This wide-ranging and lavish book, substantially updated for this new large-format edition, presents an expert survey of the incredible floral diversity of the different regions of the world. More than 1730 species are featured, arranged according to region and then by plant family. The key features of each main entry are described to help identify the species, and each entry is illustrated with a botanically accurate profile of the plant, together with identifying details and a map showing where the species originated. With 3800 specially commissioned paintings, maps and photographs, this beautifully illustrated guide to the wild flowers and flora of the world is a must-have volume for every naturalist.
Mick Lavelle is a horticulturist and senior lecturer in Landscape Management at Writtle College, Chelmsford, UK. Martin Walters is the General Editor of the Traveller's Nature Guides to Britain, France, Greece and Spain, and co-author of The Nature Guide to Britain.