A Geographical Handbook of the Dorset Flora

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THE fact of distribution of the flowering plants of Britain are to be found in a long series of county floras which we owe to the flair and enthusiasm of the amateur field botanist. These facts have been the material for wider speculation on and more detailed study of the factors determining the origin and controlling the distribution of the flora. The names of Forbes, Watson, Stapf, Matthews and Salisbury may remind us of the interest of such contributions. Prof. R. Good's book is unique in combining the facts of the typical county flora with a consideration of general and special problems of distribution.

A Geographical Handbook of the Dorset Flora

Prof. Ronald Good; including a Chapter on the Soils of Dorset, by K. L. Robinson. Pp. xi+255. (Dorchester: Dorset Natural History and Archæological Society, 1948.) 20s.

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SKENE, M. A Geographical Handbook of the Dorset Flora. Nature 163, 820–821 (1949) doi:10.1038/163820b0

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