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Mabberley's Plant-book (A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses), Hardcover, 4 Edition by Mabberley, David J. (Used)

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Hardcover: 4 Edition
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Publication Date: 2017-06-22
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Hardcover : 1120 pages
Edition: 4 Edition
Author: Mabberley, David J.
ISBN-10: 1107115027
ISBN-13: 9781107115026

Product Description Mabberley's Plant-book is internationally accepted as an essential reference text for anyone studying, growing or writing about plants. With some 26,000 entries, this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plant (including conifers), plus ferns and clubmosses, besides economically important mosses and algae. The book combines taxonomic details and uses with English and other vernacular names found in commerce. The third edition was recognised in the American Botanical Council's annual James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award for 2008 and the International Association for Plant Taxonomy's Engler Medal in Silver for 2009. In this new edition, each entry has been updated to take into consideration the most recent literature, notably the greater understanding resulting from molecular analyses; over 1400 additional entries (including ecologically and economically important genera of seaweeds) have been included, ensuring that Mabberley's Plant-book continues to rank among the most practical and authoritative botanical texts available. Review '[The book] brings together the latest information on plant classification, catalogues all generic names of seed-plants, ferns and clubmosses, and economically important mosses and algae, provides concise information on plant morphology and geographical distribution, and has a wealth of information on plant uses. With each new edition, entries for vernacular and trade names are growing in number … In fact the 26,000 entries are so rich in information, that in a way the Plant-book can replace a whole botanical library. … Mabberley’s Plant-book remains a treasure-trove of botanical knowledge ' Pieter Baas, IAWA Journal 'David Mabberley has rendered a singular service to the field of botany through successive editions of his comprehensive and highly accurate Plant-book. The appearance of a thoroughly-revised 4th edition is a welcome event; in the rapidly-changing field of plant names, it completely supersedes all earlier editions and would be a worthy addition to both personal and institutional libraries to serve as a ready reference to the whole range of generic and higher-order names of vascular plants, complete with information on economically and ecologically important species and cultivars … The access to the primary literature that this masterful work makes possible is of fundamental importance for botanical research of any kind … Mabberley has produced an essential reference for botanists, gardeners and naturalists, professional or amateur, that is a pleasure to browse and enjoy as a fine aid to discovery.' Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis '… an invaluable and authoritative reference work to be kept close at hand and dipped into regularly for enlightenment and entertainment.' Karen Wilson, Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter Praise for previous edition: ‘The Plant-Book is now widely established as a classic botanical work and an essential reference for any person, professional or amateur … recommended as an essential and modern reference for anyone interested in botany.' New Zealand Journal of Botany Praise for previous edition: ‘No-one working seriously with living vascular plants should be without a copy.' Choice Praise for previous edition: ‘Send your congratulations to Mabberley by purchasing a copy. It may encourage him to produce a [new] edition.' P. Mick Richardson, Plant Science Bulletin Praise for previous edition: ‘This book is an extremely valuable reference for researchers in plant biology, and perhaps even more for those in other fields involving plants. The compact format of the book adds to its value, making it a portable reference.' Neal M. Williams, The Quarterly Review of Biology Praise for previous edition: ‘This is first and foremost a reference for taxonomists and is a most handy and useful book for horticulturists wishing

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