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Botany

The Flore du Gabon series provides access to the information on the great botanical wealth of this central African country, reputedly harbouring the richest lowland rain forest in Africa. With 12.5% of all plant species being endemic to the country and some 85% of its surface being covered with a highly diverse lowland rain forest, Gabon is a botanical paradise and hotspot. Over 10% of its surface is under protection, which renders this country a Mecca for conservationists, ecotourism and scientists. For an effective conservation management, but also to support a wise and sustainable use of this unique diversity, it is essential to be able to simply identify the plants that play such an important role, be it as food for gorillas, birds, etc., as medicine, nutrition or timber, or just as one of these essential elements of the ecological network. The Flore du Gabon provides this essential tool for reliable identification, its editorial team making sure the identification keys are simple and straightforward, descriptions having diagnostic features stand out in bold, and clarifying illustrations. As such, it hopes to assist researchers, foresters, conservationists, amateur botanists and policy makers alike and to contribute to the survival of Gabon’s unique biodiversity.

 

The Flore du Gabon series was started in 1961 by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and until 2004 no less than 37 volumes were published dealing with about 80 families and over 2200 species. In 2006, the Wageningen branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), now part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, who had built up their knowledge on the Gabonese flora for over 35 years, continued its production. In 2014, the series was continued jointly by Meise Botanic Garden and Naturalis. End of 2018, almost 3300 species have been dealt with, while around 1250 await their treatment.

 

For this final challenge, additional funding was obtained from the Alberta Mennega Foundation. This should render it feasible to produce two or three volumes each year and finish the Flore du Gabon series by 2023.

74.90 EUR

A Field Guide, Third enlarged edition

This field guide of the wildflowers in the Azores islands provides short species portraits with full- colour photographs for 645 vascular plants growing wild in the archipelago and mentions key distinguishing characters for the remaining species. More than 1100 of the about 1200 species of the flora of the Azores are covered in this book, the most comprehensive treatment for these islands. Not only the most common species but also rare and unusual plants of thrilling beauty are illustrated and described, some of them for the first time.

Much emphasis is given to endemic species that can be found nowhere else in the world and invasive plant species that have been introduced to the Azores from all over the globe. They describe a serious threat to the native ecosystems in the archipelago. In addition to the scientific name, the Portuguese, English, German, and French names are given for each species. A glossary in English, Portuguese and German helps readers to better understand the scientific terminology.

An invaluable aid for all plant lovers in the Azores: students, teachers, farmers, rangers, scientists, tourists.


39.90 EUR

Carex L. (Cyperaceae) in Europe vol 1;
Accepted names, hybrids, synonyms, distribution, chromosome numbers.

About the book

On 21 December 2011 Carex Europaea, volume 1, was published. This book was sold out rather quickly, so in 2015 was decided to produce an updated e-book version. In the e-book some improvements were made on the text of the 2011 version. Besides, literature within the period 2011-2015 had been taken into account. And now, in 2021, a third, completely updated edition will be published. This book is a documentary book about the nomenclature and distribution of European taxa and hybrids within the genus Carex (Cyperaceae). Of all European taxa are given their accepted names and all known synonyms, both with full citation. Altogether there are more than 4500 names involved. Of all taxa is given their distribution within Europe per country, and worldwide is given their general distribution. Providing they are known the chromosome numbers (2n) are given for accepted taxa. All known European hybrids are mentioned, most of them provided with a name, the others with only their hybrid formula. Of all hybrids is given their European distribution as well, albeit probably incomplete. In the back of the book more than 140 pages present full colour photos of about 2/3 of all European species and some hybrids. The photos are meant «to give all the names a face». This book aims to be a reference work for everybody working in the field of Botany or Nature Management or interested in the genus Carex.


Title SOLD OUT!

REPRINT planned for spring 2023.

Please reserve your copy!


139.10 EUR

Die neue, große und umfassende Flora der Kanarischen Inseln

Im vorliegenden Werk werden auf 1.300 Seiten über 2.000 Farn- und Blütenpflanzen der Kanarischen Inseln in Wort und Bild dargestellt. Fast alle der etwa 650 endemischen Sippen werden mit einem oder mehreren Fotos abgebildet. Hinzu kommen zahlreiche, meist mediterrane, eingebürgerte und invasive Arten.

Über 2.400 Farbfotos, darunter zahlreiche Detailaufnahmen, 

ermöglichen eine sichere Bestimmung der auf den Kanaren vorkommenden Arten. Im Text finden sich außerdem Angaben zu 200 weiteren Arten, wie man sie unterscheidet und auf welchen Inseln sie vorkommen.

Im einleitenden Teil werden die einzelnen Vegetationsstufen beschrieben, des Weiteren die Inseln und ihre Entstehung und die Entwicklung der Flora.

Dieses Buch ist eine unverzichtbare Ergänzung zu den bisher vorliegenden Bestimmungsbüchern. Unentbehrlich ist es für alle Pflanzenliebhaber der Kanaren: für Botaniker, Studenten, Lehrer als auch für Touristen.


Here you will find a free excerpt of the book!

99.00 EUR

Recently Published

Botany

Flore d’Afrique centrale – Spermatophyta, nouvelle série.

NL: Deze publicatie behandelt twee onderfamilies van de Lipbloemenfamilie (Labiatae) van Centraal Afrika, waar zijn deze onderfamilies vertegenwoordigd zijn door zes geslachten en 39 soorten, waarvan sommige bekend zijn als sierplant. Naast duidelijke morfologische beschrijvingen en gebruiksvriendelijke sleutels, biedt dit boek een overvloed aan informatie over de verspreiding, ecologie, het gebruik en de bedreiging van alle soorten. 

13 kleurenfotos, 29 gedetailleerde tekeningen

ENG: This publication deals with two subfamilies of the Mint family (Labiatae) of Central Africa, where these subfamilies are represented by six genera and 39 species, some of which are known as ornamental plants. Besides clear morphological descriptions and user-friendly keys, this book provides a wealth of information on the distribution, ecology, uses and threats of all species.

13 colour photos, 29 detailed drawings

FR: Cette publication traite de deux sous-familles de la famille des Labiées (Labiatae) d'Afrique centrale. Ces sous-familles sont y représentées par six genres et 39 espèces, dont certaines sont connues comme plantes ornementales. Outre des descriptions morphologiques claires et des clés conviviales, ce livre fournit une foule d'informations sur la distribution, l'écologie, les utilisations et les menaces de toutes les espèces.

13 photos en couleur, 29 dessins détaillés 

17.00 EUR

Farming & Rural Systems Economics

…in Smallholder Crop Production in Northern Ghana

This volume presents the outcome of research on strategies to reduce human labour energy input in crop production by smallholder farmers in northern Ghana. The research was carried out under the International PhD Program for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy, and Sustainable Food Systems (IPPAE) at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. Given the increasing evidence of smallholder farmers’ engagement in agricultural cropping work leading to negative nutritional status, this book examines alternative cropping techniques farmers in northern Ghana can adopt to reduce their total labour energy requirement for crop production. The book employs a pre-emptive goal programming approach to model smallholder farm households’ responses to the introduction of different crop production techniques with varying levels of labour energy requirements and financial costs. Farmers’ perceptions about the energy requirements of various crops, and how these perceptions affect cropping decisions are also addressed in this book.


Dear customer! You can use our contact form to order a pdf version of this title for 15,00 €. 
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quote author name and volume number.

28.00 EUR

Botany

The Flore du Gabon series provides access to the information on the great botanical wealth of this central African country, reputedly harbouring the richest lowland rain forest in Africa. With 12.5% of all plant species being endemic to the country and some 85% of its surface being covered with a highly diverse lowland rain forest, Gabon is a botanical paradise and hotspot. Over 10% of its surface is under protection, which renders this country a Mecca for conservationists, ecotourism and scientists. For an effective conservation management, but also to support a wise and sustainable use of this unique diversity, it is essential to be able to simply identify the plants that play such an important role, be it as food for gorillas, birds, etc., as medicine, nutrition or timber, or just as one of these essential elements of the ecological network. The Flore du Gabon provides this essential tool for reliable identification, its editorial team making sure the identification keys are simple and straightforward, descriptions having diagnostic features stand out in bold, and clarifying illustrations. As such, it hopes to assist researchers, foresters, conservationists, amateur botanists and policy makers alike and to contribute to the survival of Gabon’s unique biodiversity.

 

The Flore du Gabon series was started in 1961 by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and until 2004 no less than 37 volumes were published dealing with about 80 families and over 2200 species. In 2006, the Wageningen branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), now part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, who had built up their knowledge on the Gabonese flora for over 35 years, continued its production. From 2014 onwards, the series was continued jointly by Meise Botanic Garden and Naturalis. End of 2022, over 3900 species have been dealt with, while around 700 await their treatment.

 

For this final challenge, additional funding was obtained from the Alberta Mennega Foundation. This should render it feasible to produce two or three volumes each year and finish the Flore du Gabon series by 2025.

64.20 EUR

Palaeontology

Catalogus trilobitorum cum figuris (Trilobites carbonici et permici, X: Chlupaculinae, Diacoryphinae et Menorcaspidinae)

Im vorliegenden Band des Katalogs der Karbon- und Perm-Trilobiten werden drei neue Unterfamilien behandelt, die Chlupaculinae, Diacoryphinae und Menorcaspidinae. Fast alle zumeist des Tiefwasser-Bereiches (Kulm-Fazies) zugehörigen 23 Gattungen wurden erst in den beiden zurückliegenden Jahrzehnten entdeckt. Im „Treatise“ (1979) ist erst eine von ihnen vorhanden, Diacoryphe. Alle drei Unterfamilien stimmen überein in ihrer stratigrafischen Beschränkung auf das Unter- Mississippium (Unter-Karbon). Ihr geografischer Schwerpunkt liegt in Europa, doch kommen einige Arten auch in Asien und Afrika vor. Sie stimmen ferner – entsprechend ihres Lebensraumes – überein in der Tendenz zur Erblindung. Zylindrisch aufgeblähte Wangen-Stacheln treten in allen drei Unterfamilien auf, nie aber bei allen zugehörigen Gattungen. Die Unterschiede zwischen den drei Unterfamilien werden bei der Darstellung der jeweiligen Unterfamilie erläutert.

123.05 EUR