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Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Simon Harrap(Author)

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The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world, reaching its highest diversity in the tropics where their exotic and colourful flowers are often truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 52 species of wild orchid, some of which are rare or scarce, whilst others are surprisingly inconspicuous. Yet, whether large or small, all orchids share flamboyant flower structures and incredible beauty.

This pocket guide allows the identification of all species of orchid in the British Isles. It has concise text highlighting ID criteria as well as notes on biology, habitat and conservation, along with stunning colour photographs and accurate range maps based on maps compiled by the Biological Record Centre.

This book provides the perfect guide to these beautiful and evocative plants, and is a must for any field naturalist.

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*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Simon Harrap(Author)
  • Bloomsbury Natural History (21 April 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Amy on 7 July 2017

    Comprehensive book. Lots of great information - each species has at least 3 pages dedicated to it and there are pages comparing groups of similar orchids which really helps narrow things down. Unfortunately some of the pictures of the dark reddish purple orchids are not as defined as they could be (looks like the print process could not cope with the bright colours so they appear 'over blown' and there is a lack of contrast). Other than that I am very happy with my purchase. Good size, not too heavy so can easily be carried in the field.

  • By Guest on 30 May 2016

    Lovely handy field sized book, with clear photos and concise details.

  • By biker on 26 April 2017

    my wife has found the book invailable

  • By C on 13 July 2017

    good book

  • By Pete B on 14 May 2017

    Just what I was looking for.

  • By Mr Simon A Morley on 10 June 2016

    This is a fantastic guide. It is already a bit dog eared as it accompanies me around the countryside

  • By Michael Roy Chalk on 31 October 2016

    A trimmed down version of the original, for use in the field with budding botanists in mind who are not sure of ids very goodand will help enormously, less text than original but a very good buy.

  • By marktm on 6 December 2016

    Beautifully written and illustrated book. Provides great detail on each orchid with a photograph or several of each orchid.

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