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The 2017 offering from Big Picture Press's Welcome to the Museum series,Botanicum,is a brilliantly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott ofAnimaliumfame,Botanicumgives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica,Botanicumis a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
Author Kathy Willisis the director of science at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England. She is also a professor of biodiversity in the zoology department at the University of Oxford and an adjunct biology professor at the University of Bergen. She has authored or co-authored more than one hundred scientific publications, including the landmark bookThe Evolution of Plants. This is her first book for younger readers.
Katie Scottstudied illustration at the University of Brighton before moving to London. Her clients include theNew York Timesand Nike, and her album cover for Bombay Bicycle Club was nominated for Best Album Artwork at Britain's NME Awards.
Publisher: Big Picture Press