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The Rose's Kiss

The Rose's Kiss
Author: Peter Bernhardt
ISBN 13: 9780226044408
ISBN 10: 226044408
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2002-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
List Price: $20.00

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.

Science Magazine - Peter K. Endress

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.