Plants Of Scotland
Scottish Plants (Scottie... Books) This book introduces
the flowers and trees that grow in Scotland. Find out, season
by season, how to identify common Scottish plants, their habitats,
uses, folklore and history. Find out about Scottish plant collectors,
intrepid explorers who had many exciting adventures plant hunting
in the far-flung corners of the world. Many of the common plants
growing in Scottish gardens today were introduced by them.
Celtica: Plants and People in... Scotland. Flora Celtica
- Plants and People in Scotland documents the continuously evolving
relationship between the Scots and their environment. Based
on a mixture of detailed research and information provided by
the public, this book explores the remarkable diversity of ways
that native plants have been, and continue to be, used in Scotland.
Memories & Wild Flowers of the... Scottish Borders.
and Lives: The Scottish... Forest Through the Ages.
Wild Flowers Scotland contains an interesting and varied
flora with many areas of the country such as the Highlands,
the mountains and moors of Central Scotland, the Islands of
the West and the long and varied coastline remaining relatively
wild and unspoilt. Numerous nature reserves serve to protect
not just the many rare plants but also those which, although
once common, are now becoming scarcer. In an effort to capture
the rich diversity of Scottish wild flowers, Mary McMurtric
employs her considerable artistic skills to educate and inform
but above all delight her readers with the aid of more than
350 individual watercoloured drawings. The book is not intended
as a complete flora of Scottish wild flowers but is, nevertheless,
exceedingly representative. It is set out for quick and easy
identification, the recognition being made easier because of
the use of the author's original paintings completed from live
studies, rather than photographs. This use of individual painting
allows the artist to emphasize important recognition features
while minimising non-essential detail. To help the reader identify
plants quickly and easily, they have been arranged, as far as
possible, in groups according to colour - white, red/pink, yellow
and blue/purple. There are always variations, however, and many
flowers change colour as they age. The descriptions are placed
opposite the illustrations and include the common name, the
botanical name, the plant family, and the habit and time of
flowering. Whenever possible, the plants of the same family
are kept together within the particular colour section.
Wild Flowers: A Photographic... Guide.
But Heather!: Scottish Nature in... in Poems, Photographs
Scottish Gardens: A Writer's... Odyssey.
Wild Plants: Their History,... Ecology and Conservation.
From the Scots Pine to the tiny Iceland Purslane, Scotland's
native flora is explored using a wealth of detailed information
and vivid illustrations.
The Naming of Names traces the search for order in the natural
world, a search that for hundreds of years occupied some of
the most brilliant minds in Europe. Redefining man's relationship
with nature was an important feature of the Renaissance. But
in a world full of plaques and poisons, there was also a practical
need to name and recognise different plants: most medicines
were made from plant extracts. Anna Pavord takes us on a thrilling
adventure into botanical history, travelling from Athens in
the third century BC, through Constantinople, Venice, the medical
school at Salerno to the universities of Pisa and Padua. The
journey, traced here for the first time, involves the culture
of Islam, the first expeditions to the Indies and the first
settlers in the New World. In Athens, Aristotle's pupil, Theophrastus,
is the first man ever to write a book about plants. What should
these things properly be called, he asks. How can we sort and
order them? The debate continues still, two thousand years later.
Gradually, over a long period in Europe, plants assumed identities
and acquired names.
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