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A handbook of the world's conifers

Author: Aljos Farjon
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Farjon, Aljos.
Handbook of the world's conifers.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(OCoLC)742581791
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aljos Farjon
ISBN: 9789004177185 9004177183
OCLC Number: 500820564
Description: 2 volumes (1111 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: 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 (in alphabetical order), with keys to sections, subsections and species.
Responsibility: by Aljos Farjon.

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The first handbook to include detailed information on all 615 conifers, temperate as well as tropical, this encyclopedic work offers users as diverse as ecologists, gardeners, foresters and  Read more...

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"This deserves to be called the Bible of Conifers. A true vademecum containing indentification keys as well as information about evolution, classification, ecology, anatomy, economic importance and Read more...

 
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