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Guide to the Flowers of Western China Hardcover – 1 Jul 2011

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  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Kew Publishing; 1st edition (1 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842461699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842461693
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 673,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This extensive compendium written by the highly qualified Grey-Wilson and Cribb is a celebration of the richest flora in China. . . . Readable and easy to use; it is a must have for anyone interested in the flora of the western part of China, endemic home of many now-treasured garden plants."
--2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "Choice "

This extensive compendium written by the highly qualified Grey-Wilson and Cribb is a celebration of the richest flora in China. . . . Readable and easy to use; it is a must have for anyone interested in the flora of the western part of China, endemic home of many now-treasured garden plants.
--2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "Choice ""

About the Author

Christopher Grey-Wilson was a botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for 22 years. In 2007 he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's highest accolade, a Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH). Phillip Cribb is a leading specialist on the taxonomy and conservation of orchids. He was Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until his retirement in 2006.


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This is a well-composed and thoroughly comprehensive compendium of Chinese plants. Each plant is characterized by botanical description, which facilitates recognition, lots of very good, clear pgotographs make reading enjoyable and are very helpful. A truly useful reference guide for botanists and gardeners alike.
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excellent pictures love the book, has loads of information in it from china excellent read and good quality pictures overall remarkable
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A great reference book for this region, plenty of good photographs, the descriptions are succinct, and the selection described simply gorgeous. Looking forward to growing some more of these plants in my garden.
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