects of whole plant biology. The text is accessible and key terminology is supported within the glossary. A must-have, fabulous book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in life science. --The Biologist, 2012
This sumptuous book takes readers on a journey through time, from the first plant cell to the complex flora of today. It combines detailed text with gorgeous macro photogrpahy to explore the significance of plant cells - the powerhouses of life on Earth --BBC Wildlife, 2012
About the Author
Prof. Stephen Blackmore is the Regius Keeper of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, responsible for the overall management and scientific direction of the Garden. Previously he was a research botanist at the Natural History Museum in London. His research has concentrated in the areas of palynology, botanical microscopy and systematics and his achievements have been recognised by two Linnean Society medals.