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Rose's Kiss A Natural History of Flowers

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ISBN-10: 0226044408

ISBN-13: 9780226044408

Edition: 2002

Authors: Peter Bernhardt

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Bernhardt presents a fascinating look at the natural history of flowers - how they look, what they do, and their often hidden interactions with the surrounding environment and other living organisms upon which they depend for survival.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Peter Bernhardt is professor of biology at Saint Louis University and a research associate with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, Gods and Goddesses in the Garden: Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of Plants.

Introduction - Beyond the Florist's Shop
Brotherhoods and Sisters' Rooms
Limits to Perfection
The Pig in the Pizza
When to Bloom
When to Die
Of Pollen, Perpetrators, Politics, and Piety
Fruitful Union
The Primary Attractions
Rewards
Unloved but Efficient
Psychoanalysis and Serenades
The Faithful and Unfaithful Bee
The Squawking Tree 14.Fis for Fake (and Flower)
Into Thin Air
Self-Made Marriages and Virgin Births
The First Flowers
Glossary of Flower Terms Annotated
Bibliography
About the Author
Index