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The book includes 1,100 colour photographs, more than 1,000 line drawings and silhouettes, clear species descriptions and keys to ...
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The book includes 1,100 colour photographs, more than 1,000 line drawings and silhouettes, clear species descriptions and keys to groups, descriptions of each plant's habitat and range, and 794 colour range maps.
Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names.
For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.
Posted January 20, 2005
This compact little book provides all the essentials of quick field ID while still containing the details necessary to pursue further study. It contains the majority of the common vascular and a few of the nonvascular plants with a color photo, line drawing, and text description of each. In addition to this, there is a short ecological/historical write-up that often contains unique, fun facts or less common relatives for each plant. I also find the overall organization easy to follow with grouping descriptions and ID keys included. I was first introduced to Plants of Coastal BC through a field studies course at my undergrad university (TWU) and since then have had the opportunity to study British Columbia's temperate rainforest with Andy MacKinnon himself. I definitely recommend owning a copy of this book for both field ID and coffee table conversations.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.