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The New York Timesbestseller and international publishing sensation. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage: it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, and plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. Now available in paperback, it's as irresistible as its subject.
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Bloomsbury Publishing USA
"Splendidly extravagant history...an astonishing bouquet of economic and cultural lore, grand historic trends and horticultural exotica." -- Publishers Weekly "Visually stunning" -- New Yorker "Fascinating and sumptuous...an epic drama, a true tale that spans continents and centuries, shows humankind at its worst and its best, with heroes and villains galore." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer "A wondrous account... remarkable." -- Seattle Weekly "Verbally and visually ravishing book." -- House & Garden " The Tulipreads more like an adventure story, written against a backdrop of a 16th-and 17th-century Europe..."-- Desert Sun
A wondrous account... remarkable.
Fascinating and sumptuous...an epic drama, a true tale that spans continents and centuries, shows humankind at its worst and its best, with heroes and villains galore.
The Tulip reads more like an adventure story, written against a backdrop of a 16th-and 17th-century Europe...