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The tulip

Author: Anna Pavord
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 20th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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"A twentieth anniversary edition of the classic, featuring new material by the author. Anna Pavord's internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, the United States alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year. No other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Pavord
ISBN: 9781635573909 1635573904 9781526602688 1526602687
OCLC Number: 1076501084
Description: xi, 467 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. A flower of the East --
The tulip in Northern Europe --
Early British growers --
The Dutch and tulipomania --
Dutch dominance --
The English florists' tulip --
The last hundred years --
Part II. Tulips : the species --
Tulip cultivars --
Chronology of tulips.
Responsibility: Anna Pavord.

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"A twentieth anniversary edition of the classic, featuring new material by the author. Anna Pavord's internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, the United States alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year. No other flower has ever carried so much consequence; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Why did the tulip dominate so many lives through so many centuries in so many countries? Anna Pavord, a self-confessed tulipomaniac, spent six years looking for answers, roaming through Asia, India, and the Ottoman Empire to tell how a humble wildflower of the Asian steppes made its way to Turkey and from there took the whole of Western Europe by storm. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. This beautifully redesigned edition features a new Preface by the author, a completely revised listing of the best varieties of this incomparable flower to choose for your garden, and a reorganized listing of tulip species, to reflect the latest thinking by taxonomists."--

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Beautifully updated ... There is perhaps no other flower quite as political and theatrical as the tulip, and it is thanks to Pavord that we can now call ourselves true tulipomaniacs * Gardens Read more...

 
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