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Hi JBS,
    Where/when is the Kennebec Lyceum series?  Thanks, L Stockwell
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From: "mary sturtevant" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: need help titling a book


> Hi Tom/Arthur, Nice of you to ask about the new book title!!!!!  I think
the
> "Flora of New England" would be very appropriate as it would be in synch
> with the title of the monumental "Flora of Maine".  I look forward to
> hearing Arthur speak at the Kennebec Lyceum series and to the JBS spring
> meeting at Bates.  Best wishes, Mary Sturtevant
>
> ----------
> >From: "Thomas F. Vining" <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: need help titling a book
> >Date: Thu, Jan 29, 2004, 5:46 AM
> >
>
> > Arthur Haines has asked me a question that I will pass on to you. He is
> > working on a very big project that will culminate in a book and a linked
web
> > site, and he would like suggestions for a title of that book. The manual
> > will cover all the higher plants (i.e., no "bryophytes" and no algae)
that
> > grow without cultivation in New England. He is carefully critiquing
> > distribution records by reviewing herbarium specimens and is bringing in
> > expertise from Flora of North America contributors. Also, he is
developing a
> > web site that will include a current (and, of course, updatable)
checklist,
> > plant images, and discussion of taxonomic issues. This will be the first
> > flora of our region that will be enhanced by online material, thereby
> > preventing it from being out-of-date even before it is published.
> >
> > Books that cover our area all seem to have pretty much the same
name--Flora
> > of New England (Seymour, 1982), Flora of Northeastern North American and
> > Adjacent Canada (Gleason and Cronquist, 1991), and Flora of the
Northeast
> > (Magee and Ahles, 1999). The manual Arthur is preparing will stand out
(and
> > above) these works and deserves a title that does also.
> >
> > Some possibilities are:
> >    A Tracheophyte Flora of New England
> >    New England Flora
> >    Flora Novae Angliae [Latin for "Flora of New England"]
> >    Flora of New England [English for "Flora of New England"]
> >
> > Arthur would like your input. Pick one of the above titles or come up
with a
> > name of your own. A title is important, not just to get people to look
> > inside a book, but because it says something about the quality and scope
of
> > the contents. Here is your opportunity to help with the title of a book.
> >
> > Please respond directly to Arthur ([log in to unmask]) and not to this
JBS
> > list.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tom
> >
> > Thomas F. Vining
> > V. F. Thomas Co.
> > Delta Institute of Natural History
> > 219 Dead River Road
> > Bowdoin, ME  04287
> > 207-266-5748 = 207-BOOKS-4-U
> > http://www.vfthomas.com
>