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Book ID: 116267
Brewer-Carias, Charles

Plants of the Lost World. 2024. 530 col. photogr. 464 p. 4to. Hardcover.

This breath-taking, large-format book by world-renowned explorer Charles Brewer-Carías explores the extraordinary plants of Venezuela’s tepuy mountains, known as the 'lost worlds'.

The culmination of a lifetime of exploration and study, this breath-taking book explores the plant life of one of the most biologically rich, geologically ancient parts of the world.

Featuring over 464 spectacular images of the diverse plant life of the Tepuys – including many species depicted in print for the first time – this colossal work is a seminal botanical study.

Plants of the Lost Worlds opens with a detailed overview of the biogeography, distribution and history of discovery of the Tepuy mountains.

A whole chapter is dedicated to the extraordinary biodiversity and endemics of plant life of the Lost Worlds, followed by profiles of key botanical explorers and naturalists. Extensive selections of breath-taking aerial images showcase the amazing landscapes and geological formations of these unique gigantic plateaus.
The rest of the book is broken into chapters dedicated to exploring the most interesting and spectacular plants of the lost worlds. These are:

Heliamphora (marsh pitcher plants) – Charles included many spectacular photos of little know species of Heliamphora from the western tepuis including H. tatei, H. neblinae and others! 94 pages are dedicated to this amazing genus!

Utricularia (bladderworts) 18 pages including photos of little known species!
Drosera (sundews) 16 pages showcasing many rarities!
Bromeliads 82 pages
Rapateaceas (Stegolepis) 44 pages
Chimantaeas 32 pages
Orchids 44 pages
Ferns (including iridescent species) 38 pages
Lichens and algae (22 pages)
Mosses (14 pages)
Orectanthe (12 pages)

This work will leave you speechless at at the breath-taking plants that the Tepuyes boast.
Autor/Hrsg. Brewer-Carias, Charles
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Autor(en) Brewer-Carias, Charles
Verlag Redfern Natural History Productions
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ISBN/ISSN 9901001162678
ISBN 9901001162678
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