Flower Confidential (Paperback)

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    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 flori...

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    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.

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    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9781565126039
    Genre NATURE / Plants / Flowers
    Format Paperback
    Pages 306
    Publisher Date 2008-03-18 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Algonquin Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.68 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Stewart, Amy

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