A GUIDE TO THEIR STRUCTURE, IDENTIFICATION, USES AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE BRITISH ISLES.
All pages uniformly yellowed. 476pp incl Index; Habitats, Identification Key. Every grass has a b&w line dwg with description on the facing p. Nearly 100 common and wild grasses described.
Today more than ever our future depends on the efficient cultivation and use of grasses.
They provide such cereal grains as wheat, barley, rice and maize, green herbage for livestock and a variety of valuable by-products like fibre, paper, sugar, aromatic oils, adhesives, starch and alcohol. Grasses also prevent soil erosion and enrich what would otherwise be a barren landscape. Yet of all plants the grasses are perhaps the least known.
Now in its third edition – which includes a section on the sub-species Festuca rubra and additional information on amenity grassland, this comprehensive, illustrated study by a leading world authority remains a standard work. In it, farmers, botanists and anyone interested in the countryside can find all the material they need to identify our native grasses and to learn about thier structure, distribution and uses.
Written by C.E. Hubbard and revised by J.C.E. Hubbard. Published by Penguin Books of Middlesex in 1984. This New Edition, 3rd Edition, is soft cover bound, covered in plastic, without a dust jacket and in Fine condition. The size of the book is 182x111x24mm.