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 HarperCollins [Harper Collins] , London, 2000. Green hardback cloth cover. Book Condition: VG : in Very good condition. Print on Demand edition. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 430pp. With dust jacket This copy is a Print On Demand edition produced from an original Collins edition. No lettering to green cloth spine and marked as POD on the publication page. Bookseller Inventory # nn074a
Book Description Collins, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. spine of dustwrapper is faded - writing on there not visible - very minor foxing ow Nice clean bright tight book in untorn dustwrapper which has very minor creasing bottom edge 430 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 567085
Book Description Collins 1988, London, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo. 430pp. Publisher's original green cloth in colour pictorial dust jacket. Very slight fading to dj spine. Jacket bright. No ownership names. With 21 colour photographs and over 160 photographs & diagrams in b&w. Clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 53704
Book Description London Collins, 1992. Hardcover First Edition with Dustjacket.A detailed work on all aspects of the Freshwater Fish in the British Isles. Illustrated in colour and B&W.Fine in Very Good dustjacket with Heavy colour fade to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 27170
Book Description London Collins, 1988. Hardcover First Edition with Dustjacket.A detailed work on all aspects of the natural history ofFerns and their habitats in Britain and Ireland. Illustrated in colour and B&W.Fine in near Fine dustjacket with heavy colour fade to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 27172
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Hardcover in clipped dustjacket which is near fine with sunned spine. Contents clean, bright and tight. 430 pp. With 21 colour photographs, and over 160 photographs and diagrams in black and white. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003304
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0002193833 The New Naturalist. Collins 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Minimal wear. No marks or damage. VG+/VG+. Bookseller Inventory # A10B20012
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Gillmor, Robert (Jacket design) (illustrator). 1st. Number 74 of the New Naturalist series. A crisp first edition in almost as new condition, with 21 colour photographs, and over 160 photographs and diagrams in black and white. The unclipped dustwrapper crisp and unfaded has a small oil (?) stain at the bottom of the back fold. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 040623
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback with protected dust-wrapper. New Naturalist - No.75. 368pp. With 21 colour photographs and over 200 black and white photographs and diagrams. Jacket design by Robert Gillmor. 1st edition 1992. D/w spine faded, with the slightest edge wear. An excellent clean copy. (bs131). Bookseller Inventory # BS131WHYEL05
Book Description Collins, London, 1988. Cloth, Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. 430pp. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Inscription to front end paper. Fade to dustjacket spine otherwise very good. Size: 220x150mm. Bookseller Inventory # 18950