Flower Confidential The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|The Birds, the Bees, and a Camel Hair Brush|
|Engineered to Perfection|
|Italian Violets and Japanese Chrysanthemums|
|Acres under Glass|
|How the Dutch Conquered the World|
|Flowers on the Equator|
|The Dutch Auction|
|Florists, Supermarkets, and the Next Big Thing|
|Epilogue: Valentine's Day|
|Care and Feeding of Cut Flowers|
|Visiting Markets and Growers|