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Wildflower wonders : the 50 best wildflower sites in the world

Author: Bob Gibbons
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wildflower Wonders showcases the most spectacular displays of wild blooms on the planet, from infrequent flowerings in the Mojave and other deserts to regular but no less stunning alpine wildflower 'events' in Italy, South Africa, and Australia. This magnificently illustrated volume features 200 panoramic full-color photographs as well as a color map for every site and at-a-glance information panels that highlight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Pictorial works
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Gibbons
ISBN: 9780691152295 0691152292
OCLC Number: 724663272
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Why are some place so flowery? --
The sites --
Other sites --
Useful contacts --
Tour operators --
Selected bibliography --
Species list.
Other Titles: 50 best wildflower sites in the world
Responsibility: Bob Gibbons with a foreword by Richard Mabey.

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"Wildflower Wonders showcases the most spectacular displays of wild blooms on the planet, from infrequent flowerings in the Mojave and other deserts to regular but no less stunning alpine wildflower 'events' in Italy, South Africa, and Australia. This magnificently illustrated volume features 200 panoramic full-color photographs as well as a color map for every site and at-a-glance information panels that highlight the kinds of flowers at each location and the best times to see them in bloom. The informative text gives a botanical profile of each location, and also describes the ecology and conservation status of these sites and the animal life to be found at them."--Page [2] of jacket.

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