By: CA Stace, R Van der Meijden and I De Kort
6500 colour photos, 2000 illustrations
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This interactive multimedia DVD ROM, compiled from authoritative sources, presents an overview of the entire flora of the British Isles. It encompasses more than 3500 taxa and includes all natives, all naturalized plants, all crop plants and all recurrent casuals. Full descriptions and identification keys from the second edition of Stace's New Flora of the British Isles (1997) have been incorporated and updated to the present state of the art. This digital flora is illustrated with some 8500 unique colour slides and drawings to facilitate quick and reliable identification. The technical terms in the text are hyperlinked to an extensive glossary to provide an immediate explanation.
Windows 98, ME or XP, Vista or 7, 32 MB RAM and a DVD-ROM player. Please note that this title is not compatible with 64-bit Windows systems.
Mac OS 8.6 or higher, OS X (10.1 or higher)
This DVD-ROM is a landmark in British taxonomic botany. (Richard Pryce, President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles)
"The Interactive Flora of the British Isles is a digital encyclopedia in which one can hop back and forth between 3,500 species, including all native and naturalised plants and even the crops in the fields. Click on one 10 km square of a map of Ireland and up comes a list of its plants. Or click on a plant name and see how widely it grows. Whether for conservation management, student use or simple amateur pleasure, this is a brilliant use of 'bioinformatics'." (Michael Viney, Irish Times, 26 June, 2004).
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