Plant Galls (Naturalists' Handbooks)
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Praise for the New Naturalist series: The series is an amazing achievement The Times Literary Supplement The books are glorious to own Independent Fascinating and hugely revealing beautifully written and evidently authoritative New Journal of Botany (Botanical Society of the British Isles) Praise for the New Naturalist series: The series is an amazing achievement The Times Literary Supplement The books are glorious to own Independent"
Her MSc research involved the natural history of thistle galls, and her PhD covered a population study of the yew gall midge. Margaret Redfern has been interested in plant galls for most of her adult life. She continues to teach degree students at Sheffield University and to investigate the natural history of galls. After graduating in 1963, she studied part-time for higher de
It introduces the wonderfully complex communities associated with galls, and provides keys for identification of the gall former, and many other occupants, including predators and parasites. Most of us have noticed galls as bizarre and often colourful distortions of plant growth, and wondered what goes on inside them. The drama enacted within a single gall may involve many species of insects and mites. Much remains to be discovered about these and other galls and their inhabitants. Investigations undertaken at home or in
"Easy for anyone to use" according to Simplymare. This is the best book on galls I've seen so far. It's easy to read, has tons of useful and use able information, and clear photos. I'm a certified naturalist but this book can be used by lay people too. It's great. Well worth the investment.