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An Outline of Plant Geography


    DR. D. H. CAMPBELL has written a simple and highly interesting outline of plant geography which can be read with pleasure and profit by the botanist, and also, which is of more importance, by all who are interested in the vegetation of the earth. He reviews in a light and pleasant manner the types of vegetation to be found in the north temperate zones of the old and new world, paying special attention to the interesting floral region of the western States of America and British Columbia. The south temperate zone is similarly discussed, and the central portion of the book is occupied with a description of the palaeoand neo-tropical regions, and their dense tropical forests. The descriptions of vegetation and scenery are enhanced throughout by numerous good and characteristic pictures, which add greatly to the interest of the book to the more general reader. Two prefatory chapters dealing with the succession of plants in geological times, the first land plants, man and the plant world, and the several climatic zones, give a useful summary of our knowledge of and the factors controlling the present distribution of plants.

    An Outline of Plant Geography.

    By D. H. Campbell. Pp. x + 392 + 52 plates. (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1926.) 17s. net.

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