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

View: 1195

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.

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

Author: Karl B McKnight,Joseph R. Rohrer,Kirsten McKnight Ward,Warren J. Perdrizet

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845882

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 2880

This is the first book to help general readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With just this field guide, a hand lens, and a spray bottle--no microscopes necessary--readers will be able to identify and name many of the common species of mosses growing in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains. At the heart of this guide is an innovative, color-tabbed system that helps readers pick out small groups of similar species. Illustrated identification keys, colorful habitat and leaf photos, more than 600 detailed line drawings, and written descriptions help differentiate the species. This accessible book allows all nature enthusiasts to make accurate identifications and gain access to the enchanting world of mosses. 200 species included More than 600 detailed line drawings More than 400 color photographs Innovative color-tabbed system for species identification Illustrated species identification keys Helpful tips for moss collecting

Mosses and Other Bryophytes

An Illustrated Glossary

Author: William McLagan Malcolm,Nancy Malcolm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bryophytes

Page: 336

View: 7903

"An illustrated glossary of terms that are used to describe mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Written in informal prose, it's intended to be an everyday reference for not only bryology and botany students, but also gardeners and anybody who's interested in plants. The second edition has half again as many pages (over 330) and illustrations (nearly 1400) as the first edition did, and two-thirds of those illustrations are new. Over 530 species of bryophytes are illustrated. Also, an appendix explains how to photograph bryophytes without a camera." --NHBS Environment Bookstore.

Pacific Coast Fern Finder

Author: Glenn Keator,Ruth M. Heady

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 8327

These pocket-sized Nature Study Guides describe plants and animals in easy-to-understand language. They include drawings, keys, terms, symbols, and glossaries. Each book covers a specific region.

Plants of the Western Forest

Boreal and Aspen Parkland

Author: J. D. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781551058450

Category: Aspen Parkland Ecoregion

Page: 392

View: 9441

This beautifully illustrated, easy-to-use field guide provides detailed information about more than 620 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found in the boreal and aspen parkland regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Whether you are a naturalist, a day hiker or an armchair adventurer, you can explore our great forests with this handy reference in your backpack or library. Plants of the Western Forest: Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba includes: * More than 800 colour photographs * Almost 900 line drawings * Colour photo guide to wildflowers * Clear species descriptions to help identify plants * Intriguing notes about edible plants, native uses of plants and origins of plant names.

Lichens of North America

Author: Irwin M. Brodo,Sylvia Duran Sharnoff,Stephen Sharnoff,Canadian Museum of Nature

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082495

Category: Nature

Page: 795

View: 4992

Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and elsewhere in the world. This stunning book - the first accessible and authoritative guidebook to lichens of the North American continent - fills the gap, presenting superb colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps, and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous, or ecologically significant species. The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens (the latter rarely included in popular guidebooks) and presents information on another 70 species in the keys or notes, special attention is given to species endemic to North America. A comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses, and ecological significance of lichens and is illustrated with 90 additional colour photos and many line drawings. English names are provided for most species, and the book also includes a glossary that explains technical terms. This visually rich and informative book will open the eyes of nature lovers everywhere to

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: 490

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.

Vascular Plants of Alberta

Ferns, Fern Allies, Gymnosperms, and Monocots

Author: John G. Packer,A. Joyce Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552386828

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 5382

Packer and Gould have provided an invaluable service for anyone interested in western North American botany by creating a simple, user-friendly, and portable key to the 21,000 Alberta species found in the thirty-volume set of Flora of North America. Designed to be carried into the field for handy reference and use, this work incorporates the new names and taxonomical understandings that have accumulated over the years. Part one of what will be a three-volume set contains the up-to-date classification of the ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and monocots found in Alberta according to the latest taxonomic findings.

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Author: Annie Martin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697164

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 3547

“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 Magical World of Moss Gardening

Author: Annie Martin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697164

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 2682

“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.

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: 9931

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.

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: 2292

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.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

Author: Andy MacKinnon,Jim Pojar,Paul B. Alaback

Publisher: Lone Pine Pub.

ISBN: 9781551055305

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 8242

The classic authority on plants of the Pacific Northwest.

Lichen Biology

Author: Thomas H. Nash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459747

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 3059

A broad-ranging review of organisms which have long-fascinated biologists, ecologists and chemists.

Plants of Northern British Columbia

Author: Ray Coupe,Andrew MacKinnon,Jim Pojar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781772130034

Category: Plants

Page: 352

View: 882

More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are illustrated and described. Revised and substantially updated, this comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life includes new photographs and native uses of plants.

Mosses and Liverworts

Author: Ron Porley,Nick Hodgetts

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007308729

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4387

A long-awaited addition to the botany titles in the highly-regarded Collins New Naturalist series. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com Mosses and liverworts - known as bryophytes - are a group of about 24,000 fairly low-growing plants which have no roots to speak of. Nor do they have flowers, but breed instead by spores. Both are commonly found in damp places, like ditches and beside streams. This authoritative guide explains their ecological importance, how they can act as environmental indicators and their general biology. With full-colour illustrations throughout, it covers: * distribution patterns and dispersal mechanisms * their relation with climate * historical uses for mosses * habitats and emmunities This is a branch of botany which has always relied heavily on amateur involvement, and the authors explain what amateurs can do today to increase our knowledge about these essential plants.

Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts

A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast

Author: Ralph Pope

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: 9781501700781

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5825

This photo-based field guide to the more common or distinctive bryophytes of northeastern North America gives beginners the tools they need to identify most specimens without using a compound microscope.

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9780295955971

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 7896

Describes and illustrates over four hundred plant and animal species fairly common and widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest, from southern Oregon to British Columbia

The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles

An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae

Author: David M. John,Brian A. Whitton,Alan J. Brook,Natural History Museum (London, England)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770514

Category: Nature

Page: 702

View: 9474

The varied and often beautiful forms of freshwater algae have long held a fascination for naturalists and professional scientists alike, particularly those involved in monitoring and managing the freshwater environment. This Flora provides the first modern account and identification guide to more than 2200 species of freshwater algae found in the British Isles (excluding diatoms), the majority of which also have a world-wide distribution. Non-technical descriptions are supported by clear line illustrations or photographs that emphasise the features significant for identification, most of which can be seen with a simple light microscope. In addition, user-friendly keys enable the accurate identification of specimens to the level of genus or species. Notes are included on ecology, world distribution and any taxonomic problems or identification difficulties. The accompanying CD-ROM photo catalogue of more than 900 spectacular colour images of freshwater algae and their habitats provides a valuable additional reference source and identification tool.