The Book

Warrington, Pat (
Thu, 09 Feb 1995 10:26:00 -0800 (PST)

Here is the abbreviated, tentative, chapter outline I promised.

Chapter 1. Intro: what is a CP, definition;conservation topics, information
sources on the net via netscape, mosaic, gopher, ftp sites; information in
libraries, key words for searches; contributers to this book, names and
email addresses for those willing to list them;

Chapter 2. Lists: quick reference listings of families, genera, species,
chromosome numbers, common names, synonyms,

Chapter 3. Descriptions: brief technical info on roots, stems, leaves,
flowers, traps, etc.; a more general laymans description of the plant and
the type of variation found in cultivation and nature;

Chapter 4. Keys: by genus, for specific regions, vegetative only, floral,
non-dichotomous methods, by growth forms or habitats,

Chapter 5. Natural history/ecology: brief ecology and habitat data;
narratives of the places and conditions under which the plant lives,
interesting tidbits about the plant; pollinators, prey, natural dormancy and
seed germination requirements,

Chapter 6. Distribution: ideally a world map with dots or shading to show
the general area of distribution and more detailed maps showing more
specific location data; site lists by lat and long or site descriptions to
indicate where it has been found?;

Chapter 7. Culture/Propagation: window sills, growth rooms, green houses,
outdoors, in artificial bogs, seed germination conditions, tissue culture
techniques?, cuttings, dividing, lighting, watering, humidity, forcing
flowering or vegetative growth, feeding/fertilizing,

Chapter 8. Bibliographies: general and comprehensive, adult books, juvenile
books, popular periodical articles, referreed papers in scientific journals,
treatments in floras and texts, monographs, by genera,

Chapter 9: Illustrations: black and white line drawings of whole plants,
habitat sketches and details of parts?

Jan my friend: What s the problem? I would like to have you on-side if this
proceeds. There is obviously a lot of content overlap in what we are
proposing but that is to be expected, we are dealing with the same subject
matter. Our presentation methods, formats and styles are somewhat different
and (looking beyond this cp group on the net) our audiences will be somewhat
different. There could be an advantage to the two approaches going on
together in that when someone goes to the time and effort to pull some data
together it can be used twice. I don t have a problem with contributing to
your efforts. Send me the checklist of topics you want addressed and I will
start by working on 2 aquatic Utrics for you, U. vulgaris and U. intermedia.
How do you want to send this list, email, fax or snail? Whoops I just checked
your list of what has already been assigned and I see I am too late to do the
local Drosera and Utricularia with which I am familiar so I will have to
rethink what I would like to work on.