Alpines are the most colourful and appealing of any group Of flowers, among them garden favourites such as gentians, crocuses, and campanulas. This new MACDONALD ENCYCLOPEDIA introduces more than 300 of them, each one fully described and beautifully illustrated in colour. Every plant’s classification, appearance, size, flowering time, and environment is given, with colour symbols to show its typical growth form and habitat, and a two-colour map for its distribution. An illustrated introduction to a’lpine ‘flowers and their characteristics throughoutthe world, Cl glossary, and full indexes complete a guide that will be of interest to gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike. In very good condition with the exception of minor fading along the side of the book. Also, a previous owner’s name is written in pencil on the first page inside the cover.