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Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours.

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 of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.

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Visually stunning, it’s an engrossing overview of Earth’s remarkable and diverse plant life that provides opportunities for ongoing discovery on every page.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Elegantly encapsulating these dizzyingly diverse and ubiquitous wonders, Scott’s photographic illustrations, too, offer astronomical appeal. Complete with an index and sources for suggested reading, this dazzling display is ideal for classroom and coffee-table collections, budding botanists and curious kids, and everywhere—and everyone—in between.
—Booklist (starred review)

A beautifully constructed compendium of plant life from around the world that offers up a visual and informational treat for future botanists and casual browsers alike...The large format, sumptuous artwork, and thoughtful writing put this one a cut above the rest and make this a must-have for any library that can house it.
—School Library Journal

As in companion volume Animalium by Jenny Broom and also illustrated by Scott (2014), the digitally colored images are not drawn to scale but are rendered with as much attention to visual impact as to exact, formal anatomical detail...a big, decorative, eye-filling survey.
—Kirkus Reviews

This title makes a sizable claim to operate as a museum of world plants, and it delivers in a big way...The text is accessible to 3rd grade classrooms (pictures will impress those even younger), yet will still offer interest to secondary grades for botany class or browsing.
—School Library Connection

Containing everything from perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, this wonderful feast of botanical knowledge is complete with superb cross sections to show how plants work.
—Houston Lifestyles & Homes

About the Author

Kathy Willis is 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 book The Evolution of Plants. This is her first book for younger readers.

Katie Scott studied illustration at the University of Brighton before moving to London. Her clients include the New York Times and Nike, and her album cover for Bombay Bicycle Club was nominated for Best Album Artwork at Britain’s NME Awards.

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PeggyTop Contributor: Baby
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Gorgeous and scientific book!
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
As all the other reviews stated, this is a beautiful book! It is "oversized" (as you can see from the 2 pictures I''ve included with a blank 8.5" X 11" piece of paper). I have also included a picture of the full spread of the book, showing the text along with the picture.... See more
As all the other reviews stated, this is a beautiful book! It is "oversized" (as you can see from the 2 pictures I''ve included with a blank 8.5" X 11" piece of paper). I have also included a picture of the full spread of the book, showing the text along with the picture. The book includes factual/scientific information, as well as the gorgeous drawings. I highly recommend this book! Please mark if you find my review helpful. Thank you so much!
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veggiefit
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Worth it!
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2018
I didn’t realize this also came with some gorgeous prints from the book. Very nice! I framed them and put them in my dining room.
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Trisha Ratliff
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Perfect for framing! They also sell a poster book too though.
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2018
Gorgeous book with stunning pictures and heavy paper. I actually bought the book to cut out the pages in order to frame them. Then I found out they sell a poster book too! Oh well. I’ll l just buy a second book. Here is my final project. I used $6 frames from IKEA. The... See more
Gorgeous book with stunning pictures and heavy paper. I actually bought the book to cut out the pages in order to frame them. Then I found out they sell a poster book too! Oh well. I’ll l just buy a second book. Here is my final project. I used $6 frames from IKEA. The pages cut out were 10.5x14.25”. (Even the section divider pages are gorgeous and i plan to do a second grouping of frames with those. They are the solid color pages that i have fanned out in my pics.)
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Casices
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Neat book...beautiful illustrations.
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019
This is a very cool book. The best thing about it are the illustrations. If you are looking for in depth information about the plant world....this is not the one. I''m thinking about getting the poster book and framing some of the pages. My only con is that I wish the book... See more
This is a very cool book. The best thing about it are the illustrations. If you are looking for in depth information about the plant world....this is not the one. I''m thinking about getting the poster book and framing some of the pages. My only con is that I wish the book was a little smaller. It is the same size as the poster book.
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K. Tripp
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Absolutely stunning and amazing book! I love looking through it
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018
Absolutely stunning and amazing book! I love looking through it. It is for kids, but adults will ooh and aah over this one as well. The artwork is breathtaking! We are using this in our homeschool and got the activity book as well.
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Julianne
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Gorgeous
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2017
Gorgeous coffee table book, or home school reference. I love the illustrations. It’s pretty massive, so my Little’s have a hard time paging through it on their own, but it’s a great book to add to your arsenal.
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Betsy
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Didn''t do the job
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020
My granddaughter wanted a book about plants. I ordered it online because I like the other books in the series. She didn''t enjoy it. She had hoped that there would be more pictures of flowers, but they also wrote about types of plants that didn''t interest her. This is not... See more
My granddaughter wanted a book about plants. I ordered it online because I like the other books in the series. She didn''t enjoy it. She had hoped that there would be more pictures of flowers, but they also wrote about types of plants that didn''t interest her. This is not to say that someone else might like the book, but after she saw the books the boys got, she was disappointed. She wants a gift card the next time.
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Nellie Bleu
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Big and gorgeous
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019
This book is full of stunning illustrations. The book is huge and printed on quality paper. I''m surprised it''s listed as a kids book. A person could actually use the pages of this book to decorate their home. The price is good and I''m surprised that people aren''t using... See more
This book is full of stunning illustrations. The book is huge and printed on quality paper. I''m surprised it''s listed as a kids book. A person could actually use the pages of this book to decorate their home. The price is good and I''m surprised that people aren''t using these pages to make junk journals and other crafty endeavors.
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kitty red
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Stunning and awe inspiring.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2016
Absolutely stunning book. It''s huge too, and all the better to see the fantastic illustrations. An absolute treasure of a book that I will love for many years to come. I may be a little biased as I love botanical illustration, but I would honestly recommend this to...See more
Absolutely stunning book. It''s huge too, and all the better to see the fantastic illustrations. An absolute treasure of a book that I will love for many years to come. I may be a little biased as I love botanical illustration, but I would honestly recommend this to absolutely anyone. Would make a brilliant present for a child that''s interested in plants, a parent that wants to give a meaningful and inspiring book to their child, or really, anyone of pretty much any age interested in nature. Bargain at this price and I''d happily pay double. Now I just need to buy the other books in this range!
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Veggieslayer
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Just stunning
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2018
As a plant fanatic it was so nice to discover this book! I first saw it at Kew Gardens but they had sold out! It’s absoutely stunning, the illustrations alone are a marvel to look at, but the information is fantastic too. If you love plants and botany then this book is a...See more
As a plant fanatic it was so nice to discover this book! I first saw it at Kew Gardens but they had sold out! It’s absoutely stunning, the illustrations alone are a marvel to look at, but the information is fantastic too. If you love plants and botany then this book is a MUST!!!
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Amazing Illustrations & IT’S HUGE!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2018
I ordered this book as the illustrations are amazing. I must add to those who fall in love with the book as i did at first reviewing and didn’t read on the reviews before purchasing, that this book is BIG it’s not one that will fit in your handbag it’s the size of an atlas....See more
I ordered this book as the illustrations are amazing. I must add to those who fall in love with the book as i did at first reviewing and didn’t read on the reviews before purchasing, that this book is BIG it’s not one that will fit in your handbag it’s the size of an atlas. I love it as it makes the whole book easier to love and admire all the illustrations. I can’t wait to flick through all the pages! :)
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Kristin
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A beautiful way of learning more about plants
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018
Absolutely beautiful book. Bought one for my dad last year, amd then one for my mother in law this year. I love this way of bringing the museum to those of us who cant get to london easily. This would be good for anyone with an interest in plants and nature from about 12...See more
Absolutely beautiful book. Bought one for my dad last year, amd then one for my mother in law this year. I love this way of bringing the museum to those of us who cant get to london easily. This would be good for anyone with an interest in plants and nature from about 12 years up, although its got so many pictures, that you can easily go through it with a much younger child too. Good quality binding, quite a large format, and the hardback is heirloom quality. Perfect presents for those difficult to buy for family members. I shall be thinking of others in the range next christmas at gifting time.
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A beautiful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2019
The illustrations in this book I are stunning. I love this book, my daughter loves this book and I hope that I can pass it on as an heirloom because this book should be treated as such. It is a large book but to do the paintings justice it needed to be. I keep it the...See more
The illustrations in this book I are stunning. I love this book, my daughter loves this book and I hope that I can pass it on as an heirloom because this book should be treated as such. It is a large book but to do the paintings justice it needed to be. I keep it the packaging box it came in so when we look at the book we can use it to protect the spine from damage and from dust.
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