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DNA and tissue banking for biodiversity and conservation: theory, practice and uses.Artist/Author: Savolaninen, Vincent, et al.
The world is facing a biodiversity crisis of unprecedented magnitude. Unless there are radical changes in human behaviour, we can expect significant and alarming species loss in the near future. DNA and tissue banks have great potential as tools for biodiversity conservation, yet few have been established. Arising from a collaborative project on DNA banking, phylogeny and conservation of the South African flora, DNA and Tissue Banking for Biodiversity and Conservation provides the practical and legislative framework necessary to establish more DNA banks and is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the application of genetic technologies to conservation.
Authors of plant names: a list of authors of scientific names of plants, with recommended standard forms of their names, including abbreviations.Artist/Author: Brummitt, R. K. and C. E. Powell, editors.
A comprehensive list with recommended standard forms for nearly 30,000 authors of names of plants.
In pursuit of plants: experiences of nineteenth and early twentieth century plant collectors.Artist/Author: Short, Philip.
A compilation of fascinating first-hand accounts of the experiences of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century collectors in their pursuit of plants from around the world. Extracted from journals and letters, some previously unpublished, the accounts are a mix of adventure, of sometimes grim but always captivating and occasionally humorous images of a lost world, and of stories of the practical problems associated with plant collecting. Notes about the collectors and commentary on the plants they gathered are included, as too are appendices detailing development of the Wardian Case for the shipment of live plants and the role of herbaria in the discovery and naming of plants.
CITES Carnivorous plants checklist.Artist/Author: von Arx, B. et al.
This checklist incorporates the largest collection of published names for Dionaea, Nepenthes and Sarracenia, the three carnivorous plant genera included in the CITES Appendices.
Genera EuphorbiacearumArtist/Author: Radcliffe-Smith, Alan.
This taxonomic account of all the 339 genera currently recognized in the family, is illustrated with 50 full-page line drawings. Many of the generic descriptions are based on the work of the late Dr John Hutchinson, but the classification follows that of Webster as modified by the author.
The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical TermsArtist/Author: Hickey, Michael and Clive King.
This beautifully illustrated glossary comprises over 2400 terms commonly used to describe vascular plants. The majority are structural terms referring to parts of plants visible with the naked eye or with a x10 hand lens, but some elementary microscopical and physiological terms are also included, as appropriate. Each term is defined accurately and concisely, and whenever possible, cross referenced to clearly labelled line drawings made mainly from living material. The illustrations are presented together in a section comprising 127 large format pages, within which they are grouped according to specific features, such as leaf shape or flower structure, so allowing comparison of different forms at a glance. The illustrations therefore provide a unique compilation of information that can be referred to independently of the definitions. This makes the glossary a particularly versatile reference work for all those needing a guide to botanical terminology and plant structure.
The life of plants.Artist/Author: Corner, E. J. H.
This perennial favourite is copiously stocked with now classic botanical illustrations and is one of the most fascinating and original introductions to the world of plants ever produced.
Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated GlossaryArtist/Author: Harris, James G. and Melinda Woolf Harris.
OUT OF PRINT. Updated for the new millennium, this indispensable reference now includes over 1900 clear illustrations of terms used in plant identification keys and descriptions, as well as definitions for more than 2700 taxonomic terms.
Three-language list of botanical name components.Artist/Author: Radcliffe-Smith, A.
A listing of Greek, Latin and English name components.