Orchids have long held a fascination, both for keen botanists and the general public. From the mania of Victorian collectors to the enthusiasm of modern photographers, this family of flowering plants has a strange and exotic appeal. Many orchids are beautiful, and some are rare. This complete reference guide covers the identification, biology and conservation of more than 520 species of orchid found in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The detailed text, 1,270 colour photographs and line drawings all allow the specialist, as well as the avid botanist, to identify the wild orchids of the region with precision. 'This guide is a must for everyone with a passing interest in orchids. I wouldn't go anywhere without mine now.' Birdwatch (August 2007)
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"The photographs are excellent... [and] the text is very
informative... I do recommend this book to anyone with an interest in
European wild orchids." -- The Orchid Review, March/April 2007
"The book contains many superb photographs of the different orchid species and I spent several happy sessions looking up old friends found on European holidays. The descriptions of individual species are excellent and very detailed." -- Wild Flower Magazine, Summer 2007
Pierre Delforge has studied orchids, observed the evolution of their habitats and protected them for more than 35 years in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He has written many publications on the subject and is an adviser on European orchids for the IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
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Descripción A & C Black, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 640 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __071367525X