The Brief Life of Flowers

The Brief Life of Flowers

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Synopsis

The beauty of flowers is well known, inspiring creative minds from Botticelli to Beatrix Potter. But they've also played a key part in forming the past, and may shape our future.

Roses and thistles have served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations. We wear poppies to remember the First World War, but it was the elderflower that treated its wounded soldiers. A rose might mend a broken heart, and sunflowers may just save our planet.

At once enchanting and intriguing, The Brief Life of Flowers reveals how even the most ordinary of flowers have extraordinary stories to tell.

Book information

ISBN: 9781473686373
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: John Murray
Pub date:
DEWEY: 582.1309
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: vii, 232
Weight: 196g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 19mm