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Les Plus Belles Fleurs des Alpes

Art / Photobook

By: Bernard Nicollet (Author), Bertrand Bodin (Illustrator)

192 pages, colour photos

Glenat Editions

Hardback | Jun 2015 | #224501 | ISBN-13: 9782344007990
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $38/€36 approx

About this book

Language: French

Alpine flowers are admired for their beauty and their amazing adaptations to extreme living conditions. Combining the superb photography of Bertrand Bodin, this book invites you to discover the most beautiful flowers of the Alps. In situ images and closeups showcase these beauties of the Alps, which have adapted to the harsh constraints of the mountain environment: strong light, wind, cold, snow, frost, poor and unstable soil, and water stress. From the Aconite or Monk's-Hood, which is as majestic as it is toxic, to the Platystigma Tulip, endemic to the High-Alps and rare in the wild, some eighty species are well presented in texts written by a botanical enthusiast, highlighting the most fascinating and most endearing aspects of these flowers.

Summary in French:
Par leur beauté et leurs étonnantes adaptations à des conditions de vie extrêmes, les fleurs des Alpes suscitent l’admiration et la curiosité de tous les amoureux de la montagne.

Réunissant de superbes photographies de Bertrand Bodin, cet ouvrage vous invite à découvrir les plus belles fleurs du massif alpin. Images d’ambiance et plans rapprochés multiplient les rencontres avec ces belles des Alpes, qui ont su s’adapter aux rudes contraintes du milieu montagnard : lumière intense, vent, froid, neige, gel, pauvreté et instabilité du sol, stress hydrique. De l’aconit napel, aussi majestueux que toxique, à la tulipe de Guillestre, endémique des Hautes-Alpes très rare à l’état sauvage, quelque quatre-vingts espèces sont ainsi présentées sous la plume inspirée d’un passionné de botanique, qui nous en livre les aspects les plus fascinants et les plus attachants.


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