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THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WILD FLOWERS & FLORA OF THE WORLD


An expert reference and identification guide to over 1730 wild flowers and plants from every continent and 3800 illustrations and photographs


Martin Walters and Michael Lavelle PUB DATE:


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May 2011 (UK) Aug 2011 (US) UK £17.99/US $35.00 (P) 512 (A512)


220 x 168mm/83 9780754819721 0 7548 1972 8


⁄4 x 63 Hardback with jacket


3800 photographs and illustrations 8


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Natural History WNP


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• A superb visual directory of more than 1730 of the world’s most significant wild flowers and flora, including rare and endangered species


• Includes wild flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, heathers, grasses, rushes, sedges, cacti, carnivorous plants, aquatic plants, weeds and parasites


• Beautifully illustrated with more than 3000 botanically accurate illustrations and lavish photographs as well as 800 maps that show the location of each plant species


• A comprehensive introduction describes the chief habitats where wild flowers thrive, from fields and alpine meadows to riverbanks, hedgerows, deserts and scrubland


This wide-ranging and lavish book presents an expert survey of the incredible floral diversity of the different regions of the world. It includes a look at the world of wild flowers; the history of their classification; and a description of the habitats around the world where wild flowers thrive, from mountainous regions to temperate meadows, deserts and floodplains.The 1730 species of flowers, grasses, herbs, rushes, sedges, trees, shrubs, and aquatic and carnivorous plants are arranged according to region and plant family. Each entry is illustrated with a botanically accurate profile of the plant, together with identifying details and a map showing where the species originated.


About the Authors


Martin Walters is General Editor of the Travellers’ Nature Guide series to Britain, France, Greece and Spain (Oxford University Press) and co-author of the Nature Guide to Britain. He contributed text about natural habitats to the popular reference book Earth (Dorling Kindersley).


Michael Lavelle is a horticulturist and a keen observer of nature. His great interest in wild flowers eventually led him to train as a horticulturalist. He went on to study environmental management at Wye College, Kent, and is now a senior lecturer in landscape management at Writtle College, Chelmsford.


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