Monday, August 31, 2009

Joe Pappalardo's SUNFLOWERS: THE SECRET HISTORY in Popular Mechanics Magazine

Joe Pappalardao, author of Sunflowers: The Secret History, reveals the real truth bhind sunflowers in the current issue of Popular Mechanics. Commonly regarded as the symbol for all things peace, love and happiness, right? Wrong. The truth is that the Helianthus family, with more than 50 species of sunflowers, has a dark side influenced by evolutionary science, archaeology and military history. Pappalardo describes why this bright, friendly icon—usually associated with midwestern farming, environmental friendliness and Little League snacking—is hiding a past that is rich with intrigue, aggression and envy

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