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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Cambridge University Press, Jun 14, 2001 - Science
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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.
  

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Contents

Prologue to the first edition
ix
Prologue to the second edition
xvi
Acknowledgments for the first edition
xix
Acknowledgments for the second edition
xxiv
General introduction
1
An analyticalsynthetic systematic bibliography of standard floras scope sources and structure
3
The evolution of floras
24
Floras at the end of the twentieth century philosophy progress and prospects
52
Middle America
256
South America
309
Australasia and islands of the southwest Indian Ocean Malagassia
381
Africa
434
Europe
517
Northern central and southwestern extra monsoonal Asia
650
Southern eastern and southeastern monsoonal Asia
719
Greater Malesia and Oceania
838

References
78
Systematic bibliography
87
Conventions and abbreviations
89
Conspectus of divisions and superregions
92
World floras isolated oceanic islands and polar regions
93
North America north of Mexico
148
Major general bibliographies indices and library catalogues covering world floristic literature
931
Abbreviations of serials cited
948
Addenda in proof
968
Geographical index
973
Author index
993
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