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  Vascular Plants  Grasses, Sedges, Rushes & Ferns

The Bamboos of the World Animated Nomenclature and Literature of the Species and the Higher and Lower Taxa

By: D Ohrnberger
585 pages, Maps
Publisher: Elsevier
The Bamboos of the World
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Bamboos of the World ISBN: 9780444500205 Hardback Jan 1999 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
    £230.00
    #94194
Selected version: £230.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Comprehensive (taxonomic as well as horticultural) reference work that provides basic information on bamboos world wide, whether they are wild or cultivated, well-known or rather unknown. Included are botanical names with synonyms, and geographical distribution of genera and species, varieties with their distinctive characters, common bamboo names, plant introductions to the West, plant size and uses.

Contents

Introduction. Subfamily Bambusoideae. Tribe Bambuseae. Subtribe Arundinariinae. Subtribe Thamnocalaminae. Subtribe Racemobambosinae. Subtribe Shibataeinae. Subtribe Bambusinae. Subtribe Melocanninae. Subtribe Hickeliinae. Subtribe Guaduinae. Subtribe Chusqueinae. Subtribe Arthrostylidiinae. Tribe Olyreae. Tribe Parianeae. Tribe Buergersiochloeae. Tribe Puelieae. Tribe Guaduelleae. Bibliography. Index.

Customer Reviews

By: D Ohrnberger
585 pages, Maps
Publisher: Elsevier
Media reviews
(G.D. Dreyer, Connecticut College) Ohrnberger has prepared a particularly useful reference volume for researchers, plant collectors, horticulturists, botanical garden staff, and anyone else working with bamboo plants...one of the most welcome aspects of this work is the listing of past names, with references, for all taxa. Choice (G. Shor, La Jolla, CA, USA) What is best about the book is his listing of the papers that describe each bamboo, and the papers that changed the names again and again...It is an essential reference book, giving the status of the field as of about 1996. American Bamboo Society Newsletter (D. McClintock) Here is treasure trove for bamboo buffs. But it is invaluable also for ordinary mortals needing to know where a given name belongs...The whole book is beautifully produced and strongly recommended. Plant Heritage, Vol. 7/1 (D. McClintock) This is a unique fund of factual information unlikely to be superseded for a long time. IDS Yearbook
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife