sábado, 24 de enero de 2015

Libro: Flora of Arequipa, Perú


This field guide illustrates and describes ca. 20% of the recorded 1'160 vascular plants of the department of Arequipa in Southern Peru. It aims to be a comprehensive field guide for tourists and locals. The first part of the book describes the vegetation of Arequipa. It gives an overview of the harsh conditions of south-peruvian ecosystems. Bone-dry deserts and high mountains with extreme temperature fluctuations challenges plant growth. Such ecosystmes demand adaptation by the inhabitants, especially by the plants, which can not escape their habitat. The second part of the book is dedicated to the plant species of the departement of Arequipa. With the illustrations and the description in this book, the reader should be able to recognize the plants in their habitat. Additionally it provides information about the use and the ecology of the described species.


Edgar Heim was borne in Peru and spent his youth there. Nowadays he regularly visits Peru and loves to travel throughout the country. His passion for botany generated several thousands of pictures of peruvian plants. To share this knowledge led to this book. 

Autor(es): Edgar Heim
Editorial: Del autor
Páginas: 128
Tamaño: 14,5 x 21 cm.
Año: 2014
Precio: S/120.00