Flowers of Turkey A photo guide Gerhard Pils (2006)
Format: 17 x 24
Pages: 448 (408 colour plates)
Illustrated species: 4153 (all in full colour and with a lot of detail photos)
Price: Euro 79.- (postage excluded)
Editor: Gerhard Pils (2006)
Within the boundaries of Turkey more than 9000 species of Higher Plants are growing spontaneously, about 30 percent of them endemics, i.e. growing nowhere else on our planet. Simultaneously, in the last decades the country experienced a veritable boom in its tourism industry. About 20 million of visitors are expected each year, among them a considerable number with an interest in Turkey's natural beauties. Unfortunately, this desire to learn more about nature traditionally was hindered gravely by the lack of well illustrated literature, especially for non coastal areas. Flowers of Turkey intends to close this gap. It should make plant identifications much easier for both, professional botanists but also interested "laymen" as entomologists, geographers, gardeners or naturalists.
- Covering the whole area of the Turkish Republic, from the busy Mediterranean coasts to the remote peaks of Wild Kurdistan.
- Presenting 4153 species of Higher Plants in full colour, thus being by far the most comprehensive photo guide ever published for this area.
- Containing a lot of close up photos, thus easing identifications in difficult groups considerably.