Flowers of the Field: Meadow, Moor and Woodland

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An illustrated exploration of Britain’s wild flowers, from the science and natural history producer and filmmaker Steve Nicholls.

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From the machair grasslands of the Outer Hebrides to the chalk cliffs of Kent, and from the dense pinewoods of Abernethy forest to the wetlands of the Fens of eastern England, Britain offers a richly varied array of habitats for our wild flowers.

The distinguished science and natural history producer and filmmaker Steve Nicholls presents a visually stunning survey of Britain’s best-loved wildflowers, illustrated with the his own beautiful photographs of flora in their habitat. Focusing on three broad habitats – grassland, open land and woodland – he offers a biologically rigorous but engagingly readable account of our wild flowers and the places that nourish them.

He probes deep into the social and cultural history of wild flowers to tell a plethora of fascinating stories, from the ‘daffodil trains’ which transported Londoners to the ‘golden triangle’ in Gloucestershire to experience woodlands carpeted with wild daffodils, to the odd case of the Bath asparagus – which isn’t an asparagus at all, but rather the edible flower buds of the rare spiked star of Bethlehem, which used to grow in abundance around Bath.

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Weight1.282 kg
Dimensions24 × 17 × 3.4 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

487

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

582.130941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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