Mosses, Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America

Author: Dale Hadley Vitt,Janet E. Marsh,Robin Bruce Bovey

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

ISBN: 9781551055695

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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This book brings the small yet beautiful world of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns to those interested in the fascinating world of our Northwest nature. Covering the region from southern Oregon to Alaska and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana and Saskatchewan, this guide features: * Over 370 of the most common species enhanced with photos * Hundreds of additional similar species described * The major vegetation zones in northwestern North America * Habitat descriptions and distribution maps * Systematic keys to the species in each section * Horsetails and clubmosses, as well as mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns.

Land of Extremes

A Natural History of the Arctic North Slope of Alaska

Author: Alex Huryn,John Hobbie

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602231826

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 2745

This book is a comprehensive guide to the natural history of the North Slope, the only arctic tundra in the United States. The first section provides detailed information on climate, geology, landforms, and ecology. The second provides a guide to the identification and natural history of the common animals and plants and a primer on the human prehistory of the region from the Pleistocene through the mid-twentieth century. The appendix provides the framework for a tour of the natural history features along the Dalton Highway, a road connecting the crest of the Brooks Range with Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean, and includes mile markers where travelers may safely pull off to view geologic formations, plants, birds, mammals, and fish. Featuring hundreds of illustrations that support the clear, authoritative text, Land of Extremes reveals the arctic tundra as an ecosystem teeming with life.

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 395

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Sierra Nevada Natural History

Author: Tracy Irwin Storer,Robert Leslie Usinger,David Lukas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240964

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 3039

Enhanced by more than five hundred color photographs and 218 black-and-white drawings, a guidebook to the common plants and animals of the Sierra describes more than 750 species.

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Author: Annie Martin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697164

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 8445

“This is a fascinating books for anyone wanting to truly broaden the range of plants they grow.” —Gardens Illustrated Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. In The Magical World of Moss Gardening, bryophyte expert Annie Martin reveals how moss can be used in stunning, eco-friendly spaces. The beautifully illustrated guide includes basics on designing and planting a moss garden, as an inspiring tour of the most magical public and private moss gardens throughout the country.

The Canadian vegetation classification system

first approximation

Author: Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification. National Vegetation Working Group,W. L. Strong,E. T. Oswald,Canada. Sustainable Development,David J. Downing

Publisher: The Working Group


Category: Botany Canada Classification

Page: 22

View: 3069

Presents systems for classifying terrestrial vegetation in Canada. System has seven levels defined by plant community physiognomy and species-dominance criteria.

Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer

Author: James N. Corbridge

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 47

View: 7390

A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer is an introduction and field guide to lichens in the Rocky Mountain region. It features seventy-two color plates picturing the most common and conspicuous species to be found in the mountains and foothills of the Rockies. Many of these lichens are also common in other geographic areas, giving the book a broader utility for those interested in lichens elsewhere. In addition to the plates, A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer contains a brief description of each species to assist in identification, along with a general introduction to lichens and their structure. The book is tailored to the novice, and includes a section on beginning a lichen collection.


British Pteridological Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ferns

Page: N.A

View: 6154

Rare Lichens of Canada

A Review and Provisional Listing

Author: Irwin M. Brodo,Trevor Goward,Stephen R. Clayden,Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

Publisher: Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada = Comité sur le statut des espèces menacées de disparition au Canada


Category: Endangered species

Page: 74

View: 4116

Biology Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biology

Page: N.A

View: 1798

Cryptogamic Botany

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cryptogams

Page: N.A

View: 8455

Gathering Moss

A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870714993

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 2838

Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world. Gathering Moss will appeal to a wide range of readers, from bryologists to those interested in natural history and the environment, Native Americans, and contemporary nature and science writing.

Bryophytes of British Columbia

Rare Species and Priorities for Inventory

Author: Michael William Ryan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bryophytes

Page: 100

View: 9439

Plants of Northern British Columbia

Author: Andrew MacKinnon,Jim Pojar,R. Coupe,George William Argus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 345

View: 5271

More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses, and lichens are illustrated and described. This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life. 570 color photos and 600 illustrations.

Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

View: 4366