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    Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants (Hardback) By (author) Jennifer Potter


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    DescriptionIn seventeenth-century Britain, a new breed of 'curious' gardeners were pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. The man responsible for introducing many of the plants to Britain at that time was John Tradescant, whose passion for collecting sent him as far as Russian Archangel, the pirate strongholds of North Africa and the battlefields of France. Tradescant's only son John was his apprentice. "Strange Blooms" tells the Tradescants' story - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. Meticulously researched and vividly evoking the drama of their lives, Jennifer Potter's book takes its readers to the edge of an expanding universe. "Strange Blooms" is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

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    Strange Blooms
    The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Potter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 3,438 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843543343
    ISBN 10: 1843543346

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000
    B&T Approval Code: A60320000
    BISAC V2.8: GAR002000, BIO006000
    B&T Approval Code: A71010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 635.0922
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    Thema V1.0: DNBH
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    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp b&w, 4pp colour illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 May 2008
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    Author Information
    JENNIFER POTTER is the author of three novels and two works of non-fiction, Secret Gardens and Lost Gardens to accompany the television series. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and writes on travel and gardens for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines.