Flora of North America: Volume 2. Pteridophyta and Gymnosperms

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Flora of North America: Volume 2. Pteridophyta and Gymnosperms Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 492 Illustrations and other contents: 1 halftone, line drawings and maps throughout ISBN: 9780195082425 Category:

475pp. Line drawings. Distribution maps. Covers the ferns and coniferous trees. Hardback.

Weight2.2 kg
excellent compendium Flora of North American North of Mexico ... an excellent synthesis, accumulating and critically sorting large amounts of botanical information. It will undoubtedly become the most valuable reference compendium of the North American Flora for all American, European as well as all the other botanists. * Folio Geobotanica & Phytotaxonimica, 32/7, 1997 * 'This authoritative, many-headed work is centred at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The work draws authority from real plant specimens ... This is a dictionary of plant species, the working vocabulary of plant biodiversity, as essential to its knowing, productive users as any big dictionary ... its purpose is to become the arbiter of our plants for conservation and study.' Scientific American, May 1994 'the first comprehensive continental flora of North America ... "Vegetation," by M.G. Barbour and N.C. Christensen presents a clear, concise classification of major vegetation types. This volume is copiously illustrated with excellent maps, graphs, and photos, including numerous portraits of historical figures in North American botany ... the botanical information is presented in a competent fashion.' Western Journal of Applied Forestry 'The first volumes of FNA are finally out, and what a magnificent production they are. Volume 1 contains many fine essays giving an overview for the flora of The United States, Canada, and Greenland.' Rudolf Schmid, University of California, Taxon Vol. 43 (February 1994)