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Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers, Stewart, Amy

Author Name    Stewart, Amy

Title   Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Algonquin Books

ISBN Number    1565124383 / 9781565124387

Seller ID   SKU1043809

1565124383 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners, sticker residue on front of dust jacket, to edge of pages dirty; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Contains academic or public library markings.

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We buy more flowers a year than we do Big Macs, spending $6.2 billion annually. We use them to mark our most important events, to express sentiments that might otherwise go unsaid. And we demand perfection. So it's no surprise that there is a $40 billion global industry devoted to making flowers flawless.
Amy Stewart takes us inside the flower trade--from the hybridizers, who create new varieties in the laboratory, to the growers, who produce flowers by the millions (often in a factory-like setting), to the Dutch auctioneers, who set the bar (and the price), and ultimately to the neighborhood florists orchestrating the mind-boggling demands of Valentine's and Mother's Day. There's the breeder intent on developing the first blue rose; an eccentric horticultural legend who created the world's most popular lily; a grower of gerberas of every color imaginable; and the equivalent of a Tiffany diamond: the " Forever Young" rose.
Stewart explores the relevance of flowers in our lives and in our history, and in the process she reveals all that has been gained--and lost--by tinkering with nature.

Price = 5.50 USD


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