03498cgm a2200661Ka 4500
9781644650165 : $56.00
The botanist's eye [DVD] : identifying the plants around you.
 by The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA :
4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from web page.
Disc 1. : Why learn the names of plants? -- Before there were flowers -- Plants are named like people -- Organizing the huge diversity of plants -- The language of botany -- What the terms Monocot, dicot, and eudicot tell you -- disc 2: Parts of three -- Monocots: orchids, asparagus, and irises -- Grassy monocots: grasses and relatives -- Early eudicots: buttercups and poppies -- Eudicots: crassula, euphorbs, and willows -- Eudicots: peas and beans -- disc 3: Rose eudicots: roses, mulberries, and elms -- Eudicots: squashes, oaks, and birches -- Eudicots: maples, cashews, and chocolate -- Brassica eudicots: the mustards -- Pink eudicots: pinks, cacti, and relatives -- Heath and dogwood eudicots -- disc 4: Gentian eudicots from milkweed to coffee -- Tomato-type eudicots -- Minty eudicots with liplike flowers -- Sunflower eudicots: more than you think -- Parsley eudicots: plants with umbels -- Now you see plants.
Catherine Kleier, lecturer.
How can one learn to better see, and appreciate, the world of plants? Explore the most common plant families in North America, as well as some of the fascinating species within them. Along the way, learn the history of botanical science, tips and tricks botanists use to identify seemingly similar plants, and the myriad ways plants define what it means to be human.