New Book about Maltese flora - 500 plants listed!

Requests about identification of wild plants in Malta and Gozo. (Please include precise details and pictures to help the experts in their ID process)

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New Book about Maltese flora - 500 plants listed!

Post by MWP admin » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:17 pm

A new pocket book about the Maltese flora will be available in spring this year! The book is written by Dr. Hans Christian Weber (and co-author Bernd Kendzior)!

Dr. Weber is an expert in this field and also one who helps us a lot in this forum to identify our plants we encounter here and there around the Maltese island.


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Quoting Weber about the description of his book:


In this field guide more than 500 species of vascular plants found in Malta are considered, not only the most prevalent species but also rare ones, introduced or indigenous, as well as many of the endemic species that grow nowhere else in the world. The guide provides short descriptions with notes to the flowering time, place of origin, occurrence and distribution in the Maltese Islands, completed by more than 600 excellent full-colour photographs.

An invaluable aid for all plant lovers in Malta, especially students and teachers, or scientists and tourists from all over the world.

Mail order is possible. See prices and ordering details on this link

Dr. H.C. Weber
Germany

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We should support all activities and products that improve the flora and so the environment of Malta.

This book has 3 big advantages over books available in our libraries:

1) Small size, easy to carry with you in the field.
2) The only book that illustrates more than 500 plants.
3) Very easy to identify plants.


I hence recommend this book for easy identification of Maltese Wild Plants. It's a must for all nature lovers who go for long walks in the Maltese countryside and want to know what flowers they are meeting. Good work!!!

Stephen Mifsud
Author of www.maltawildplants.com
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More info about the book

Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:50 pm

Dear Prof. Weber,

The much awaited book is soon to be on our local shelves. Can you tell us some Features of the book and how it is arranged and how one use the book to identify a plant that he encounters in situ.
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Post by HC Weber » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:51 pm

MWP thanks for your interest!
This book is the first result (and the base) of a project about the Maltese Flora. The next edition (probably after about 3 years) will be expanded with about 100 more species and a family key.

Now the book includes:
10 pages introduction with 16 pics-
154 pages descriptions (3-4 species each page) at the left hand side and 154 pages each with 4 pics at the right hand side like the attached example (of course with better quality). Arrangement in systematic order. The text for each species is structured in: Scientific name, English name, Maltese name, Main Synonyms, Family, Origin, Flowering time, Occurence & Distribution in Malta, Descriptions (and sometimes Remarks).
Finally, several pages with citations-glossary-register-and a list of the introduced species in 4 languages (scietific, english, maltese, german).
Regards, HCW
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Post by MWP admin » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:23 pm

Wonderful work, congratulations indeed.

I can throw away the rest of the books (except the bible)
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I can already count it as a top-seller, no competition
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Post by HC Weber » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:14 pm

:) dont be ungradging in forejudge... :)

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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:26 pm

Is it already published Mr. Weber. So, that we can order it.

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Post by Cristoforo » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:42 pm

I would like to buy this book. Which bookshop is selling it? I will take it with me in my photographic sessions for an easy identification of the various plants I see.

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Post by HC Weber » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:16 pm

I know nothing yet- the Margraf company told me recently that it will be available in spring (before summer :wink: )

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Post by greenhorn » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:24 am

Could run short! Yesterday the publisher said: Not before June!!!

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:44 am

SOB!!! I want it now :(
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Post by HC Weber » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:10 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by jackpot » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:28 pm

...still waiting....but should be close (2/3 weeks?)...
Btw- Latest news: A hardcase version will be available from the Margraf company in Germany only, Times of Malta will be the distributor in Malta of a paperback version, available in Maltese bookstores... :wink:

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Post by sandra » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Are the very much needed Poaceae included in the book as I always seem to find different species everytime and although I have an extensive book collection, they are rarely included in a decent number. Let us know when its out I'll definitely pass a good word round my colleagues and students. :D

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Post by jackpot » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:04 am

yes, certainly they are included!
I was recently informed informed that the book is already printed and published and available as a hardcase version from Margraf (and the paperback version is on the way Malta) :D
I have not yet seen it but hope to receive a copy today :D

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:46 am

Just post here when it is on the bookshelves in Malta. Thanks for your work Weber
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Post by jackpot » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:35 pm

Congratulation HC Weber- I have the book in my hand now-
beautiful!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:07 pm

we need the book pls!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we are eager for more knowledge!

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Post by jackpot » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:25 am

did you order it, il-Pine? If yes, you will receive it within the next few days :) (greenhorn got it)

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Post by greenhorn » Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:53 pm

But in Cologne!!!

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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:45 pm

No actually. I did not because you said it is going to be available in Malta.

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Post by sandra » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:17 pm

I just bought a copy of the book today. Well done! it will surely be put to good use.

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:27 pm

Bought one during valletta's "notte bianca". Was probably the best way to escape from the zillions of people that there were everywhere, to pop into a bookshop! It's a fantastic book, definitely.

I was lucky in the sense that in my mind, I had the image of Weber's previous book, the one with the Cistus on the front, and I was almost going to buy that! Then I noticed the other one on the shelf...

I think that with this book and this, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wild-Flowers-Me ... 0713670150 one has all the coverage necessary. The one bug about Blamey's is that it is illustrated rather than with photos, and sometimes nothing beats a photo for quick ID. Blamey's is extremely comprehensive in coverage however, I think there are close to 2000 species. These two books together are a fantastic combination.

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:20 pm

...and if it is not enough, then there is this forum :wink:

I have these books and are the best on the local market. However, from experience, I always tend to make my difficult findings directely on the forum, its fun, fast and interactive!

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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:01 am

Due to a misunderstanding there is a mistake on page 163 (see topic unknown bush in this section), which will be corrected in the next edition. Until yesterday, we did not recognize this because this happened at the very last stage of corrections. However, please, feel free to print this attached pic and exchange it with pic 2 on page 163.
Regards from HCW :wink:

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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:03 am

huppps-
MWP instead of the pic comes "Sorry, you have reached your maximum Upload Quota Limit of 8 MB" but the pic has only 179 kb and the size is about 880x500? :?:

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Post by RB » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:59 am

"Quota" does not mean that this filesize is too large - but that apparently there is a limit to the TOTAL number of files you have ever uploaded (e.g. maybe you uploaded 200 pics of 40kb up to now) so you may upload no more. This is not an "error" but something for MWP to adjust to a higher level so that you may continue posting pics.


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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:13 pm

ahhh- thanks for thie info (so I should be more housewifely in the future) :wink:
here it comes!
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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:15 pm

thanks, MWP, for more Quota :wink:

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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:29 pm

Is the companion volume to this out yet?

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