A Region of Astonishing Beauty by Roger L. Williams 

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A Region of Astonishing Beauty: The Botanical Exploration of the Rocky Mountains by Roger L. Williams 

Williams follows the expeditions of over a dozen explorers who "botanized" the Rocky Mountains. These intrepid explores felt Western Flora was special and unique. The title of the book comes from a quote by botanist Edwin James who said in 1820 as he emerged above timberline in Colorado to come upon "a region of astonishing beauty."
 

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