13 June 2014

A Garden of Marvels; Ruth Kassinger

A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of PlantsA Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great book for those of us who never really took (or paid attention) in botany classes. The framing, with the author looking for and finding someone to make her a cocktail tree, immediately draws the reader in and keeps the interest level high, while the factual information given is done so engagingly (and without such a huge amount of science) that it doesn't feel like a science book.

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