Simon Maughan has worked as an editor and publisher for the Royal Horticultural Society for over twelve years, and is the author of RHS Botany for Gardeners.
"A visually engaging introduction to systematics that would make a
perfect gift or decorative tabletop book for almost any level of
budding horticulturist. Its beauty does not detract from the
bite-sized knowledge that it imparts, but rather works well to pull
in the novice reader and maybe even attract a few future
botanists."-- "Economic Botany"
"An amazing guide filled with botanical information and exacting illustrations and diagrams."-- "Oregonian"
"Examines the major families of the plant world. . . . For each included family, information is provided on family origins, morphology, and ornamental or agricultural uses for members of the family. Elegant color illustrations throughout highlight important terms, structures, and example species associated with each plant family."-- "Choice"