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Population biology of plants. (reprint, 1977).


Population biology of plants. (reprint, 1977)

Harper, John L.

The Blackburn Press


891 pages




Harper (1925-2009) was a British biologist who worked in the Department of Agriculture and then as professor of botany at the U. of North Wales. This seminal work was originally published in 1977. Three scientists (based in Mexico, the US, and the UK)--all of whom were mentored for their doctorate degrees by the author--wrote the preface to this 2010 printing; and they emphasize the book's impact on the field and continuing importance. The questions raised in the book are at the heart of the discipline, and the insights and vision of the author still set the field ablaze. The discipline has blossomed and become too large to be reasonably contained in one volume, but this one is fundamental.

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