Flower Confidential

Flower Confidential

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565126459

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.
Flower Confidential
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Amy Stewart
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-18 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature
Favored Flowers
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Catherine Ziegler
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-19 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Billions of fresh-cut flowers are flown into the United States every year, allowing Americans to choose from a broad array of blooms regardless of the season. Favored Flowers is a lively investigation of the worldwide production and distribution of fresh-cut flowers and their consumption in the New York metropolitan area.
The Reason for Flowers
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Stephen Buchmann
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-09 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.
Blooming Flowers
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Kasia Boddy
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-14 - Publisher: Yale University Press

An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasureThe bright yellow of a marigold and the cheerful red of a geranium, the evocative fragrance of a lotus or a saffron-infused paella—there is no end of reasons
Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Kristin Czarnecki, Carrie Rohman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Edited collection from acclaimed contemporary Woolf scholars, exploring Virginia Woolf's complex engagement with the natural world, an engagement that was as political as it was aesthetic."