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Seven flowers and how they shaped our world

Author: Jennifer Potter
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip and orchid -- each embodies a different kind of power, and each has a story to tell that will take you by surprise. Jennifer Potter tracks these flowers across the globe as she examines their influence on human societies and reveals some astonishing truths.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Potter
ISBN: 9780857891648 0857891642 9780857891655 0857891650
OCLC Number: 861725366
Description: 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm
Contents: Lotus --
Lily --
Sunflower --
Opium poppy --
Rose --
Tulip --
Orchid.
Responsibility: Jennifer Potter.

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The lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip and orchid: one of our finest horticultural historians considers a septet of flowers that have enflamed hearts and minds in cultures around the  Read more...

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