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National Geographic Society

Member's Edition

• Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches

• Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

Half Green and Dark Orange cloth back book. Hardback book without DJ.

Additional Information: The World in Your Garden (National Geographic Natural Science Library) by Wendell H. Camp, Victor R. Boswell, John R. Magness, Foreword by Melville Bell Grosvenor, Paintings by Else Bostelmann

Dust jacket notes:  "Gardening takes on a new dimension in this unusual book.  Its colourful pages will move your horizons out beyond the garden border to leap the seas and centuries and reveal the exotic origins of our gardens and orchards.

"Never again will you see just pretty flowers, fruits, and vegetables in your yard, at florist or supermarket.  Eighty pages of delightful paintings by Else Bostlemann portray them in their faraway birthplaces.  The text - by experts - tells of their journeys, entwined with man's saga of exploration and adventure, to take root in our soil.

"There is a special section on flower arranging illustrated with graceful drawings by staff artist-naturalist Walter A. Weber.  It shows influences of both East and West on this beautiful art form.  Here is the way to create truly aesthetic, most effective displays indoors using blooms grown in your own soil, a real gardening thrill.

"From Marco Polo, Alexander, and Columbus plant explorers have scoured far hinterlands for new and useful plants.  And still the search goes on.  Through miracles of breeding modern scientists produce tastier, more nutritious foods; hardier, more productive plants.

"Beyond the pleasure they give our senses, plants are a fundamental link in the chain of earth's life.  No wonder they became woven into the fabric of religion, mythology, and folklore in every land.  The entire family will find magic and excitement in exploring The World in Your Garden, embellished by 16 pages of Kodachromes...."

1ST EDITION;  1957 National Geographic, 1st printing;  VG;  hardback, extremities bumped and rubbed, binding tight with slant, pages fresh and unmarked;  spine sunned.

DCB Book code DP687 18


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