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Sunflowers : the secret history ; the unauthorized biography of the world's most beloved weed

Author: Joe Pappalardo
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2007?
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Uncorrected proofsView all editions and formats
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Pappalardo's unexpected and highly entertaining social history of this scandalous flower stretches from the Stone Age to the Space Age, from its healing role in Hopi tribal rituals to its covert involvement in the Cold War.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pappalardo, Joe.
Sunflowers.
New York : Overlook Press, 2007?
(OCoLC)755286550
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Pappalardo
ISBN: 9781585679911 1585679917
OCLC Number: 212409776
Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Sunflowers and Me --
1. Of Bees, Mathematicians, and the Sex Lives of Sunflowers --
2. Godfather of Sunflowers and the Sunflower Detective --
3. Cultivation Controversy --
4. Wildflower Tamed --
5. Plant Hunters of the Newe World (and the Sad Tale of the SunChoke) --
6. United States of Sunflower --
7. Russia's Unofficial National Flower --
8. Welcome Home --
Sunflowers in North America --
9. Comrade Helianthus: War, Repression, and Coming of Age in Soviet Russia --
10. Sunflower Gap --
11. Space Flower --
12. Fights for the Future --
13. Welcome to Fargo.
Responsibility: Joe Pappalardo.

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Pappalardo's unexpected and highly entertaining social history of this scandalous flower stretches from the Stone Age to the Space Age, from its healing role in Hopi tribal rituals to its covert involvement in the Cold War.

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