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The Bamboos: A Fresh Perspective.

McClure, F. A.

Published by Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, . First edition., 1966
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Pp. xv, 343; 99 text-figures, photos and fine line-drawings. Publisher's original one-quarter cream-colored cloth over brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and on the front cover, original yellow dust jacket, lettered in brown on the spine and front cover, lg 8vo. This book is a distillation of the author's lifetime of experience in the study of bamboos. The author has seen more living plants of more different varieties of bamboo than anyone alive. This information has been synthesized into this important book - there is no comparable work on bamboos in any Western language. The first part of the book described the plant's component parts, its vegetative and reproductive states, and its role as a member of different genera and species. The work continues with a systematic treatment of seven important species, each from a different genus, and a thorough discussion of propagation methods. Finally, the volume describes the flowering and fruiting behavior of some thirty different species, as a basis for classification, and concludes with a discussion of bamboos from the point of view of taxonomy (modified from jacket blurb). Bookplate of Bassett Maguire, a botanist who led many expeditions into nearly inaccessible reaches of Venezuela and Brazil. Maguire served as head curator of New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. A near fine copy in a complete near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 6126

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Title: The Bamboos: A Fresh Perspective.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1966

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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