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The palms are among the most abundant, diverse, and important families of plants found in the Amazon. Based on extensive field work, this book provides a systematic treatment of all palms that occur naturally in the Amazon region. Each species is exhaustively described with reviews of their distribution, habitat, and ecology. Introductory chapters describe the physical setting of the Amazon region as well as on the biogeography and ecology of the palm family. This first modern treatment of the 135 species of Amazon palms provides a definitive account of their ecology, uses, and biogeography. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, and researchers of botany, ecology, agronomy, and conservation biology.
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Andrew Henderson is at New York Botanical Garden.Review:
"This is a comprehensive account of 151 species and 189 taxa of Amazonia palms . . . . a reference for professional botanists, but naturalists may wish to refer to maps and illustrations. Recommended." --Wildlife Activist
"Henderson's technical treatise. . .will serve as the standard reference for this group of plants in the Amazon." --Choice
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195083113
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Anthony Salazar (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0195083113