Stunning book: the flowers of the Tian Shan range (Celestial Mountains in China) – Krygyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. With many stunning photos of the plants and flowers in their native habitats, also of the landscapes. This region contains a large section of the Silk Road, and the book also has many magnificent photos illustrating the diversity of habitats. The many plants are selected mainly for alpine gardening enthusiasts and tourists. For each there is a description, with habitat, distribution and cultivation information provided. There are introductory units on the contributors; history of botanical reseaRCH; orograpgy; geology; and vegetation. You’ll love it.