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Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World

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Publisher Comments:

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.

A book unlike any other, Wildflower Wonders is a visual feast for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.

  • Showcases the most spectacular wild flowerings on the planet
  • Features 200 full-color photos
  • Describes noteworthy flower species, ecology, conservation status, and animal life
  • Includes color maps and at-a-glance information panels

Review:

"I’m not much of a traveler, but the marvel of books is that I can do a lot of garden sightseeing from my reading chair. One of the most beautiful books to cross my desk this fall is Wildflower Wonders by Bob Gibbons." --Jodi DeLong, The Chronicle Herald

Review:

"In their breezy yet authoritative book, Messrs Diaconis and Graham showcase some of the genre's best creations as well as many new ones of their own devising." --Alex Stone, The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"... this lovely book is the next best thing to being there." --Natural History

Synopsis:

"This stunningly beautiful book provides a wealth of information about when and where to see the world's most impressive displays of wildflowers. The text is a pleasure to read and readily conveys the author's enthusiasm for his subject. Wildflower lovers will be easily seduced by the vast flower-filled landscapes and intimate portraits of individual species. I can think of no other book like it."--Carol Gracie, coauthor of Wildflowers in the Field and Forest

Synopsis:

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.

A book unlike any other, Wildflower Wonders is a visual feast for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.

  • Showcases the most spectacular wild flowerings on the planet
  • Features 200 full-color photos
  • Describes noteworthy flower species, ecology, conservation status, and animal life
  • Includes color maps and at-a-glance information panels

About the Author

Bob Gibbons is a renowned photographer, naturalist, and tour leader. His books include "Wild France" and "Collins Wild Guide: Insects".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691152295
Author:
Gibbons, Bob
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Mabey, Richard
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Subject:
Popular science
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photos.
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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Product details 192 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691152295 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I’m not much of a traveler, but the marvel of books is that I can do a lot of garden sightseeing from my reading chair. One of the most beautiful books to cross my desk this fall is Wildflower Wonders by Bob Gibbons." --
"Review" by , "In their breezy yet authoritative book, Messrs Diaconis and Graham showcase some of the genre's best creations as well as many new ones of their own devising." --
"Review" by , "... this lovely book is the next best thing to being there." --
"Synopsis" by , "This stunningly beautiful book provides a wealth of information about when and where to see the world's most impressive displays of wildflowers. The text is a pleasure to read and readily conveys the author's enthusiasm for his subject. Wildflower lovers will be easily seduced by the vast flower-filled landscapes and intimate portraits of individual species. I can think of no other book like it."--Carol Gracie, coauthor of Wildflowers in the Field and Forest
"Synopsis" by , 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.

A book unlike any other, Wildflower Wonders is a visual feast for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.

  • Showcases the most spectacular wild flowerings on the planet
  • Features 200 full-color photos
  • Describes noteworthy flower species, ecology, conservation status, and animal life
  • Includes color maps and at-a-glance information panels

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