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Flora Britannica

£14.99

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Flora Britannica; The Definitive new guide to wild flowers, plants and trees. Richard Mabey. Published by Sinclair Stevenson. Condition is fine. Has a dust jacket. Scuffed and minor tears to the dust jacket. 
Flora Britannica covers the native and naturalised plants of England, Scotland and Wales, and, while full of fascinating history, is topical and modern. It is unique in that it is not a botanical flora but a cultural one - an account of the role of wild plants in social life, arts, custom and landscape. It is also unique in that information has been supplied by the people themselves. Five years of intensive original research have aroused popular interest and 'grassroots' involvement on an exceptional scale. People all over Britain - both rural and urban - have been encouraged to record and celebrate the cultural dimensions of their own flora, and to send their memories and anecdotes, observations and regional knowledge to Flora Britannica.The result is a nationwide record of the popular culture, domestic uses and social meanings of our wild plants. It is both useful and delightful - superbly written by one of the most outstanding English authors on natural history and illustrated with nearly 500 photographs. Including trees and ferns, it covers 1,000 species, many of them in considerable detail. A new flora for the people, Flora Britannica is a testimony to the continuing relationship between nature and human beings, and a celebration that the seasons and the landscape, local character and identity, still matter in Britain.

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Dust jacket
Author(s):
Richard Mabey
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
28.5x22x4
EAN-13:
9781856193771
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781856193771
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
480
Publisher:
Sinclair Stevenson

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Flora Britannica; The Definitive new guide to wild flowers, plants and trees. Richard Mabey. Published by Sinclair Stevenson. Condition is fine. Has a dust jacket. Scuffed and minor tears to the dust jacket. 
Flora Britannica covers the native and naturalised plants of England, Scotland and Wales, and, while full of fascinating history, is topical and modern. It is unique in that it is not a botanical flora but a cultural one - an account of the role of wild plants in social life, arts, custom and landscape. It is also unique in that information has been supplied by the people themselves. Five years of intensive original research have aroused popular interest and 'grassroots' involvement on an exceptional scale. People all over Britain - both rural and urban - have been encouraged to record and celebrate the cultural dimensions of their own flora, and to send their memories and anecdotes, observations and regional knowledge to Flora Britannica.The result is a nationwide record of the popular culture, domestic uses and social meanings of our wild plants. It is both useful and delightful - superbly written by one of the most outstanding English authors on natural history and illustrated with nearly 500 photographs. Including trees and ferns, it covers 1,000 species, many of them in considerable detail. A new flora for the people, Flora Britannica is a testimony to the continuing relationship between nature and human beings, and a celebration that the seasons and the landscape, local character and identity, still matter in Britain.

Added value:
Dust jacket
Author(s):
Richard Mabey
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
28.5x22x4
EAN-13:
9781856193771
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781856193771
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
480
Publisher:
Sinclair Stevenson

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