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The Bamboos

A Fresh Perspective

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674428713

Publication Date: 01/01/1966

347 pages



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This book is the distillation of a lifetime of experience in the study of bamboo, a plant which has age-old connections with fishing, paper-making, landscape gardening, handicrafts, medicine, art, and even poetry. The author has organized his study to include a description of the plant with reference to variations in the characteristics of its component parts as exemplified by members of different genera and species; a systematic treatment of seven species of bamboos selected for their usefulness in various fields; an analysis of the flowering and fruiting behavior of some thirty different species; a discussion of bamboos from the point of view of taxonomy; and a record of his extensive personal experience in bamboo propagation. Appendices contain a key to genera of bamboos under cultivation in the United States and Puerto Rico, a list of bamboos offered by nurserymen in this country, a glossary, and an index of the scientific names referred to in the text. In treating this hitherto neglected subject in scholarly detail, F. A. McClure provides an invaluable guide which may prove highly useful in exploiting the potential value of bamboo in the developing economies of tropical countries

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