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Great Basin Wildflowers: A Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the High Deserts of Nevada, Utah and Idaho

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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide? has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.Great Basin Wildflowers is the ultimate guide to the diverse plants and fascinating ecosystems of this vast sink of the American West. The Great Basin, an isolated area bounded by the Sierra Nevada Range, the Wasatch Range, the Mojave Desert, and the Snake River ...
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Overview

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.Great Basin Wildflowers is the ultimate guide to the diverse plants and fascinating ecosystems of this vast sink of the American West. The Great Basin, an isolated area bounded by the Sierra Nevada Range, the Wasatch Range, the Mojave Desert, and the Snake River Plain, boasts more than 2,000 species of wildflowers, providing spectacular mosaics of color.This easy-to-use guide features:Guaranteed binding—if this binding fails in normal use, the publisher will replace the book for free Detailed descriptions and photos of more than 300 plants, organized by color and familyPlant lists for four special areas—Steens Mountain (northern Great Basin), Peavine Mountain (western Great Basin), White Mountains (southern Great Basin), and Great Basin National Park (eastern Great Basin)A glossary of botanical termsA primer on plant characteristics and identification
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762738052
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Wildflower Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 803,117
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Laird R. Blackwell lives with his wife Melinda in Reno, Nevada, where he is a professor at Sierra Nevada College. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford and has been teaching field classes in wildflowers for more than twenty-five years.
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Table of Contents

(1) About the Great Basin and Its Flora (2) Map (3) How to Use This Book (4) Featured Genera and Types (5) Blue and Purple Flowers (6) Red and Pink Flowers (7) Yellow and Orange Flowers (8) White and Cream Flowers (9) Green and Brown Flowers (10) Glossary (11) References (12) Plant Lists for: Steens Mountain (northern Great Basin), Peavine Mountain (western Great Basin), White Mountains (southern Great Basin), and Great Basin National Park (eastern Great Basin) (13) Index (14) About the Author
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