|Sedges: Uses, Diversity, and Systematics of the Cyperaceae|
Robert FC Naczi and Bruce A Ford
The sedge family (Cyperaceae) is one of the 10 largest families of flowering plants, with over 5000 species and 108 genera. Sedges grow on every continent except Antarctica. Many species fill key ecological roles, and others are economically important. Yet, sedges remain poorly known. Their reduced flowers and complicated patterns of morphologic variation make the identification of these fascinating plants challenging. As a result, many have avoided the study of sedges as too difficult. Over the past decade, a marked upsurge of interest in sedges has occurred. Professional botanists, conservationists, and students have made rapid strides in understanding the ecology, economics, taxonomy, and phylogeny of the Cyperaceae. More...
Hardback | #177361 | 2008 | £56.99 | $86/€67 approx.
|Flora Patagonia: Southern Forests / Bosques Australes|
Claudia Guerrido and Damian Fernandez
In this book 120 species of plants belonging to 50 families are described, many of them endemic to this region. Each plant is illustrated with full colour photographs showing in detail: flowers, fruits and leaves, together with a general view of the plant and its habitat. The species accounts include information on morphology, habitat, distribution, uses and highlights as well as about the etymology of the generic name. Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish. More...
Paperback | #178706 | 2007 | £24.99 | $38/€29 approx.
Alison M Smith
This major new textbook for plant science builds a comprehensive picture of plant evolution, their molecular and cellular biology, their metabolism, and their interaction with the environment and other species. Plant science has never been more important. The increasing pressure on world agriculture and wild plant resources to provide food, fuel, raw materials, and medicines for an expanding population demands a more thorough and well rounded understanding of plants. Produced in full colour, and with over 1,000 illustrations, the book has been written by some of the world's leading experts in plant science. This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable account of modern plant science that will inform and enthuse not only the next generation of plants scientists but also any reader with an interest in this vital field of study. More...
Paperback | #173550 | 2009 | £45.99 | $70/€54 approx.
|Flowering Plants of Thailand: A Field Guide|
Patrick D McMakin
Flowering Plants of Thailand, Expanded Edition includes a new chapter and over 60 additional listings for Thailand's most representative flora. Colour plates and descriptions of over 500 species make plant identification an enjoyable pastime for serious students, nature lovers, tourists or others who wish to learn the names and characteristics of Thailand's famed flowers. Divided into eight plant communities and easily keyed, this well-organized new edition becomes a valuable addition to any botanical library. More...
Hardback | #178999 | 2009 | £64.00 | $97/€75 approx.
|Pflanzenleben der Schweiz / Swiss Plant Life: Die Naturgeschichte einer artenreichen Flora / The Natural History of a Rich Flora|
Richly illustrated introduction to the flora of Switzerland. Language: In German and English More...
Paperback | #178528 | 2009 | £24.99 | $38/€29 approx.
|Trees and Forests - A Colour Guide: Biology, Pathology, Propagation, Silviculture, Surgery, Biomes, Ecology, Conservation|
Bryan G Bowes
Trees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book aims to give the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation and surgery. The different chapters cover trees from habitats around the world, from northern boreal and montane coniferous forests to tropical and subtropical rainforests. The book is fully illustrated throughout with the highest quality colour photos. It will be useful to professionals and students in plant science, plant biology, ecology, conservation and to those working in forestry and arboriculture. More...
Hardback | #160893 | 2010 | £195.00 | $296/€230 approx.
|Pollen Terminology: An Illustrated Handbook|
Michael Hesse, Heidemarie Halbritter, Reinhard Zetter and Martina Weber
Palynology is important in basic as well as in manifold applied sciences, as e.g. biology, medicine, forensics, earth history, climatology and food production. This volume is the first fully illustrated handbook of palynological principles and glossary terms, exclusively using LM and EM micrographs of superior quality. The glossary part comprises more than 300 widely used terms illustrated with over 1000 high quality light and/or electron microscopic pictures to show the character range of a term. This handbook is not only a valuable source for students and researchers but also for all persons interested in pollen and its aesthetic beauty. More...
Hardback | #176473 | 2008 | £153.00 | $232/€180 approx.
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|Plant Taxonomy: The Systematic Evaluation of Comparative Data|
Tod F Stuessy
The field of plant taxonomy has transformed rapidly over the past fifteen years, especially with regard to improvements in cladistic analysis and the use of new molecular data. The second edition of this popular resource reflects these far-reaching and dramatic changes by adding more than 3,000 new references and figures. Synthesizing current research and trends, this book now provides the most up-to-date overview of plant taxonomy in relation to monographic, biodiversity, and evolutionary studies, and continues to be an essential resource for students and scholars. More...
Hardback | #176267 | 2009 | £68.99 | $105/€81 approx.
|Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy: A How-To Manual|
Barry G Hall
Helps the reader get started in creating phylogenetic trees from protein or nucleic acid sequence data. Although aimed at molecular and cell biologists, it also serves students who may be familiar with phylogenetic theory but are unfamiliar with the tools used to apply that theory. The reader is led through identifying sequences that are homologous to a sequence of interest, downloading these sequences from databases, creating multiple alignments, and using several different methods to construct trees.
Reflecting new software updates, and with more advanced topics, the Fourth Edition helps the student create phylogenetic trees from protein or nucleic acid sequence data. The reader is taken step-by-step from identifying the sequences required, to drawing the tree for presentation to an intended audience. More...
Paperback | #170234 | 2007 | £32.99 | $50/€39 approx.
|Sequence Alignment: Methods, Models, Concepts, and Strategies|
Michael S Rosenberg
The sequencing of the human genome involved thousands of scientists but used relatively few tools. Today, obtaining sequences is simpler, but aligning the sequences - making sure that sequences from one source are properly compared to those from other sources - remains a complicated but underappreciated aspect of comparative molecular biology. This volume, the first to focus on this crucial step in analyzing sequence data, is about the practice of alignment, the procedures by which alignments are established, and more importantly, how the outcomes of any alignment algorithm should be interpreted. Edited by Michael S. Rosenberg with essays by many of the field's leading experts, Sequence Alignment covers molecular causes, computational advances, approaches for assessing alignment quality, and philosophical underpinnings of the algorithms themselves. More...
Hardback | #178098 | 2009 | £41.95 | $64/€49 approx.
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|Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology|
O. Maloy and T. Murray
This is the first truly comprehensive A-Z reference work on the subject, having approximately 2,000 pages in a practical two-volume format. The full-length entries provide detail that glossaries and dictionaries cannot. Over 900 individual entries provide thorough coverage, and a number of biographical entries are included on important plant pathologists and plant scientists. More...
Hardback | #111266 | 2000 | £730.00 | $1108/€861 approx.
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|Evolution and Speciation of Island Plants|
Tod F Stuessy and Mikio Ono
Oceanic islands offer special opportunities for investigating evolutionary phenomena in vascular plants. This volume brings together contributions covering a range of important issues in contemporary oceanic island plant biology, focusing on patterns and processes in Pacific and other islands (with emphasis on the Bonin, Hawaiian and Juan Fernandez Islands). Topics covered include chromosomal variation, macromolecular divergence, island biogeography theory, isolating mechanisms, modes of speciation and evolution of secondary plant products.
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Hardback | #76980 | 1998 | £94.00 | $143/€111 approx.
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The Flora Europaea presents for the first time a synthesis of all the national and regional Floras of Europe. It is based on a critical review of existing literature and on studies in herbaria and in the field. It aims to be simple as well as authoritative, and should enable a reader to name as far as its subspecies any fern, conifer or flowering plant growing wild or widely cultivated. The fifth and final volume covers the Monocotyledons. Apart from keys and descriptions, information is given on geographical distribution and, where possible, on habitat preference and chromosome number. All names used in current Floras or important monographs are cited in the text or index. More...
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|The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae|
David M John, Brian A Whitton and Alan J Brook
Building on the success of the first edition and featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, this expanded and thoroughly revised second edition provides an indispensable guide to the freshwater and terrestrial algae of the British Isles. It is an up-to-date account of and identification tool for more than 2400 algal species (excluding diatoms), highlighting their wider distribution around the world. Detailed descriptions are fully illustrated with clear line drawings and photographs including 190 full-page plates, eight of which are full colour. More...
In addition, user-friendly keys enable the accurate identification of specimens to the level of genus and species. This edition includes expanded information on ecology and the implications of recent molecular research, along with coverage of 200 extra species. The accompanying DVD provides an updated colour photo catalogue, highly illustrated articles and video clips, making this the comprehensive reference tool for both researchers and professionals in the field.
Hardback | #121739 | 2002 | £112.00 | $170/€132 approx.
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|The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution|
G Chapman and Y Wang
Provides an overview of the subject fully referenced and indexed and will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, botany, conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy. More...
Hardback | #121760 | 2002 | £104.00 | $158/€123 approx.
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|Trees: Their Natural History|
This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the natural history of trees, presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in an easy to read and concise text. Fascinating insights into the workings of these everyday plants are uncovered throughout the book, with questions such as how trees are designed, how they grow and reproduce, and why they eventually die tackled in an illuminating way. Written for a non-technical audience, the book is none the less rigorous in its treatment and will provide a valuable source of reference for beginning students as well as those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants. More...
Hardback | #100725 | 2000 | £81.99 | $124/€97 approx.