Wildflower Wonders showcases the most spectacular displays of wild blooms on the planet, from infrequent flowerings in the Mojave and other deserts to regular but no less stunning alpine wildflower "events" in Italy, South Africa, and Australia. This magnificently illustrated volume features 200 panoramic, full-color photographs as well as a color map for every site and at-a-glance information panels that highlight the kinds of flowers at each location and the best times to see them in bloom. The informative text gives a botanical profile of each location, and also describes the ecology and conservation status of these sites and the animal life to be found at them.
A book unlike any other, Wildflower Wonders is a visual feast for travelers and armchair naturalists alike.
- Showcases the most spectacular wild flowerings on the planet
- Features 200 full-color photos
- Describes noteworthy flower species, ecology, conservation status, and animal life
- Includes color maps and at-a-glance information panels
Bob Gibbons is a renowned photographer, naturalist, and tour leader. His books include Wild France and Collins Wild Guide: Insects.
"The new book Wildflower Wonders by Bob Gibbons is a superb introduction to many of the globe's floral hotspots. . . . This is a stunning book that should find a home on the shelves of many curious gardeners."--Hardy Perennial blog
"An excellent resource for planning where to go on your next trip or to just be enjoyed for its photos and information."--Sandy Steinman, Natural History Wanderings blog
"If your travel takes you to remote places, or you are interested in exploring the wonders of nature, you'll appreciate the book's listings of useful contacts, and tour operators. I know I'll be perusing the list of plant species on those winter nights when I'm immersed in the book's splendid images and vivid narratives, as I dream of my next sojourn."--Alice's Garden and Travel Buzz blog
"This book should be in any library, whether you are a bird watcher, photographer, or anything in between. The book can be used when visiting other countries and want to witness the spectacular scenery of Wildflower Wonders. This book would make a great gift for that nature enthusiast."--Tim Schreckengost, Words about Birds blog
"Whether you're a gardener, naturalist or traveler (armchair or actual) there's something appealing in this book. Gardeners will get inspiration from nature's bounty while travelers will appreciate tips on the best times to visit."--Craig Sailor, McClatchy Newspapers
"More than just a coffee table book of pictures, though. Gibbons does an excellent job weaving together cultural and geological history with the ecology of the areas in ways I wish I could. His discussion of the settlement history of the Julian Alps or the unique geology of the Dolomites in Italy that differentiates its flora from nearby limestone grasslands."--Wild Plants Post
Cloth: For sale only in the United States and Canada