The Reason for Flowers: Book by Buchmann Stephen Buchmann

The Reason for Flowers

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ISBN: 9781476755526    Publisher: Scribner Book Company Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 320        Language: English
Cultural history at its best--the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world's flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist,...Read more
Cultural history at its best--the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world's flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs. Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humani-ty. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to cele-brate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a world-wide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Yet, we know little about flow-ers, their origins, bizarre sex lives, or how humans relate and depend upon them.
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About the author: Buchmann Stephen Buchmann
Stephen Buchmann, a pollination ecol-ogist specializing in bees, is affiliated with the Departments of Entomology and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology... Read more
Stephen Buchmann, a pollination ecol-ogist specializing in bees, is affiliated with the Departments of Entomology and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. A fellow of the Linnean Society of London, he has published over 150 peer-reviewed scien-tific papers and ten books, including The Forgotten Pollinators with Gary Paul Nabhan, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize See all Product Description
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Aesthetically, flowers enrich our lives and symbolize our emotions, but they are of even greater importance to us in their natural function in nature. In this attractive book, Steve Buchmann brings...Read more
Aesthetically, flowers enrich our lives and symbolize our emotions, but they are of even greater importance to us in their natural function in nature. In this attractive book, Steve Buchmann brings to life for the interested reader the many facets of their existence and their interplay with insects and other animals, informing us well about how they evolved and the roles that they play in our world."--Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
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