First published ten years ago, this ground-breaking book by a Kew based world expert is now in its fourth edition. It is the result of the shared fascination of an artist and a scientist with the perfect design of pollen grains, organisms so small that they cannot be seen without a microscope. Starting with a clear explanation of the structure and form of pollen, the authors go on to examine the remarkable events from pollination to fertilisation, and the many ways in which pollen impacts unseen on our lives. Pollen is a unique interpretation of a magical world that no other book on the subject has ever been able to achieve.
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