Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

byKarl B McKnight, Joseph R. Rohrer, Kirsten Mcknight Ward

Paperback | February 25, 2013

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians by Karl B McKnight
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A comprehensive guide to the mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

This is the first book to help general readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With just this field guide, a hand lens, and a spray bottle-no microscopes necessary-readers will be able to identify and name many of the common species of mosses growing in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains. At the heart of this guide is an innovative, color-tabbed system that helps readers pick out small groups of similar species. Illustrated identification keys, colorful habitat and leaf photos, more than 600 detailed line drawings, and written descriptions help differentiate the species. This accessible book allows all nature enthusiasts to make accurate identifications and gain access to the enchanting world of mosses.


  • 200 species included

  • More than 600 detailed line drawings

  • More than 400 color photographs

  • Innovative color-tabbed system for species identification

  • Illustrated species identification keys

  • Helpful tips for moss collecting
Karl B McKnight is associate professor of biology at St. Lawrence University. Joseph R. Rohrer is professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Kirsten McKnight Ward is a third-generation botanist/field guide author and professional artist. Warren J. Perdrizet is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University with a BS ...
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Title:Common Mosses of the Northeast and AppalachiansFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:392 pages, 7.5 X 4.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:392 pages, 7.5 X 4.5 X 0 inPublished:February 25, 2013Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691156964

ISBN - 13:9780691156965

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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