All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Botany of North America

Los Principales Colectores de Plantas Activos en Mexico Entre 1700 y 1930

By: Jerzy Rzedowski
130 pages, Half-tones
Los Principales Colectores de Plantas Activos en Mexico Entre 1700 y 1930
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Los Principales Colectores de Plantas Activos en Mexico Entre 1700 y 1930 ISBN: 9786077607052 Hardback Jan 2009 Usually dispatched within 2-4 months
Selected version: £57.50
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Language: Spanish

The principal plant explorers who were active in Mexico are the subject of this excellent book. The objective is to bring together in a single volume the most essential aspects of the work of these collectors in Mexico from 1700, when the first recorded specimens were obtained, until the arbitrary limit of 1930. Information was compiled from a wide array of literature touching on this general subject, from data obtained from herbarium labels that relate the activities of collectors in the field, and from auxiliary literature, including from the Internet. A preliminary list of 450 names was reduced to 337 by eliminating individuals lacking adequate facts.

Following the introduction is a historical account of the botanical exploration of Mexico, paying particular attention both to the individuals involved and to the institutions that supported them, segueing into discussion of the development of the herbaria of Mexico and/or herbaria important to Mexican botany. Initially, some herbaria were personal collections, but many became incorporated into institutional herbaria, thereby being preserved for the future. These historical considerations carry the story forward beyond 1930 more or less to the present day.

Most of the book is the alphabetical treatment of the collectors, nearly a third of whom have a black and white portrait. Each entry includes basic biographical data, botanical interests, travels of exploration, herbaria where specimens are preserved, and references to other works for fuller information.

Customer Reviews

By: Jerzy Rzedowski
130 pages, Half-tones
Current promotions
Handbook of the mammals of the world batsJohns Hopkins University PressBritish WildlifeOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogue