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The Mosses of New Zealand

The Mosses of New Zealand
  

Mosses are small but beautiful plants, responsible in part for the lush appearance of New Zealand's rainforests. They form an important part of the vegetation in almost all environments: in alpine and lowland areas, on coastal cliffs, in pastures and lawns and even in cracks on c... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988531724
Published 6 May 2019 by Otago University Press
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Beever, Jessica
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ISBN-13 9781988531724
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Publication Date 6 May 2019
Publication Country
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Beever, Jessica
Category Science: General Issues
Plant Life: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 220
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 997713

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Mosses are small but beautiful plants, responsible in part for the lush appearance of New Zealand's rainforests. They form an important part of the vegetation in almost all environments: in alpine and lowland areas, on coastal cliffs, in pastures and lawns and even in cracks on city pavements. The Mosses of New Zealand describes in detail the life and structure of these fascinating plants, enabling both the enthusiastic amateur and the professional botanist to identify their many and diverse forms. Jessica Beever has completely revised Allison and Childs' 1971 edition of The Mosses of New Zealand, detailing a much greater number of mosses, including newly discovered species. An extensive key and bibliography, 25 black and white and 50 colour photographs plus over 80 of Dr Beever's own line drawings make this the definitive reference book in its field.

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Author's Bio

Jessica Beever, nee Spragg, has Pakeha and Maori (Ngati Toa, Te Ati Awa and Ngati Mutunga) ancestry. She has degrees in Botany (BSc and MSc) from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Leeds, UK. As a frequent participant in the John Child Bryophyte Workshops from their inception in 1983, a member of the Department of Conservation's expert panel on threatened bryophytes and a member of the Offshore Islands Research Group, she has specialised in the documentation of New Zealand's mosses, and has stimulated the resurgence of interest in these small plants. An endemic moss genus, Beeveria, has been named in her honour. Currently she is a Research Associate of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, working on the Flora of New Zealand: Mosses.

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