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Author Powell, Graham (Graham Reginald)

Title Lives of conifers : a comparative account of the coniferous trees / Graham R. Powell.

Imprint Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  585 P871l 2009    ---  Available
Description xii, 276 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Note "First published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., 2009"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Seeds -- Young seedlings -- Older seedlings -- Saplings -- The reproductive stage : cone and seed production -- The reproductive stage : development of cones and the reproductive process -- Branch development on older crowns -- Growth to old age, and death -- Appendix -- Glossary.
Summary "Dominant throughout the temperate northern hemisphere, conifers form the backbone of boreal ecosystems. This comprehensive reference work explains the complex life cycles and ecological and economic importance of these trees." "Based on more than five decades of study, Graham R. Powell provides an illustrated, guided tour of conifers from seed and reproduction to old age and death. Focusing on the most common species, Powell offers a clear picture of the vital roles conifers play in varying environmental systems and discusses the extent to which humankind relies on coniferous trees. The engaging text is peppered throughout with interesting facts and comparative data about well- and lesser-known species." "The Lives of Conifers features hundreds of full-color illustrations and expansive morphological, anatomical, and physiological information about the evergreens. The book includes a glossary of terms and a detailed bibliography for further study."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Conifers -- Life cycles -- Northeastern States.
Conifers -- Life cycles -- Canada, Eastern.
Conifers -- Northeastern States -- Identification.
Conifers -- Canada, Eastern -- Identification.
ISBN 9780801892431

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