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Nature Flowers


Seasonal splendors of the North American West

introduction by Stephen Hume

by (author) Graham Osborne

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 1996
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
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This book remains the constant companion of all observers of plants, from professional botanists to weekend hikers. Featuring stunning colour photography, beautifully rendered line drawings and descriptions of hundreds of plant species, Wildflowers Across The Prairies has won acclaim in both Canada and the United States. This new, expanded edition includes a completely new section on grasses, sedges and rushes, describing an additional 57 species. This section also includes 95 spectacular new colour photographs. Now, more than ever, Wildflowers Across the Prairies is the book of western Canadian flowering plants.

About the authors

Stephen Hume was raised in fishing, farming and logging communities across Alberta and BC and studied at the University of Victoria. A journalist for over 35 years, Hume was editor-in-chief at the Edmonton Journal before moving to BC to become columnist and feature writer for the Vancouver Sun. He has won more than a dozen awards for his poetry, essays and journalism, including the Writers Guild of Alberta Literary Award, the Southam President's Award and the Marjorie Nichols Memorial Award. Stephen became the first Canadian to win the Dolly Connelly prize for environmental writing. His other books include Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed, Bush Telegraph and Off the Map, which was shortlisted for a Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize. He currently teaches professional writing at the University of Victoria.

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Graham Osborne is a photographer and biologist whose previous works include, Rainforest: Ancient Realm of the Pacific Northwest, with text by Wade Davis. His images have appeared in such publications as National Geographic Traveler and Canadian Geographic. He lives in White Rock, BC.


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