Pollen : The Hidden Sexuality of Plants

Description

This title is the IP Book Awards 2007 Gold Medal winner for Outstanding Book of the Year - Most Original Concept. Never before seen SEM images are unique to the book. It will appeal to scientists, artists and photographers alike. The extraordinary beauty and structure of pollen grains invisible to the naked eye. This book is the result of the shared fascination of an artist and a scientist with the perfect design of organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Pollen is ubiquitous; its tiny forms have fascinated the scientifically curious since the seventeenth century. Its tiny grains are enclosed beyond the accessible beauty of the flower until the moment of release, when they are carried by wind, water or animal vectors to achieve their purpose, which is procreation. A clear explanation of the structure and form of pollen, the remarkable events from pollination to fertilization, and the many ways in which pollen impacts unseen on our lives is interwoven with a dazzling array of original images created especially for the book.

Details

Author(s)
Rob Kesseler
Format
Hardback | 264 pages
Dimensions
207 x 234 x 26mm | 1,192g
Publication date
01 May 2014
Publisher
Papadakis
Publication City/Country
Newbury, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
Compact ed
Illustrations note
full colour throughout, includes photographs
ISBN10
1906506515
ISBN13
9781906506513
Bestsellers rank
187,745

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