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Flowers of Crete

John Fielding & Nicholas Turland

edited by Brian Matthew

 

hardcover with dust jacket

11.4×9.5in • 28.8×23.8cm

650 pages

covering 800 species with 1900 colour photos

index included

ISBNs: 184246079X • 9781842460795

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • 2005



A celebration of the exceptionally rich, yet threatened, flora of this, the largest island in the Greek archipelago.  Crete's enchanting landscapes range from rugged mountains to desert-like areas, coastal plains and ancient olive groves.  Its extraordinary geological and climatic history has resulted in great plant diversity, with prehistoric links to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

The authors and editor, united by their love of the island's flora, have produced a sumptuous and authoritative book, covering over 800 plant species, and with more than 1900 stunning colour photographs.


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