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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Agnes Chase's First Book of Grasses: The Structure of Grasses Explained for Beginners

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Publisher Comments:

Lynn G. Clark is Associate Professor of Botany at Iowa State University. Richard W. Pohl (1916-1993), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Botany at Iowa State University and author of How to Know the Grasses (3d ed. 1978), was regarded as the foremost authority on American grasses.

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A new edition of the classic botanical introduction to agrostology covering the major groups of grasses found in the Americas. The volume surveys basic vegetative and reproductive parts and then in the remaining 11 lessons describes increasingly more complex spikelet and inflorescence varieties, including the taxonomic context and structure. Each grass type is illustrated by detailed line drawings. The revised edition includes a new section on bamboos and reflects changes in nomenclature and classification made since the last 1959 publication. Truly a standard, Chase first published the guide in 1902 and was considered the preeminent agrostologist of American grasses at the time of her death in 1963.
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Accessible to those without botanical training yet respected by botanists for seventy-five years as a classic guide to the structure of grasses, this volume — complete with a new chapter on bamboos — has been thoroughly revised to reflect current scientific knowledge, nomenclature, and classification.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 115) and index.

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ISBN:
9781560986560
Editor:
Clark, Lynn G.
Editor:
Pohl, Richard W.
Foreword:
Henson, Pamela W.
Editor:
Clark, Lynn G.
Editor:
Pohl, Richard W.
Author:
Clark, L.
Author:
Clark, Lynn G.
Author:
Pohl, Richard W.
Author:
CLARK L
Foreword:
Henson, Pamela W.
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books
Location:
Washington :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Plants - Grasses
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Grasses
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
grasses;plants
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9430
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 BandW DRAWINGS
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.03x5.54x.39 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Accessible to those without botanical training yet respected by botanists for seventy-five years as a classic guide to the structure of grasses, this volume — complete with a new chapter on bamboos — has been thoroughly revised to reflect current scientific knowledge, nomenclature, and classification.
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