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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781565126039
  • ISBN-10: 1565126033
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 320

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