The Resource The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey

The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey

Label
The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination
Title
The cabaret of plants
Title remainder
botany and the imagination
Statement of responsibility
Richard Mabey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
AIn Richard Mabey's characteristically lyrical and informative tone, -- From Ice Age artists, to the Romantic poets, via colonialism and the nineteenth century botanical mania of empire, Mabey concludes his magnum opus with the latest revelations of possible 'plant intelligence' in this extraordinary collection of encounters between plants and people
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
580
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK46.5.H85
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: The Vegetable Plot; How to see a Plant; 1. Symbols from the Ice: Plants as Food and Forms; 2. Bird's-Eyes: Primulas; Wooden Manikins: The Cults of Trees; 3. The Cult of Celebrity: The Fortingall Yew; 4. The Rorschach Tree: Baobab; 5. The Big Trees: Sequoias; 6. Methuselahs: Bristlecones and Date Palms; 7. Provenance and Extinction: Wood's Cycad; 8. From Workhorse to Green Man: The Oak; Myths of Cultivation; 9. The Celtic Bush: Hazel; 10. The Vegetable Lamb: Cotton; 11. Staff of Life: Maize; 12. The Panacea: Ginseng
  • 13. The Vegetable Mudfish: SamphireThe Shock of the Real: Scientists and Romantics; 14. Life versus Entropy: Newton's Apple; 15. Intimations of Photosynthesis: Mint and Cucumber; 16. The Challenge of Carnivorous Plants: The Tipitiwitchet; 17. Wordsworth's Daffodils; 18. On Being Pollinated: Keats's Forget-Me-Not; New Lands, New Visions; 19. Jewels of the Desert: Francis Masson's Starfish and Birds of Paradise; 20. Growing Together: The East India Company's Fusion Art; 21. Chiaroscuro: The Impressionists' Olive Trees; 22. Local Distinctiveness: Cornfield Tulips and Horizontal Flax
  • The Victorian Plant Theatre23. 'Vegetable jewellery': The Fern Craze; 24. 'The Queen of Lilies': Victoria amazonica; 25. A Sarawakan Stinkbomb: The Titan Arum; 26. Harlequins and Mimics: The Orchid Troupe; The Real Language of Plants; 27. The Butterfly Effect: The Moonflower; 28. The Canopy Cooperative: Air Plants and Bromeliads; 29. Plant Intelligence: Mimosa; Epilogue: The Tree of After Life; Additional References and Sources; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Index
Control code
ocn929659399
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (374 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847654014
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14865ad8-a793-4175-8c41-937ba6ec1b93
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36973609
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)929659399
  • pebc0393248771

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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