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Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

The author did a great overview on the career of Luther Burbank and his struggle for financial stability. A lot of discussion about the growth of agriculture in California and in the Sonoma Valley is also featured in the book Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

Delightful. "What a beautiful world we live in! My seventy-seventh birthday finds me busier than ever in Nature's school, where I have always been a student; it finds me happier than ever because I ... Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Anderson County Library - Goodreads

"Though as famous in his day as Thomas Edison, agricultural pioneer Luther Burbank (1849–1926) is little remembered; in this straightforward, engaging biography, author and historian Smith (Patenting ... Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Fascinating and very well written. Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Jes H - Goodreads

Well written and exhaustively researched. I great read about a man obsessed with plants for people who: are also obsessed with plants, from Santa Rosa, looking for a history of the US Patent Office, or are for some reason a Luther Burbank fan other than those reasons previously listed. Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

It's interesting to read the bio of someone who was tremendously famous & influential in their own time, and yet relatively little known now. Luther Burbank was one of those folks, a plant 'inventor ... Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this and found it super interesting. This guy breed many mnay of the modern day garden plants and I had never heard of him. It was also cool to read about the other gardeners of the ... Read full review

Review: The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

Wow, I had no idea that what I eat today could conceivably have been invented! Fascinating! ANd even more fascinating is how come I have never heard of the man before when the author said he's right ... Read full review


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