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The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey

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The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination
Title
The cabaret of plants
Title remainder
botany and the imagination
Statement of responsibility
Richard Mabey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medicines, religious gathering-places and a water lily named after a queen. Beginning with pagan cults and creation myths, the cultural significance of plants has burst upwards, sprouting into forms as diverse as the panacea (the cure-all plant ginseng, a single root of which can cost up to $10,000), Newton's apple, the African 'vegetable elephant' or boabab, whose swollen trunks store thousands of litres of water - and the mystical, night-flowering Amazonian cactus, the moonflower
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
580
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK46.5.H85
LC item number
M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey
Label
The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback edition: 2016
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: HOW TO SEE A PLANT -- 1.Symbols from the Ice: Plants as Food and Forms -- 2.Bird's-Eyes: Primulas -- WOODEN MANIKINS: THE CULTS OF TREES -- 3.The Cult of Celebrity: The Fortingall Yew -- 4.The Rorschach Tree: Baobab -- 5.The Big Trees: Sequoias -- 6.Methuselahs: Bristlecones and Date Palms -- 7.Provenance and Extinction: Wood's Cycad -- 8.From Workhorse to Green Man: The Oak -- MYTHS OF CULTIVATION -- 9.The Celtic Bush: Hazel -- 10.The Vegetable Lamb: Cotton -- 11.Staff of Life: Maize -- 12.The Panacea: Ginseng -- 13.The Vegetable Mudfish: Samphire -- THE SHOCK OF THE REAL: SCIENTISTS AND ROMANTICS -- 14.Life versus Entropy: Newton's Apple -- 15.Intimations of Photosynthesis: Mint and Cucumber -- 16.The Challenge of Carnivorous Plants: The Tipitiwitchet -- 17.Wordsworth's Daffodils -- 18.On Being Pollinated: Keats's Forget-Me-Not -- NEW LANDS, NEW VISIONS -- 19.Jewels of the Desert: Francis Masson's Starfish and Birds of Paradise --
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25 cm
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Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781861979582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)927291647

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