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Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 Volume Set)
Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 Volume Set)
The first handbook to include detailed information on all 615 conifers, temperate and tropical, this encyclopedic work offers users accumulated knowledge of these trees obtained in 30 years of research, presented in searchable format.
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Conifers are known to everyone as a conspicuous kind of evergreen trees or shrubs that feature prominently in gardens and parks as well as in many managed forests in the cool to cold temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Numerous books have been written about them and continue to appear, mostly with a bias towards these uses in Europe and North America.

This new handbook of the conifers is departing from this traditional approach in that it includes all the world's 615 species of conifers, of which some 200 occur in the tropics. It gives as much information about these and the Southern Hemisphere conifers as about the better known species, drawing on research into the taxonomy, biology, ecology, distribution and uses by the author over nearly 30 years. The result is a truly encyclopedic work, a true handbook of all the world's conifers, richly illustrated by the author with his line drawings and photographs taken from the natural habitats of the species.

A Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 Volume Set)


Foreword
Preface


The Conifers of the World, An Introduction


The Distribution and Ecology of Conifers


The Economic Importance of Conifers


The Conservation of Conifer Diversity


Synopsis of Families and Genera


Taxonomic Treatment of Families, With Keys to Families


Taxonomic Treatment of Genera and Species


Glossary
References
Lists of illustrations
Index to botanical names of conifers
Publish Date: 2010
Format: 8.2" x 12" hardcover
Pages: 1112
Publication Weight: 11 lbs

By Aljos Farjon

A Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 Volume Set)

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