Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of Flowers by Sharman Apt RussellAnatomy of a Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of Flowers by Sharman Apt Russell

Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of Flowers

bySharman Apt Russell

Paperback | April 4, 2002

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In Anatomy of a Rose, Sharman Apt Russell eloquently unveils the "inner life" of flowers, showing them to be more individual, more enterprising, and more responsive than we ever imagined. From their diverse fragrances to their nasty deceptions, Russell proves that, where nature is concerned, "wonder is not only our starting point; it can also be our destination." Throughout this botanical journey, she reveals that the science behind these intelligent plants--how they evolved, how they survive, how they heal--is even more awe-inspiring than their fleeting beauty. Russell helps us imagine what a field of snapdragons looks like to a honeybee; she introduces us to flowers that regulate their own temperature, attract pollinating bats, even smell like a rotting corpse.In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.
Sharman Apt Russellis the author of several books, includingHungerandSongs of the Fluteplayer, which won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. She has written for publications includingDiscoverandNature Conservancy, and currently contributes toOnEarth, the magazine for the National Resource Defense Council. Russell teaches creati...
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Title:Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of FlowersFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 4, 2002Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0738206695

ISBN - 13:9780738206691

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