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An enthusiasm for orchids : sex and deception in plant evolution

Author: John Alcock
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What constitutes an adaptation, how do complex adaptations come into being, and where do species with their special attributes come from? This book explores these questions, explaining why some  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Alcock
ISBN: 019518274X 9780195182743
OCLC Number: 63549949
Description: xi, 302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Warty hammer orchids, adaptations, and Darwin --
The adaptations of behaving plants --Adaptations and maladaptations --
The history in evolution --
Orchids, species, and names --
Orchids, biodiversity, and hotspots --
Orchids and conservation --
Happy hunting.
Responsibility: John Alcock.
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