The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution / Edition 1

The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution / Edition 1

by Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642075991

ISBN-13: 9783642075995

Pub. Date: 12/05/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642075995
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/05/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Chinese Plant Science.- 2. Landscape and Climate.- 3. Native Plant Distribution.- 4. From Domestication to the Arrival of the Western Plant Collectors.- 5. Trees.- 6. Shrubs and Climbers.- 7. Herbs.- 8. Alpines.- 9. Medicinal Plants and the Meeting of Two Traditions.- 10. Camellia.- 11. Anemone and Primula.- 12. Rhododendron.- 13. Rosa.- 14. Chinese Plant Diversity and Its Modern Literature.- 15. Conservation in Practice.- Appendices.- 1. A Summary of Famine Foods Listed in the Chiu Huang Pen Tsao (1406).- 2. Botanic Gardens and Arboreta across China.- 3. Chinese Dynasties.- References.- Index of Classical Chinese Texts.- Taxonomic Index.- Author Index.- Sketch Map of China.

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