Richard Mabey Flora Britannica

ISBN 13: 9781856193771

Flora Britannica

4.46 avg rating
( 79 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781856193771: Flora Britannica
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This landmark guide offers a comprehensive survey of the native and naturalized wild plants of England, Scotland, and Wales. Useful and delightful, it covers 1,000 species, including trees and ferns. More than a definitive work of natural history, however, it is also a virtual encyclopedia of living folklore, recording the role of wild plants in social life, the arts, customs, and landscapes. The information has been supplied by the people themselves, creating a unique national record of the popular culture, domestic uses, and social meanings of Britain's wild plants. Splendidly written by naturalist Richard Mabey and illustrated with 500 fine color photographs, Flora Britannica is an elegant testimony to the continuing relationship between nature and man.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Richard Mabey is the father figure of modern nature writing in the UK. Since 1972 he has written some 40 influential books, including the prize-winning Nature Cure and Gilbert White: a Biography, and has edited both Birds Britannica and Bugs Britannica. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society. He spent the first half of his life amongst the Chiltern beechwoods, and now lives in Norfolk in a house surrounded by ash trees.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780701167318: Flora Britannica, The Concise Edition

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0701167319 ISBN 13:  9780701167318
Publisher: Sinclair Stevenson, 1998
Hardcover

9780756750237: Flora Britannica : The Concise Edition

Diane ..., 2001
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mabey, Richard
Published by Sinclair - Stevenson, London, U.K. (1996)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Owen Box Disposals (OBD)
(Kendal, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sinclair - Stevenson, London, U.K., 1996. Cloth. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 479pp; col pls. Mint. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 013637

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
23.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Richard Mabey
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1998. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Flora Britannica covers the native and naturalised plants of England, Scotland and Wales, and, while full of fascinating history, is topical and modern. Indeed, Flora Britannica is the definitive contemporary flora, an encyclopaedia of living folklore, a register - a sort of Domesday Book. It is unique in that it is not a botanical flora but a cultural one - an account of the role of wild plants in social life, arts, custom and landscape. It is also unique in that information has been supplied by the people themselves. Five years of intensive original research have aroused popular interest and `grassroots' involvement on an exceptional scale. People all over Britain - both rural and urban - have been encouraged to record and celebrate the cultural dimensions of their own flora, and to send their memories and anecdotes, observations and regional knowledge to Flora Britannica. The result is a nationwide record of the popular culture, domestic uses and social meanings of our wild plants. It is both useful and delightful - superbly written by one of the most outstanding English authors on natural history and illustrated with nearly 500 photographs. Including trees and ferns, it covers 1,000 species, many of them in considerable detail. A new flora for the people, Flora Britannica is a testimony to the continuing relationship between nature and human beings, and a celebration that the seasons and the landscape, local character and identity, still matter in Britain. Seller Inventory # AAZ9781856193771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
36.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Richard Mabey
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1998. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Flora Britannica covers the native and naturalised plants of England, Scotland and Wales, and, while full of fascinating history, is topical and modern. Indeed, Flora Britannica is the definitive contemporary flora, an encyclopaedia of living folklore, a register - a sort of Domesday Book. It is unique in that it is not a botanical flora but a cultural one - an account of the role of wild plants in social life, arts, custom and landscape. It is also unique in that information has been supplied by the people themselves. Five years of intensive original research have aroused popular interest and `grassroots' involvement on an exceptional scale. People all over Britain - both rural and urban - have been encouraged to record and celebrate the cultural dimensions of their own flora, and to send their memories and anecdotes, observations and regional knowledge to Flora Britannica. The result is a nationwide record of the popular culture, domestic uses and social meanings of our wild plants. It is both useful and delightful - superbly written by one of the most outstanding English authors on natural history and illustrated with nearly 500 photographs. Including trees and ferns, it covers 1,000 species, many of them in considerable detail. A new flora for the people, Flora Britannica is a testimony to the continuing relationship between nature and human beings, and a celebration that the seasons and the landscape, local character and identity, still matter in Britain. Seller Inventory # AAZ9781856193771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
37.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Richard Mabey (author)
Published by Random House 1996-10-07, London (1996)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House 1996-10-07, London, 1996. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781856193771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Richard Mabey
Published by Chatto & Windus (1996)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1996. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9781856193771

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.68
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Richard Mabey
Published by Sinclair Stevenson (1997)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sinclair Stevenson, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781856193771_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Mabey, Richard
Published by Sinclair Stevenson (1997)
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sinclair Stevenson, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1856193772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Richard Mabey
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1856193772. Seller Inventory # ST1856193772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Mabey, Richard
Published by Sinclair Stevenson
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sinclair Stevenson. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1856193772 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # DG#IL294854

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.74
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Richard Mabey
ISBN 10: 1856193772 ISBN 13: 9781856193771
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1856193772. Seller Inventory # ST1856193772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
25.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book