Plants Author:Herbert S. Zim To the average person, the word plants means flowers, trees, shrubs - the obvious green things in any landscape - but Dr. Zim opens up new and exciting vistas in this unusual book. After giving clear picture of the plant world - its classification and identification - he makes a survey of practical hobby activities in the plant kingdom. — With s... more »imple equipment, there are endless tings an amateur can do - whether it is making a collection of seeds, mosses, or seaweeds, or experimenting with new chemical hormones which stimulate plant growth. Even the reader who lives in a large city will find that he can follow a plant hobby as successfully as a country dweller.
An unusual feature of the book is a geographical list of places in the United States which are of particular interest to the plant enthusiast.
121 black and white drawings by John W. Brainerd, who is a botanist by profession, add to the interest of the book.« less