Flowers of South-west Europe

Flowers of South-west Europe : A Field Guide

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This book describes the regions of the Iberian peninsula, one of the richest botanical regions of Europe. Each of the authors travelled widely there and the work includes first-hand information and photographs. The text is divided into two main sections: one describing the regions and the areas in which particular plants may be found and the other concerned with the identification of species by means of keys and short diagnostic descriptions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 145 x 215.4 x 35.1mm | 771.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 350 colour photographs, line drawings, maps, bibliography, index
  • 0192881787
  • 9780192881786

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Signs and abbreviations. 1: Landform, climate, and vegetation. 2: The plant-hunting regions. 3: The identification of species. Index of popular names. Index of place names. Colour plates of plants. Index of plants. Bibliographyshow more

About Oleg Polunin

Oleg Polunin, who died in 1985, is renowned world-wide for his work as a botanist and plant photographer, and for his remarkable series of field guides to the flora of Europe and of the Himalayas. Bryan Smythies has travelled widely in the Iberian Peninsula, and is author of a number of other natural history books .show more