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  • Southern Overberg: South African Wild Flower Guide 846% OFF
    Southern Overberg: South African Wild… by Penny Mustart et al.

    The Southern Overberg, as its name suggests, is literally over the mountains to the south-east of Cape Town and stretches as far as the Breede River in the east. The area includes the fynbos De Hoop Nature Reserve and is home to approximately 2,500 species of which about 300 are endemic. After introducing the various habitat types the book goes on to describe and illustrate 512 species of wildflower with information on habitat preference and flowering period. Colour photographs, map, 270pp. 1997

    Paperback £7.99 RRP: £15.00Buy Now
  • Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma and Eastern Little Karoo: South African Wild Flower Guide 249% OFF
    Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma and Eastern… by Audrey Moriarty

    Covering an area from the Gourits River in the west to the Storm River mouth in the east, this book describes and illustrates some 450 species South African wild flowers. Includes details of habitat and flowering period. Colour illustrations, map, 223pp. 1997 2nd edition

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £19.95Buy Now
  • Endemic Plants of the Altai Mountain Country50% OFF
    Endemic Plants of the Altai Mountain… by A I Pyak et al
    The Altai-Sayan Montane Forests Ecoregion is an extraordinary mosaic of coniferous forests, intermontane steppe and alpine meadows. Half the flora of Siberia is to be found here. The team of authors has surveyed over 300 endemic plants, many important for medicine or food. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 368pp. 2008
    Hardback £14.95 RRP: £29.95Buy Now
  • A Field Guide to the Wildlife of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia13% OFF
    A Field Guide to the Wildlife of the… by Ian Strange

    Since the explosion of wild-life tourism, the Falkland Islands have become a popular destination for cruises from the American continents and flights from the United Kingdom. This guide provides reading for those visitors, as well as a reference work for the islanders and indeed anyone interested in wildlife.

    Hardback £12.99 RRP: £14.99Buy Now
  • North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers; An introduction to familiar plants76% OFF
    North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers; An… by James Kavanagh, Raymond Leung
    Provides simplified field reference to plants that are familiar, widespread and/or unique to the area. Illustrations not to scale. Illustration type: Map of Botanical Sanctuaries. 2000
    Paperback £1.00 RRP: £4.25Buy Now
  • How to Create a Wildlife Garden
    How to Create a Wildlife Garden by Christine Lavelle, Michael Lavelle

    Recent years have seen a growing awareness of the fragility of natural habitats. This book set out clearly why all the creatures that you may find lurking in the undergrowth have their part to play in the well being of your garden and why they should be encouraged and welcomed as part of your garden planning. Clear easy to follow instructions on a range of basic tecniques. Colour photographs, 256pp. 2007

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa
    Guide to Succulents of Southern Africa by Gideon F Smith, Neil R Crouch

    Features nearly 250 of the regions most interesting and commonly encountered succulents. Authoritative text describes key identification features. Colour photographs, distribution maps,136pp. 2009

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Tropical Plants of Costa Rica; A Guide to Native and Exotic Flora
    Tropical Plants of Costa Rica; A Guide… by Willow Zuchowski

    Photographs taken in the field depict an entire plant or a closer view of flowers, fruits or seeds. Instructive pen and ink drawings of botanical details also accompany many of the accounts. The text clearly explains each plant's identifying characteristics and reveals fascinating facts about its natural history, chemical properties, economic importance and medicinal and other uses. Colour photographs, line drawings, halftones, 2 maps, 530pp. 2007

    Paperback £28.50 Buy Now
  • Forest Plants in the Forest and in the Garden; Volume 1
    Forest Plants in the Forest and in the… by Pooley, Elsa

    Describes some of the plants found in the forest, the smallest biome in South Africa, along with some of the animals and insects associated with them. Includes common names in local languages and utilization of the plants. Colour photographs. 72pp. 2006

    Paperback £11.50 Buy Now
  • Pooley's Trees Of Eastern South Africa; A Complete Guide
    Pooley's Trees Of Eastern South Africa;… by Richard Boon, Elsa Pooley

    Describes over 1,000 species, almost all the indigenous trees, shrubs and woody climbers and most of the geoxylic suffrutices and naturalised alien species in the area between East London in the Eastern Cape in the south and Swaziland in the north. Colour photographs, line drawings, maps, flower and fruiting season bar graphs, 626pp. 2nd edition 2010

    Paperback £36.00 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa
    Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South… by John Manning

    This guide covers 1100 species, focusing on the most common, conspicuous and showy plants from the various habitats. Provides common names where applicable. Colour photographs, distribution maps, 488pp. 2009

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region
    A Field Guide to Wild Flowers… by Elsa Pooley

    Covering an area north and south of Durban, including Transkai, Lesotho, Swaziland and the eastern Free State, this book describes over 2000 species of flowering plants including sedges and aquatics and some cycads. Colour coded with species descriptions, preferred habitat and flowering period. Colour photographs, b/w drawings, distribution maps, 630pp. 2005 reprint

    Paperback £36.00 Buy Now
  • Plants of the Falkland Islands25% OFF
    Plants of the Falkland Islands by Ali Liddle

    A handy photographic guide to 56 of the most common and attractive plants of the Falkland Islands. Includes an introduction to the various habitats to be found on the islands. Colour photographs, 96pp. 2008

    Paperback £7.50 RRP: £10.00Buy Now
  • Alpine Beauty; Alpine and Subalpine Wildflowers of the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Mountains
    Alpine Beauty; Alpine and Subalpine… by Neil L. Jennings

    This is a guide for the amateur naturalist to the identification of wild flowering plants commonly found in the subalpine and alpine environments in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada. Colour photographs, 211pp. 2007

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Flowering Plants of Thailand
    Flowering Plants of Thailand by Patrick D McMakin

    Describes and illustrates over 500 species and makes plant identification an enjoyable pastime for serious students, nature lovers, tourists or others who wish to learn the names and characteristics of Thailand's famed flowers.

    Divided into eight plant communities and easily keyed.

    Revised 4th edition.

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • Mountain Flowers; A Field Guide to the Flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho
    Mountain Flowers; A Field Guide to the… by Elsa Pooley

    Covers over 750 species with more than 190 species endemic to this area of South Africa. Section on trees, ferns and grasses, colour coding of flowers and shrubs. Distribution maps, line drawings, 800+ colour photographs. 288pp. 2003

    Paperback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to Fynbos
    Field Guide to Fynbos by John Manning, Colin Paterson-Jones

    The southwestern Cape is home to one of the world's richest floras. From an estimated 7,000 species of true fynbos, this guide covers over 1,000 species of this flora, focusing on the most common and conspicuous. Each species, with common name if known, is accompanied by a photograph, distribution map, comparisons with similar species where applicable and notes on traditional uses, 508pp. 2008

    Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Flowers of the Table Mountain National Park
    Wild Flowers of the Table Mountain… by Terry Trinder-Smith

    Identifies some 850 species, one third of the indigenous wild flowers growing in the world-renowned Table Mountain National Park. Colour photographs, illustrations, maps. 314pp. 2006

    Paperback £28.95 Buy Now
  • Plants of Qatar (Qatar Nature Explorer)
    Plants of Qatar (Qatar Nature Explorer) by Frances Gillespie

    The Qatar Nature Explorer series offers a unique insight into Qatar's natural history and wildlife, and is an essential resource for schools and parents. 32pp. 2013

    Hardback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Nieuwoudtville; Bokkeveld Plateau & Hantam. South African Wild Flower Guide 9
    Nieuwoudtville; Bokkeveld Plateau &… by John Manning, Peter Goldblatt

    Situated 350km north of Cape Town, the Bokkeveld Plateau can truly claim to be one of the world's most exciting wild flower areas. The spring displays of annuals, shrubs and geophytes are unsurpassed for their beauty and diversity. Colour photographs, 204pp. 2007 reprint

    Paperback £24.95 Buy Now
  • A Photographic Guide to Alpine Plants of New Zealand
    A Photographic Guide to Alpine Plants… by Lawrie Metcalf

    Colour photographs. 136pp. 2007

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • The Beach Book
    The Beach Book by Jerry Gosnell

    This is a guide to the common plants on the dunes and the seaweed of rock pools along the east coast of South Africa. An array of flora from beach dune to coastal forest are depicted enabling quick identification. Specifications for all plants in this book can be found in "Pooley's Trees of eastern South Africa" by Richard Boon and "Wild flowers of KwaZulu- Natal and the Eastern Region" by Elsa Pooley.

    Paperback £9.99 Buy Now
  • What A Plant Knows; A Field Guide to the Senses of Your Garden - and Beyond
    What A Plant Knows; A Field Guide to… by Daniel Chamovitz

    A beguiling exploration of how plants experience our shared Earth in terms of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, Chamovitz explains how a willow tree knows when its neighbours have been commandeered by an army of ravenous beetles to why an avocado ripens when you give it the company of a banana in a bag. And he settles the debate over whether your beloved basil cares if you play Led Zeppelin or Bach, 224pp. 2012

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Illustrated Field Guide to the Flowers of Sri Lanka
    Illustrated Field Guide to the Flowers… by Jacob de Vlas

    Depicts more than 1,000 different plant species with photographs, and more than 200 related species are shortly described. Colour photographs, b/w illustrations, 304pp. 2008

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Orchids and Wildflowers of Kitulo Plateau33% OFF
    Orchids and Wildflowers of Kitulo Plateau by Rosalind F Salter, Tim R. B. Davenport

    116 species (including 29 orchids) are covered, with notes on each species and race, covering identification, habitats, distribution and rarity.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £14.95Buy Now
  • The Smallest Kingdom; Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope
    The Smallest Kingdom; Plants and Plant… by Mike & Liz Fraser

    An illustrated account of the botanical exploration of South Africa's Cape Floral Kingdom and the plants that this region has given to the gardens of the world over the last four centuries. Colour illustrations and photographs, c300pp. 2011

    Hardback £28.00 Buy Now
  • Kingdom of Fungi
    Kingdom of Fungi by Jens H Petersen

    Provides an intimate look at the world's astonishing variety of fungi species, from cup fungi and lichens to truffles and tooth fungi, clubs and corals, and jelly fungi and puffballs. Features a concise text that describes the biology and ecology of fungi, fungal morphology, where fungi grow, and human interactions with and uses of fungi. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 256pp. 2013

    Hardback £19.95 Buy Now
  • A Glance at the Wild Flowers of Iranian Mountains
    A Glance at the Wild Flowers of Iranian… by Jalil Noroozi

    This is a book about some of the beautiful and showy wild flowers that can be found in the Iranian mountains. Each species is briefly described, with a minimum of botanical terms. General distribution, the distribution in Iran, habitat and altitudinal range, and flowering times are given. For each species there is also a map showing their distribution in Iran.

    Laminate Cover £32.99 Buy Now
  • Photo Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa
    Photo Guide to Wildflowers of South… by John Manning

    This countrywide guide includes nearly 900 of the most common and conspicuous wildflowers that occur in South Africa and the neigbouring countries of Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia. Colour photographs, distribution maps, 352pp. Revised edition 2012

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Flora of North America; Volume 1 Introduction
    Flora of North America; Volume 1… by Nancy R Morin

    The first of a two volume treatment of the plants of the New World. Volume 1 deals with the climate & physiography the soils vegetation & past climates contemporary vegetation & phytogeography humankind & the flora and finally classifications & classification systems. 73 b/w photographs, 94 line drawings, 400pp. 1994

    Hardback £62.00 Buy Now
  • Fungi Europaei, Corticiaceae s.I.  Vol 12
    Fungi Europaei, Corticiaceae s.I. Vol 12 by A Bernicchia, S P Gorjon

    This work includes almost all european species and genera. Recent studies of molecolar biology have led to the inclusion of different genera such as Auriscalpium, Hericium, Cotylidia, Sistotrema, Stereum, etc. Includes and extensive glossary. Text in Italian and English. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W micrographs, keys, 1008pp. 2010

    Hardback £85.00 Buy Now
  • Fungi Europaei, Strophariaceae s.l. Vol 13
    Fungi Europaei, Strophariaceae s.l. Vol… by Machiel E Noordeloos
    Describes the history and the classification of the Strophariaceae. Also includes molecular phylogenetic studies and morphological characters used for delimitation of taxa. This volume deals with the species of the genera: Stropharia, Leratiomyces, Hemistropharia, Hypholoma, Deconica, Psilocybe, Pholiota, Flammula, Hemipholiota, Kuehneromyces, Meottomyces, Phaeonematoloma In addition there are notes on species with limited information that are therefore usually excluded. Text in Italian and English. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W micrographs, keys, 648pp. 2011
    Hardback £75.00 Buy Now
  • A Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands: Mangroves, Seagrasses & Seaweeds
    A Guide to the Seashores of Eastern… -

    Identification sheet from 'A Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands' Waterproof double sided with colour illustrations

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  • Common Indian Wild Flowers
    Common Indian Wild Flowers by Isaac Kehimkar

    Cover common Indian wild flowers with explanatory notes on the size, habit, habitat, distribution and other interesting features. The species have been arranged in taxonomic sequence, and common names in English and regional names have also been given. Colour photographs, 153pp. 2001

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
    21st Century Guidebook to Fungi by David Moore et al.

    The unique system biology approach helps the reader to appreciate fungi as critical components of wider ecosystems. Companion CD features a hyperlinked version of the book, the fully intergrated World of Cyberfungi website and the neighbour-Sensing interactive fungal growth simulator program. colour photographs, b/w photographs and illustrations, tables, 627pp. 2011

    Paperback £40.00 Buy Now
  • The Book of Leaves; A Leaf by Leaf Guide to Six Hundred of the World's Great Trees
    The Book of Leaves; A Leaf by Leaf… by Allen J Coombes, Zsolt Debreczy

    Brings trees down to our level and gives us a window into the remarkably detailed biology of the humble leaf. For each of the 600 leaves shown there is a life size photograph with details of the range, distribution, abundance and habitat of each tree, and brief scientific and historical accounts. Colour photographs, maps, 656pp. 2011

    Hardback £24.99 Info
  • Peterson Field Guide; South-Western and Texas Wildflowers
    Peterson Field Guide; South-Western and… by Theodore F Niehaus et al.

    Covers 1,505 species of wildflowers, grouping flowers by colour and plant characteristics. Colour and black and white illustrations, colour photographs, 400pp. 1998

    Paperback £13.99 Buy Now
  • Lichens of St Helena
    Lichens of St Helena by Andre Aptroot

    The remote tropical island of St Helena lies in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,800 km from Africa, a speck of land home to a rich flora and fauna of global importance. Lichens, a fascinating group of specialised fungi which live in close partnership with algae, form a vital part of the island's unique natural heritage. They dominate much of the dramatic, barren lowlands, and extend into the lush, upland cloud forest. This identification guide is the first full treatment since the 19th century, and rings together a wealth of new information based on extensive studies by the author. Colour and b/w photographs, 116pp. 2013

    Paperback £11.95 Buy Now
  • Plants and Flowers of Malaysia
    Plants and Flowers of Malaysia by Ivan Polunin

    First section describes Malaysia's main vegetation types and offers a guide to the best places to see Malaysia's plant life. The second section focuses on the detailed description of 170 species. Colour photographs, 160pp. 2010 edition

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Plants of East Sabah
    Field Guide to the Plants of East Sabah by Rogier de Kok, Tim Utteridge

    The first guide dealing with the seed plants of the lowlands of East Sabah, Malaysia. Features the 84 commonly encountered families in the low land rainforest of Danum Valley, Maliau Basin and Imbak Canyon. Colour photographs, maps, 176pp. 2010

    Paperback £28.00 Buy Now
  • Seeds of Amazonian Plants
    Seeds of Amazonian Plants by Fernando Cornejo, John Janovec

    A field guide to the seeds and diaspores of plants commonly encountered in the Amazon and other lowland moist forests of the American tropics. Features an easy to use whole plant approach to seed identification enabling the user to identify seeds of 544 genera and 131 families of plants. Colour photographs, 192pp. 2010

    Paperback £24.95 Buy Now
  • Woodlot Management Handbook
    Woodlot Management Handbook by Stewart Hilts, Peter Mitchell

    A private woodland may range from five to five hundred acres, and they are far more common than you might think. Answers landowners' questions on basic conservation, reforestation, recreational uses, small scale forestry, timber management, tree identification, landscape ecology and wildlife habitats. Colour illustrations, 314pp. 2009

    Paperback £16.95 Buy Now
  • A Field Guide to the Flora of South Georgia38% OFF
    A Field Guide to the Flora of South… by Deirdre Galbraith

    A guide to the 26 native plants that inhabit the fragile ecosystem of South Georgia, together with information on the island, its habitats, botanical exploration and introduced species. Colour photographs, 72pp. 2011

    Paperback £10.99 RRP: £17.95Buy Now
  • Wild Flower Wonders of the World
    Wild Flower Wonders of the World by Bob Gibbons

    Showcases the most spectacular displays of wild blooms on the planet, from the Mojave Desert in the USA to the Italian Dolomites, and from South Africa's Cape National Park to the Stirling Ranges of Australia. Each site account has a locator map and information panel detailing timing and key species and an informative readable account. Colour photographs, 192pp. 2011

    Paperback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Know Your New Zealand.... Native Plants
    Know Your New Zealand.... Native Plants by Lawrie Metcalf

    Introduces a selection of the most interesting, iconic and important New Zealand plants. Colour photogaphs, 176pp. 2009

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Orchids of Guatemala and Belize
    Orchids of Guatemala and Belize by Oakes Ames, Donovan Stewart Correll

    3 original volumes in 1. 204 black and white illustrations, 779pp. 1985

    Paperback £19.95 Buy Now
  • Flowering Plants & Ferns of St Helena
    Flowering Plants & Ferns of St Helena by Phil Lambdon

    Lying 1,800 km from Africa, St Helena is a tiny, remote island of dramatic landscapes, from barren desert to lush cloud forest. The vertiginous, volcanic slopes which rise steeply from the South Atlantic Ocean are populated by a unique flora of great evolutionary interest, including 45 endemic species of flowering plants and ferns, some of which belong to groups found nowhere else. This is the first identification guide to cover all of the island's native and established vascular plants, and is accompanied by a wealth of ecological and historical information supported by extensive original research. Colour photographs, 624pp. 2013

    Paperback £34.95 Buy Now
  • Key Guide to Australian Palms Ferns and Allies
    Key Guide to Australian Palms Ferns and… by Leonard Cronin

    Illustrations of over 120 species. 192pp. 1989

    Paperback £20.00 Buy Now
  • 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants
    1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants -

    Completely up-dated list 862pp 1998 IUCN

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Trees of North Texas (A Field Guide)
    Trees of North Texas (A Field Guide) by Robert A Vines

    A very comprehensive guide to all the native and naturalized trees to be found in an area bordered by the Blackland Prairies the Cross Timbers Region and both the Rolling and High Plains. Detailed descriptions are accompanied by excellent black and white drawings together with historical and folklore anecdotes. Maps and glossary, 466pp. 1982

    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Ferns (Peterson Field Guide)
    Ferns (Peterson Field Guide) by Boughton Cobb

    Over 500 illustrations of all the species of ferns & their related families of north-eastern & central North America. Key for quick ID. Checklists for USA & also Britain & Europe B/w drawings 281pp 1963

    Paperback £10.99 Buy Now
  • The Pinon Pine: A Natural and Cultural History
    The Pinon Pine: A Natural and Cultural… by Ronald M Lanner

    This small hardy tree inhabits semi-arid mountains & mesas of western USA & Mexico. Because they produce exceptionally large & nutritious pine nuts they have a long relationship with man & animals. (See `The Pinyon Jay: Behavioral Ecology of a Colonial & Cooperative Corvid' Cat ref 07348). A very readable book with a section on pine-nut cookery. Colour & b/w illustrations. 224pp. 1981

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees (Western Region)
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to… by Elbert L Little

    537 colour photos b/w drawings keys maps. 638pp 1988

    Paperback £16.00 Buy Now
  • Flowers of the Caribbean
    Flowers of the Caribbean by G Lennox, S Seddon

    Colour photographs, 72pp. reprint 1991

    Paperback £8.50 Buy Now
  • One Thousand American Fungi
    One Thousand American Fungi by Robert Macadam, Charles McIlvaine

    182 illustrations. 31 colour plates, 729pp. 1973

    Paperback £8.00 Buy Now
  • Flowers of Point Reyes National Seashore
    Flowers of Point Reyes National Seashore by Roxana S Ferris

    Text, flowers by colour, families, habitat. Map, b/w drawings, 114pp. 1970

    Paperback £7.00 Buy Now
  • Mushrooms and Other Fungi of New Zealand (A Photographic Guide)
    Mushrooms and Other Fungi of New… by Geoff Ridley

    Colour photographs. 144pp. 2007

    Paperback £10.99 Buy Now
  • Wildflowers: Northeastern/North-Central North America (Peterson Field Guide)
    Wildflowers: Northeastern/North-Central… by Roger Tory Peterson, Margaret McKenny

    Describes 1294 species of North American flora. Covers west to the Dakotas and south to North Carolina, Arkansas and adjacent parts of Canada. Colour and b/w illustrations, 420pp, 1998

    Paperback £19.50 Buy Now
  • An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada, Volume 1 (Ferns to Buckwheat)
    An Illustrated Flora of the Northern… by Nathaniel Britton, Addison Brown

    Volume 1 of this 3 volume encyclopaedic work in total covering 4666spp. 680pp

    Paperback £19.90 Buy Now
  • Southern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
    Southern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers by Robertson, Leigh

    Includes the Rocky Mountain National Park. Covering species found in the foothills through to alpine species at 11 500 feet and above. Colour photographs 162pp. 1999

    Paperback £15.95 Buy Now
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