Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Now Abbeville is to offer this masterwork of botanical photography as a pocket-sized hardcover book, in their trademarked Tiny Folio format. Mirroring the design of the larger edition, this little volume is organised into five alphabetically arranged sections:
(I) Orchidaceae, presenting the full diversity of orchids;
(II) Florilegium, portraying the complexity and beauty of flowers;
(III) Proteus, illustrating plant forms perfectly adapted for survival;
(IV) Zingiberaceae, a tribute to the fascinating ginger family and
(V) Botanicus, a selection of beautiful and bizarre specimens from the Smithsonian's research collection.
Each pictured plant is accompanied by a clear and accessible description of its botany, geography, history, and conservation.
With its marvellous reproductions and fascinating text, the Tiny Folio of Botanica Magnifica is a charming miniature version of one of the most impressive volumes of natural history ever published.