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By Yves-Marie Allain

ISBN-10: 2759206165

ISBN-13: 9782759206162

Aujourd'hui, dans nos contrées froides ou tempérées, nous pouvons aisément admirer los angeles flore tropicale en visitant les grandes serres qui agrémentent un definite nombre de jardins publics ou privés. Mais en fut-il toujours ainsi ? L'auteur retrace cette quête des hommes, permanente depuis le début du XVIIe siècle, pour jouir du plaisir de posséder et contempler ces étranges végétaux venus des « zones torrides ». remark protéger ces plantes qui ne peuvent supporter nos climats ? remark leur construire un abri approprié, orangerie, serre froide ou serre chaude ? Durant des siècles, botanistes, jardiniers et propriétaires vont se trouver confrontés à de nombreux défis : progresser dans los angeles connaissance de los angeles biologie des plantes exotiques, maîtriser les matériaux de development - bois, fer, vitrage - et inventer de nouveaux systèmes de chauffage. L'usage du fer et de los angeles fonte, les ideas des verriers et los angeles mise au element du chauffage par thermosiphon, dans les années 1850, transformeront les serres en palais de verre et les plantes chétives en forêts tropicales ! C'est ce lengthy cheminement, jalonné par toutes les nouveautés innovations apparues au fil du temps, qui est décrit ici, des débuts balbutiants des années 1600 à l'apogée des années 1900.

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