[Fwd: Re: plant families]

Wilson Crone cronewil at hvcc.edu
Mon Oct 22 09:43:58 EST 2001


Whatever happened to the old classic, Smith, J.P. 1977. Vascular plant
families. Mad River Press, Eureka, CA. 320 p.  It was an inexpensive
paperback that addresses many of the concerns you bring up.  Bill Crone,
HVCC Biology

"David W. Kramer" wrote:

> For our Introduction to Plant Biology (2 quarters, non-major) course I
> use
> Kingsley Stern's Introductory Plant Biology (8th) (McGraw-Hill).  It
> has
> brief descriptions of 16 monocot and dicot families which were
> selected
> primarily for their economic importance.  The text is less detailed
> than
> Raven but adequately covers the major points of an introductory course
> and
> I can supplement where needed.  I especially like his treatment of
> plant
> life cycles.
>
> I also teach our Local Flora course and have looked for many years for
> a
> text for that course.  I simply require a field manual (Newcomb's
> Wildflower Guide).  I would like to find a book that would include
> highlights of the history of plant taxonomy, modern methods of
> classification, basic morphology of vascular plants, and an
> illustrated
> glossary of the most frequently used terms.  This needs to be written
> at a
> level suitable for prospective teachers, gardners, naturalists, etc.
> There
> already are books suited for graduate students in
> taxonomy/systematics.
>
> I'm looking forward to the responses you receive.
>
> Dave Kramer
>
> > Is there a reasonably priced,
> >appropriately illustrated and user-friendly guide to flowering plant
> >families?  Is there a general textbook that includes a limited survey
> of
> >plant families and also has a depth of coverage similar to Raven et
> al?
> >
> >Scott Shumway
> >Associate Professor of Biology
> >Dept. of Biology
> >Wheaton College
> >Norton, MA 02766
> >508-286-3945
> >sshumway at wheatonma.edu
> >fax 508-285-8278
> >
> >
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> *********************
> David W. Kramer, Ph.D.
> Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
> Ohio State University at Mansfield
> 1680 University Drive
> Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
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> e-mail:  kramer.8 at osu.edu
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