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 stunning photographs, mapsand 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.
Auflage: 1. Aufl. 2019