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The reason for flowers : their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives / Stephen Buchmann.

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Summary:

An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 635.9 B853 (Text) 37801000514453 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/07/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476755526
  • ISBN: 1476755523
  • Physical Description: x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-321) and index.
Formatted 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.
Summary, etc.:
An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.
Subject: Flowers

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