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The Reason for Flowers - Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives-logo

The Reason for Flowers - Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Stephen Buchmann

Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us-and animals, too-through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.

Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us-and animals, too-through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.
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Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us-and animals, too-through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Yen

Length:

14h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

54:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

53:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

55:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

54:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

58:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

50:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

51:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:47