THE GREATEST GLASS HOUSE

HMSO

THE GREATEST GLASS HOUSE

€35.00

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