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Wildflowers of Offaly

Field / Identification Guide

By: John Feehan

510 pages, 300 colour photos & colour illustrations, b/w line drawings

Mercier Press Ltd

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #183716 | ISBN-13: 9781856356732
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NHBS Price: £34.99 $46/€40 approx

About this book

This stunning volume is the result of a lifetime's passion for wild flowers. Field guides help you to identify plants. This book helps you to get to know them in a whole new light. Most books on wildflowers are concerned mainly with points of identification and distribution. The "Wildflowers of Offaly" is unique in the way it attempts to describe the character of the plants: their ecological preferences, their uses and the beliefs associated with them, and in particular the extraordinary diversity of the strategies they have evolved to ensure pollination and the production of seed.

This is the book to consult when you have made a tentative identification of a wildflower and want to know more about its life-style. It is profusely illustrated in full colour with photographs and a selection of plates from many of the classic older floras of Northern Europe.

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John Feehan has been described by Kevin Myers as 'one of life's great communicators.' He has researched and written extensively on many facets of Ireland's environmental heritage and history, co-authoring the definitive textbook on Ireland's peatlands, as well as books on the environmental heritage and history of Slieve Bloom and of County Laois. His Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment has been widely acclaimed. John is a senior lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine at UCD. He is well known for his television work on the natural and cultural heritage of the Irish landscape, for which he received a Jacobs Television Award. He is also a recipient of the Annual Environmental Merit Award of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, and of a special award from Bord na Mona for his work in communicating environmental values.

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