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A garden of marvels : how we discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, and other secrets of plants /

"In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, the author of Paradise Under Glass gives us a witty and engaging history of the first botanists interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab"-- Full description

Main Author: Kassinger, Ruth, 1954-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
Edition: First edition.
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Contents: Pt. I. Inside a plant -- Cocktail, anyone? -- The birth and long life of the vegetable lamb -- Through a glass, however darkly -- The persecuted professor -- Inside a plant -- Pt. II. Roots -- Restless roots -- The enormous gourd -- The way of all water -- How to kill a hickory -- Our fine fungal friends -- Arsenic and young fronds -- The once and future wheat -- Off to the races -- Pt. III. Leaves -- New beginnings -- A momentous mint -- Leaves eat air -- The vegetable slug -- Once in a blue-green moon -- The tenacity of trees -- Amazing grass -- Pt. IV. Flowers -- Sex in the garden -- Who needs Romeo? -- Black petunias -- The abominable mystery -- Cheap sex -- Scent and sex -- Pt. V. Onward, upward, and afterward -- Trouble in paradise -- Onward and upward -- Afterward.
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Ripon Adult Nonfiction 580.92 Kassinger Available
Menasha Adult New Nonfiction 580.92 K19g Due: 12/01/2014

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