Agent: Kate Hordern
Head of Zeus published FLOWERS OF THE FIELD: A Secret History of Meadow, Moor and Wood by Dr Steve Nicholls in hardback and eBook on 3 October 2019. FLOWERS OF THE FIELD is a visually stunning, addictively readable and scientifically rigorous survey of Britain’s wildflowers, embellished with more than 250 of Steve’s own beautiful photographs of flora in their habitat.
Steve Nicholls has spent thirty years making wildlife films, including ten with the BBC Natural History Unit. He holds a PhD on dragonflies. His plant photographs have won several awards in the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. He is the author of PARADISE FOUND: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery (2009).
Praise for FLOWERS OF THE FIELD:
“Each of the 14 plant types, from bluebells and lilies to orchids and sundews is examined, explaining the fascinating science behind how they survive and thrive in the wild, to the remarkable social and cultural history of each, and how we have woven them into our national heritage.” Garden News
“Steve Nicholls’ exploration of the botanical world ranges from panoramic vistas of woodland and moor to the tiny internal arrangements of a flower. He is sure-footed, up-to-the-minute and has an enviably light touch. The pictures are sensationally good.” Peter Marren, author of CHASING THE GHOST: My Search for all the Wild Flowers of Britain
“Meticulously researched, engagingly written, superbly illustrated … rarely have science and aesthetics been so pleasingly combined.” Professor Richard Bateman, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew