Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer

Author: James N. Corbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 47

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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.

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: 7086

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.

The Eastern San Juan Mountains

Their Ecology, Geology, and Human History

Author: Rob Blair,George Bracksieck

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607320851

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 1627

A companion to The Western San Juan Mountains (originally published in 1996), The Eastern San Juan Mountains details the physical environment, biological communities, human history, and points of interest in this rich and diverse mountain system. A natural division between the eastern and western slopes of the San Juans is the north-south line that runs approximately through Lake City, south of the crossing of the Piedra River by US Highway 160. In this super guidebook, twenty-seven contributors--all experts in their fields--artfully bring the geology, hydrology, animal and plant life, human histories, and travel routes of these eastern slopes to life. Designed to inform researchers, educators, and students about the region's complex systems, The Eastern San Juan Mountains also serves as an informative guidebook to accompany visitors along their travels on the Silver Thread National Scenic Byway, which stretches between South Fork and Lake City. The Eastern San Juan Mountains deserves a place next to The Western San Juan Mountains on the bookshelf of every naturalist, researcher, resident, educator, student, and tourist seeking a greater understanding of this marvelous place and its history.

America's Natural Places [5 volumes]

Author: Stacy S. Kowtko

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313350892

Category: Nature

Page: 908

View: 9187

This timely set invites readers to celebrate the most beautiful and environmentally important places in the United States. • Covers one region per volume with entries organized by state within the volume • 200 illustrations depict America's most treasured landscapes

Fungi, Algae, and Protists

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615304630

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

View: 1019

Fungi, protists, and algae are among the most diverse life forms on the planet. Tiny protists range from plants to animals. Algae range from single celled plants to 60-foot-long kelp. Fungi occupy a kingdom of their own. Although their place in nature—neither truly plants or animals—may make them seem strange, they are actually quite familiar to us for their use in various foods, medicines, and biotechnologies. Indeed, our consumption of bread or reliance on penicillin would not be possible without these diverse eukaryotic organisms. This intriguing volume delves into the taxonomy, structure, and function of each group and evaluates their wide-ranging natural and societal impact.

Rocky Mountain Flora

A Field Guide for the Identification of the Ferns, Conifers, and Flowering Plants of the Southern Rocky Mountains from Pikes Peak to Rocky Mountain National Park and from the Plains to the Continental Divide

Author: William Alfred Weber

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 479

View: 9914

The Front Range of Colorado is one of America's most famous and spectacular summer playgrounds. Not among the least of the scenic attractions to be found here are the lavish displays of wild flowers in the mountain meadows and alpine heights, the vast expanses of cool, green forested lands, the brilliant splashes of autumn colour of our aspens and sumacs, and the endless rolling grasslands of the eastern plains. There are very few places in the United States where so many types of vegetation are crowded into such a relatively small area, and where in the space of a few minutes time one may alternately bake in the climate of the desert, and shiver in the climate of the far north. Learning to recognise the plants is a first step toward understanding a flora. The species descriptions, delicate line drawings, colour photographs, plant keys, reference materials, and glossary in Rocky Mountain Flora offer an outstanding starting point for the pursuit of botany in the Rockies.

Colorado Flora: Western Slope

Author: Ronald C. Wittmann,William A. Weber

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457111640

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 2920

[C]learly a book that every Rocky Mountain botanist should own." -Arctic and Alpine Research Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species so that they can be better stewards of our priceless and irreplaceable biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys contain interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. Each volume includes a background of botanical work in the state, a complete glossary, indices to common and scientific names, references and suggested readings, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Colorado Flora

Eastern Slope, Fourth Edition A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants

Author: William A. Weber,Ronald C. Wittmann

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607321416

Category: Nature

Page: 555

View: 631

Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species and encourage informed stewardship of our biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys recount interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. The book is rounded out with historical background of botanical work in the state, suggested readings, glossary, index to scientific and common names, references, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope

Author: Ronald C. Wittmann,William A. Weber

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1457111632

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 9785

[C]learly a book that every Rocky Mountain botanist should own." -Arctic and Alpine Research Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species so that they can be better stewards of our priceless and irreplaceable biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys contain interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. Each volume includes a background of botanical work in the state, a complete glossary, indices to common and scientific names, references and suggested readings, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 1897

Rocky Mountain Natural History

Grand Teton to Jasper

Author: Daniel Mathews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962078224

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 3029

From majestic conifers to mosses and lichens, from grizzly bears to salamanders, from cutthroat trout to pine beetles, this reference offers a new approach to the concept of a field guide. Not only fun to read, its is infused with humor, passion, and lyricism. Author Daniel Mathews provides in-depth scientific information, informed by a broad array of current research. He covers a thousand species of plants, animals, fish, and insects found in the Rocky Mountains and discusses the geology, weather, and historic naturalist-explorers of the region. Includes information about Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, and British Columbia.

The American Cockerell

A Naturalist's Life, 1866-1948

Author: Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6838

In The American Cockerell: A Naturalist's Life, 1866-1948, botanist William A. Weber pulls together pieces of the life of T.D.A. "Theo" Cockerell, a man who was an internationally known scientist, a prolific writer, and a highly regarded teacher at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The elder brother of the noted scholar Sir Sydney Cockerell, Theo labored in relative obscurity in America while his brothers and their families were basking in the limelight of smart British society. Despite his alienation from his elite background, he nevertheless became a great teacher, a mentor, a kindly artist and writer of rhymes for children, and the greatest specialist on bees in the world. His contribution to the understanding of wild bees is monumental-he catalogued over 900 species in Colorado alone, and he assiduously collected them wherever he traveled. By 1938 he had published the names and descriptions of 5,480 new species and subspecies. Despite his accomplishments in entomology, however, T.D.A. Cockerell resisted specialization. He was also an early supporter of women's rights, a Morrisian socialist, an avid reader, and author of almost 4,000 published scientific papers, book reviews, and discussions of social issues. Pieced together from T.D.A.'s little-known autobiographical writings, The American Cockerell demonstrates this extraordinary individual's tremendous breadth of interest, competence, and talent. It will be of interest to scientists and lay readers alike.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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King of Colorado Botany

Charles Christopher Parry, 1823-1890

Author: William Alfred Weber

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

View: 9514

Charles Christopher Parry (1823-1890) is well known to botanists worldwide. More than eighty new species of flowering plants were named from Parry's Colorado collection, and many more from his collections in Mexico and the American Southwest. Fascinated with mountains, Parry made barometric observations that permitted the first accurate estimations of the high peaks. Yet his greatest contribution to science was through the distribution of his botanical collections to the museums of the world. King of Colorado Botany combines the lists of Parry's collections with the scientific and semipopular descriptions of his travels, up until now found only scattered in rare periodicals and old newspapers. This is a work that will be of interest to naturalists and all others interested in the West during Parry's lifetime.

Catalog of the Flora of Colorado

Author: William A. Weber,Ronald C. Wittmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870812439

Category: Nature

Page: 479

View: 2271

Biodiversity, during the past few years, has become a 'buzz' word, as if this were a brand new concept. The word appears in the news, on television, in advertising, in grant proposals, particularly for tropical studies because it is in the tropics that the terrifyingly rapid extinction of plant and animal species and their ecosystems are threatening the earth's ecology. Hundreds of species are being exterminated before they become known to science. The natural history repositories themselves, especially those housing the primary collections of a region or major political unit, have much to answer for in this crisis for not articulating their importance and value to research. It has been our aim at the University of Colorado Museum to provide catalogues and regional taxonomic handbooks in order to develop a literate public and to increase the value of the collections to amateur and professional students of the flora and fauna.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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