This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to the various different kinds of sedges, grasses, rushes and ferns native to the British Isles. It provides detailed descriptions of the different types of flora treated, as well as information on habitats, natural history, uses, and much more. This profusely-illustrated volume is highly recommended for those with an interest British botany, and it is not to be missed by collectors of allied literature. Contents include: 'Grasses (Gramineae)', 'Sedges (Cyperaceae)', 'Rushes (Juncaceae)', 'Ferns (Pteridophytes)', 'Horsetails (Equisetum)', and 'Club-Mosses (Lycopodium)'. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with the original text and images. This book was first published in 1925.
Essential reading for both the amateur gardener and professional botanist, this is a definitive and comprehensive guide to all the native and naturalized grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns to be found in the British Isles, and all those that are frequently found in north-western Europe. Over 420 species are described and over 350 are illustrated in full colour plates of exceptional beauty and accuracy. Following the general nomenclature and classification, the author describes each species in detail, stressing the features most important for accurate identification. There is also an invaluable illustrated glossary of technical terms and plant structures.
Works cited in this useful survey are appropriate for students, librarians, and amateur and professional botanists. These encompass the plant kingdom in all its divisions and aspects, except those of agriculture, horticulture, and gardening. The majority of the annotations are for currently available in-print or electronic reference works. A comprehensive author/title and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. With materials ranging from those selected for the informed layperson to those for the specialist, this new edition reflects the momentous transition from print to electronic information resources. It is an appropriate purchase for public, college, university, and professional libraries.
Technology & Engineering by Alain Peeters,Cécile Vanbellinghen,John Frame
With the intensification of agriculture during the last century, the number of grass species was reduced, and a small number have come to dominate the grasslands and the seed market. This publication profiles 43 grass species sown or naturally present in temperate grasslands, many of which are regaining importance in the context of agricultural intensification. Each profile includes illustrations and a description of the plant, its ecological requirements, agronomic characteristics and uses. The publication also contains chapters on the importance and diversity of grasses and grass communities; diversity of grass use; morphology and physiology of grasses; advantages of wild or secondary grasses and complex multispecies and multivariety mixtures; prospects for wild and little-selected species.
The Definitive Guide to Britain's Plants and Animals
Author: Paul Sterry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Unlock the secrets of Britain's natural world with this essential wildlife guide. Ever wanted to know if it's a great tit or a blue tit, a rabbit or a hare, a cowslip or an oxlip? Covering all common animals and plants found in the British Isles, Collins British Wildlife tells you everything you need to know about the things you see in British gardens, parks, or countrysides—and how to tell the difference between them. The key to enjoying the natural world is being able to put a name to the animal or plant that you see outdoors. Including all wildlife groups in one comprehensive volume, this is the perfect home reference guide—an essential volume for every bookshelf. With more than 3,500 stunning photographs, and written by one of the UK's leading naturalists, this is a book that will unlock the secrets of the extraordinary natural world around you.
Reference by Albert John Walford,Library Association
A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.
Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.
Children's literature by Library Association. North Midland Branch
Dr Samuel Johnson, that famous eighteenth century lexicographer, said of oats 'A grain which in England is generally given to horses but in Scotland supports the people'. And presumably it was a Scotsman who riposted 'But what people and what horses!' That exchange encapsulates much of the history and role of oats - a cereal, once important as human food in parts of northern Europe but latterly used mainly as animal feed, especially favoured for horses. Although no longer a major food anywhere, oats still have a special and favoured niche in the cuisine of people living in the cooler and wetter regions of some parts of northern Europe. However, there is currently a resurgence of interest in the crop, because there is now considerable scientific evidence to support the view of Scotsmen who never doubted its dietary value. This book - very much an international effort, carefully orchestrated by Robert Welch - traces the origin, history and scientific progress which forms a sound basis for any further crop improvement and for broadening the utilization and marketing of oat products. Should rational consider ations lead to an increase in the importance of this cereal, I, for one, would be glad since I believe the rural landscape is the poorer for the increased rarity of golden fields of rippling oats which I used to be involved in harvesting.