Collins Flower Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Flowers of Britain and Ireland

Collins Flower Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Flowers of Britain and Ireland

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By (author) David Streeter, Illustrated by Christina Hart-Davies, Illustrated by Audrey Hardcastle, Illustrated by Felicity Cole, Illustrated by Lizzie Harper

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 198mm x 52mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007106211
  • ISBN 13: 9780007106219
  • Illustrations note: 1400 col illus, With index
  • Sales rank: 106,315

Product description

Featuring all flowering plants, including trees and grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of over 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. 'Collins Flower Guide' is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.

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David Streeter is Reader in Ecology in the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sussex and a member of the Editorial Board of the prestigious Collins New Naturalist series. He has served on the council of the Botanical Society of the British Isles and as chairman of its Conservation Committee and he is president of the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

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By idris SARI 12 Apr 2014 5

it is the most complete book about plant description i have ever had..

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'This book is a great achievement that will be hard to match ... a beautiful and well-judged illustrated flora.' British Wildlife