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Seeds_KesselerStuppyCheck out Seeds: Time Capsules of Life for a stunning look at one of nature’s marvels!

Thanks to Rob Kesseler and Wolfgang Stuppy in collaboration with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens for this titillating new look at seeds.

Below are some examples of the wacky and the wonderful. Enjoy!

 

Overview of the book

The authors begin with a look at how plant reproductive structures evolved into seeds and fruits (just imagine what a trip to the grocery store would look like without all those glorious colorful fruits and the vast selection of seeds!). Following this evolutionary flashback, we get to know the anatomy of seeds up close and personal, and the authors explain how these structures do the job of dispersing plant progeny to distant locations – important to reduce competition across generations, maintain genetic diversity, and healthy species range sizes. The book then veers into a crushing perspective on the fragility…

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  1. sturff said:

    glad you enjoyed our post! neat book isn’t it? for more of our nifty posts find us at sturff.org

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