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The history of the British flora : a factual basis for phytogeography

Author: Harry Godwin, Sir
Publisher: Cambridge, Eng. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984, ©1975.
Series: Cambridge science classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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This 1975 second edition reconstructs of the processes that determined the present flora and vegetation of the British Isles. It achieves a factual reconstruction of events by records of the actual  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Godwin, Sir
ISBN: 0521269415 9780521269414 052120254X 9780521202541
OCLC Number: 11414878
Notes: "1st paperback ed."
Description: ix, 541 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prefaces; Part I: Introduction; Part II. Collection and Identification of Plant Remains: 1. General considerations; 2. Seeds, fruits and leaves, etc.; 3. Wood and charcoal; 4. Pollen as an index of presence; Part III. The Background Scale of Pleistocene Events: 1. Glacial and interglacial periods; 2. Radiocarbon dating; 3. The Weichselian; 4. Flandrian geological events; 5. Climatic changes; 6. Mire stratigraphy; 7. Biological evidence; 8. Archaeology; 9. Pollen analysis; 10. Primary divisions of the last fifteen thousand years; Part IV. Recorded Sites: 1. General comments; 2. Scottish sites; 3. Irish sites; 4. Site record; Part V. The Plant Record: 1. Introduction: explanation of conventions; 2. Collected records; Part VI. Pattern of Change in the British Flora: 1. Floristic chances in the Tertiary period; 2. The Ice Age and the interglacial periods: climate, soil and vegetation; 3. The early Pleistocene; 4. The Cromer Forest bed series; 5. The Corton interstadial and the Hocnian stage: middle Pleistocene; 6. The Ipswichian interglacial; 7. Galcial stages: early and middle Weichselian; 8. Glacial stages: late Weichselian; 9. Phytogeographic synopsis; 10. Floristic history in the light of Weichselian records; 11. The beginning of the Flandrian period: the pre-Boreal period; 12. The early warm period: the Boreal period; 13. The thermal maximum and the Atlantic period; 14. Prehistoric husbandry and the sub-Boreal period; 15. The sub-Atlantic period and climatic deterioration; 16. Regional differentiation, migration and survival; Part VII: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge science classics.
Responsibility: Harry Godwin.

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