Plant Life of Edinburgh and the Lothians

Plant Life of Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Based on a 20-year survey organised by the Botanical Society of Scotland, this is the most extensive and authoritative Flora of Edinburgh and the Lothians to be published since 1927. In addition to a complete Flora of vascular plants in the three Lothian vice-counties, the book includes: *Specialist chapters on topics ranging from fungi to ferns and from geology and climate to ethnobotany. *A substantial Bryophyte Flora of Edinburgh and the Lothians. *A discussion of land-use changes and the ecological and phytogeographical indications from the survey. *A description of the survey and details of the methods used in the compilation of the Flora. *30 colour and black and white plates, nearly 400 distribution maps and other illustrations. The Lothians are rich in diversity, from the moist uplands of the south to the dry, flat lands of the north-east. Habitats range from seacoast to moorland, from river and loch to woodland and meadow. In addition to this variety, there is the impact of man as manifested by agriculture, urbanisation, industry, and now climate change.Plant Life of Edinburgh and the Lothians presents an up-to-date account of this richness and will provide an essential basis for comparison with the flora and vegetation of the future.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 198.6 x 253.7 x 41.7mm | 1,787.17g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 30 colour and black and white plates, nearly 400 distribution maps and other illustrations
  • 0748613366
  • 9780748613366

About P.M. Smith

P. M. Smith was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Botany at the University of Edinburghshow more

Table of contents

Preface; List of Plates; List of Authors; Chapter 1. Lothian Landscapes, Geology, Climate and Soil, P. A. Furley and K. A. Smith; Chapter 2. Fossils and Pollen: Indications of the Past Plant Life of the Lothians, W. J. Baird; Chapter 3. Moorland, Wetlands and Forest in the Lothians: The Growing Influence of Humans, P. M. Smith; Chapter 4. Microfungi of the Lothians, S. Helfer; Chapter 5. Macrofungi of the Lothians, R. Watling; Chapter 6. Stoneworts of the Lothians, N. F. Stewart; Chapter 7. Seaweeds of the Lothians, M. Wilkinson; Chapter 8. Lichens of the Lothians, B. J. Coppins; Chapter 9. A Bryophyte Flora of the Lothians, D. F. Chamberlain; Chapter 10. Ferns and Fern Allies of the Lothians, A. F. Dyer and H. S. McHaffie; Chapter 11. The Earlier Study of the Plants of Edinburgh and the Lothians, P. M. Smith; Chapter 12. The Botany of the Lothians Project, M. P. Cochrane, R. O. D. Dixon, J. Muscott, and P. M. Smith; Chapter 13. A Flora of the Lothians, J. Muscott, D. R. McKean and H. E. Jackson; Chapter 14. Casual and Invasive Aliens, D. R. McKean; Chapter 15. Notes from the Vice-counties, J. Muscott, D. R. McKean, A. J. Silverside and H. E. Jackson; Chapter 16. Phytogeography of the Lothians, P. M. Smith; Chapter 17. The Habitats, Distribution and Ecology of Plants in Edinburgh and the Lothians, P. M. Smith; Chapter 18. Land Use in the Lothians, G. Russell; Chapter 19. Ethnobotany of the Lothians, G. E. Kenicer and T. M. Darwin; References; List of Contributors to the Botany of the Lothians Project; Gazetteer; List of Synonyms; Index of Flora; General Index.show more

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A mine of information!detailed and authoritative !very readable !The sheer breadth of the information in this volume must make it an invaluable asset to any naturalist interested in lowland Scotland. A handsome and inexpensive volume that handles well ! This is a book that Scottish and northern botanists will not wish to be without. Useful and attractive book. I salute the organisational skill which defined the project's framework and maintained interest over such a long period, producing at the end a book which will indeed be 'of value to Scottish society' ! It is a very valuable contribution to Scottish botany and sets a high standard for future local Floras. A mine of information!detailed and authoritative !very readable !The sheer breadth of the information in this volume must make it an invaluable asset to any naturalist interested in lowland Scotland. A handsome and inexpensive volume that handles well ! This is a book that Scottish and northern botanists will not wish to be without. Useful and attractive book. I salute the organisational skill which defined the project's framework and maintained interest over such a long period, producing at the end a book which will indeed be 'of value to Scottish society' ! It is a very valuable contribution to Scottish botany and sets a high standard for future local Floras.show more