The Natural Gardens of North Carolina

The Natural Gardens of North Carolina

by B. W. Wells

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469625928
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Chapel Hill Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

The late B. W. Wells (1884-1978) was professor and chair of the Department of Botany at North Carolina State College in Raleigh from 1919 to 1949. He was a pioneer in the field of ecology and an ardent conservationist.

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The best-known contribution by Bertram Whittier Wells to popular literature on botany and plant ecology of North Carolina. . . . Anyone with a love of North Carolina's natural history must read, and will undoubtedly want to own, this revised edition of The Natural Gardens of North Carolina.—Southeastern Biology



This revised edition enriches the original by featuring color photographs, new line drawings, and an appendix that modernizes botanical terminology.—Our State



If you want to appreciate the plants of North Carolina, you need to become acquainted with B.W. Wells' Natural Gardens.—The Carrboro Citizen



A real contribution to botanical literature.—Nature



A book for anyone concerned with native plants and their future.—Country Gardens



It is seldom that scientific exactness and charm of description go hand in hand, but Professor Wells has combined these happily.—Asheville Citizen



How fortunate we are to have B. W. Wells's classic volume available once again! The combination of his clear and sometimes poetic writing on North Carolina's rich natural heritage, the new drawings by Dorothy S. Wilbur-Brooks, and Lawrence S. Earley's illuminating and updating introduction and afterword make this an extremely valuable contribution to the literature on southeastern plant communities.—Darrel Morrison, University of Georgia



The Natural Gardens of North Carolina is a classic, combining good science and evocative prose with a sense of wonder and discovery. Rather than simply describing native plants, it helps you understand the challenges plants face and why they grow where they do. If you love North Carolina, you'll love this book.—Steve Bender, senior writer, Southern Living

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