Perfectly Peculiar Plants

Take a Walk through Earth's Weirdest, Wildest and Most...

Chris Thorogood, illustrated by Catell Ronca
AUD $24.99
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An exuberant celebration of the weird and wonderful world of plants, perfect for budding botanists and armchair art-lovers alike, busting with colour and providing unexpected facts.

A vibrant, close-up exploration of plants, focusing on the extraordinary and unexpected. Each page or spread focuses on a different plant, from the tiny bee orchid to the mighty strangler fig. Looking at plants from across the globe, specimens featured include carnivorous and poisonous species, plants that provide us with food, materials, or medicine, those who have a special symbiotic relationship with animals or other plants, as well as especially rare or record-breaking species. Among these entries are focus spreads looking at how plants get energy and nutrients, how animals and plants work together, how plants can send out chemical messages, and finally, how to protect plants and their habitats. Bursting with colour, there’s something new and unexpected to discover on every page.

Author bio:

Dr Chris Thorogood is a plant hunter and botanist who has been fascinated by plants for a long as he can remember, having spent much of his childhood growing bizarre and unusual plants including carnivores and parasites. He is now Head of Science & Public Engagement at Oxford University Botanic Garden. Chris is the author of Weird Plants (Kew Publishing, 2018) as well as several botanic field guides.Catell Ronca was born in Basel, Switzerland and lives and works in Lucerne. Catell graduated from the Royal College of Art in London and works for a variety of international clients in publishing, editorial and advertising. Her work is regularly recognised in Illustration Annuals. Her plant illustrations are expressive, bold, lively, and saturated in colour.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781786032850
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Words & Pictures
Pub Date: September 2018
Page Extent: 64
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 5 - 8
Subject: Picture books