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Field Guides & Natural History  Botany  Non-Vascular Plants  Mosses & Liverworts

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

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By: Karl B McKnight(Author), Joseph R Rohrer(Author), Kirsten McKnight Ward(Author), Warren J Perdrizet(Author)
392 pages, 400+ colour photos, 600+ b/w illustrations, 1 colour map
Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians
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This is the first book to help general readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With just this field guide, a hand lens, and a spray bottle – no microscopes necessary – readers will be able to identify and name many of the common species of mosses growing in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains.

At the heart of Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians is an innovative, color-tabbed system that helps readers pick out small groups of similar species. Illustrated identification keys, colorful habitat and leaf photos, more than 600 detailed line drawings, and written descriptions help differentiate the species. This accessible book allows all nature enthusiasts to make accurate identifications and gain access to the enchanting world of mosses.

Contents

How to Use this Book 9
Key Features 10
Key Features Path to the Keys 16
How to Look at a Moss 18
Collecting Mosses 20
What Are Mosses? 22
Basic Structure of Mosses 25
Life History of Mosses 26
What Good Are Mosses? 28

Species Treatments
    Acrocarps 33
    Pleurocarps 173
    Leafless 317
    Peat Mosses 321

How to Use the Identification Keys 340
Keys 341
Habitat Lists 380
Moss Publications and Resources 384
Moss Names 385
Index 386

Customer Reviews

Biography

Karl B McKnight is associate professor of biology at St. Lawrence University. Joseph R. Rohrer is professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Kirsten McKnight Ward is a third-generation botanist/field guide author and professional artist. Warren J. Perdrizet is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University with a BS in biology.

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key SPECIAL OFFER
By: Karl B McKnight(Author), Joseph R Rohrer(Author), Kirsten McKnight Ward(Author), Warren J Perdrizet(Author)
392 pages, 400+ colour photos, 600+ b/w illustrations, 1 colour map
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"With a 10× loupe and this book, an entire new world can be opened to even a seasoned naturalist."
– DRK, Wildlife Activist

"Since this is the first moss field guide for the eastern states covering most common species, it fills a need for those interested in these plants."
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"Full of clear diagrams, excellent photos, and evocative descriptions, this splendid guide shows readers what mosses are and how to study them. Vegetative and reproductive characteristics are presented so that different species can be readily compared, feature by feature. This remarkable, delightful book makes a great contribution to the understanding and appreciation of moss diversity, and to the conservation of mosses."
– Susan Moyle Studlar, West Virginia University

"This attractive and inviting guide will serve an important function in promoting the study of common mosses by nonspecialists. The interesting combination of drawings, field pictures, and dissecting microscope shots is effective, and the authors offer accurate, relevant, and scientifically solid information. A great addition to the botanical and natural history literature."
– Jon Shaw, Duke University

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