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Great Basin: A Guide to Common Wildflowers of the High Deserts of Nevada, Utah, and Oregon (Falcon Guides Wildflowers)by Laird R. Blackwell
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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Great Basin Wildflowers is the ultimate guide to the diverse plants and fascinating ecosystems of this vast sink of the American West. The Great Basin, an isolated area bounded by the Sierra Nevada Range, the Wasatch Range, the Mojave Desert, and the Snake River Plain, boasts more than 2,000 species of wildflowers, providing spectacular mosaics of color.
This easy-to-use guide features:
Guaranteed binding—if this binding fails in normal use, the publisher will replace the book for free
Detailed descriptions and photos of more than 300 plants, organized by color and family
Plant lists for four special areas—Steens Mountain (northern Great Basin), Peavine Mountain (western Great Basin), White Mountains (southern Great Basin), and Great Basin National Park (eastern Great Basin)
A glossary of botanical terms
A primer on plant characteristics and identification
With 350 stunning color images and descriptive text, Laird Blackwell reveals the diversity and beauty of the Great Basin through its wildflowers. This book is a handy introduction to the region's plants for beginners and a fascinating study of the ecosystem that will appeal to experts.
About the Author
Laird R. Blackwell lives with his wife Melinda in Reno, Nevada, where he is a professor at Sierra Nevada College. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford and has been teaching field classes in wildflowers for more than twenty-five years.
Table of Contents
(1) About the Great Basin and Its Flora (2) Map (3) How to Use This Book (4) Featured Genera and Types (5) Blue and Purple Flowers (6) Red and Pink Flowers (7) Yellow and Orange Flowers (8) White and Cream Flowers (9) Green and Brown Flowers (10) Glossary (11) References (12) Plant Lists for: Steens Mountain (northern Great Basin), Peavine Mountain (western Great Basin), White Mountains (southern Great Basin), and Great Basin National Park (eastern Great Basin) (13) Index (14) About the Author
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