An Economic History of the English Garden

Author:   Roderick Floud
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9780241235577


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Roderick Floud
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 3.90cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.706kg
ISBN:  

9780241235577


ISBN 10:   024123557
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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This is a very different kind of gardening book. It's not about design or horticultural techniques, but is a history, - the first of its kind, the author claims - of the economics of gardening, financial excess and all, from Charles II to today ... extraordinarily interesting. Floud impresses on us the sheer scale of what we're dealing with here... his book is full of fascinating detail - about everything from working-class gardens, kitchen gardens and nurseries, to the astonishing cost of some rare plants and their shrinking value over time. -- Andrew Holgate * Sunday Times * A fascinating history of gardening reveals our expensive passion for all things green... This is the first economic history of the English garden and frankly it's almost shocking that no one has looked into it until now... There is a mind-boggling amount of detail in this book ... Floud is a clear writer and excels at providing context and keeping the whole enterprise grounded. -- Ann Treneman * The Times *


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Roderick Floud has been a pioneer of two new kinds of history- using statistics to study the past and the history of human height and health. The economic history of gardens is his third innovation. He has taught at the universities of Cambridge, London and Stanford, has written or edited over 70 books and articles and is the long-standing editor of the Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain. He has also led London Metropolitan University and Gresham College London and undertaken many other roles in the university world, such as President of Universities UK, receiving a knighthood for services to higher education.

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