Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World
|Rating||:||4.19 (623 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
Martina A. Nicolls said Flowers, art and life. Seven Flowers is a reference-informational non-fiction book about seven flowers: the lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, rose, tulip, and orchid. These are the flowers that the author has chosen to explore and to determine how they have exerted power and influence ‘of one kind or another, whether religious, sp. Donna J. Russo said One Star. Toooo technical, not an enjoyable readD/ Russo. Five Stars pmjro My sister loves this book!
The sunflower. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have these particular plants become the focus of gardens, literature, arteven billion dollar industries? The answers to these questions and more are what drove journalist and author Jennifer Potter to write Seven Flowers. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. Potter also explores how different cultures came to view the same flowers in totally different lights. The rose. In the seventeenth century, the irrational exuberance of the Dutch for rare tulips led to a nati
Jennifer Potter writes about the history and culture of plants, gardeners and gardens. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and has been variously a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, a Hawthornden Fellow and an Honorary Teaching Fellow on the Warwick Writing Program.
Praise for "Strange Blooms" "A tour de force We owe Potter a huge debt of gratitude for the tireless research and sifting of evidence that have allowed the Tradescants and their great legacy to emerge so clearly at last." --"Sunday Times" "Beautifully produced and meticulously researched." --"Observer" "Masterly Jennifer Potter's achievement in "Strange Blooms" is to have breathed life back into the Tradescant name." --"Times Literary Supplement""Anyone who has ever planted a seed or loved a flower can appreciate the author's knowledge and