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Los Arboles y Arbustos de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares: Especies Silvestres y las Principales Cultivadas [The Trees and Shrubs of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands: The Wild and the Main Cultivated Species] (2-Volume Set)

Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: G Lopéz González(Author)
1727 pages, 1450 colour photographs, 592 b/w line drawings
Publisher: Mundi-Prensa
Los Arboles y Arbustos de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares: Especies Silvestres y las Principales Cultivadas [The Trees and Shrubs of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands: The Wild and the Main Cultivated Species] (2-Volume Set)
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  • Los Arboles y Arbustos de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares: Especies Silvestres y las Principales Cultivadas [The Trees and Shrubs of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands: The Wild and the Main Cultivated Species] (2-Volume Set) ISBN: 9788484762720 Edition: 2 Hardback Dec 2006 In stock
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Language: Spanish

This book is a two-volume monographic treatise on the trees and shrubs that grow on the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. It deals with both wild trees and shrubs as well as those naturalized and cultivated on a regular basis in parks, gardens, or avenues. It collects all kinds of information and curious data: the description of the plant and the family to which it belongs, its distribution, the place where it grows, the time of flowering, the origin of the scientific name of the genus and the meaning of the genus. the species, the type of wood, medicinal uses, popular or industrial applications, the poisonous or edible character, historical data and testimonies, the rarity and protected status, etc.

It is illustrated with 1,450 colour photographs, 30 morphology plates, and 592 plant drawings (about 1,000 drawings in all). The illustrations, along with various analytical keys, ensure easy identification of trees and shrubs, both for the nature lover and for those with some background in botany.

It also includes a complete introduction to the world of Botany, a description of the main Spanish forests and bushes, an index of common names – which includes names in all the languages ​​spoken in the Peninsula –, an index of scientific names, a basic bibliography, an outline of the classification system adopted, which is quite modern, and an appendix giving the meaning of the plant name authors' abbreviations. The text has been deliberately written in a very simple way, avoiding technical names or explaining them where they appear, so that readers should not have the slightest problem in understanding it. Despite this, there is a very extensive glossary that includes not only botanical terms but also biogeographic and pharmacological terms.

Summary in Spanish:
Este libro es un tratado monográfico en dos volúmenes de los árboles y arbustos que crecen en la Península Ibérica y en las Islas Baleares. Se refiere tanto a los árboles y arbustos silvestres como a los naturalizados y cultivados de forma habitual en nuestros parques, jardines o alamedas. Recoge todo tipo de información y datos curiosos: la descripción de la planta y de la familia a la que pertenece, su distribución, el lugar en el que crece, la época de floración, el origen del nombre científico del género y el signiñcado del de las especies, el tipo de madera, los usos medicinales, las aplicaciones populares o industriales, el carácter venenoso o comestible, los datos o testimonios históricos, las plantas raras protegidas, etc.

Está ilustrado con 1450 fotografías en color, 30 láminas de morfología y 592 dibujos de plantas (unos 1000 dibujos en total). Las ilustraciones, junto con varias claves analíticas, aseguran una identificación fácil de nuestros árboles y arbustos, tanto para el aficionado a la naturaleza como para aquellos con cierta experiencia en botánica.

Se incluye además una completa introducción al mundo de la Botánica, la descripción de los principales bosques y matorrales españoles, un índice de nombres vulgares – que recoge los nombres en todos los idiomas que se hablan en la Península –, un índice de nombres científicos, una bibliografía básica, un esquema del sistema de clasificación adoptado, que es bastante moderno, y un apéndice en el que figura el significado de las abreviaturas de los autores de nombres de plantas. El texto se ha escrito deliberadamente de forma muy sencilla, evitando los nombres técnicos o explicándolos allí donde aparecen, de manera que nadie debe tener el menor problema en entenderlo. Pese a ello, hay un glosario muy amplio que recoge no sólo los términos botánicos sino también los biogeográficos y farmacológicos.

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Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: G Lopéz González(Author)
1727 pages, 1450 colour photographs, 592 b/w line drawings
Publisher: Mundi-Prensa
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