Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 April 2013

328 Pages | 16 pp color insert

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195373899

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The Flower of Empire

An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created

Tatiana Holway

  • 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
  • Based on extensive original research, relying on Victorian letters, diaries, and periodicals