New book "Flora of the Mediterranean"
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:18:30 PDT
I bought the book a couple of months ago when I heard Chris was going to be our NARGS speaker here in Sonora, CA.  As his talk was scheduled for the middle of March, it was cancelled.  He did get to deliver his talk in Tilden Park in San Francisco before having to hurry back to Turkey.  I was surprised that he had photos of our Tuolumne Fawn Lily in his book and he did tell me that he had been in our area twice!  It is a photographic extravaganza but it does include many habitat photos along with comments on the habitat.  As a relative beginner in the PBS, I don’t feel qualified to give an opinion on how worthwhile it would be for our members.  It is a lovely book and fun to read.

Sonora, CA

> On Apr 6, 2020, at 1:38 PM, Jane McGary <janemcgary@EARTHLINK.NET> wrote:
> Has anyone seen the new book "Flora of the Mediterranean with California, Chile, Australia, and South Africa: An illustrated guide" by Christopher Gardner and Basak Gardner? It's reviewed in the new NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly, but by the editor, who is not familiar with the plants that would interest PBS members. I'd be glad to hear other reviews before investing in it. The publisher is Bloomsbury Wildlife, and ISBN 97u8-1472970268. The Gardners have led many tours for the company Greentours, including one I participated in. She is a Turkish botanist; not sure of Chris's academic background, but he is a very good photographer. I think the book is primarily a photographic extravaganza. The additional countries following "with" have not been visited in depth by the authors, but they have led one or two tours there.
> Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
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