New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora


Oxford University Press, UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 0198510675. Hardcover unread. 928 pages, illustrated throughout with colour distribution maps. Includes Mint, CD-ROM, in plastic pocket, inside the back board. Distribution maps and text for 2412 flowering plants and ferns in Great Britain and Ireland. A summary of the range of British and Irish plant species, replacing the Atlas of British Flora (1962), showing changes in the range and frequency of many species. All native species, commoner hybrids and introduced species are covered, together with some subspecies. The distribution maps are based on a database of over 9 million records. pre-1987 records are shown on the maps as separate symbols. The text describes the habitat of the plant, summarises changes in distribution, with dates of introduction of alien species, briefly outlines its European and wider distribution and provides references for further reading. Introductory chapters deal with the history and organisation of the project and summarise changes since the 1962 Atlas. The records and text for the mapped species, and over 900 additional rare aliens, are summarised on an accompanying CD-ROM. Users of the CD-ROM will be able to view and print distribution maps, captions and associated data tables, as well as manipulate the data to produce additional maps such as co-incidence maps and add overlays. Contents as new clean, tight and bright.

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