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The Naturalist in Norway; Or, Notes on the Wild Animals, Birds, Fishes, and Plants of That Country. with Some Account of the Principal Salmon Rivers (Paperback) Loot Price: R246
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The Naturalist in Norway; Or, Notes on the Wild Animals, Birds, Fishes, and Plants of That Country. with Some Account of the Principal Salmon Rivers (Paperback)

John Bowden

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xxix. The Flora of the Doyre-fjeld.--The Ferns of Norway. It is said that all the alpine flora of the North may be found in the Dovre-fjeld. The best stations for botanists in this range of mountains are Tofte, Jerkin Kongsvold, and Drivstuen. The last mentioned is in Drivdalen, watered by the Driv Elv; and here, says Professor Blytt, "nearly all the alpine flora seems to have concentrated." The limit of birch varies from 3700 to 3750 feet above the level of the sea. I have generally adopted the names given to plants by Linnaeus. The figures placed after each species refer to the numbers of the plates in the ' Flora Danica.' ranunculace.E. Thalicirum alpinum; 11.--Common on high grounds, but does not reach the birch-limit. T. simplex; 244.--Much the same as the preceding. Anemone vernalis; 29.--Common all over the fjeld. Ranunculus reptans; 108.--Common, and up to the birch-limit. Found near Kongsvold. R. platanifolius; 3.--Common in Drivdalen, R. glacialis; 19.--Common up to the regions of perpetual snow. B. nivalis; 1699.--Found close to the perpetual snow, side by side with the Phippsia algida, Saxifraga oppositifolia, and Draba alpina. The yellow flower imparts its tint to the grounds on which it grows. R. pygmceus; 144.--This small plant grows up to the birch-limit. R. hyperboreus; 331.--On marshy ground on Harbakken. R. auricomus.--Near Fogstuen and Kongsvold. R. polyanthemos; 1700.--In Drivdalen and by Drivstuen, as high up as the limit of fir. R. acris.--Common on high ground. R. repens.--By Jerkin, but does not grow as high as the birch-limit. Oaltha palustri8; 668.--Is found above the birchlimit; e. g. at Harbakken. Aconitum lycoctonum; 123.--Grows up to the limit of birch. Adcea spicata; 498.--Between Kongsvold and Drivstuen. Papaveracee. Papa...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Bowden
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-62835-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 1-150-62835-9
Barcode: 9781150628351

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