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Guide to Standard Floras of the World
An Annotated, Geographically Arranged Systematic Bibliography of the Principal Floras, Enumerations, Checklists and Chorological Atlases of Different Areas

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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511031380

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  • This 2001 book provides a selective annotated bibliography of the principal floras and related works of inventory for vascular plants. The second edition was completely updated and expanded to take into account the substantial literature of the late twentieth century, and features a more fully developed review of the history of floristic documentation. The works covered are principally specialist publications such as floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations or catalogues, although a relatively few more popularly oriented books are also included. The Guide is organised in ten geographical divisions, with these successively divided into regions and units, each of which is prefaced with a historical review of floristic studies. In addition to the bibliography, the book includes general chapters on botanical bibliography, the history of floras, and general principles and current trends, plus an appendix on bibliographic searching, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and author and geographical indexes.

    • A complete bibliography of the world's principal floristic works in a single volume
    • An essential reference for all botanists and plant conservation professionals
    • Includes supplementary chapters which set the bibliography in context
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the hardback: ' … an extraordinary achievement.' John Manning South African Journal of Botany

    Review of the hardback: '… invaluable as a library resource.' Nature

    Review of the hardback: '… an important landmark in floristics, helping to define the area's current status and setting the scene for the new century.' Edinburgh Journal of Botany R. Atkinson

    Review of the hardback: '… very valuable …'. Journal of Biogeography

    Review of the hardback: ' … an essential tool for all scientists working in biodiversity research or using its results. … any research institution or library in the field of plant science must have it! Feddes Repert

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511031380
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. General Introduction:
    1. An analytical-synthetic systematic bibliography of 'standard' floras: scope, sources, structure
    2. The evolution of floras
    3. Floras at the end of the twentieth century: philosophy, progress and prospects
    Part II. Systematic Bibliography: Conventions and abbreviations
    1. Conspectus of divisions and superregions
    2. Division 0: World floras, isolated oceanic islands and polar regions
    3. Division 1: North America (north of Mexico)
    4. Division 2: Middle America
    5. Division 3: South America
    6. Division 4: Australasia and islands of the south west Indian Ocean (Malagassia)
    7. Division 5: Africa
    8. Division 6: Europe
    9. Division 7: Northern, central and southwestern (extra-monsoonal) Asia
    10. Division 8. Southern, eastern and southeastern (monsoonal) Asia
    11. Division 9: Greater Malesia and Oceania
    Appendix A. Major general bibliographies, indices and library catalogues covering world floristic literature
    Appendix B. Abbreviations
    Author Index.

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    David G. Frodin, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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