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The Metamorphosis of Flowers Hardcover – March 1, 1998


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The growth of 18 species of wildflowers is caught on film, using the process of macrophotography. The resultant color photographs--108 in number--gorgeously capture the flowers from their delicate buds, to the unfolding of their petals, to full bloom, to the breakdown of the corolla. The engaging text provides information on each of the plants; these include cornflowers, thistles, irises, dandelions, nasturtiums, columbines, buttercups, and daisies. An eight-page section printed on translucent paper allows readers to witness the evolution of a poppy. The text and photographs of French biologists Nuridsany and Perennou will be of interest to nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. George Cohen

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"The text and photographs of French biologists Nuridsany and Pérennou will be of interest to nature enthusiasts and photographers alike." -- Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810936259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810936256
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.6 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "hessbug" on March 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is an absolutely stunning book visually - from a purely aesthetic point of view, and as documentation of the way flowers change from bud to demise. There is also some interesting text accompanying, and a number of lovely poems and quotes.
For anyone who is a flower lover, a lover of nature, or a photographer, this book is a "can't go wrong" Also makes a great and unusual gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ohbarb! on September 12, 2009
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if you love flowers and words, buy this book. Every photo and every word is poetry. A great gift to give to lovers of beauty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theseus on February 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A surprising and delightful piece of work from Abrams.

This is a process book about flowers: their changes from bud to bloom. Saturated colors, palpable textures are reinforced by an evocative (but never "artsy") text. The total effect is a surprisingly intimate experience, reminiscent of Singer's Bontanic Magnifica without the big price tag.

A novel design features some fold-outs and cut-outs, all designed with precision and elegance. Cloth over hardback boards with dustjacket, sewn binding, 141 pp. color illustrations throughout.
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