Synopsis: In addition to the true poppies of the genus Papaver, the other genera in the poppy family are featured in this profusely illustrated book, including favorites such as Eschscholzia, the California poppy, and Meconopsis, the fabled blue Himalayan poppy.
Review: A field of common red poppies growing wild by the roadside can transform an ordinary landscape into a place of mystery--their fervent, insistent color seems designed to take the breath away. For readers who've fallen under the poppy's spell, Christopher Grey-Wilson's Poppies: A Guide to the Poppy Family in the Wild and in Cultivation is an exhaustive work of research and classification of this remarkable and mysterious flower.
The book starts out with a brief, no-nonsense introduction that serves as a road map to the reams of information contained in the subsequent pages. Grey-Wilson, botanist and editor of Alpine Garden Society, has organized the poppy family into four main subfamilies: the Chelidonioideae, Eschscholzioideae, Papveroideae, and Plastytemonoideae. Within these subfamilies a series of varieties are delineated. In entries of varying length, Grey-Wilson provides information about zoning, propagation, advice on garden placement, and various other remarkable and somewhat unpredictable details. While some poppies described here can be found at any local garden store, others are not in cultivation and were last sighted in Turkey or Iran. Containing 182 color photographs, Poppies will satisfy readers who want more than just the basics, who want the whole scientific story, and then some. --Emily White
Title: Poppies: The Poppy Family in the Wild and in...
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1993. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2660478
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Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0881922323
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0881922323 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Previous owners mark in front of book. Bookseller Inventory # HR2-WARH-8224
Book Description Timber Press, 1993., 1993. Hardcover. Near fine in jacket, some edgewear to jacket. Gardening. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Bookseller Inventory # U0881922323
Book Description Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1993. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 208 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. Light ding at heal of spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 063741
Book Description TIMBER PRESS, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978088192232505. Bookseller Inventory # 02978088192232505
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1993. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Light reading wear; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.30 inches; 239 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 129806
Book Description Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 1993. Boards. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Unused pristine first edition bound in tan boards with gilt title on spine. Dust jacket is corner-clipped, protected in removable mylar, with 3/4" closed tear at head of spine, else fine. Covers true poppies, horned poppies, tree poppies, desert poppies, prickly poppies, and others. Concentrates primarily on species and forms in cultivation and species of particular botanical/horitcultural interest. 208 pages includes index, glossary, B&W line drawings, and 114 color plates. Bookseller Inventory # 0881925039