di Sue Minter - Chris Jones - Peter Morris - Peter Riddington
THE GREATEST GLASS HOUSE. The Rainforest Recreated
The book was partly inspired by a project to reconstruct the famous Victorian structure, Richard Turner's Palm House at Kew. It covers the history of the building as well as describing its modern features, including a marine aquarium in the basement. Although half the book consists of a survey of the botanical contents of the palm house, making it of particular interest to readers with an interest in horticulture, a considerable part is devoted to the engineering challenges posed by the very adventurous method of construction (including wrought iron glazing bars). The principal author, then the supervisor of horticulture in the Palm House, went on to become Curator of Chelsea Physic Garden and is now at the Eden Project, Cornwall.
- HMSO, in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta Formato: 23x28,5 Pagine: 216 Immagini a colori: Lingua: GB Anno: 1990 ISBN: 9780112500353