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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. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. Jennifer Potter's book vividly evokes the drama of their lives and 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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843543350
    ISBN 10: 1843543354

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    LC classification: CT
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 635.092
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000
    B&T Approval Code: A60320000
    BISAC V2.8: GAR002000, BIO006000
    B&T Approval Code: A71010000
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    DC22: 580.922
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    Thema V1.0: WM, DNBH
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    integrated b&w images throughout, 2 x 8pp b&w plates & 4pp colour plates
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    14 June 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. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and writes on travel and gardens for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines.
    Review quote
    "'Forget Alan Titchmarsh - it's the Tradescants of Jennifer Potter's Strange Blooms we should really salute... Beautifully produced and meticulously researched.' Andrea Wulf, Observer 'A tour de force... We owe Potter a huge debt of gratitude for the tireless research and sifting of evidence that have allowed the Tradescants and their great legacy to emerge so clearly at last.' Jenny Uglow, Sunday Times 'The Renaissance delight in the sheer protean variety of stuff in the world has met its ideal presenter in Jennifer Potter's open pleasure in details.' Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph 'Masterly... Jennifer Potter's achievement in Strange Blooms is to have breathed life back into the Tradescant name.' Alexander Urquhart, TLS"