Manual of Pteridology


THE prodigious weight of this volume creates a desire for a light paper suitable for the reproduction of photographs. It contains twenty-three chapters, varying much in length, a few in German, most of them well documented and illustrated, written by twenty authors. The book is “primarily, but by no means exclusively, designed for the taxonomist who is anxious to improve his methods and broaden his outlook. At the same time it offers to the general botanist working on the Pteridophytes the necessary fundamental facts about the group and a survey of the chief results of lines of investigation related to his own”.

Manual of Pteridology

Edited by Dr. Fr. Verdoorn, in collaboration with A. H. G. Alston, I. Andersson-Kottö, L. R. Atkinson, H. Burgeff, H. G. du Buy, C. Christensen, W. Döpp, W. M. Docters van Leeuwen, H. Gams, M. J. F. Gregor, M. Hirmer, R. E. Holttum, R. Kräusel, E. L. Nuernbergk, J. C. Schoute, J. Walton, K. Wetzel, S. Williams, H. Winkler and W. Zimmermann. Pp. xx + 640. (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1938.) 24 guilders.

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SEWARD, A. Manual of Pteridology. Nature 142, 311–313 (1938).

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