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eBook Palms Throughout the World ePub

by David L. Jones

  • ISBN: 1560986166
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: David L. Jones
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (July 17, 1995)
  • Pages: 410
  • ePub book: 1944 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1162 kb
  • Other: mobi azw rtf txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 758

Description

Palms Throughout the World, an expansion of Jones's popular Palms in Australia (1984), takes a horticultural approach

Palms Throughout the World, an expansion of Jones's popular Palms in Australia (1984), takes a horticultural approach. Its descriptions of 800 species in 123 genera include cultivation and propagation information as well as descriptions, and its 350 color photographs are conveniently located next to the species they illustrate. Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas is the only comprehensive field guide for its area, although Natalie Uhl and John Dransfield's definitive Genera Palmarum (Allen P. 1987) provides more detailed botanical information.

David Lloyd Jones (born 1944) is an Australian horticultural botanist and the author of many books and papers, especially on Australian orchids. Jones was born in Victoria and in his youth, was a student at Burnley Horticultural College, then the University of Melbourne, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

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Presenting an up-to-date introduction to this complex group of plants, Palms Throughout the World describes 800 species in 123 genera and discusses the distribution, biology, propagation, cultivation, and economic importance of palms.

Palms Throughout the World" is lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs and rare engravings. Devamını Gör. 4 kişi bu konuyu beğendi. Kitaplardaki bibliyografik verilerin bazı kısımlarının telif hakkı Ingram Book Group Inc'e aittir.

ISBN 10: 1560986166 ISBN 13: 9781560986164. Publisher: Smithsonian Books, 1995. Presenting an up-to-date introduction to this complex group of plants, Palms Throughout the World describes 800 species in 123 genera and discusses the distribution, biology, propagation, cultivation, and economic importance of palms.

Author (1): David L. Jones Author (2): John Dransfield. It has a great general discussion of palm biology in the begining and nearly 1/3 of the book is set aside for that- excellent information and no criticism there. Then the rest of the book is a discussion of the species

Author (1): David L. Then the rest of the book is a discussion of the species. THere are not only hundreds and hundreds of species left out, but many entire genera simply omitted for some bizarre reason.

410 pages, 300 col photos, 100 illus, maps. This comprehensive book alphabetically describes 800 species of palms throughout the world including all those native to Australia. Publisher: New Holland Publishers. Field, Identification Guide Flora, Fauna. 410 pages, 300 col photos, 100 illus, maps.

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Palms Throughout the World is lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs and . The commonest palm of all, in everyone's garden, on every beach, dotted through the woods and rainforest is the coconut tree and its the most beautiful one of them all. ( ) Petra.

Palms Throughout the World is lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs and rare engravings.

Presenting an up-to-date introduction to this complex group of plants, Palms Throughout the World describes 800 species in 123 genera and discusses the distribution, biology, propagation, cultivation, and economic importance of palms. The individual species descriptions are arranged in alphabetical order and include common synonyms and references to origin and distribution. Providing multiple species accounts for many genera, David L. Jones focuses on species that are commonly grown throughout the world, species that are collector's items and are mainly grown by enthusiasts, and species that are awaiting introduction to cultivation.From the familiar and impressive species of Johannesteijsmannia to the dwarf and small palmlets found in the genera of Pinanga and Licuala, Jones presents an authoritative and accessible reference for botanists, horticulturists, and palm enthusiasts. Palms Throughout the World is lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs and rare engravings.

Comments

Ndlaitha Ndlaitha
I bought this book "used". I was unsure about anything used but I go to the library often, so I wondered what the difference would be. I read the description the seller gave, exactly as advertised. Great value. I can't afford a ton of books, I think this may be a great option. I chose an Amazon Prime seller for safety. The book was detailed, well written, lots of pictures, and drawings. I am new to California, and I'm fascinated with all of the palms.
Ariurin Ariurin
I have been reading books on palms for the last 2 years. Many are extremely superficial treatments of appearances only. Others are extremely detailed and not very useful to the non-botanist/horticulturalist. This book has a satisfying combination of background on a variety of palms, basic palm information, and excellent photographs. I would have liked more horticultural information regarding seed propagation, light and soil requirements for the specific species. Overall, however, you need this book.
Sadaron above the Gods Sadaron above the Gods
This book is very well illustrated with photos and drawings. I bought it new at a good discounted price of about $48 US. I was looking for a text that would provide some evidence for or against my new Flowering Leaf Theory. Basically I have been photographing and observing palms closely since 2006 and now believe the palm flower cluster, or inflorescence, is one shortened fertile or flowering leaf. I feel that botanists are mistaken in calling this inflorescence a stem as this organ is lateral on the trunk, and abscises or drops off just like true leaves when the seeds are mature. If my interpretation is correct this links palms to fossil Seed Ferns many of which which had seeds developing on large leaves. A living relative of Seed Ferns a Cycad tree, Cycas revoluta, also has very shortened leaves that bear seeds. So there you are ovules becoming seeds and growing on leaves and not not not the stem. The Theory's conclusion was there all along. This has big implications for plant evolution and it has ruffled a few botanical feathers. If the Theory holds flower clusters (inflorescences) worldwide will have to be reinterpreted.

You can read a condensed explanation of my Flowering(fertile)Leaf Theory in the September 2011 issue of The Osprey magazine, published by the Nature Society of Newfoundland & Labrador and also the Sept. 2011 issue of Sarracenia (wildflower) magazine. You can also contact me to discuss it [email protected] com. There is also an early 2011 long draft in eslteachersboard.com under my name.

BTW, I did find a bit of drawn evidence supporting The Theory in this lovely book of palms. The climbing palms (Rattan etc.) have the terminal leaflets of the leaf transformed (evolved) to thorns and this aids forest climbing. Palm specialists call this a "whip". Surprise, surprise, the terminal part of the inflorescence (flowering leaf) is also a whip, barbed just like the photosynthetic or true leaves. My conclusion is that they are BOTH leaves and specialized for different functions. I am collecting more evidence in the monocots, especially in banana, grasses, Aloe and Allium. Would like to correspond with interested individuals while I seek more evidence.
Modar Modar
Got it as a gift for my friend who loves palm trees. He won't stop reading it! Perfect for palm lovers everywhere!
Capella Capella
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Whatever Whatever
This is probably one of my most used palm books. It has extensive information on a huge number of palms, such as culture, care, propagation, habit, native habitat, and positive or negative traits. There are many photographs which make this a great book to sit down and browse through, while planning your next project. A great idea book and reference resource. The one difficulty I found, is that many of the palm tree heights are listed in metric without giving any equivalent of what that is in feet, for people in the U.S. Not a huge problem, but I found myself constantly trying to figure out how high something was going to get. Nevertheless, a great book that I highly recommend and a must for everyone interested in palms.
Uriel Uriel
At the time of publication this book was the only encyclopedic reference on palm trees. However, the passage of time and new titles such as An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms by Craft and Cultivated Palms of the World by Betrocks with updated information have made this title outdated as well as errors on some of the species and reclassifications. For an update to reference seek the newer publications. My copy sits on my shelf and hardly gets pulled as I prefer the newer publications on this topic.
I use this wonderful book on a regular basis for identifing species on catalog lists. I consider this one of my primary palm books. Great for the novice or nurseryman. Easy to read. I would love to see more cultural information in the next edition. However, I would be lost without this book.
...John TexasGardenCenter.com