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Ferns of Taiwan, Volume 2 [Chinese]

Flora / Fauna Identification Key
Series: Ferns of Taiwan Volume: 2
By: Guo Chengmeng(Author)
384 pages, colour photos
Ferns of Taiwan, Volume 2 [Chinese]
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Language: Chinese with scientific nomenclature

Features of this book:
- Easily get to know more than 300 species of 35 families in Taiwan, both common and special-shaped ferns
- Clear and detailed text descriptions
- Ecological photos with complete plants and important local features
- Legends summarizing key ecological characteristics
- Diversified query methods
- See Taiwan's unique ecological landscape of plants through ferns

Although Taiwan is a small island, it is an excellent natural classroom for observing and understanding ferns. Not only is it rich in species (the species density is the highest in the world), but the evolutionary divergence is also quite high, covering almost most of the groups. Ferns of Taiwan is published in two volumes and introduces data and pictures of more than 650 species of ferns in Taiwan from basic to advanced. Volume 2 covers the remaining 320 fern species. In order to show the diversity of Taiwan's ferns and their evolutionary divergence, the selection of species covers 35 families of ferns and priority is given to the following conditions: all families and genera have as many representative species shown; plants in the same genus can show variability in the morphological changes of the genus; species with different ecological habits, such as aquatic, rock growing, climbing, winding and other growth methods.

The 35 fern families in this book appear in their evolutionary sequence and the identification key is specially designed. The first page of each family focuses on its basic data. Under each family, the genus and group are further distinguished by morphological and ecological characteristics that are easier to observe. With concise and easy-to-understand legends summarising ecological and morphological characteristics, it provides different inroads into identification, which are convenient and fast. It is the easiest introductory book to learn about the world of fern in Taiwan, and it is also the most beneficial reference book for fern observation and identification. The text description of each fern is clear and detailed, including phenotypic characteristics, growth habits and distribution overview.

The pictures of each fern are as far as possible cover ecological photos and close-ups of details, and there are brief illustrations to help readers look at the pictures and identify them. Each fern has a small ecological entry (including ecological zone, topography and growth environment, etc.), as well as two important points when observing ferns – the type and degree of leaf division, and the shape and growth of sporangia or spore membranes. For readers of different levels and needs, diversified query methods are provided in addition to searching by table of contents, or by common and scientific names, a specially designed family and genus-group search table is included to provide readers with the phenotypic characteristics of ferns.

Summary in Chinese:
轻松认识台湾35科超过300种较常见到与造形特殊的蕨类 
条理清晰、内容详尽的文字说明
含括完整植株与重要局部特征的生态照片
重点归纳的生态特征图例
多样化的查询方法
透过蕨类看到台湾独特的植物生态地景
 
最亲切易查的赏蕨图鉴
台湾虽是蕞尔小岛,却是观察、了解蕨类的最佳天然教室,不但种类丰富,种密度居世界之冠,而且演化上的歧异性也相当高,几乎涵盖绝大部分的类群。《蕨类观察图鉴1&2》从基础到进阶,共介绍台湾650多种蕨类的数据与图片,其中本书《蕨类观察图鉴1:基础常见篇》收录330多种较常见以及造形特殊的蕨类,而且为显现台湾蕨类在演化歧异度上的多样性,在种类的挑选上,涵盖了台湾现生35科蕨类,并依下列几个条件优先考虑:各科、属尽量皆有代表种;同一属中的植物能呈现该属形态变化上的变异性;包含各种不同生态习性的种类,如水生、着生、岩生、攀缘、缠绕等生长方式。
书中的35科蕨类,是根据演化先后的脉络依序出现,并特别设计了「蕨类植物科检索表」,然后于每科的起首页,重点提示该科的基本数据。每科之下,再以较容易观察到的形态与生态特征,进一步区分属、群。配合简明易懂的生态与外观特征图例,提供多样化的查询方法,方便快速,是认识台湾蕨类世界最容易上手的入门图鉴,也是进行蕨类观察、鉴定时最有利的工具书。
    每种蕨类的文字说明条理清晰且内容详尽,包括外观特征、生长习性与分布概况等。
每种蕨类的图片都尽量涵盖植株生态照与局部特征照,并有简要的图说,帮助读者看图辨识。
每种蕨类皆有生态小档案(包括生态带、地形和生长环境等),以及观察蕨类时的两大重点──叶片分裂方式与分裂程度,以及孢子囊群或孢膜的外形与生长位置──特征图标,方便读者快速查核。
针对不同程度与需求的读者,提供多样化的查询方法──除可按目次,或依中名、学名查询外,特别设计了「科与属、群检索表」,提供读者从蕨类外观特征按部就班的查索。

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Flora / Fauna Identification Key
Series: Ferns of Taiwan Volume: 2
By: Guo Chengmeng(Author)
384 pages, colour photos
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