This wonderful volume, assembled from National Geographic magazines dating from 1915 to 1924, spotlights some of the finest imagery of its kind, including artwork by Mary E. Eaton, staff illustrator of The New York Botanical Garden. More than 120 color plates depict state flowers, familiar grasses, and more. The first-rate botanical illustrations remain fresh and attractive to the modern eye, and they will delight amateur and professional botanists, home gardeners, and flower painters. Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society ranks among the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The Washington, D.C.–based institution is best known for its magazine, which addresses a vast range of topics, including geography, archaeology, natural science and history, and conservation.