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Guide to Standard Floras of the World - 2nd Edition

David G. Frodin 
Cambridge University Press  June 2001  



Hardback  1124 pages  ISBN 9780521790772      £198.00


Softback  1124 pages  ISBN 9780521189774      £90.00
This book provides a selective annotated bibliography of the principal floras and related works of inventory for vascular plants. The second edition has been completely updated and expanded to take into account the substantial literature of the late twentieth century, and features a more fully developed review of the history of floristic documentation. The works covered are principally specialist publications such as floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations or catalogues, although a relatively few more popularly oriented books are also included. The Guide is organised in ten geographical divisions, with these successively divided into regions and units, each of which is prefaced with a historical review of floristic studies. In addition to the bibliography, the book includes general chapters on botanical bibliography, the history of floras, and general principles and current trends, plus an appendix on bibliographic searching, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and author and geographical indexes.

Contents

Prologue; Acknowledgements; Part I. General Introduction: 1. An analytical-synthetic systematic bibliography of €standard€ floras: scope, sources, structure; 2. The evolution of floras; 3. Floras at the end of the twentieth century: philosophy, progress and prospects; Part II. Systematic Bibliography: Conventions and abbreviations; Conspectus of divisions and superregions; Division 0: World floras, isolated oceanic islands and polar regions; Division 1: North America (north of Mexico); Division 2: Middle America; Division 3: South America; Division 4: Australasia and islands of the south west Indian Ocean (Malagassia); Division 5: Africa; Division 6: Europe; Division 7: Northern, central and southwestern (extra-monsoonal) Asia; Division 8; Southern, eastern and southeastern (monsoonal) Asia; Division 9: Greater Malesia and Oceania; Appendix A. Major general bibliographies, indices and library catalogues covering world floristic literature; Appendix B. Abbreviations; Author Index.

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