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A Manual of Aquatic Plants

Norman C. Fassett; Revised Appendix by Eugene C. Ogden

Publication Year: 2006

A Manual of Aquatic Plants can be said to be a classic; it made the identification of aquatic plants in sterile as well as in flowering or fruiting condition as simple as possible, and covers a region from Minnesota to Missouri and eastward to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Virgina.

Published by: University of Wisconsin Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. iii-iv

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PREFACE

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pp. v-vi

The aim of this book is to make possible the identification of aquatic plants in sterile as well as in flowering or fruiting condition. An effort has been made to render such identification...

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PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION

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pp. vii-

Shortly before his death, Dr. Fassett arranged with the University of Wisconsin Press for a revised edition of his Manual of Aquatic Plants, the revision to appear as an appendix bringing the nomenclature into agreement with present-day usage. Dr. Fassett then invited...

CONTENTS

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pp. ix-

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Introduction

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pp. 1-2

The simplest way to identify a plant is to examine a set of pictures until one is found that resembles it. This becomes not practical when a large number of species is involved. Moreover, many kinds of plants are superficially alike, and even if the pictures show the...

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PART I: GENERAL KEY

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pp. 3-35

This key is designed for the identification of plants, whether flowering or sterile. In some cases an unknown can be placed in the proper species, whereas in others it can be taken to genus or family only; in any event a reference is given for the detailed treatment...

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PART II: DESCRIPTIVE TREATMENT

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pp. 36-342

These are shapeless masses of microscopic green threads. Sometimes they are attached to stones or to larger plants, and sometimes they float as bubble-filled scum. The Green Algae include a vast number of genera and species the identification of which is possible only...

APPENDIX: USE OF AQUATIC PLANTS BY BIRDS AND MAMMALS

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pp. 343-358

GLOSSARY

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pp. 359-362

REVISION APPENDIX

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pp. 363-384

INDEX

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pp. 385-405


E-ISBN-13: 9780299014537
Print-ISBN-13: 9780299014544

Publication Year: 2006