The Reason for Flowers

Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
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Author(s): Stephen Buchmann
Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2015
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Audio (14.38 hours)
Product Number: Z100093127
Released: Jul 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781494594138
Narrator/s: Jonathan Yen
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us-and animals, too-through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.

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The Reason for Flowers
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Product Number:Z100093127
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CD
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Author(s): Stephen Buchmann
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number DD20686
Released: Jul 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494514136
eBook
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Author(s): Stephen Buchmann
Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00571411
Released: Jul 21, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781476755540

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