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History and Theory


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The Drunken Botanist
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart
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Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans... (read more)

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
by Michael Pollan
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In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant -- though this... (read more)

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The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants
The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants
by Jane S Smith
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The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America At no other time in history has there been more curiosity or concern about the food we eat-and... (read more)

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Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
by Amy Stewart
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It's not easy being green. Mostly, everything else eats you. But some plants fight back with thorns and poisons. Some plants are: Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart.... (read more)

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The Private World of Tasha Tudor
The Private World of Tasha Tudor
by Tasha Tudor
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Tasha Tudor has written and illustrated more than seventy-five beloved children's books since her first, Pumpkin Moonshine, in 1938. Now seventy-seven years old, she lives on a farm in southern Vermont, where she has recreated an early Victorian world... (read more)

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Practical Botany for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored
Practical Botany for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored
by Geoff Hodge
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Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic... (read more)

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The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion
The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion
by Anita Sanchez
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Though this alien species is the bane of manicured lawns, dandelion's lion-toothed tenaciousness has won the grudging respect of an upstate New York environmental educator and as she relates, others including Thoreau. Through a series of short essays,... (read more)

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The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants
The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants
by Anna Pavord
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An exhilarating new book from the author of the worldwide bestseller The Tulip. The Naming of Names traces the search for order in the natural world, a search that for hundreds of years occupied some of the most brilliant minds in Europe. ... (read more)

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Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World
Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World
by Emma Marris
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A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. For decades people have unquestioningly accepted the idea that our goal is to preserve nature in its pristine, pre-human state. But many scientists have come to see this as an outdated dream that... (read more)

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The Gardens of the British Working Class
The Gardens of the British Working Class
by Margaret Willes
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This magnificently illustrated peoples history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest... (read more)

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The Tulip
The Tulip
by Anna Pavord
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Extraordinary fact: In Amsterdam in 1838 the asking price for a single tulip bulb, the "Semper Augustus," was 13,000 florins. Anna Pavord explains in her elegant tome The Tulip that at the time this amount was "more than the cost... (read more)

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Wicked Bugs
Wicked Bugs
by Amy Stewart
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes — creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From... (read more)

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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You
100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You
by Diana Wells
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Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known... (read more)

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The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
by Susan Orlean
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orleans wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. From Floridas swamps to its courtrooms, the New Yorker writer follows one... (read more)

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Common to This Country: Botanical Discoveries of Lewis and Clark
Common to This Country: Botanical Discoveries of Lewis and Clark
by Susan H Munger
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Lewis and Clark's 1804 to 1806 expedition to discover a direct water route to the Pacific Ocean resulted in accomplishments never imagined. Although they never found a water route west, they discovered and described more than 40 American Indian tribes... (read more)

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Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener
Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener
by Barbara Paul Robinson
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"Decades before Martha Stewart, Verey was a fiercely determined, supremely talented, and ambitious gardening superstar modestly camouflaged in sensible shoes and pearls. Her laburnum walk at her home at Barnsley House is one of the most famous garden... (read more)

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The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World
The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World
by Christy Campbell
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In the mid-1860s, grapevines in southeastern France inexplicably began to wither and die. French botanist Jules-Émile Planchon was sent to investigate. Magnifying glass in hand, he discovered that the vine roots were covered in microscopic yellow... (read more)

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Some Branch Against the Sky: The Practice and Principles of Marginal Gardening
Some Branch Against the Sky: The Practice and Principles of Marginal Gardening
by Geoffrey Dutton
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A marginal garden is a large piece of ground (over half an acre) that is minimally differentiated from its surroundings, and can therefore be designed and tended with a minimal expenditure of time and money. The author explains the general principles... (read more)

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Oxford Companion to Gardens
Oxford Companion to Gardens
by Geoffrey Jellicoe
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This new Oxford Companion covers the history and design of gardens all over the world from the earliest recorded known examples to the present day, encompassing everything from small private gardens to the vast public park at Versailles, from the secret... (read more)

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American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
by Michelle Obama
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In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn.  As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the... (read more)

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