Flora: An Artistic Voyage Through the World of Plants
This beautiful box set explores the history of plants and flowers. Author and acclaimed botanist, Sandra Knapp explains how plants have adopted remarkable behaviours for survival in a variety of harsh habitats and also tells the remarkable stories of the adventurous botanist explorers who braved disease, slave traders, wars, jungles and other dangers to collect plants now commonly grown in our own gardens.
Essays profile key plants and demonstrate how they have affected our lives, even shaping societies, throughout history. The species covered include cacti, daffodils, irises, magnolias, poppies, roses, tulips and waterlilies. Knapp's essays are beautifully illustrated throughout with the work of botanical artists, carefully selected from the collections of the Natural History Museum, London.
- Author: Sandra Knapp
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: September 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0565093983
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 cm