New Flora of the British Isles

Author: Clive Stace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486497

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Since its first publication in 1991, New Flora of the British Isles has become established as the standard work on the identification of the wild vascular plants of the British Isles. The Flora remains unique in many features, including its full coverage of all British wild plants, its user-friendly organisation, and its specially compiled keys and descriptions. This new edition includes the addition of more than 160 species, so that 4,800 taxa are now covered in varying degrees of detail. It also incorporates the new molecular system of classification based on DNA sequences. Furthermore, it includes 1600 species illustrations, rewritten distributions and an overhaul of the designation of degrees of rarity, with the introduction of a third, less rare, category. These revisions should ensure that this third edition remains the essential reference source for all taxonomists, ecologists, conservationists, plant hunters and biogeographers, whether they be researchers, teachers, students or amateurs.
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New Flora of the British Isles

Author: Clive A. Stace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521589352

Category: Gardening

Page: 1130

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The Flora covers over 4,500 taxa, including all native, naturalized and crop plants, and all recurrent casuals. Over 150 pages of specially prepared illustrations are provided to aid identification of critical groups and less familiar alien taxa. Technical terms are kept to an essential minimum. Over 100 species and subspecies have been added, together with numerous extra hybrids in this new edition.
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Field Flora of the British Isles

Author: Clive A. Stace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653152

Category: Science

Page: 736

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A portable guide to identifying plants in the British Isles, based on New Flora of the British Isles.
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New Flora of the British Isles, Edition 4

Author: Clive A. Stace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781527226302

Category: Plants

Page: 1300

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"Since its first publication in 1991, New Flora of the British Isles has become established as the standard work on the identification of the wild flowering plants, ferns and conifers of the British Isles. The Flora remains unique in many features, including its full coverage of all our wild plants in one volume, it's user-friendly organisation, and its specially compiled keys and descriptions. All native, naturalised, crop and repeatedly occurring casual plants are included...More than 200 species and hybrids have been added to the text of this fourth edition, and, in order to establish it as a truly twenty-first century flora, alien species that have not been recorded in the British Isles since 1999 (about 90 taxa) are omitted from the main text. The third edition (2010) was the first British Flora to incorporate the new molecular system of classification based primarily on DNA sequences, a scheme that is expected to endure for centuries to come at the family level. However, new discoveries from this research are continually being made, necessitating numerous further changes, particularly at the genus level, which have been incorporated in this fourth edition."--Back cover.
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Flora of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, Campanulaceae - Asteraceae

Author: Peter Sell,Gina Murrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451200

Category: Science

Page: 570

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Planned in five volumes, this critical Flora provides a definitive account of the native species, naturalised species, frequent garden escapes and casuals found in the British Isles. Full keys and descriptions will enable the user to name all plants occurring in the wild, plus some ornamental trees and shrubs. For the first time detailed accounts of all the large apomictic genera are given and many infraspecific variants included. Each species entry begins with the accepted Latin name, synonyms and the common English name. A detailed description follows, including information on flowering period, pollination and chromosome number. Separate descriptions are given for infraspecific taxa. Information on the status, ecology and distribution (including worldwide distribution) of the species and infraspecific taxa is also given. Clear black and white line drawings illustrate an extensive glossary and also illuminate the diagnostic features in a number of groups of plants.
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The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae

Author: David M. John

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770514

Category: Nature

Page: 702

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CD-ROM contains images of algae and algal habitats. Compiled by Peter V. York, David M. John and Leslie R. Johnson.
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The Naming of the Shrew

A Curious History of Latin Names

Author: John Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408820358

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Latin names – frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel – have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus – 'dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)? The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.
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