Re: New book on aroids!
- To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: New book on aroids!
- From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 15:51:02 -0600 (CST)
I can give you a free "Tarzan" translation of that description. I am not
so good with the English, but I do understand Portuguese!
"Roberto Burle Marx, passed away in July 4th, 1994, was one of the
biggest landscape designers of the century 20th, and the biggest anytime in
Brazil. This book deal with plants collected or used by him in his almost
1000 landscape projects done in his lifetime. It [this book] was a result of
3 years of work and studies, mainly concentrated at his small farm in
Guaratiba - Rio de Janeiro. During more than 50 years he cultivated
potentially ornamental plants, brought from all over the tropical world,
mainly from Brazil. Many of these plants still preserved in his Sanctuary in
Guaratiba was tryed and used on his landscapes in Brazil and abroad.
Dimensions (closed): 31 x 21 cm
Cover: Hard cover in 4 colors
960 species, two per page.
960 colorful pictures
Paper smooth "couche", 115 g [/cm2?]
So most of the page is here, a little better than altavista's. Enjoy it.
>From: Scott Hyndman <email@example.com>
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: New book on aroids!
>Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 14:16:49 -0600 (CST)
>Dear Eduardo and All,
>There is a way to get a fairly reliable online translation of the page
>introducing the new book about the plants of Roberto Burle Marx that
>has kindly alerted us all to. Just enter the nonframes URL for the
>Portuguese page at http://www.plantarum.com.br/prod07.html into Alta
>URL-to-translate window at http://world.altavista.com/tr while specifying a
>Portuguese to English translation. The resulting translation is not
>perfect, but at least the page is readable for the Portuguese challenged
>surfers like me. The server hosting pantarum.com.br was very slow when I
>tried this, probably due to all the Aroid-L subscriber traffic to the site!
>Best regards, Scott
>Scott Hyndman, President
>International Aroid Society
>Vero Beach, Florida, USA
>USDA Hardiness Zone 10a
>on 1/7/02 10:33 PM, Eduardo Goncalves at email@example.com wrote:
> > Dear Aroiders,
> > I just got my copy of the book "The tropical plants of R.Burle-Marx",
> > released by Brazilian Harri Lorenzi at the end of 2001. What a nice
> > Even having helped with the ID of the aroids, I am surprising with the
> > result. There are 960 species inside, and more of less 215 are aroids!
> > with colour pictures and notes in Portuguese and English. Did I
> > hard cover? My friend Lorenzi is famous in Brazil for other publications
> > (e.g. Brazilian Trees, Ornamental Plants of Brazil, all in Portuguese),
> > are known to be usually easy to understand, have nice pictures and the
> > thing: he really cares about the names he uses. Now, just try to wonder
> > pictures of usually flowering Philos, towering up to 6 m high, usually
> > correct names. For those that do not know, Burle-Marx was one of the
> > important landscaper designers of the world, having collected and
> > plants for more than 50 years. Based on his collection, it is easy to
> > his preference for aroids. There are plants from South America, Africa,
> > and from other continents too. His collection, in Rio de Janeiro
> > surroundings would make any aroid lover lost his/her faith in potted
> > You can see the book in the URL below:
> > www.plantarum.com.br
> > Unfortunately, the page above is still in Portuguese. If you want to
> > check this treasure (and others), learn Portuguese (just kidding) or
> > few days for the promised english version. If you decided to buy (about
> > 90,00 or approximately US$ 39,00) contact them directly be email:
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
> > I won´t even mention all the heliconias, gingers, begonias, cycads,
> > palms and Maranthaceae...
> > Best wishes,
> > Eduardo.
> > Eduardo G. Goncalves
> > Laboratorio de Fitoquimica
> > Depto. de Botanica - IB
> > Universidade de Sao Paulo
> > Caixa Postal 11461 - CEP 05422-970
> > Sao Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
> > e-mail: email@example.com
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Phone: 55 11 3818-7532
> > FAX : 55 11 3818-7547
> > _________________________________________________________________
> > Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com
Eduardo G. Goncalves
Laboratorio de Fitoquimica
Depto. de Botanica - IB
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Caixa Postal 11461 - CEP 05422-970
Sao Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
Phone: 55 11 3818-7532
FAX : 55 11 3818-7547
Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com