In The Rose's Kiss, Peter Bernhardt presents a fascinating and wide-ranging look at the natural history of flowers-how they are built, how they respond to the weather, how they scent and sweeten themselves and the many different animals they depend upon to reproduce. You'll discover why flowers are so colorful, how they evolved, and how insects exploit them for their nectar. This is a book for all flower lovers, from naturalists and gardeners to poets and botanists.
In The Rose's Kiss, botanist Peter Bernhardt weaves accounts of the forms, functions, and ecologies of flowers together with threads from history, folklore, and mythology. . . . His accounts form a well-balanced natural history, a book I recommend to all who love flowers and want to know more about their biology.