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Herbarium: The Quest to Preserve and Classify the World's Plants

Herbarium: The Quest to Preserve and Classify the World's Plants

Hardcover

Botany & HorticultureGeneral Gardening

Publisher Price: $40.00

ISBN10: 1604699302
ISBN13: 9781604699302
Publisher: Timber Pr Inc
Published: Dec 8 2020
Pages: 304
Weight: 2.55
Height: 1.20 Width: 8.70 Depth: 10.20
Language: English

A sweeping history of the origins, development, and future of herbaria and their role in plant consternation. --The American Gardener

Since the 1500s, scientists have documented the plants and fungi that grew around them, organizing the specimens into collections. Known as herbaria, these archives helped give rise to botany as its own scientific endeavor.

Herbarium is a fascinating enquiry into this unique field of plant biology, exploring how herbaria emerged and have changed over time, who promoted and contributed to them, and why they remain such an important source of data for their new role: understanding how the world's flora is changing. Barbara Thiers, director of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden, also explains how recent innovations that allow us to see things at both the molecular level and on a global scale can be applied to herbaria specimens, helping us address some of the most critical problems facing the world today.

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