Saturday, January 16, 2010

Anatomy of a Rose: The Secret Life of Flowers by Sharman Apt Russell

”Secret lives of flowers”. The deals with some lesser know facts of flowering plants, most of them dealing with reproduction – well, as that is the most important facet of the live of plants that is not surprising. Some very interesting things, some I didn't know before. I didn't like the writing style too much. I wonder who was the target group? The book had some fairly complex things in fairly complex language, but at many places it reads like a children's book with childish metaphors and figures of speech, and with very flowery descriptions of different aspects of the live of the plants.

320 pp.

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