The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives /
Stephen Buchmann.
edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
imprint
New York : Scribner, 2015.
description
x, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781476755526 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781476755533 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Scribner, 2015.
isbn
9781476755526 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781476755533 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Sexuality and origins. Attracting attention ; Flowers and their ancestors ; The pollinators -- Growing, breeding, and selling. Pleasure gardens, ancient and modern ; Flowers for eternity ; Best of show ; Arriving by jumbo jet -- Foods, flavors, scents. Eating flowers ; A little dab behind the ear -- Flowers in literature, art, and myth. The secret language of flowers ; Flowers on the page ; Flower power : the meaning of flowers in art -- Flowers in the service of science and medicine. The flower and the scientist ; Good for what ails us : healing our bodies and minds -- Appendix 1. Flower statistics -- Appendix 2. Cooking with flowers : selected recipes -- Appendix 3. After bringing them home : caring for your cut flowers -- Appendix 4. Online resources for wildflower and pollinator conservation organizations.
catalogue key
10147072
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-321) and index.

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