The Alps - Jim Langley & Paul Gannon

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The Alps
A Natural Companion
Geology | Flowers | Walks

Local Snowdonia authors Jim Langley and Paul Gannon joined forces to use their expertise in botany, geology, and hillwalking to produce this fantastic guide to the geology, flowers and walks in The Alps.

The stunning natural beauty of the Alps makes this range of mountains one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. This book helps visitors to gain a deeper appreciation of that beauty, by providing a guide to the geology and flowers of the Alps. Written in straightforward language for those with little or no prior knowledge and illustrated by superb photographs, maps and diagrams, this book reveals how different rocks were created and shaped into the present-day mountains by glaciers and other agents. The detailed guide to 306 stunning Alpine flowers and plants can be used for on-the-spot identification and is complemented by chapters describing just how these flowers survive in their harsh mountain environment. Finally, what better way to make use of this new-found understanding than to explore the Alps with the 20 suggested walks, which take in some of the best geological and botanical spots of the Alps.

Publisher: Oxford Alpine Club
ISBN: 9781913167011
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 19 mm