A Field Guide To The Flowers Of The Alps by Ansgar HoppeA Field Guide To The Flowers Of The Alps by Ansgar Hoppe

A Field Guide To The Flowers Of The Alps

byAnsgar HoppeTranslated byMartin Walters

Paperback | March 18, 2013

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Explore the colourful world of alpine flowers. This practical book will help you make a quick, reliable identification of each plant, with concise descriptions and illustrations for individual plants to enable differentiation from similar species. Flowers can be identified quickly from colour and shape. The notable characters of each plant are clearly highlighted.Covering 500 species, each with colour photographs, this compact guide is designed for walkers and botanists. For each plant the common name, scientific name, flowering time, plant height, protected status, and distribution (habitat and altitude) are described.
Plants have always been important to Ansgar Hoppe. After working in forestry, he studied biology at the University of Osnabrück and gained his PhD in botany and vegetation science at the Institute of Geobotany at the University of Hanover. He learned about the plants of the Alps and other European mountains through numerous excursions....
Title:A Field Guide To The Flowers Of The AlpsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:Pelagic PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907807403

ISBN - 13:9781907807404

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Table of Contents

An introduction to alpine flowersAlpine flowers by flower colourRed flowersWhite flowersBlue flowersYellow flowersGreen/brown flowersIndexBotanical terms illustratedThe Alps - map of the regions covered

Editorial Reviews

The overall goal of this book, though, is to provide a comprehensive guide to the alpine flowers, in their diversity and beauty. In this, I think the authors have done quite well. The guide lists 500 species, and the content is easy to read and provides an efficient overview. With some practice and regular use, this book will be a nice field guide for first use and occasional reference and will stimulate the user to seek additional information from more comprehensive textbooks.