A Field Guide to the Flowers of the Alps
Covering 500 species, each with colour photographs, this compact guide is designed for walkers and botanists. The descriptions are concise and include for each plant the common name, scientific name, flowering time, plant height, protected status, and distribution (habitat and altitude). An illustration accompanies each entry. Flowers can be identified quickly from colour and shape and the notable characters of each plant are clearly highlighted.
About the author
Plants have always been important to Ansgar Hoppe. After working in forestry, he studied biology at the University of Osnabrück and gained his PhD in botany and vegetation science at the Institute of Geobotany at the University of Hanover. He learned about the plants of the Alps and other European mountains through numerous excursions. Since then he has been scientific associate at the University and the Niedersächsischer Heimatbund (NHB) Heritage Association of Lower Saxony in Hanover. He is involved with many projects researching conservation of the cultural landscape, as well as working freelance as a botanical expert and author.
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