Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2013

328 Pages | 16 pp color insert


ISBN: 9780195373899

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The Flower of Empire

The Amazon's Largest Water Lily, the Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Helped Create

Tatiana Holway

  • A fascinating story that reads like a novel
  • Offers a rich account of the culture and context of Victorian England
  • No other book has been written on the remarkable story of the Victoria regia water lily
  • The book is based on extensive original research, relying on Victorian letters, diaries, and periodicals