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Deceptive beauties : the world of wild orchids

Author: Christian Ziegler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the many types orchids, their adaptability and ability to survive in harsh environments, including more than one hundred fifty color photographs of orchids in their natural environments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Ziegler
ISBN: 9780226982977 0226982971
OCLC Number: 702358080
Description: 183 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Adaptation --
Diversity --
Pollination.
Responsibility: Christian Ziegler ; foreword by Natalie Angier ; introduction by Michael Pollan.

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Across the centuries, orchids have captivated us with their elaborate exoticism, their perfumes, and their sublime seductiveness. But the disquieting beauty of orchids is an unplanned marvel of  Read more...

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"The moment that the orchid stumbled upon one of the keys to human desire and used it to unlock our hearts, it conquered a whole new world-our world-and enlisted a vast new crew of credulous animals Read more...

 
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