Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky
About the Authors
Deborah White is branch manager and senior botanist at the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.
Marc Evans is senior ecologist at the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.
""Enlightened." "Two exquisite titles that reflect the unique native treasures found in the commonwealth." referring to both Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky and Early Stone Houses of Kentucky —Lexington Herald-Leader"
"The book is both a beautiful photographic record of Kentucky's rare plants and a valuable resource for gardeners, botanists and horticultural professionals." —UK News, Newswise, Science Centric"
"A beautiful book that will find a home in Kentucky and its neighboring states, especially since the loss of wild plants is increasing as development expands." —Cy Bent, Booklist Online"
"The photographs in this volume are of such beauty that if Barnes ever decides to give up his job in academia, he should seriously consider becoming a professional wildlife photographer. More importantly, he combines that talent with a desire not just to inform but to educate. More than just a collection of pictures, however, "Rare Wildflowers" is educational." —Andrew McMichael, Bowling Green Daily News"
"The three authors have put together a beautiful, easy to read, inspiring collection of useful information and beautiful photos for everyone who is interested in conservation in Kentucky." —Mary Carol Cooper, The Cumberland"
"Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky, which Thomas Barnes co-wrote, has been the go-to resource for gardeners and others with an interest in these oft-neglected plants. Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky goes a step further, combining a well-researched plant guide with beautiful, coffee-table quality representations of the plant life. It's part reference, part art, and all entertaining." —Scott Coffman, courier-journal.com"
"If gazing at the wildflower photographs Barnes hiked through miles of wilderness to capture doesn't turn you into a conservationist, probably nothing will." —Susan Smith-Durisek,The Lexington Herald-Leader"
""Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky can be appreciated for both its beauty and the importance and relevance of the message it sends. From coffee table to reference library, it is a treasure that hones in on Kentucky's uniqueness." —Chevy Chaser, Southsider, Hamburg Journal"
""This impressive and informative book will be valued not only by conservationists, but by gardeners and naturalists as well." —Northeastern Naturalist Review"
"The large format does justice to the 220 lush color photos by Barnes, an award-winning photographer and naturalist." —Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline"
"This book is well written and is recommended for general naturalists, gardeners, horticulturists, lower-level biology undergraduate students, and concerned citizens interested in protecting rare plants."—Dr. Nina L. Baghai-Riding, Plant Science Bulletin"
"With outstanding photographs...[Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky] should serve as a stimulus for additional study by both amateur and professional botanists." —The Tennessee Academy of Science Journal"
"Beautiful color photographs illustrate 220 of the rare plants described. This impressive and informative book will be valued not only by conservationists, but by gardeners and naturalists as well." —Northeastern Naturalist"
"With photographs, the authors bring Kentucky's rare plants to life, and the reader appreciates the stakes if action is not taken to preserve them." —Native Plants Journal"
"Most people will find the photography stunning." —Natural Areas Journal"—
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