Flower Confidential

Flower Confidential

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

eBook - 2008
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"Stewart is an acute observer and intelligent writer...a compelling read." --San Francisco Chronicle
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 horitcultural 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.
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781565126459
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (320 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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