Cape Cod Wildflowers
A Vanishing Heritage
Cape Cod Wildflowers by Mario DiGregorio
Book DescriptionCape Cod Wildflowers, the only comprehensive, Cape-specific wildflower book, is back in print, with a new introduction by the authors. In the little more than a decade since the book's original publication in 1989, development has increasingly encroached on the rich indigenous flora of the Cape, eliminating purple milkweed and yellow thistle there, and lending this guidebook ever greater relevance and poignancy. Cape Cod Wildflowers features stunning color illustrations of each Cape wildflower, grouped by habitat and complemented by appealing and informative narrative entries. Those who have never experienced the untrammeled Cape Cod celebrated by Thoreau and Beston, and those who have witnessed the more recent and rapid degradation of the Cape's moors, sandplain grasslands, and barrens, will delight in this celebration of Cape Cod wildflowers. The authors address knowledgeable and novice readers appreciative of and interested in native plants. As they wrote in their introduction to the first edition, Cape Cod Wildflowers "is an appreciation, a guide, and a plea for protection." This book is a must for Cape residents, tourists, naturalists, botanists, and wildflower enthusiasts everywhere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781584653196
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: University Press of New England
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Mario DiGregorio
MARIO DIGREGORIO is President of the Botanical Club of Cape Cod and the Islands; JEFF WALLNER interprets natural history at Saguaro National Park in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. The authors have also collaborated on Wildflowers of the Cape Cod Canal (1985) and Mountain Flowers of New England: A High Country Heritage (1997).
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