Author: Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: north, flora, mexico, america, gymnosperms, volume, pteridophytes
Number of Pages: 496
Published: 1993-11-04
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0195082427
ISBN-13: 9780195082425

In Volume 2, over 50 contributors exhaustively describe and classify the ferns, fern allies, and gymnosperms of North America. Covering over two dozen fern and half a dozen gymnosperm families, they survey fern species of both ecological and horticultural importance and review such gymnosperm taxa as the conifers--the dominant trees in many forests as well as important timber plants--and cycads, which display significant evolutionary features. In all, the volume assembles 509 species of ferns and fern allies and infraspecific taxa in 70 genera. The editors have revised nearly 80 of these ta

Author: Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: north, arecidae, commelinidae, zingiberidae, alismatidae, part, magnoliophyta, america, mexico, volume, flora
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 2000-03-23
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0195137299
ISBN-13: 9780195137293

Flora of North America, Volume 22, comprises many groups of aquatic plants and the North American relatives of groups that have their richest number of species in the New World tropics. Included among the treatments are the rush family (Juncaceae), which include important indicator species in wetland habitats, the cat-tails (Typhaceae), spiderworts (Commelinaceae,), aroids (Araceae), and pondweeds (Potamogetonaceae). Thirty families are included in this volume, representing a diverse range of plant forms - from marine Zosteraceae (eel-grasses) to stately Arecaeae (palms) and the naturalized

Author: Flora of North America Editorial Committee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: north, salicaceae, brassicaceae, magnoliophyta, mexico, america, flora, volume
Number of Pages: 832
Published: 2010-04-19
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0195318226
ISBN-13: 9780195318227

Flora of North America Volume 7 will be the eighth of 19 volumes on dicotyledons to be published in the Flora of North America North of Mexico series. It treats 923 species classified among 125 genera in 11 families; the larger families covered in Volume 7 include Brassicaceae (Mustard family), Cleomaceae (Spiderflower family), and Salicaceae (Willow family). The endemic family Limnanthaceae with eight species classified in two genera (Floerkea and Limnanthes) is also included in the volume. Each genus has representative species illustrated with a line drawing that, in combination with keys

Author: Flora of North America Editorial CommitteeMary E.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: part, north, commelinidae, poaceae, magnoliophyta, volume, america, mexico, flora
Number of Pages: 944
Published: 2007-03-05
List price: $95.00
ISBN-10: 0195310713
ISBN-13: 9780195310719

Flora of North America brings together for the first time ever in a concise and easy to understand format information on all of the plants growing spontaneously in North America north of Mexico. Volume 24 of Flora North America is one of two volumes on grasses to be published in this series (Volume 25, though it follows sequentially, was published in 2003). Together they will provide a comprehensive, authoritative, illustrated account of this important group of plants. Most of the species treated are either native to North America north of Mexico or are introduced species that are now estab

Author: Andrei Lankov
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Keywords: north, korea, life, essays, dmz, daily
Number of Pages: 358
Published: 2007-04-24
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 0786428392
ISBN-13: 9780786428397

The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea for over 60 years. Most of that period has found the country suffering under mature Stalinism characterized by manipulation, brutality and tight social control. Nevertheless, some citizens of Kim Jong Il’s regime manage to transcend his tyranny in their daily existence.This book describes that difficult but determined existence and the world that the North Koreans have created for themselves in the face of oppression. Many features of this world are unique and even bizarre. But they have been created by the citizens to reflect their own ideas and val

Author: Fergus Fleming
Publisher: Grove Press
Keywords: north, pole, quest, ninety, degrees
Number of Pages: 496
Published: 2003-10-13
List price: $15.00
ISBN-10: 080214036X
ISBN-13: 9780802140364

In the nineteenth century, theories about the North Pole ran rampant. Was it an open sea? Was it a portal to new worlds within the globe? Or was it just a wilderness of ice? When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in 1845, explorers decided it was time to find out. In scintillating detail, Ninety Degrees North tells of the vying governments (including the United States, Britain, Germany, and Austria-Hungary) and fantastic eccentrics (from Swedish balloonists to Italian aristocrats) who, despite their heroic failures, often achieved massive celebrity as they battled shipwreck, starvati

Author: Fergus Fleming
Publisher: Grove Press
Keywords: north, pole, quest, ninety, degrees
Number of Pages: 496
Published: 2002-10
List price: $26.00
ISBN-10: 0802117252
ISBN-13: 9780802117250

Fergus Fleming’s captivating histories have taken us to the Alps, to the high seas, and to the heights of human endeavor. Now the acclaimed author of Barrow’s Boys and Killing Dragons -- a New York Times Notable Book -- relates the epic story of the men who stopped at nothing to unravel the mysteries of the North Pole. In the nineteenth century, theories about the North Pole ran rampant. Was it an open sea? Was it a portal to new worlds within the globe? Or was it just a wilderness of ice? When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in 1845, explorers decided it was time to fi
  
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