Wildflowers Of Unalaska Island: A Guide To The Flowering Plants Of An Aleutian Island
by Suzi Golodoff /
2003 / English / PDF
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The first wildflower guide to focus on the Aleutian Islands, Wildflowers of Unalaska Island offers detailed descriptions, color photographs, and lovely, original drawings of over 160 species of flowering plants. Ideal for everyone from casual hikers to serious botanists, the guide is botanically precise, yet keeps technical terms to a minimum for ease of use and identification in the field. It is sized and designed to slip easily into a backpack, and can be used as a quick field reference or browsed at greater leisure. The book's introduction includes background on the unique geologic history, climate, and habitats of this verdant but windswept archipelago. The ethnobotanical information on the Aleut or Unangan-names and uses of the plants broadens the reader's experience of the traditional Native culture of the region. Read in the Aleutians or in an armchair on distant shores, Wildflowers of Unalaska Island vividly brings readers into the beautiful and dramatic environment in which these hardy plants thrive.