Ferns gives the reader an introduction to the reasons for the variety of ferns in the British Isles, as well as the history of their development within this landscape and their use by man. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Ferns, horsetails and clubmosses, or to use their technical term the Pteridophyta, are a fascinating area of the British flora that ranged from the prehistoric-looking horsetails to the delicate beauty of the Aspleniaceae family (otherwise known as the spleenworts and familiar inhabitants of many a conservatory). Ferns are ubiquitous on this damp island, but often overlooked, overshadowed by the interest in the technicolour of our flowering plants. This book gives the reader an introduction to the reasons for the variety of ferns in the British Isles, as well as the history of their development within this landscape and their use by man. Taking each major habitat, Dr Page details which species of ferns are most likely to be encountered and why. Using numerous examples, he also shows how some species have become highly adapted to their environment using a whole range of strategies varying from the ordinary to the bizarre.
Ferns follows in the distinguished New Naturalist series tradition of investigative natural history, drawing from the latest field studies and research, and is the most authoritative, up-to-date and in-depth survey of this part of the British flora available.
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Book Description Collins, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002227917
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Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 430pp, index, 3 appendices, bibliography, black and white photographs throughout, 8pp colour photographs, Softback, reading creases to spine, a VG clean tight copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 019450
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Paperback edition. Pictorial glossy card covers, pp.430. Colour and bw plates, ills. In the New Naturalist Library. A fine copy of the paperback edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001061
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Soft Cover. Book Condition: F-. First Paperback. 8vo. original printed paper wraps (a trifle rubbed & creased); pp. 430, with numerous illustrations. A near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 017788
Book Description London: Collins, 1988., 1988. Octavo,430 pp.,photographs, paperback, scarce. New Naturalist 74. Bookseller Inventory # 107
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Laminated Card Covers. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First soft cover edition. Corners very slightly bumped. Minor surface scratching to covers and small light crease on rear cover. Shelf marks on lower edge. Contents like new. 21 colour photographs and over 160 photographs and diagrams in black and white. Number 74 of the New Naturalist Series. Pp. 430. Bookseller Inventory # 000124
Book Description Collins, London, Collins, The New Naturalist, 1988, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. HARDBACK original green cloth gilt lettering on spine pictorial dust-jacket very fine - not price-clipped pages: 430 colour photographs 21 illus. and b&w photographs 160+ 145mm x 215mm (5.75 x 8.5") very lightly bumped at head otherwise very fine. Bookseller Inventory # 15709