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Guide to Standard Floras of the World: An Annotated, Geographically Arranged Systematic Bibliography of the Principal Floras, Enumerations, Checklists and Chorological Atlases of Different Areas

Guide to Standard Floras of the World: An Annotated, Geographically Arranged Systematic Bibliography of the Principal Floras, Enumerations, Checklists and Chorological Atlases of Different Areas

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David G. Frodin
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 6/14/2001
EAN 9780521790772, ISBN10: 0521790778

Hardcover, 1124 pages, 25 x 19.6 x 6 cm
Language: English

This 2001 book provides a selective annotated bibliography of the principal floras and related works of inventory for vascular plants. The second edition was completely updated and expanded to take into account the substantial literature of the late twentieth century, and features a more fully developed review of the history of floristic documentation. The works covered are principally specialist publications such as floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations or catalogues, although a relatively few more popularly oriented books are also included. The Guide is organised in ten geographical divisions, with these successively divided into regions and units, each of which is prefaced with a historical review of floristic studies. In addition to the bibliography, the book includes general chapters on botanical bibliography, the history of floras, and general principles and current trends, plus an appendix on bibliographic searching, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and author and geographical indexes.

Prologue
Acknowledgements
Part I. General Introduction
1. An analytical-synthetic systematic bibliography of 'standard' floras
scope, sources, structure
2. The evolution of floras
3. Floras at the end of the twentieth century
philosophy, progress and prospects
Part II. Systematic Bibliography
Conventions and abbreviations
1. Conspectus of divisions and superregions
2. Division 0
World floras, isolated oceanic islands and polar regions
3. Division 1
North America (north of Mexico)
4. Division 2
Middle America
5. Division 3
South America
6. Division 4
Australasia and islands of the south west Indian Ocean (Malagassia)
7. Division 5
Africa
8. Division 6
Europe
9. Division 7
Northern, central and southwestern (extra-monsoonal) Asia
10. Division 8. Southern, eastern and southeastern (monsoonal) Asia
11. Division 9
Greater Malesia and Oceania
Appendix A. Major general bibliographies, indices and library catalogues covering world floristic literature
Appendix B. Abbreviations
Author Index.

Review of the hardback: ' ... an extraordinary achievement.' John Manning South African Journal of Botany