Botany in a Day 6th ed
by Thomas J Elpel
New edition includes some color illustrations.
Botany in a Day is changing the way people learn about plants! This book has gained a nationwide audience almost exclusively by word of mouth. It is now used as a text and recommended by herbal and wilderness schools across North America. Instead of presenting individual plants, Botany in a Day unveils the patterns of identification and uses among related plants, giving readers simple tools to rapidly unlock the mysteries of the new species they encounter throughout the continent.
Too often people try to learn plants one at a time, without rhyme or reason. Now you can cut years off the process of learning about plants and their uses. This book helps you beyond the piece meal approach to botany and herbalism towards a more "whole" approach. Within 1.5 hours you can understand the big picture of botany and herbalism. Learn how related plants have similar features for identification. Discover how they often have similar properties and similar uses.
Most plant books cover only one or two hundred species. Botany in a Day includes more than 100 plant families and over 700 genera, applicable to many thousands of species.
By the end of the day you will have a functional knowledge of botany. You will be able to continue growing your knowledge of plants and plant patterns in the wild, in your garden, among house plants, even at the florist. Understand the magic of patterns among plants, and the world will never look the same again.
Printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper made from 100% post-consumer waste.