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The Resource Atlas of poetic botany, Francis Hallé in collaboration with Éliane Patriarca ; translated by Erik Butler

Atlas of poetic botany, Francis Hallé in collaboration with Éliane Patriarca ; translated by Erik Butler

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Atlas of poetic botany
Title
Atlas of poetic botany
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Francis Hallé in collaboration with Éliane Patriarca ; translated by Erik Butler
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Botanical encounters in the rainforest: trees that walk, a leaf as big as an awning, a plant that dances. This Atlas invites the reader to tour the farthest reaches of the rainforest in search of exotic-poetic-plant life. Guided in these botanical encounters by Francis Halle, who has spent forty years in pursuit of the strange and beautiful plant specimens of the rainforest, the reader discovers a plant with just one solitary, monumental leaf; an invasive hyacinth; a tree that walks; a parasitic laurel; and a dancing vine. Further explorations reveal the Rafflesia arnoldii, the biggest flower in the world, with a crown of stamens and pistils the color of rotten meat that exude the stench of garbage in the summer sun; underground trees with leaves that form a carpet on the ground above them; and the biggest tree in Africa, which can reach seventy meters (more tha 200 feet) in height, with a four-meter (about 13 feet) diameter. Halle's drawings, many in color, provide a witty accompaniment. Like any good tour guide, Halle tells stories to illustrate his facts. Readers learn about, among other things, Queen Victoria's rubber tree; legends of the moabi tree (for example, that powder from the bark confers invisibility); a flower that absorbs energy from a tree; plants that imitate other plants; a tree that rains; and a fern that clones itself. Halle's drawings represent an investment in time that returns a dividend of wonder more satisfying than the ephemeral thrill afforded by the photograph. The Atlas of Poetic Botany allows us to be amazed by forms of life that seem as strange as visitors from another planet.0Translated from French by Erik Butler
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Hallé, Francis
Dewey number
580.1/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK87
LC item number
.H35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK87
NAL item number
.H28513 2018
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1971-
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  • Patriarca, Éliane
  • Butler, Erik
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  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Plants
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Atlas of poetic botany, Francis Hallé in collaboration with Éliane Patriarca ; translated by Erik Butler
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Translation of: Atlas de botanique poétique
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1029799461
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780262039123
Lccn
2018013342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Label
Atlas of poetic botany, Francis Hallé in collaboration with Éliane Patriarca ; translated by Erik Butler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Atlas de botanique poétique
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029799461
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780262039123
Lccn
2018013342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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