Florapedia by Carol Gracie audiobook

Florapedia: A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore

By Carol Gracie
Read by Coleen Marlo

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200158867

  • ISBN: 9798200158850

  • ISBN: 9798200158874

Runtime: 4.32 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A delightful treasury of botanical facts and fancy

Florapedia is an eclectic A–Z compendium of botanical lore. With more than 100 enticing entries—on topics ranging from achlorophyllous plants that use a fungus as an intermediary to obtain nutrients from other plants to zygomorphic flowers that admit only the most select pollinators—this collection is a captivating journey into the realm of botany.

Writing in her incomparably engaging style, Carol Gracie discusses remarkable plants from around the globe, botanical art and artists, early botanical explorers, ethnobotanical uses of plants, botanical classification and terminology, the role of plants in history, and more. She shares illuminating facts about van Gogh's sunflowers and reveals how a hallucinogenic weed left its enduring mark on the early history of the Jamestown colony. Gracie describes the travels of John and William Bartram—father and son botanists and explorers who roamed widely in early America in search of plants—and delves into the miniature ecosystems entangled in Spanish moss.

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Author Bio: Carol Gracie

Author Bio: Carol Gracie

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 4.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English