Plants of New Zealand (Classic Reprint)

Plants of New Zealand (Classic Reprint)
Plants of New Zealand (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Plants of New ZealandThe Flora of New Zealand is one of the most remarkable known. Indeed, it is so highly specialized, that these islands are generally considered to constitute a distinct Botanical Region. Drude originally divided the earth into fourteen such Regions, and New Zealand was the twelfth on his list. This little colony is therefore botanically equal in importance to districts of much vaster area. In spite, however, of the fact that our Flora is one of the most interesting on the face of the earth, there are very few who have any real acquaintanceship with it. This ignorance is doubtless due to the inaccessibility and technicality of the literature dealing with the subject. In this work an endeavour has been made to give an account of our native plants that will be intelligible to all. As few technical terms as possible have been employed herein, and those used have been explained either in the text or glossary. An attempt has also been made to give as many interesting particulars of the species as the limits of our space will allow.It is hoped, therefore, that the volume will be of service to all who wish to know something more of a vegetation that is unique. To New Zealand teachers, but especially to those interested in nature study, it should be of considerable value; as well as to all colonists who have any love for the wild flowers of their neighbourhood. Tourists, also, will find here the means for readily identifying all the more conspicuous plants that they are likely to meet with, whilst en route through the colony. Though no new species are described here, many fresh facts have been embodied in the text, and a great quantity of botanical information has been culled from many sources for the book. Hitherto the student has only been able to obtain much of this material by wide and laborious reading in English and German publications and journals. Hence the book will - we trust - be of some value to the botanist who wishes to procure, in small compass, a suggestive guide for further research.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.