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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 preventing it from being out-of-date even before it is published.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