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The Resource Flora : an artistic voyage through the world of plants, Sandra Knapp

Flora : an artistic voyage through the world of plants, Sandra Knapp

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Flora : an artistic voyage through the world of plants
Title
Flora
Title remainder
an artistic voyage through the world of plants
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Sandra Knapp
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Artistic voyage through the world of plants
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Language
eng
Summary
Through botanical paintings and insightful essays, this book examines the fascinating history of plants and flowers. Over 20 plant families are profiled, including cacti, daffodils, iris, magnolia, poppies, roses, tulips and waterlilies. Throughout history, plants have affected our lives, even shaping societies. Holland's infamous tulip craze is legendary. The 17th century spice trade was so profitable that stevedores who unloaded nutmeg from the boats had to wear coveralls without pockets since a single nutmeg was worth a fortune. The natural history of plants is itself an engrossing topic. The book covers how plants have adopted remarkable behaviours for survival in a variety of harsh habitats. One such plant is the dead horse arum, a putrid-smelling plant that adapted to compete with dead birds to attract pollinating carrier flies. Plants that gardeners now take for granted could once be found only in remote and hostile regions. This book tells the remarkable stories of the adventurous botanist explorers who braved disease, slave traders, war, jungles and other dangers to collect plants now grown commonly in our own gardens. These pages are graced with hundreds of stunning colour illustrations selected from the vast collection of original botanical paintings archived at The Natural History Museum, London
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Knapp, Sandra
Dewey number
743.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Plants
  • Flowers
  • Botanical illustration
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Plants
Target audience
adult
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Flora : an artistic voyage through the world of plants, Sandra Knapp
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053341874
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781760110116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Flora : an artistic voyage through the world of plants, Sandra Knapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053341874
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781760110116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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