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The 11 parts review of Botany in a Day is available in one big convenient gob.



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Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns.

Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species!

Botany in a Day is changing the way people learn about plants. A one-day tutorial introduces eight of the world's most common plant families, applicable to more than 45,000 species of plants. Master these eight patterns and have the skills to recognize an astonishing number of plants on any continent. Add to your repertoire by keying out entirely unknown plants and learning additional family patterns.
Botany in a Day is principally written for North America, but used and adored by readers all over the world. It is used as a textbook in numerous universities, high schools, and herbal schools. This book is widely used in nature programs and promoted in national parks. Botany in a Day is your passport connection to nature and discovering the amazing world of plants!

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Botany in a Day Review - Part 1
Botany in a Day Review - Part 2
Botany in a Day Review - Part 3
Botany in a Day Review - Part 4
Botany in a Day Review - Part 5
Botany in a Day Review - Part 6
Botany in a Day Review - Part 7
Botany in a Day Review - Part 8
Botany in a Day Review - Part 9
Botany in a Day Review - Part 10
Botany in a Day Review - Part 11
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Lisa Allen
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This book was one of my textbooks for training to become an Herbalist (an "MH" technically) with the oldest herbal school still in existence in the USA, the School of Natural Healing in Utah! It really does make botany accessible and fun too!
 
mary yett
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This book was required reading in my herbalist training as well. My teacher put it on her top 10 most important books list - and I agree. It certainly changed how I look at plants.

Knowing they belong to "tribes" and "families" that have certain characteristics in common makes studying them more like watching a soap opera - all those complicated family ties.

It is also personally empowering for me to meet a new, unidentified plant for the first time and think, "you must be a member of the mint family, or the rose family, etc". I feel the world is so full of plant friends.

Manitoulin Mary
 
John Redman
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mary yett wrote:
It is also personally empowering for me to meet a new, unidentified plant for the first time and think, "you must be a member of the mint family, or the rose family, etc". I feel the world is so full of plant friends.

Manitoulin Mary


This paragraph sold the book to me. I tell unknown plants they are beautiful all the time, but to have conversation with and maybe get them to blush when I recognize their family. cant wait to read it!
 
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