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The rose's kiss : a natural history of flowers

Author: Peter Bernhardt
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Rose's Kiss, botanist Peter Bernhardt rekindles our sense of wonder at the plant life all around us. He presents a fascinating and wide-ranging look at the natural history of flowers - their forms and functions as well as their hidden interactions with the surrounding environment and the other living organisms upon which they depend for survival. The Rose's Kiss will hold wide appeal for nature lovers, garden  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bernhardt
ISBN: 1559635649 9781559635646
OCLC Number: 40881609
Notes: "A Shearwater book"--Title page verso.
Description: 267 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Beyond the Florist's Shop --
Ch. 1. Brotherhoods and Sisters' Rooms --
Ch. 2. Limits to Perfection --
Ch. 3. The Pig in the Pizza --
Ch. 4. When to Bloom --
Ch. 5. When to Die --
Ch. 6. Of Pollen, Perpetrators, Politics, and Piety --
Ch. 7. Fruitful Union --
Ch. 8. The Primary Attractions --
Ch. 9. Rewards --
Ch. 10. Unloved but Efficient --
Ch. 11. Psychoanalysis and Serenades --
Ch. 12. The Faithful and Unfaithful Bee --
Ch. 13. The Squawking Tree --
Ch. 14. F Is for Fake (and Flower) --
Ch. 15. Into Thin Air --
Ch. 16. Self-made Marriages and Virgin Births --
Ch. 17. The First Flowers --
Glossary of Flower Terms.
Responsibility: Peter Bernhardt ; illustrations by John Myers.
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In The Rose's Kiss, botanist Peter Bernhardt rekindles our sense of wonder at the plant life all around us. He presents a fascinating and wide-ranging look at the natural history of flowers - their forms and functions as well as their hidden interactions with the surrounding environment and the other living organisms upon which they depend for survival. The Rose's Kiss will hold wide appeal for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the inner workings of the natural world.

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