Seaweeds: a colour guide to common benthic green, brown and red algae of the world's oceans Wolfram Braune. Translated and revised for the English language edition by Michael D. Guiry.

By: Braune, Wolfram.
Contributor(s): Guiry, Michael D.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Koenigstein Koeltz Scientific Books 2011Description: 601 p. : ill. (1020 figs on 263 col. plates) ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9783906166902.Subject(s): MARINE ALGAE | MACROALGAE | IDENTIFICATION | GUIDESHoldings: GRETA POINT: 582.26 SEA Summary: General and introductory remarks for the use of this book/ Introduction (About the term 'marine algae'/ Basic information on structure and reproduction/ Localities, habitats, distribution/ Notes on collection, preparation, observation and photography/ Ecological and economic importance of seaweeds and aesthetic - cultural aspects)/ Systematic classification/ Description and depiction of genera and species/ Appendix (Classification of seaweed genera included in this book/ Explanation of terms/ Literature)/ Index: Genera and species. - This a translation from the German edition (2008).15 pictures have been replaced with better ones, and seven species have been added. - The present guide will help in the identification of marine algae (macroalgae, seaweeds) without requiring a special knowledge of the subject and technical aids, such as a microscope. For a person interested in nature with a general interest in and knowledge of biology, a direct comparison of seaweed material with the original colour images herein will be useful in recognising the essential morphological chararcteristics of genera and/or species. The acommpanying text is intended to support this, and is essentially reduced to a description of morphological characteristics that can be seen with the unaided eye (although a small magnifying lense is helpful in some cases). This is supplemented by additional information, particularly on habitat and geographical distribution.
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Translated and revised for the English language edition by Michael D. Guiry.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 585-589) and index.

General and introductory remarks for the use of this book/ Introduction (About the term 'marine algae'/ Basic information on structure and reproduction/ Localities, habitats, distribution/ Notes on collection, preparation, observation and photography/ Ecological and economic importance of seaweeds and aesthetic - cultural aspects)/ Systematic classification/ Description and depiction of genera and species/ Appendix (Classification of seaweed genera included in this book/ Explanation of terms/ Literature)/ Index: Genera and species. - This a translation from the German edition (2008).15 pictures have been replaced with better ones, and seven species have been added. - The present guide will help in the identification of marine algae (macroalgae, seaweeds) without requiring a special knowledge of the subject and technical aids, such as a microscope. For a person interested in nature with a general interest in and knowledge of biology, a direct comparison of seaweed material with the original colour images herein will be useful in recognising the essential morphological chararcteristics of genera and/or species. The acommpanying text is intended to support this, and is essentially reduced to a description of morphological characteristics that can be seen with the unaided eye (although a small magnifying lense is helpful in some cases). This is supplemented by additional information, particularly on habitat and geographical distribution.

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