Atlas of Woody Plant Stems: Evolution, Structure, and Environmental Modifications
This atlas gives a unique assemblage of microscopic slides ofwood anatomy and of the respective species in nature anddemonstrates the reaction of stem anatomy to environments in whichplants form woody stems. It provides insight into the evolution ofwood, to the variation of wood anatomy in response to climate anddisturbances, and it gives an introduction to the methodology usedto study wood. Special attention has been given to the uniquefeature of secondary growth. In color throughout and with more than700 both beautiful and instructive illustrations, the wide-rangingscientific content of this book makes it both attractive andunique.