book inaccuracies?

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Sun Sep 20 10:00:50 EST 1998


> I am a college student looking for illustrated (black and white and/or 
> color),up-to-date book(s) on the flora of the US.  I recently looked 
> through the book: "An Illusttrated Flora of the Northern United States 
> and Canada" (3 volumes) by Britton and Brown (Dover publishing, 1970). I 
> was impressed by the amount of information contained in the book, along 
> with the illustrations.  However, after looking at a review of the book 
> at amazon.com, I am reconsidering whether to purchase the book myself.  
> The review follows:
> 
Gleason and Cronquist, Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United
States and Adjacent Canada, 2nd ed., 1991, New York Botanical Garden,
Bronx, New York 10458 has the updated nomenclature and good keys, but no
illustrations.  A new book with the illustrations (at about $120) is
available, specifically made to accompany this book.  It has all the Dover
illustrations, plus some additional ones, with updated nomenclature.  I
think it is also NY Botanical Garden, but don't have my copy at home to
check.
Janice
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