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Gillian Price's Alpine Flowers PDF

By Gillian Price

ISBN-10: 1852845651

ISBN-13: 9781852845650

This pocket box consultant to determining 230 universal Alpine flora is jam-packed with the entire info you must realize your favourites whereas out within the mountains. Designed for the non-specialist, this little instruction manual is prepared by way of color and likewise contains a thesaurus of flower elements and an creation which describes the superb lengths that those tiny gemstones visit to outlive at altitude. Alpine specialist writer Gillian fee says: 'It by no means ceases to amaze me that such tiny crops can spend months on finish buried less than metres of snow and ice - weathering temperatures as little as minus 25°C - then sprout again to lifestyles whilst issues thaw out and hot up. In springtime you could spot the delicate red petals of the Alpine Snowbell pushing their manner via snow - they comprise an anti-freeze that allows them to soften it. Masters of version and survival, alpine vegetation can seize bugs, shop important water, expel extra minerals and idiot insects.' each one flower access encompasses a transparent photo and crucial description besides its identify in English, Latin, German, French and Italian and fascinating information regarding the origins of a few of the extra curious flower names. every one can be listed by way of its English and its Latin identify so that you can stick to up a stoop a few identify or discover extra a couple of flower.

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