Adrian D. Bell, Ph.D, is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He has devoted his career to studying, teaching, and writing about plant morphology, serving as Senior Lecturer in the Schools of Plant Biology and Biological Sciences at the University of Wales and as Cabot Fellow at Harvard University. He has published scientific papers in four areas of botanical research: three-dimensional vascular anatomy of monocotyledonous plants, branching patterns of rhizomatous plants, computer graphic simulation of branching patterns in plants, and branching and bud structure at the canopy surface of tropical rainforest trees. His other interests include gardening with tropical plants in a temperate climate and managing a wildlife environment of pond, copse and wildflower meadow, close-up photography, wood carving, driving and maintaining a vintage 1926 automobile, and travel to warm destinations.
This book makes this complex subject accessible and manageable. ... Functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book into which to dip. -- J. Hale Hobby Greenhouse 20090101