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Alpine Flowers
 
 

Alpine Flowers [Kindle Edition]

Gillian Price
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product Description

This pocket field guide to identifying 230 common Alpine flowers is packed with all the information you need to recognise your favourites while out in the mountains. Designed for the non-specialist, this little handbook is arranged by colour and also includes a glossary of flower parts and an introduction which describes the amazing lengths that these tiny gems go to to survive at altitude. Alpine expert author Gillian Price says: 'It never ceases to amaze me that such tiny plants can spend months on end buried under metres of snow and ice - weathering temperatures as low as minus 25°C - then sprout back to life when things thaw out and warm up. In springtime you can spot the fragile purple petals of the Alpine Snowbell pushing their way through snow - they contain an anti-freeze that enables them to melt it. Masters of adaptation and survival, alpine flowers can trap insects, store precious water, expel excess minerals and fool insects.' Each flower entry includes a clear photograph and essential description along with its name in English, Latin, German, French and Italian and interesting information about the origins of some of the more curious flower names. Each one is also indexed by its English and its Latin name so you can follow up a hunch about a name or find out more about a flower.

About the Author

After a degree in Anthropology and working in adult education, Gillian Price travelled through Asia and trekked the Himalaya. Eventually settling in Venice, she now works as a freelance travel writer. Gillian is steadily exploring all the mountain ranges and flatter parts of Italy, and has produced a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club CAI and Mountain Wilderness.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17334 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press; Lam edition (21 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J8H26GM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing photos 16 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Why produce a book of flowers with photos so small they are impossible to see in detail? On my tablet they are are about half an inch by three-quarters with no way of enlarging. Waste of money even if the text is OK.
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2.0 out of 5 stars lilliputian 23 Aug 2014
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just bought this book and returned it immediately, the book is very small and consequently the photographs are not large enough to see the images clearly, useless as an identification guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 Aug 2014
By Marie
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item as described and arrived as scheduled. thank you.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little guide 10 Jun 2014
By C. O'Keefe - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm on my way to the Dolomites and the Jungfrau region to hike and hope to see lots of meadows and wildflowers. Perfect companion as it will fit into a pocket and is very durable. As soon as I got it I ordered another for a friend with whom I am traveling.
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