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British Mosses and Liverworts : An Introductory Work - E. V. Watson

British Mosses and Liverworts

An Introductory Work

Paperback Published: 15th February 1982
ISBN: 9780521285360
Number Of Pages: 540

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Dr Watson's lucid introduction to British Mosses and Liverworts, first published in 1955, has since become a standard work. The author gives full descriptions and ecological details of over 200 of the commoner or more notable species, illustrating each to show its diagnostic microscopic and macroscopic features, and also provides brief notes on many other species. The introduction on the general characteristics of bryophytes, and the simple terminology (technical terms are kept to a minimum and defined in a glossary) enable a beginner to use the book without difficulty; the keys and habitat lists will be invaluable to beginners and specialists alike. This third edition incorporates a further 26 species and has brought the taxonomy and nomenclature into line with contemporary practice.

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Review of the second edition: 'Since the first edition of British Mosses and Liverworts was published in 1955 it has proved an invaluable help to the beginner in the study of bryophytes. With this second edition he is still further in Dr Watson's debt. The nomenclature and systematic arrangement have been brought up to date and now correspond with the British Bryological Society's Census Catalogues. Some species in the first edition have been excluded but more have been added, making a net increase of about sixty. The selection has been well made ... The excellent figures and the full habitat data remain valuable features of the book. This second edition is a substantial improvement on the first. Almost all the bryophytes the student will find are included in this book, and he should have little difficulty in naming most of them. It is warmly to be recommended.' Journal of Ecology Review of the second edition: 'The illustrated introduction and glossary, followed by keys to all the species mentioned in the book - over 300 - will guide the novice along the right methods of approach. Well over 200 taxa are illustrated and described, with valuable helpful remarks on their habits and associates. Less common species receive adequate mention including aids to recognition.' Watsonia

Preface to First Editionp. ix
Preface to Second Editionp. xiii
Preface to Third Editionp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Glossaryp. 27
Key to Mossesp. 39
Key to Liverwortsp. 93
Synopsis of Classificationp. 114
Sphagnalesp. 124
Andreaealesp. 138
Tetraphidalesp. 139
Polytrichalesp. 141
Buxbaumialesp. 156
Fissidentalesp. 157
Dicranalesp. 163
Encalyptalesp. 198
Pottialesp. 200
Grimmialesp. 236
Funarialesp. 254
Schistostegalesp. 262
Bryalesp. 263
Orthotrichalesp. 301
Isobryalesp. 315
Hookerialesp. 326
Thuidialesp. 327
Hypnobryalesp. 333
Anthocerotalesp. 404
Sphaerocarpalesp. 406
Marchantialesp. 407
Metzgerialesp. 421
Jungermannialesp. 432
Habitat Listsp. 499
Indexp. 511
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ISBN: 9780521285360
ISBN-10: 0521285364
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 15th February 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 3

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