The Plant-Book: A Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants - Second Edition. Mabberley, D. J. Cambridge University Press.
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[Excerpt:Preface] This dictionary has been written as an attempt at filling the gap felt by botanists both professional and amateur, horticulturists, ecologists and all those journalists and other writers who need a replacement for the early editions of J.C. Willis's Dictionary of the flowering plants and ferns. Those early editions have been called 'the most remarkable botanical works of reference ever written - true vade-mecums for every botanist's pocket' (the late Professor P.W. Richards in Journal of Ecologti 63 (1975)368), but the last one in the style of the original was published in 1931. It is scarce but still useful. As a schoolboy, buying the 1914 reprint of edition 3 'neatly rebacked 3/6' at Heynes's Bookshop (now the Dhaka Brasserie – O Tempora! O Mores!) in Cheltenham, I became gripped by tropical botany. As Professor Richards continued, 'Today it is probably impossible to compile such a useful single volume'. My book must therefore be seen merely as a grateful attempt to provide a handy text covering the vascular (the pejorative 'higher' has been avoided in this edition) plants, their botany and relationships, their uses and their common names.
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  title = {The {{Plant}}-Book: A Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants - {{Second}} Edition},
  author = {Mabberley, D. J.},
  date = {1997},
  publisher = {{Cambridge University Press}},
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  abstract = {[Excerpt:Preface] This dictionary has been written as an attempt at filling the gap felt by botanists both professional and amateur, horticulturists, ecologists and all those journalists and other writers who need a replacement for the early editions of J.C. Willis's Dictionary of the flowering plants and ferns. Those early editions have been called 'the most remarkable botanical works of reference ever written - true vade-mecums for every botanist's pocket' (the late Professor P.W. Richards in Journal of Ecologti 63 (1975)368), but the last one in the style of the original was published in 1931. It is scarce but still useful. As a schoolboy, buying the 1914 reprint of edition 3 'neatly rebacked 3/6' at Heynes's Bookshop (now the Dhaka Brasserie -- O Tempora! O Mores!) in Cheltenham, I became gripped by tropical botany. As Professor Richards continued, 'Today it is probably impossible to compile such a useful single volume'. My book must therefore be seen merely as a grateful attempt to provide a handy text covering the vascular (the pejorative 'higher' has been avoided in this edition) plants, their botany and relationships, their uses and their common names.},
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