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Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers

Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley, Alexandra Papadakis,

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ISBN 10: 1554072190 / ISBN 13: 9781554072194
Verlag: Firefly Books September 2006, 2006
Neu Zustand: New Hardcover
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'A scientific and artistic collaboration reveals a stunning, even sensual, microscopic world.' Pollen grains have fascinated the scientifically curious since the 17th century. They are minute, almost impossible to see without a high-powered microscope, and remain hidden beyond the beauty o the flower until the moment of release. Then the grains, like alien spaceships, are carried by wind, water or animal to achieve their purpose of procreation. This beautifully produced and highly original book by an artist and botanical scientist portrays the perfect designs of these microscopic organisms. Special light and scanning electron microscopy are used to obtain astonishing images of pollen grains, which are combined with exquisite photographs of the parent plants. Pollen describes and illustrates in minute detail the reproductive workings of plants ranging from tulips and lilies to orchids and palms. The structure and form of pollen set the scene for the remarkable events that occur from pollination to fertilization. Also included are literary references to plant reproduction, as well as early botanical illustrations. Pollen is an intriguing book that is both informative and surprisingly beautiful. A beautiful illustrated guide to the structure and form of pollen investigates pollination and fertilization, its impact our lives, and includes photographs, illustrations and electron microscopy images. The authors are an artist and a plant scientist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20100929103487

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Titel: Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers

Verlag: Firefly Books September 2006

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: New

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A scientific and artistic collaboration reveals a stunning, even sensual, microscopic world.

Pollen grains have fascinated the scientifically curious since the 17th century. They are minute, almost impossible to see without a high-powered microscope, and remain hidden beyond the beauty o the flower until the moment of release. Then the grains, like alien spaceships, are carried by wind, water or animal to achieve their purpose of procreation.

This beautifully produced and highly original book by an artist and botanical scientist portrays the perfect designs of these microscopic organisms. Special light and scanning electron microscopy are used to obtain astonishing images of pollen grains, which are combined with exquisite photographs of the parent plants.

Pollen describes and illustrates in minute detail the reproductive workings of plants ranging from tulips and lilies to orchids and palms. The structure and form of pollen set the scene for the remarkable events that occur from pollination to fertilization. Also included are literary references to plant reproduction, as well as early botanical illustrations.

Pollen is an intriguing book that is both informative and surprisingly beautiful.

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