All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Field Guides & Natural History  Botany  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Botany of North America

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolines, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: Timothy P Spira
525 pages, 361 colour photos, 22 b/w illustrations, 2 colour maps
Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont ISBN: 9780807871720 Paperback Mar 2011 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £23.50
    #198578
  • Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont ISBN: 9780807834404 Hardback Mar 2011 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
    £44.95
    #198577
Selected version: £23.50
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways.

Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Timothy P. Spira is professor of botany at Clemson University.

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: Timothy P Spira
525 pages, 361 colour photos, 22 b/w illustrations, 2 colour maps
Media reviews

This book, with its color coded sections, is easy to use. . . . Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, two-year technical program students, and general readers.
- Choice

"I have never met [Spira], but I feel indebted to him for the time and thought that went into the compilation of this wonderful new source guide. I never thought Id see anything this good on this topic for this region in my lifetime." - Asheville Citizen Times

"Whether you are a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference."
- McCormick Messenger

"It deserves a good look from individuals interested in natural history, plant communities and diversity, and conservation."
- Plant Science Bulletin

"Twenty-one major plant communities are described in detail, and the refreshing and easy-to-use format allows readers to explore each of the 340 featured plants in terms of their natural history, ecology, habitat, range, and uses--where applicable. Highly recommended."
- Virginia Wildlife

"Full of gorgeous photography, this in-depth guide to plant communities and plant identification will be of immense interest to field naturalists as well as birders, wildflower enthusiasts, hikers, nature lovers, and photographers."
- Peter White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife