Wildflower Personalities

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/18/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781413433852
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781477181362

About the Book

Alan M. Cvancara has nurtured a passion for wildflowers for more than 40 years. His early photographs of them were mostly records, but later evolved to artistic images. He likes to take wildflower novices on walks, immerse them in their floral subjects, and test them on identification until they learn in spite of themselves. Alan hopes that greater acquaintance with wildflowers will lead to their greater protection. Alan is a retired geology professor and the author of 11 nature books: Edible Wild Plants and Herbs, A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist (two editions), Exploring Nature in Winter, Sleuthing Fossils, Bare Bones Geology, Sleuthing Fossils, Designs of Nature, Geological Glimpses, Showy Wildflowers of Casper and Muddy Mountains, Wyoming, and At the Water’s Edge. With his wife, Ella J. Cvancara, he has co-authored Back Trip: A Journey Into Perseverance, a chronicle of a chronic back pain victim, and Windows Into Legacy, a poetry-photography book. This book is an introduction to the diverse world of wildflowers. Twenty-seven close-up flower portraits reveal fascinating floral details. The photographs, with accompanying essays for each, allow you to gain insight into what makes a flower, its purpose, and further appreciation of nature’s beauty. And likened to the traits of a human, the photographic portraits and essays reveal a wildflower’s personality. Meaningful additions to this book include comments on wildflower therapy, wildflower quotations, and tips on creating artistic wildflower portraits.


About the Author

Alan M. Cvancara is a retired geology professor and author of five nature books: Edible Wild Plants and Herbs, A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist, Exploring Nature in Winter, Sleuthing Fossils, and At the Water's Edge. He and his wife have co-authored Windows Into Legacy, a poetry-photography book. Alan is also an artistic photographer. Ella J. Cvancara is a poet, with numerous poems published in many poetry journals and anthologies, and a short story author. Ella is editor of a poetry chapbook, Voicings from the High Country. She holds two bachelor degrees and a master's degree.