Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Third Edition

Western Slope, Third Edition

Author: William A. Weber

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 692

View: 163

Reflecting the conclusions of current taxonomic research and recognizing new species found in the state, these thoroughly updated guides offer the most complete and authoritative reference to the plants of Colorado. Both volumes explain basic terminology; discuss plant geography; and describe special botanical features of the mountain ranges, basins, and plains. Interesting anecdotes and introductions are given for each plant family, and hints on recognizing the largest families are provided as well. Each volume includes a complete glossary, indices to common and specific names, and hundreds of illustrations. Ideal both for the student and scientist, Colorado Flora: Eastern and Western Slopes, Third Edition are essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope, Third Edition

Eastern Slope, Third Edition

Author: Ronald C. Wittmann

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 932

View: 482

Reflecting the conclusions of current taxonomic research and recognizing new species found in the state, these thoroughly updated guides offer the most complete and authoritative reference to the plants of Colorado. Both volumes explain basic terminology; discuss plant geography; and describe special botanical features of the mountain ranges, basins, and plains. Interesting anecdotes and introductions are given for each plant family, and hints on recognizing the largest families are provided as well. Each volume includes a complete glossary, indices to common and specific names, and hundreds of illustrations. Ideal both for the student and scientist, Colorado Flora: Eastern and Western Slopes, Third Edition are essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Colorado Flora: Western Slope

Author: Ronald C. Wittmann

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 1227

View: 924

[C]learly a book that every Rocky Mountain botanist should own." -Arctic and Alpine Research Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species so that they can be better stewards of our priceless and irreplaceable biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys contain interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. Each volume includes a background of botanical work in the state, a complete glossary, indices to common and scientific names, references and suggested readings, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Colorado Flora

Western Slope, Fourth Edition A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants

Author: William A. Weber

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 532

View: 753

Colorado Flora: Western Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species and encourage informed stewardship of our biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys contain interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. The book is rounded out with historical background of botanical work in the state, suggested readings, glossary, index to scientific and common names, references, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope

Author: Ronald C. Wittmann

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 892

[C]learly a book that every Rocky Mountain botanist should own." -Arctic and Alpine Research Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope describes the remarkable flora of the state, distinctive in its altitudinal range, numerous microhabitats, and ancient and rare plants. Together with Colorado Flora: Western Slope, Fourth Edition, these volumes are designed to educate local amateurs and professionals in the recognition of vascular plant species so that they can be better stewards of our priceless and irreplaceable biological heritage. These thoroughly revised and updated editions reflect current taxonomic knowledge. The authors describe botanical features of this unparalleled biohistorical region and its mountain ranges, basins, and plains and discuss plant geography, giving detailed notes on habitat, ecology, and range. The keys contain interesting anecdotes and introductions for each plant family. Each volume includes a background of botanical work in the state, a complete glossary, indices to common and scientific names, references and suggested readings, and hundreds of illustrations. The books also contain a new contribution from Donald R. Farrar and Steve J. Popovich on moonworts. The fourth editions of Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope and Colorado Flora: Western Slope are ideal for both student and scientist and essential for readers interested in Colorado's plant life.

Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition

Author: David M. Armstrong

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 1403

View: 792

Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Thoroughly revised and updated, Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference on the nine orders and 128 species of Colorado's recent native fauna, detailing each species' description, habitat, distribution, population ecology, diet and foraging, predators and parasites, behavior, reproduction and development, and population status. An introductory chapter on Colorado's environments, a discussion of the development of the fauna over geologic time, and a brief history of human knowledge of Coloradan mammals provide ecological and evolutionary context. The most recent records of the state's diverse species, rich illustrations (including detailed maps, skull drawings, and photographs), and an extensive bibliography make this book a must-have reference. Amateur and professional naturalists, students, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists as well as those involved in conservation and wildlife management in Colorado will find value in this comprehensive volume.

Guide to Colorado Wildflowers: Plains and foothills

Author:

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 376

View: 515

This updated book, part of the second edition of Guide to Colorado Wildflowers, includes 30 new wildflower profiles, making the two-volume set more complete than ever. Together, Volume 1: Plains & Foothills and Volume 2: Mountains catalog nearly 700 Colorado wildflower species! Also, the names and page numbers of "crossover" species that you might encounter in the plains and foothills life zones -- but also grow at higher elevations and are covered fully in Volume 2 -- now appear at the end of each chapter in a handy reference system. You don't have to be an expert in botany to identify Colorado's bountiful wildflowers. Guide to Colorado Wildflowers opens the world of these blooming beauties to anyone who wishes to explore it. Book jacket.