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A note of caution,
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I sense words missing from the title, it ought to be The Wonderful World of Wild Flowers, or Sarah Raven's Wild Flowers: a lumpy, curiously scatty book full of bits and pieces of information dotted around like ox-eye daisies in an overgrown lawn. Inadequate as a guide to identification - for example check the entries for Hawkbit and compare them with a cursory glance at Hawkbits and Hawkweeds on line - so why the small-print descriptions? The larger photographs tend to be showy and landscapey 'fields of wheat' advertising style, those of individual plants too often single flower-heads with little sense of the scale or overall appearance of the plant. An album to browse through, yet too heavy to balance on your knees, the writing does not compare well with Mabey, even less with Grigson's dry style.[ASIN:1856193772 Richard Mabey Flora Britannica and B0000CJA21 GRIGSON The Englishman's flora] I bought it after reading the five-star reviews, and am disappointed, so mark it down to give a sense of perspective. Not without merits - but see it before you buy it.