Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants

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Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities.The mobile tentacles of the Sundews, the snapping lobes of the Venus Fly Trap, and the slippery, baited pitfalls of the Pitcher Plants seem the stuff of science fiction, yet these amazing plants do exist. Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities. He explores in detail the wily manner in which each type of plant entices, catches, and digests its prey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 204 x 260 x 14mm | 898.11g
  • MIT Press Ltd
  • MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 0262690896
  • 9780262690898
  • 642,345

Review quote

Adrian Slack, a landscape architect...owns one of the world's largest collections of carnivorous plants...Exquisite photographs by Jane Gate supplement the fascinating details of Mr. Slack's text, which includes a section on how to grow carnivorous plants. -- Jane E. Brody * The New York Times *
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24 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 29% (7)
4 38% (9)
3 25% (6)
2 8% (2)
1 0% (0)
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