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The Resource The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey

The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey

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The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination
Title
The cabaret of plants
Title remainder
botany and the imagination
Statement of responsibility
Richard Mabey
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Language
eng
Summary
A rich, sweeping, and compelling work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Richard Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death. Mabey takes listeners from the Himalayas to Madagascar to the Amazon to our own backyards. He ranges through the work of writers, artists, and scientists and across nearly 40,000 years of human history: Ice Age images of plant life in ancient cave art and the earliest representations of the Garden of Eden; Newton's apple and gravity, Priestley's sprig of mint and photosynthesis, and Wordsworth's daffodils; the history of cultivated plants such as maize, ginseng, and cotton; and the ways the sturdy oak became the symbol of British nationhood and the giant sequoia came to epitomize the spirit of America
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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other
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Read by Ralph Lister
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2685937
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Duration: 11:14:44
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 audio file
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781515924098
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unknown
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
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digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8e5748cc-2925-454c-b30f-90692e489a96
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Label
The cabaret of plants : botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=2685937
Publication
Note
Duration: 11:14:44
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio file
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515924098
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8e5748cc-2925-454c-b30f-90692e489a96
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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