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The Reason For Flowers

Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

By Stephen Buchmann
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The Reason For Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives by Stephen Buchmann

The Reason for Flowers (2015) is about the origin, reproduction and effects of these amazing pieces of evolutionary artwork. These blinks explain how flowers have sex, why they’re so beautiful and why humans have become so infatuated with them.

  • Anyone interested in the cultural history of flowers
  • Every florist or admirer of flower arrangement
  • Flower enthusiasts of all types

Biologist Stephen Buchmann has been a passionate bee and bug watcher since his youth. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona, with a specialization in pollination ecology. Buchmann is the author of eleven books, including The Forgotten Pollinators, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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