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The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination, Richard Mabey

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The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination
Title
The cabaret of plants
Title remainder
forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination
Statement of responsibility
Richard Mabey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the renowned naturalist Richard Mabey"--
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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1941-
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Mabey, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Botany
Label
The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination, Richard Mabey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 under the title 'The cabaret of plants: botany and the imagination'"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-357) and index
Contents
The vegetable plot -- How to see a plant. Symbols from the ice : plants as food and forms ; Bird's-eyes : primulas -- Wooden manikins : the cults of trees. The cult of celebrity : the Fortingall yew ; The Rorschach tree : baobab ; The big trees : sequoias ; Methuselahs : bristlecones and date palms ; Provenance and extinction : wood's cycad ; From workhorse to green man : the oak -- Myths of cultivation. The Celtic bush : hazel ; The vegetable lamb : cotton ; Staff of life : maize ; The panacea : ginseng ; The vegetable mudfish : samphire -- The shock of the real : scientists and Romantics. Life versus entropy : Newton's apple ; Imitations of photosynthesis : mint and cucumber ; The challenge of carnivorous plans : the tipitiwitchet ; Wordsworth's daffodils ; On being pollinated : Keats's forget-me-not -- New lands, new visions. Jewels of the desert : Francis Masson's starfish and birds of paradise ; Growing together : the East Indian Company's fusion art ; Chiaroscuro : the Impressionists' olive trees ; Local distinctiveness : cornfield tulips and horizontal flax -- The Victorian plant theatre. 'Vegetable jewellery' : the fern craze ; 'The Queen of Lilies' : Victoria amazonica ; A Sarawakan stinkbomb : the Titan Arum ; Harlequins and mimics : the orchid troupe -- The real language of plants. The butterfly effect : the moonflower ; The canopy cooperative : air plants and bromeliads : Plant intelligence : mimosa -- The Tree of After Life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780393239973
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015033568
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974372
  • (OCoLC)ocn909974372
  • 752064
Label
The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination, Richard Mabey
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 under the title 'The cabaret of plants: botany and the imagination'"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-357) and index
Contents
The vegetable plot -- How to see a plant. Symbols from the ice : plants as food and forms ; Bird's-eyes : primulas -- Wooden manikins : the cults of trees. The cult of celebrity : the Fortingall yew ; The Rorschach tree : baobab ; The big trees : sequoias ; Methuselahs : bristlecones and date palms ; Provenance and extinction : wood's cycad ; From workhorse to green man : the oak -- Myths of cultivation. The Celtic bush : hazel ; The vegetable lamb : cotton ; Staff of life : maize ; The panacea : ginseng ; The vegetable mudfish : samphire -- The shock of the real : scientists and Romantics. Life versus entropy : Newton's apple ; Imitations of photosynthesis : mint and cucumber ; The challenge of carnivorous plans : the tipitiwitchet ; Wordsworth's daffodils ; On being pollinated : Keats's forget-me-not -- New lands, new visions. Jewels of the desert : Francis Masson's starfish and birds of paradise ; Growing together : the East Indian Company's fusion art ; Chiaroscuro : the Impressionists' olive trees ; Local distinctiveness : cornfield tulips and horizontal flax -- The Victorian plant theatre. 'Vegetable jewellery' : the fern craze ; 'The Queen of Lilies' : Victoria amazonica ; A Sarawakan stinkbomb : the Titan Arum ; Harlequins and mimics : the orchid troupe -- The real language of plants. The butterfly effect : the moonflower ; The canopy cooperative : air plants and bromeliads : Plant intelligence : mimosa -- The Tree of After Life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780393239973
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015033568
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974372
  • (OCoLC)ocn909974372
  • 752064

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