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Field Guides & Natural History  Botany  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Botany of North America

North American Terrestrial Vegetation

Field / Identification Guide
Edited By: Michael G Barbour and William Dwight Billings
708 pages, 84 b/w photos, 129 line illus, 122 tabs, 36 maps
North American Terrestrial Vegetation
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  • North American Terrestrial Vegetation ISBN: 9780521559867 Edition: 2 Paperback Mar 2000 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

Describes the major vegetation types from the Arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada to the tropical forest of Central America.
`Far more than a mere compilation of vegetation types, this book synthesizes our current history of the understanding of the history, dynamics, and physical setting of the continent's plant cover...a text and a reference for field scientists at all levels...it is unsurpassed as a guide to the vegetation blanketing North America, and to the processes structuring that vegetation.' - Ecology

Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. Arctic tundra and polar desert biome Lawrence C. Bliss; 2. The taiga and boreal forest Deborah L. Elliot-Fisk; 3. Forests and meadows of the Rocky Mountains Robert K. Peet; 4. Pacific northwest forests Jerry F. Franklin and Charles B. Halpern; 5. California upland forests and woodlands Michael G. Barbour and Richard A. Minnich; 6. Chaparral Jon E. Keeley; 7. Vegetation of intermountain valleys and lower mountain slopes Neil E. West and James A. Young; 8. Warm deserts James A. MacMahon; 9. Grasslands Phillip L. Sims and Paul G. Risser; 10. Eastern deciduous forests Hazel R. Delcourt and Paul A. Delcourt; 11. Vegetation of the southeastern coastal plain Norman L. Christensen; 12. Freshwater wetlands Curtis J. Richardson; 13. Saltmarshes and mangroves of North America Irving A. Mendelssohn and Karen L. McKee; 14. Alpine vegetation of North America William Dwight Billings; 15. Temperate vegetation of Mexico Alejandro Velazquez, Victor Manuel Toledo and Isolda Luna; 16. The Caribbean Ariel E. Lugo, Julio Figueroa Colon and Frederick N. Scatena; 17. Tropical and subtropical vegetation of Meso-America Gary S. Hartshorn; 18. Vegetation of the Hawaiian Islands Lloyd L. Loope; References; Index.

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Field / Identification Guide
Edited By: Michael G Barbour and William Dwight Billings
708 pages, 84 b/w photos, 129 line illus, 122 tabs, 36 maps
Media reviews
'Far more than a mere compilation of vegetation types, this book synthesizes our current history of the understanding of the history, dynamics, and physical setting of the continent's plant cover ... a text and a reference for field scientists at all levels ... it is unsurpassed as a guide to the vegetation blanketing North America and to the processes structuring that vegetation.' Ecology ' ... a mine of information that should be on the library shelves.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society ' ... can be recommended to all research groups where botany or ecology is studied.' Zsuzanna Benko, Journal of Plant Physiology
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