Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy and visual artist Rob Kesseler launched the book, “Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible” to add to the series “Seeds” and “Pollen”. This is a reference on the life and death of fruits, all in a fully illustrated package with relevant information attached to it.
Plant reproduction is carefully inspected in the book with fascinating stories and pictures that capture the true essence of fruits. This fruit book explores the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, as well as other classifications of fruits from simple fruits like apples and berries, multiple fruits that came from one flower, Schizocarpic fruits, Anthocarpous fruits, compound fruits that come from several flowers and even bogus fruits.
Fleshy fruits gets its own chapter on this highly visual book. Fruits like cacao, baobab, durian and Osage oranges are highlighted in this chapter. Stuppy discusses how fleshy fruits came to be, different dispersal methods, its biological functions and how fruits interact with animals in the environment.
This book gives a new perspective on how a fruit comes to life and how it dies. You can buy Fruit: Edible, Inedible, Incredible on Amazon.com for less than $10.
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