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A Natural History of Ferns

Robbin C. Moran

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ISBN 10: 0881926671 / ISBN 13: 9780881926675
Published by Timber Press, Incorporated, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. Inscribed & dated on title page by author, with fern frond drawing. Fine copy in near fine DJ. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000110686

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Title: A Natural History of Ferns

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A Natural History of Ferns is an entertaining and informative look at why ferns and their relatives are unique among plants. Ferns live in habitats from the tropics to polar latitudes, and unlike seed plants, which endow each seed with the resources to help their offspring, ferns reproduce by minute spores. There are floating ferns, ferns that climb or live on trees, and ferns that are trees. There are poisonous ferns, iridescent ferns, and resurrection ferns that survive desert heat and drought. The relations of ferns and people are equally varied. Moran sheds light on Robinson Crusoe's ferns, the role of ferns in movies, and how ferns get their names. A Natural History of Ferns provides just what is needed for those who wish to grow ferns or observe them in their habitats with greater understanding and appreciation.

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A Natural History of Ferns is an entertaining and informative look at why ferns and their relatives are unique among plants. There are floating ferns, ferns that climb or live on trees, and ferns that are trees. There are poisonous ferns, iridescent ferns, and resurrection ferns that survive desert heat and drought. The relations of ferns and people are equally varied. Moran sheds light on Robinson Crusoe's ferns, the role of ferns in movies, and how ferns get their names. A Natural History of Ferns provides just what is needed for those who wish to grow ferns or observe them in their habitats with greater understanding and appreciation.

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