The natural history of flowers (Book, 2018) [Alabama State University Library]
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The natural history of flowers

The natural history of flowers

Author: Michael Fogden; Patricia Fogden
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2018]
Series: Gideon Lincecum nature and environment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Flowers have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years, symbolizing love, sorrow, and renewal. They provide bursts of color to homes and gardens and convey messages to friends, family, and significant others. Yet we often overlook their real purpose--why do flowers exist and why are they certain colors, shapes, and smells? In nature, flowers are key to healthy ecosystems and play a functional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionary
dictionaries
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fogden; Patricia Fogden
ISBN: 9781623496449 1623496446 1623496454 9781623496456
OCLC Number: 1019837106
Description: 220 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Flowers and humans --
The evolution of flowering plants --
Flowers --
Pollination syndromes --
Pollinator behavior --
Mimicry and deceit in flowers --
Flower predators, nectar thieves, and flower defenses --
Antipollinators --
The flower's final act : seed production and dispersal --
Seed dispersal syndromes --
Fruit spoilers and seed predators --
The seasonality of flowering and fruiting --
Pollination, seed dispersal, and coevolution --
Selected neotropical plant families, genera, and species --
Glossary.
Series Title: Gideon Lincecum nature and environment series.
Responsibility: Michael Fogden & Patricia Fogden.

Abstract:

In this beautifully illustrated book with over 200 stunning photographs, Michael Fogden and Patricia Fogden draw from existing research and their extensive field experiences all over the world to  Read more...
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