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I refer with this question to those among you who have a strong background and work in fields like: botanics, horticulture, dendrology, etc.

I would like to start building a solid preparation, both practical and theoretical, in horticulture, with a strong scientific background.

I am a physicist at the moment, but I am trying to lay the basis for a career switch. In September I will attend the RHS courses, but in the meanwhile I would like to start studying something on my own.

Is there any introductory, basic, read that you would suggest? Also, if any of you have in mind a sort of "curriculum" (in terms of subjects, books, etc.) or would like to play with it, this would be of great help! Thanks a lot :)

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  • $\begingroup$ I had an earlier version of Raven's Biology of Plants for botany/plant physiology classes and liked it, and the current version should be a very good start. Here is a review of the current version of Biology of Plants from Annals of Botany. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Mar 31 '15 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ I like 'Plant Physiological Ecology". Thijs Pons is one of the authors. $\endgroup$ – Lynn Griffith May 9 '16 at 17:14
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This book could be a good start: Botany by Mauseth. However if you don't have any knowledge about biology I suggest you to get starting with the basics of cellular biology. A good book could be "The cell" by Cooper, you can find it in electronic version. There are many books about cellular biology but I recommended this because it is complete and detailed without being too long compared with others.

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