Friday, 15 July 2016

A New Flora of Devon: publication due in December

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Botanists in the southwest are looking forward to the publication later this year of A New Flora of Devon

The pre-publication offer has now opened, and will also appear in the September issue of BSBI News, so you have until the 5th of November to order your copy and save a whopping £20 off the publication price: £40 rather than £60 (plus p&p).

The authors of A New Flora of Devon are Roger Smith, Bob Hodgson and Jeremy Ison. 

Roger told me: "A New Flora of Devon was first suggested at the AGM of the Botany Section of the Devonshire Association in 2000 but little was done until 2005 when all three authors had retired from full time work. 

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"We are most grateful to all the other people who have contributed chapters, reviewed species accounts or helped with proof-reading - rather too many to acknowledge here. 

"We all hope that its publication will excite the extended botanical community as much as it does us".

In his Foreword, Michael Proctor says of A New Flora of Devon"It combines the virtues of its two 20th Century predecessors, and adds some of its own” and "A New Flora of Devon will stand as an archive of the state of the Devon flora in the first quarter of the 21st Century. It will fulfil that function with distinction."

Here's the link again to download the pdf shown on this page if you want to order your copy at the pre-publication price.