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Title The flower of empire [electronic resource] : the Amazon's largest water lily, the quest to make it bloom, and the world it helped create / Tatiana Holway.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Contents Prologue: Victoria's floras -- Terra incognita -- Perils and wonders -- A floral sensation -- An international tempest -- Return to the wild -- Cultivating Kew Gardens -- His grace and his gardener -- The flowering of Chatsworth -- Golden square -- Evergreens -- Salvaging Kew Gardens -- Trading favors -- Trials and errors -- The great stove -- Reviving Kew Gardens. -- Return to El Dorado -- Paxton, inc -- First bloom -- Nature's engineer -- Empire under glass -- Epilogue: Victoria regia redux.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Victoria amazonica.
Botanical gardens -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780195373899 0195373898 (DLC) 2012034518
ISBN 0199706042 (electronic bk.)
9780199706044 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # EBC1132321
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