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Beyond Beauty: Hunting the Wild Blue Poppy Paperback – Sep 4 2012

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: TouchWood Editions (Sept. 4 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927129362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927129364
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1.5 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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The book, beautifully designed and presented, contains many colour photos of the dozens of unusual or rare flora that the plant hunters found on their journey . . . Though this book will delight those who love flowers, it will certainly engage armchair travellers as well with its clear, descriptive prose. The glimpses of life in China and Tibet are fascinating. —Coastal Reporter


[Bill] is generous and witty with his observations . . . [and] is also generous with stories of earlier plant collectors, giving the landscape a sense of layered history, the Chinese and Tibetan contexts as well as the narratives of those ardent pioneering botanists who slept in snow and lived on yak butter as they hunted for rare species to anoint with their own names. —Habour Spiel


Fascinating tale, rich in local colour, culture, history, people and politics, stunning landscapes and spectacular plants. A perfect gift book. —Times Colonist


About the Author

Bill Terry is a retired CBC executive, and the author of Blue Heaven, Beyond Beauty, and co-author of Beauty by Design. He lives on BC's Sunshine Coast with his wife Rosemary.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Beyond Beauty for two reasons: I am passionate about the Himalayan Poppy and grow them in my garden, and I am an avid hiker and have enjoyed several high altitude treks. I thought the author did a superb job of writing in such a way as to make the reader feel very much part of the group of botanists on their search for the wild Himalayan Poppy.
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A scholarly look at the history and habitat of the elusive and rare blue poppy with superb photography from the author.