Book of the Week: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, 2nd Edition

Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS:

The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae

Edited by DM John, AJ Brook and BA Whitton


The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial AlgaeWhat?

New edition of the pre-eminent algae identification guide for freshwater and terrestrial algae of the British Isles, excluding diatoms.

Why?

Since the first edition of the Flora, published in 2001, there have been changes in classification and taxonomy of many of the algae, and around 200 extra species have been defined; new information is available about ecology, molecular biology and distribution patterns. This edition addresses these developments and revisions and is therefore an up-to-date account of 2,400 algal species of the British Isles.

Detailed description are accompanied by line drawings, colour plates  and user-friendly keys for accurate identification of genus and species.

The CD of the previous edition has been replaced by a DVD featuring a photo catalogue over 1,400 images, illustrated articles and video clips, and the book is introduced by a series of essays on various topics related to algal flora research.

Who?

David M. John is Adjubct Professor at the Martin Ryan Institute. National University of Ireland, Galway, and Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum in London.

Brian A. Whitton is Emeritus Professor of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University

Alan J. Brook is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Buckingham


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Special Offer: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles, 2nd Edition

The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, 2nd ed.

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Pre-order the new second edition of The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles for £110 (reduced from £125).

Building on the success of the first edition and featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, this expanded and thoroughly revised second edition provides an indispensable guide to the freshwater and terrestrial algae of the British Isles.

It is an up-to-date account of and identification tool for more than 2400 algal species (excluding diatoms), highlighting their wider distribution around the world. Detailed descriptions are fully illustrated with clear line drawings and photographs including 190 full-page plates, eight of which are full colour… [read more]

Publication scheduled for late August 2011.

Offer ends 30/9/2011.

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New Plankton and Aquatic Ecology Titles at NHBS

Avian InvasionsPlankton: A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality is now in stock at NHBS – this practical book is a key reference for environment managers, water authority ecologists, coastal engineers and research libraries.

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and describes its use as a tool for monitoring water quality. All the major freshwater and coastal phytoplankton and zooplankton groups are covered and their associated environmental issues are discussed. A chapter on best practice in sampling and monitoring explains how to design, implement and conduct meaningful phytoplankton and zooplankton monitoring programs in marine and freshwater habitats, as well as how to analyse and interpret the results for effective management decision-making.

Browse other new and bestselling Plankton and Aquatic Ecology titles at NHBS, including A Mechanistic Approach to Plankton Ecology, Common Freshwater Algae of the United States and the CD of the classic Marine Plankton.

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