The flower of empire : an Amazonian water lily, the quest to make it bloom, and the world it created [E-Book] / Tatiana Holway.
Holway, Tatiana M.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
xii, 306 pages, [16] pages of plates, illustrations, ports.
englisch
9780195373899
9780199706044
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: Victoria's floras
  • Terra incognita
  • Perils and wonders
  • A floral sensation
  • An international tempest
  • Return to the wild
  • Cultivating Kew Gardens
  • His grace and his gardener
  • The flowering of Chatsworth
  • Golden square
  • Evergreens
  • Salvaging Kew Gardens
  • Trading favors
  • Trials and errors
  • The great stove
  • Reviving Kew Gardens.
  • Return to El Dorado
  • Paxton, inc
  • First bloom
  • Nature's engineer
  • Empire under glass
  • Epilogue: Victoria regia redux.