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Flora Mirabilis

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A sumptuous showcase of superb illustrations paired with fascinating stories of botanical exploration and trade through the ages, this book will be an evergreen delight.


A collaboration between National Geographic and the world-renowned Missouri Botanical Garden, this book blossoms with legend and lore as it culls the most engrossing mysteries and adventures of plant exploration, science, and discovery and garlands them with astonishingly beautiful illustrations.


The pages are abloom with the rich details and engaging allure of beloved flowers, stunning gardens, ancient trees, medicinal herbs, and valuable plants of all varieties from around the world.


Unique "plant profiles" chronicle the especially remarkable roles each plant has played in matters of economics, politics, and taste.


Illustrated throughout with never-before-published collector’s edition reproductions and introduced with an eloquent foreword by Peter H. Raven, president of the Missouri Botanical Garden, this stunning volume will catch eyes and flower in imaginations everywhere.


  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages, 200 color and black-and-white photographs
  • 7 5/8" x 9 3/4"
  • © 2009

Catherine Herbert Howell has contributed to several books including Wonders of the Ancient World and Expeditions Atlas.


Peter H. Raven is recognized as one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity. Raven champions research around the world to preserve endangered plants.


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3.0

Stunningly Beautofi; bit Flawed

By Raven

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Flora Mirabilis:

    Can only use for my own enjoyment. Cannot be a gift because a page was missing on my original order and also its replacement. Information was especially interesting to me as I had recently read a book on the subject and wanted to compare.

     
    4.0

    Excellent book and a great gift.

    By Phyllis

    from Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

    About Me Everyday Reader

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          Comments about Flora Mirabilis:

          I will use this book to improve my understanding of plant life, as well as, to enhance my appreciation of nature and the world around me.

           
          5.0

          A MUST FOR ALL GARDEN ENTHUSIASTS

          By Garden Mom

          from Alamogordo, NM

          About Me Everyday Reader

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          Pros

          • Informative
          • Quality Photos
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Educational
            • Reference

            Comments about Flora Mirabilis:

            Our daughter gave this to my husband for a Christmas gift -- he loved it! It is absolutely stunning and an excellent reference guide for some often rare and hard to find plants. Highly recommend it.

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