The Vegetation of Wisconsin: An Ordination of Plant Communities

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Nov 15, 1959 - Nature - 657 pages
Just as E. M. Forster's novel of gay love, Maurice, remained unpublished throughout his lifetime, Glenway Wescott's long story "A Visit to Priapus" was also destined to be a posthumous work, buried from 1938 until this century in Wescott's massive archive of manuscripts, journals, notebooks, and letters. The autobiographical story is about a literary man, frustrated in love, who puts aside his pride and makes a date with a young artist in Maine. Lavishly rendered in Wescott's elegant prose, the tale is explicit where it needs to be, but as is typical of Wescott it is filled with descriptive beauty and introspective lessons about sex and sexuality, love and creativity. Previously published in anthology form in the United Kingdom, "A Visit to Priapus" is presented for the first time in book form in America, containing previously uncollected stories, including three never before published. The result is a candid portrayal of the gifted but enigmatic writer who was famous in youth and remained a perceptive and compassionate voice throughout his long life. Drawn together from midcentury literary journals and magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as from Wescott's papers, the stories were inspired by his life, from childhood to old age, from Wisconsin farm country to New York, London, Germany, and Paris.
Finalist, Gay General Fiction, Lambda Literary Awards"
 

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This is an awesome classic representing the study of ecology. It is vertually unchanged since Curtis wrote it and still holds true to this day. Read full review

Contents

Flora w
25
Plant communities and their distribution
49
Vegetation study methods
83
Southern forestsmesic
103
Southern forestsxeric
132
Southern forestslowland
156
Northern forestsgeneral
171
Northern forestmesic
184
Beach dune and cliff communities
402
Weed communities
412
Postglacial history
437
The effect of man on the vegetation
456
Interrelations of communities
476
Tables for Chapter 4
515
Figures and tables for Chapter 7
522
Figures and tables for Chapter 8
528

Northern forestsxeric
202
Northern forestslowland
221
Boreal forest
243
Prairie
261
Sand barrens and brackengrassland
308
Savanna
325
Tall shrub communities
352
Fen meadow and bog
361
Aquatic communities
385
Figures and tables for Chapter 10
533
Figures and tables for Chapter 12 511
548
Figures and tables for Chapter 15
562
Figures and tables for Chapter 17
575
Figure and tables for Chapter 21
590
Bibliography
604
Species list
633
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Until his death in 1961, John T. Curtis had been for many years a professor of Botany at the University of Wisconsin. A scholar of international standing, he had served on advisory panels of the National Science Foundation and had held posts such as the Research Director of the Société Haitiano-Américaine de Développement Agricole and Chairman of the Wisconsin State Board for Preservation of Scientific Areas

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