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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565126459
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Flowers
Author:
Stewart, Amy
Author:
Amy Stewart
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Cut flower industry - United States - History
Subject:
Cut flower industry - History
Subject:
Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Gardening-History and Theory
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Subject:
Nature Studies-Wild Flowers General
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Nature : Plants - Flowers
Subject:
Business & Economics : Industries - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Writing
Home and Garden » Gardening » Flower Growing
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Flowers General

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