Mabberley's Plant-book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, Their Classifications, and Uses

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Cambridge University Press, May 1, 2008 - Science - 1021 pages
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Mabberley's Plant-Book is internationally accepted as an essential reference text for anyone studying, growing or writing about plants. In over 20,000 entries this comprehensive dictionary provides information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plant (including gymnosperms) plus ferns and clubmosses, combining taxonomic details and uses with English and other vernacular names. In this new edition each entry has been updated to take into consideration the most recent literature, notably the great advances from molecular analyses, and over 1650 additional new entries (including ecologically and economically important genera of mosses) have been added, ensuring that Mabberley's Plant-Book continues to rank among the most practical and authoritative botanical texts available.
  

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David Mabberley is Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and holds the endowed Orin and Althea Soest Chair in Horticultural Science at the University of Washington. He also holds the positions of Extraordinary Professor at the National Herbarium Nederland, University of Leiden, the Netherlands; Adjuct Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Australia; and Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sidney.

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