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The Natural Gardens of North Carolina / Edition 2
     

The Natural Gardens of North Carolina / Edition 2

by B. W. Wells, Lawrence S. Earley, Dorothy Wilbur-Brooks
 

ISBN-10: 0807849936

ISBN-13: 9780807849934

Pub. Date: 11/04/2002

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

For seventy years, The Natural Gardens of North Carolina has been a must-read volume for anyone interested in wildflowers, native plants, ecology, or conservation in the state. This handsome revised edition features new line drawings and color photographs, an appendix that updates the botanical nomenclature, an introduction that focuses on B. W. Wells and his

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For seventy years, The Natural Gardens of North Carolina has been a must-read volume for anyone interested in wildflowers, native plants, ecology, or conservation in the state. This handsome revised edition features new line drawings and color photographs, an appendix that updates the botanical nomenclature, an introduction that focuses on B. W. Wells and his passion for the state's landscape, and an afterword that discusses the continuing relevance of Wells's ideas.

One of the first scientists to write and lecture about ecology, Wells introduced North Carolinians to the extraordinary tapestry of "natural gardens," or plant communities, within the state's borders back in 1932. His purpose was to help readers understand a plant within its community--a pioneering concept at the time--and to promote conservation. Moving from the Atlantic coast westward, Wells identifies eleven major natural gardens: the sand dune community, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, swamp forest, aquatic vegetation, evergreen shrub bog (or pocosin), grass-sedge bog (or savanna), sandhill, old-field community, upland forest, and high mountain spruce-fir forest. He devotes the first part of his book to a general account of the vegetation and habitats of each community and then identifies and describes the wildflowers found there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807849934
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/04/2002
Series:
Chapel Hill Books Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,378,419
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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