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Alpine Flowers

Field / Identification Guide

By: Gillian Price(Author)

160 pages, colour illustrations

Cicerone Press

1 customer review
Paperback | Feb 2014 | #207017 | ISBN-13: 9781852845650
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About this book

Many visitors to the Alps – be it walkers, climbers or tourists – spot curious flowers and take a mental note: 'must look that up when I get back'. Well, no longer. Carrying Alpine Flowers essentially means having every alpine flower in your back pocket, with all the interesting titbits and etymological insight needed to illuminate your path.

Reviews (1)

Not too helpful
By Clive 21 Aug 2014 Confirmed Purchase Written for Paperback

The flowers are divided into colours and yet the "Red Lily" appears in the section for yellow flowers. within those divisions, the flowers are listed in alphabetic order of their common names which results in similar species being separated. This hampers identification of similar species.
The photographs can be distant views of a plant which does not help with identification.
The range of plants is far from comprehensive. A recent trip to the Julian alps left us with many plant species which we could not identify.
In summary, this book has helped with identifying a few plants but has left many unidentified.

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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.

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