Stephen Blackmore is a botanist and conservationist. His books include Green Universe and Plant Conservation Science and Practice. He was the 15th Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and was appointed Her Majesty's Botanist in Scotland in 2010. He is chairman of Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Darwin Expert Committee.
Every page includes a photo or a few images, all shot by brilliant photographers that capture engaging angles and are a delight to browse. --Pennsylvania Literary Journal If you garden, photograph flowers, or simply pay attention to non-feathered things on your birding walks, [How Plants Work] is a revealing book. The life of plants is far more complicated than a casual stroll through garden or woodlot might show. ---Jim Williams, StarTribune Wingnut blog This book is exceedingly well written, precise, cogent and filled with essential information. A reader without any prior knowledge of plant science will derive satisfaction, acquire knowledge and become a more informed citizen. Anyone with even a passing familiarity with plant science will have his/her skills and knowledge updated and enhanced. ---David Gascoigne, Travels with Birds