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Scandinavian Ferns: A Natural History of the Ferns, Clubmosses, Quillworts and Horsetails of Denmark, Norway and Sweden

by Øllgaard, B.; Tind, K. (Illus.)

  • Paperback
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  • Catalogue No : 36480
  • ISBN : 9788772455303
  • Published : 1993
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 318
  • Publisher : Rhodos
  • Published In : Copenhagen
  • Illustrations : 114 col plates, 103 b/w line drawings


This is the first book dedicated to the Scandinavian ferns and the so-called fern-allies. It aims to tell their natural history as well as asking some of the questions the ferns may give us. It includes numerous colour plates, all painted from living plants in the natural habitats. Besides descriptions of the species and keys to identify them, the text also deals with the variability of the species, their reproduction, geographic distribution, ecology, practical and ritual uses, and the origin and meaning of names, often reflecting old superstition and folklore.


Vg. Cover partly faded.

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