Mountain Flowers (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 33) by John Raven,Max Walters

By John Raven,Max Walters

British mountain plant life have a rarity and person good looks that offer an pleasure of a special, and maybe extra "refined", caliber than their Swiss opposite numbers. This variation is unique to

This is the 1st publication ever released at the wild vegetation of British mountains. Mountain flora to most folks suggest Swiss Alpines. the recognition of the ecu Alps between British vacation makers has certainly triggered the botanical riches of our personal much less stunning mountains to be neglected.

Mr. Raven and Dr. Walters have now made up for this overlook in a brand new Naturalist quantity in response to their own adventure of flower-hunting within the hills of Scotland, Wales, eire and the Lake District – in addition to a large wisdom of the clinical and ancient historical past of our mountain flora.

If British Alpines can't boast the glorious sheets of color that allure millions each year to Switzerland, the rarity and person fantastic thing about a number of the species supply an pleasure of a distinct caliber. fresh occasions have additional a brand new area to this pleasure. over the last few years not less than 5 species hitherto unknown in Britain, or lengthy inspiration extinct, were present in Scotland, and the tales in their discovery are absolutely instructed via the authors.

The collaboration of John Raven and Max Walters epitomises the current fit nation of British box botany, within which group paintings among novice investigators is generating more and more helpful effects. Max Walters, joint writer with the Botanical Editor of the recent Naturalist quantity Wild flora is curator of the college Herbarium at Cambridge and Director of the lately introduced scheme, within which many amateurs in the course of the kingdom are collaborating, for mapping the precise distribution of the total British plants. John Raven additionally works at Cambridge; he's a Fellow of King's collage and is an expert on Greek philosophy. for a few years he and his father, Canon C. E. Raven, have studied and painted British vegetation, and at the moment are between our top beginner authorities.

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