The Blackburn Press Announces the Reprinting of a Classic Book

Blackburn Press MaryD at BLACKBURNPRESS.COM
Tue Apr 12 10:46:10 CEST 2005

The Blackburn Press would like to announce the reprinting of a classic in
the first quarter of 2005:

The Art of Scientific Investigation by William I.B. Beveridge, ISBN
1-932846-05-0, paperback, 178 pages

In The Art of Scientific Investigation, originally published in 1950, W.I.B.
Beveridge explores the development of the intuitive side in scientists. The
author's object is to show how the minds of humans can best be harnessed to
the processes of scientific discovery. This book therefore centers on the
"human factor"; the individual scientist. The book reveals the basic
principles and mental techniques that are common to most types of
investigation. Professor Beveridge discusses great discoveries and quotes
the experiences of numerous scientists.

"The virtue of Mr. Beveridge's book is that it is not dogmatic. A free and
universal mind looks at scientific investigation as a creative art. . . ."
The New York Times

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Also available from The Blackburn Press:

Mosses: Utah and the West by Seville Flowers, ISBN 1-930665-25-3, paperback;
567 pages

Mosses: Utah and the West made a substantial and original contribution to
our knowledge of the mosses of the western United States. Before Flowers
began his extensive bryologic research, Utah was considered to have a
relatively small and uninteresting moss flora because of its generally low
rainfall. This book however, treats 256 species in 77 genera and 18
families; a large proportion of which were discovered in Utah for the first
time by the author.

The beautifully executed and original illustrations form one of the finest
features of this book; Seville Flowers became an extraordinarily accurate
and skillful bryologic artist through the years.

Mosses: Utah and the West is a monumental work on mosses of Utah and
contiguous areas, providing keys, illustrations, descriptions and
information on geographic distribution and habitats and detailed
observations by Flowers.

This book will be useful to bryologists, foresters, ecologists and other
botanists. It will serve as a guide to the moss flora of most of the
intermountain region.

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Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs by Alfred Rehder, ISBN 1-930665-326,
paperback, 996 pages

For each of the 2,300 species of trees and shrubs covered in the book,
Rehder included a concise physical description, as well as time of flowering
and fruiting, references to published illustrations, region of native
habitat, date of introduction into cultivation, hardiness zone, and comments
on horticultural merit or special cultural requirements. He gave
distinguishing features and pertinent information for 2,465 varieties. Brief
mention was included of another 1,265 species and 507 hybrids that were
either less well known or rarely cultivated. Its value to gardeners,
arborists, botanical garden curators, and anyone else needing to identify
trees and shrubs became readily apparent.

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Woody Plants for the Central and Northern Prairies by Walter Thaine Bagley
and Richard K. Sutton, ISBN 1-930665-504, paperback; 600 pages

Many people are frustrated by their inability to determine the identity of a
woody plant growing in their backyards, neighborhood parks, along a roadside
or at a vacation site. Woody Plants for the Central and Northern Prairies
attempts to assist them by providing descriptions and sketches of most of
the native and exotic plants that they are likely to find or wish to grow.

Woody Plants for the Central and Northern Prairies evolved from a proposed
woody plant handbook to its present form over a period of 18 years. During
that time, the authors decided to expand the book to include line drawn
illustrations for ease of identification. They also decided that in
promoting sustainable landscapes, they should include both native and exotic
woody plants adapted to a portion of the Great Plains. Since many of the
plants described are native or adapted to other regions of the temperate
zone, Woody Plants for the Central and Northern Prairies will be a useful
reference well beyond the confines of the central and northern prairies of
North America. The book will be an excellent basic reference for interested
laypersons and teachers as well as professionals. Plants in the book can be
identified by simple grouping charts and without the use of tedious keys.
They are presented in related phylogenetic groups (orders, families, genera,
species) based on a modern theory of evolution.

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The Blackburn Press was founded with the mission of keeping in print and
available for purchase book titles that larger publishers have lost interest
in and have declared "out-of-print."  We specialize in scientific, medical,
and technical books and textbooks.

The Blackburn Press is interested in hearing of other titles we might
consider returning to print. Your suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Mary S. Donovan
The Blackburn Press
Publishers of classic scientific and technical books
Post Office Box 287
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Tel: 973-228-7077
Fax: 973-228-7276
E-mail: mdonovan at
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