To Find Good Book - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by fj204
April 7, 2001

My question is not just about one type of plant. Please help me. I have looked for books
that are exstensive about their information about plants...lot of plants. I want a serious exstenvie book with pictures, so I know what I am look at ... information about where they came from
and how to take came of them. The hardest thing to find in these book stores is
to have the pictures and the extensive plant content combinded. What does the botany/horticultural
commuity have against those two componants together? Could the Assoiaton help me? I would buy the book/s no questions asked. Just so you know, I all buy many things from Burbee. In fact, I am waiting for and order. Please see if you can aid me the plant book matter.

Natalie b.

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2001
The plant world is vast, and a general reference would never be complete for all types of plants all around the world. In some instances, as with a book on cultivated or ornamental plants, the problem is one of expense, with gloassy photos increasing the price of the book to an exhorbitant level. The book would also be too large to handle. As a result, there is some selectivity. The internet is very useful in this regard since a search on a search engine such as google, using the Latin name of the plant, usually yields numerous photos as well as cultural information.

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