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Wildflowers Of Tennessee The Ohio Valley And The Southern Appalachians

Author : Dennis Horn
ISBN : 1551059029
Genre : Nature
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"The official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society."

Wildflowers And Plant Communities Of The Southern Appalachian Mountains And Piedmont

Author : Timothy P. Spira
ISBN : 9780807877654
Genre : Nature
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This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Plant Life Of Kentucky

Author : Ronald Jones
ISBN : 9780813171944
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32. 95 MB
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Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky’s 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland status are given for each species, and about 80 percent are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 additional species from outside the state (these species are “to be expected” in Kentucky) broadens the regional coverage, and most plants occurring from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an area of wide similarity in flora) are examined, including nearly all the plants of western and central Tennessee. The author also describes prehistoric and historical changes in the flora, natural regions and plant communities, significant botanists, current threats to plant life, and a plan for future studies. Plant Life of Kentucky is intended as a research tool for professionals in biology and related fields, and as a resource for students, amateur naturalists, and others interested in understanding and preserving our rich botanical heritage.

Waterfalls And Wildflowers In The Southern Appalachians

Author : Timothy P. Spira
ISBN : 9781469622651
Genre : Travel
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If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms

Wildflowers Of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author : Ann Simpson
ISBN : 9781493023967
Genre : Nature
File Size : 80. 48 MB
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This field guide dedicated to wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the vibrant wildflower habitats along the Blue Ridge Parkway in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the wildflowers are arranged by color and family to aid in quick identification. With full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 16 million visitors who travel the Blue Ridge Parkway every year.

Southern Appalachian Wildflowers

Author : Barbara Medina
ISBN : 0762711353
Genre : Nature
File Size : 64. 88 MB
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This easy-to-use guide identifies 300 common wildflower species from the Appalachians from West Virginia to Alabama. Full-color photographs and line drawings accompany the easy-to-use plant descriptions.

Guide To The Vascular Plants Of Tennessee

Author : Edward W. Chester
ISBN : 9781621901006
Genre : Nature
File Size : 59. 18 MB
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The product of 25 years of planning, research, and writing, this guide is the most comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date resource of its kind for the flora of Tennessee, home to nearly 2,900 documented taxa. Along with keys for identifying the major groups, families, genera, species, and lesser taxa, it also offers a plethora of descriptive information about the state's physical environment and vegetation.

Celebration Of Flowers

Author : Tina Karle
ISBN : 9780557167616
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50 Wild Plants Everyone Should Know

Author : William L. Brenneman MS Mh Nd
ISBN : 9781452046372
Genre : Nature
File Size : 50. 14 MB
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The emphasis of this book is the use of photography to reveal the beauty and interesting features of common wild plants, and to provide unique information about each plant while avoiding technical terminology. The book is designed for students, nature enthusiasts, and week-end hikers, to help them understand and appreciate the plants they most commonly encounter in the woods, along roadways, in open fields, and in their back yards. By limiting the number of plants to "50, "the reader is not overwhelmed with identification, and is provided interesting, practical information about each plant.

Wildflowers And Ferns Of Kentucky

Author : Thomas G. Barnes, S. Wilson Francis
ISBN : 0813127378
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby BerkeleyÕs unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years on Broadway to the directorÕs chair, Berkeley is notorious for his inventiveness and signature style. Through sensational films like 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Footlight Parade (1933), and Dames (1934), Berkeley sought to distract audiences from the troubles of the Great Depression. Although his bold technique is familiar to millions of moviegoers, BerkeleyÕs life remains a mystery. Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley is a telling portrait of the filmmaker who revolutionized the musical and changed the world of choreography. Berkeley pioneered many conventions still in use today, including the famous Òparade of facesÓ technique, which lends an identity to each anonymous performer in a close-up. Carefully arranging dancers in complex and beautiful formations, Berkeley captured perspectives never seen before. Jeffrey SpivakÕs meticulous research magnifies the career and personal life of this beloved filmmaker. Employing personal letters, interviews, studio memoranda, and BerkeleyÕs private memoirs, Spivak unveils the colorful life of one of cinemaÕs greatest artists.

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