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UPC 9780199911165 The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created 

 
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ISBN 9780199911165 - The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created

ISBN 9780199911165
The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created

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In 1837, while charting the Amazonian country of Guiana for Great Britain, German naturalist Robert Schomburgk discovered an astounding "vegetable wonder"-a huge water lily whose leaves were five or six feet across and whose flowers were dazzlingly white. In England, a horticultural nation with a mania for gardens and flowers, news of the discovery sparked a race to bring a live specimen back, and to bring it to bloom. In this extraordinary plant, named Victoria regia for the newly crowned queen, the flower-obsessed British had found their beau ideal. In The Flower of Empire, Tatiana Holway tells the story of this magnificent lily, revealing how it touched nearly every aspect of Victorian li 9780199911165
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