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Peterson Field Guide to Ferns, Second Edition: Northeastern and Central North America / Edition 2

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Overview


Since 1956, when the late Boughton Cobb wrote his field guide to ferns, this book, unchanged in all the years since, has become the classic on the subject. Now the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) has completely updated the text and added 100 color photographs. The incredibly beautiful full-page line drawings by the late Laura Louise Foster have been reproduced from the original art. New subjects include a section on habitats and conservation, a glossary of botanical terms, and a chapter on gardening with ferns.

The New England Wild Flower Society is the nation’s oldest organization devoted to the conservation of wild plants. It recently received a number of grants to celebrate its “Year of the Fern.” NEWFS books published by Houghton Mifflin are Wildflowers and Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines, both by William Cullina.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618394067
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/16/2005
  • Series: Peterson Field Guides Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 273,375
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Lowe is the director of horticulture at NEWFS.

Elizabeth Farnsworth is the senior research ecologist at NEWFS and a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2009

    Comprehensive and well done.

    Comprehensive and well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2005

    This is a superb revision of a great classic

    If you are looking for the perfect gift for every nature lover on your list-this is it. Ferns are so lovely but challenging to identify. This guide is deep enough and accurate enough for the 'plant geek' yet user friendly enough for ordinary folks, gardeners, and hikers (like me) looking to make sense out of these fascinating plants. The new color photos and additional illustrations are a big help, as are the horticultural tips. I hope to see lots more guides from New England Wild Flower Society-the combination of the horticultural and botanical points of view is a big help to me-a plant amateur. This was rewritten from Cobb's classic guide last revised more than 50 years ago. If that's the one you have it is definitely time to update-the names are radically different now!

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