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A Natural History of Ferns

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Publisher Comments:

A Natural History of Ferns is an entertaining and informative look at why ferns and their relatives are unique among plants. Ferns live in habitats from the tropics to polar latitudes, and unlike seed plants, which endow each seed with the resources to help their offspring, ferns reproduce by minute spores. There are floating ferns, ferns that climb or live on trees, and ferns that are trees. There are poisonous ferns, iridescent ferns, and resurrection ferns that survive desert heat and drought. The relations of ferns and people are equally varied. Moran sheds light on Robinson Crusoe's ferns, the role of ferns in movies, and how ferns get their names.

A Natural History of Ferns provides just what is needed for those who wish to grow ferns or observe them in their habitats with greater understanding and appreciation.

Book News Annotation:

Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist and fellow pteridologist (student of ferns), rightly introduces Moran as an engaging writer as well as leading expert on these vascular plants. In a book originating from articles for the American Fern Society's Fiddlehead Forum, Moran (New York Botanical Garden; Fern Grower's Manual, Timber Press, 2001) treats such topics as the fern's asexual lifestyle, living fossils, and similarities between North American and Asian flora. He includes distribution maps, a glossary, and color plates.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For anyone who wishes to grow ferns or observe them in their habitats with greater understanding, this is an entertaining and informative look at why ferns are unique among plants.

About the Author

Robbin C. Moran is curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden. He is the author or coauthor of many papers and four books about ferns, including Fern Grower's Manual, published by Timber Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926675
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, OR
Author:
Moran, Robbin C.
Author:
Moran, Robbin Craig
Author:
Moran, Robbin
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Non-flowering Plants
Subject:
Ferns
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Shade
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
AR-02-01
Publication Date:
20041015
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
235.712 x 158.496 x 28.194 mm

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Shade Gardening
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"Synopsis" by , For anyone who wishes to grow ferns or observe them in their habitats with greater understanding, this is an entertaining and informative look at why ferns are unique among plants.
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