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Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians
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This is the first book to help general readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With just this field guide, a hand lens, and a spray bottle--no microscopes necessary--readers will be able to identify and name many of the common species of mosses growing in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains. At the heart of this guide is an innovative, color-tabbed system that helps readers pick out small groups of similar species. Illustrated identification keys, colorful habitat and leaf photos, more than 600 detailed line drawings, and written descriptions help differentiate the species. This accessible book allows all nature enthusiasts to make accurate identifications and gain access to the enchanting world of mosses.

  • 200 species included
  • More than 600 detailed line drawings
  • More than 400 color photographs
  • Innovative color-tabbed system for species identification
  • Illustrated species identification keys
  • Helpful tips for moss collecting

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 6
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. 7
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  1. Sample Page
  2. p. 8
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  1. How to Use this Book
  2. p. 9
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  1. Key Features 1-3
  2. pp. 10-15
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  1. Key Features Path to the Keys
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. HOW TO LOOK AT A MOSS
  2. pp. 18-20
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  1. Collecting Mosses
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. WHAT ARE MOSSES?
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. BASIC STRUCTURE OF MOSSES
  2. p. 25
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  1. LIFE HISTORY OF MOSSES
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. WHAT GOOD ARE MOSSES?
  2. pp. 28-32
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  1. SPECIES TREATMENTS
  2. pp. 33-339
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  1. HOW TO USE THE IDENTIFICATION KEYS
  2. p. 340
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  1. KEYS
  2. pp. 341-379
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  1. HABITAT LISTS
  2. pp. 380-383
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  1. MOSS PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
  2. p. 384
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  1. MOSS NAMES
  2. p. 385
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 386-391
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  1. Notes
  2. p. 392
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