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The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution (Paperback)
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The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution (Paperback)

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Paperback 257 Pages / Published: 05/12/2010
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An authoritative account of the fascinating plant life of China, written by two botanical experts. Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was limited, the present situation provides an opportunity for a new and authoritative assessment of botanical treasure-houses such as Yunnan and Sichuan. It will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, plant conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642075995
Number of pages: 257
Weight: 465 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002


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"The book gives access to interesting information which is hardly available from other sources such as medical use or a list of botanic gardens in China ... . For students in China or foreign botanists intending a travel in China or seeking cooperation with China scientists, the book is ... a helpful source of information." (Th. Stutzel, Feddes Repertorium, Vol. 114 (3-4), 2003)

"This book is ... a labour of love that distils the knowledge of plants in China of two scholars who have plenty of experience on the subject matter. ... It covers a specialized niche and hence it mainly caters to readers with botanical training with a taxonomic bent, and with an interest in the highly divergent flora of a country with a long history of plant study and usage." (C. Y. Jim, China Quarterly, 2003)

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