Sudbury, J.B. (Compiler). 2011d. Phytolith References. 298 p. [Soft-cover, coil bound, black and white. The coil binding option was selected so the volume lays flat during use.]
As an outgrowth of my recent dissertation research, I accumulated an extensive library of phytolith references. In an effort to keep track of the thousands of articles on hand (in order to avoid future duplicate orders), I typed the reference list and printed it in 2008. Fellow researchers who were aware of this ongoing tabulation agreed that this reference list is an incredibly useful tool to help keep track of publications, to make it easier to locate articles, as a basic memory aid when one could not quite recall the exact reference, and as a quick introduction to new research areas.
This phytolith reference volume contains the article list—alphabetized by author—of my current (as of 2010) collection of phytolith and related papers. In addition, to assist when searching for various topics, the same list was
resorted into topical categories. The alphabetized list is 129 pages long (10 point, single-spaced, small margins), and the topically-sorted list is 165 pages. Representative pages are hot-inked in the following paragraphs.
The Preface explains the origin and extent of the undertaking, and requests colleagues to help me to fill current gaps in the list and to also help keep the list up to date as the field continues to grow so that future volumes will be
The first page of the Table of Contents gives an idea of the range of topical categories. Page 26 is an example page from the alphabetized section, and page 232 was selected as it contains several topical categories. The on-demand printer includes color covers for no extra charge, so several relevant NASA botanical-related images were included on the back cover.
I graduated in 2010 to a horrible economy with no job, so I spent the first half of 2011 producing four volumes in order to introduce Phytolith Press and myself to my peers at the 2011 International Phytolith Conference in Colorado, and also to contribute useful information and tools to the discipline. Your input, feedback, and support is most welcome.
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