W Rodger Elliot and David L Jones
19.7cm x 25.4cm
The result of exhaustive research through scientific publications and many investigative trips throughout Australia and overseas. The encyclopaedia caters for the professional horticulturist and amateur gardening enthusiast, and is written in an easy-to-understand style. Scientific terms, where used, have been explained or included in the comprehensive glossary. The text is complemented by many delicately executed line drawings by Trevor Blake and a wonderful selection of colour photographs. The seven volumes published are augmented by looseleaf supplements which ensure the earlier volumes are kept up-to-date.
Author Biography: Rodger Elliot began propagating plants commercially in the early 1960's. Rodger is now involved in consultative projects, including export of Australian plants. He is the author of a number of horticultural and botanical books and is a contributor to Australian and overseas horticultural publications. In 1992 he received the Australian Institute of Horticulture's Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to Horticulture and then in 1995 he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion.