Flower Confidential

Amy Stewart (Author)
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Description

A globe-trotting, behind-the-scenes look at the dazzling world of flowers and the fascinating industry it has created.

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought--for better or worse--to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horticultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
March 18, 2008
Pages
305
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781565126039
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About the Author

AMY STEWART is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Kopp Sisters series, which began with Girl Waits with Gun. Her seven nonfiction books include The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"Stewart's journey takes us down many such paths, all connected by her own curiosity and highly readable prose. The greatest value of Flower Confidential, however, is that it was written at all."
--the Washington Post