Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Carol Gracie

Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History

Princeton University Press
Publication date: March 2012
ISBN: 9781400841745
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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This exquisitely illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at spring-blooming wildflowers of the Northeast, from old favorites to lesser-known species. Featuring more than 500 full-color photos in a stunning large-sized format, the book delves deep into the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 plant species. The rich narrative covers topics such as the naming of wildflowers; the reasons for taxonomic changes; pollination of flowers and dispersal of seeds; uses by Native Americans; related species in other parts of the world; herbivores, plant pathogens, and pests; medicinal uses; and wildflower references in history, literature, and art. The photos capture the beauty of these plants and also illustrate the concepts discussed in the text.

A book unlike any other, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast combines the latest scientific research with an accessible, entertaining style, making it the ideal volume for readers of all levels of expertise.

  • Showcases the Northeast's most spectacular spring-blooming wildflowers
  • Features more than 500 full-color photos
  • Covers the life histories, lore, and cultural uses of more than 35 species
  • Combines the latest scientific research with an easy-to-read style
  • Offers something new for seasoned botanists as well as armchair naturalists
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Spring Wildflowers can be everything to all people. A serious botanist will find a wealth of well researched information and simple appreciators will enjoy the fabulous pictures and learn something as well. This is just one of those rare books that combine beautiful images, knowledge and excellent writing to perfect effect.
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