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The book of palms Das Buch der Palmen Le livre des palmiers

By: Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von.
Contributor(s): Lack, H. Walter.
Publisher: Köln, Alemania Taschen [2015]Description: 565 p ilustraciones a color.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783836556231.Other title: Buch der Palmen | Livre des palmiers.Subject(s): Botánica | Palma | Brasil | PerúOther classification: L-0979
List(s) this item appears in: Oleoquímica 2016
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CID Palmero Bogotá
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L-0979 (Browse shelf) Ej. 1 Available 0009827
CID Palmero Bogotá
L-0979 (Browse shelf) Ej. 1 Available 0009764
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Trees of paradise: Exquisite illustrations of the tropical palm On December 15, 1868, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868), Professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden, was carried to his grave in a coffin covered with fresh palm leaves. The fronds were a reference to his groundbreaking Natural History of Palms: a work in three volumes, published between 1823-1853.

This encyclopedic treasury of 240 exquisite chromolithographic illustrations was based on Martius's expeditions through Brazil and Peru. From 1817 to 1820, he traveled over 2,250 km (1,400 miles) through the Amazon basin to investigate natural history and native tribes with zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix.

The result was an unrivaled catalog of all known genera of the palm family, outlining the modern classification of palms, describing all the palms of Brazil, and producing the first maps of palm biogeography. Martius's folio is unusual in its inclusion of cross-sectioned diagrams, conveying the architecture of these mighty trees, which central Europeans would have found hard to imagine accurately. Equally remarkable are the color landscapes showing various palms--often standing alone in simple and elegant beauty. About the Series:
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Edición Original 2010 -- Colofón.

Resumen disponible en inglés.

Texto en Inglés, Alemán y francés.

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