Orchid Fever
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Orchid Fever

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A true story of one of the world's strangest plants and humanity's oddest obsessions: the orchid, brought to book by the author, traveller and self-confessed orchid obsessive. From the Orinoco River to the hothouses of Kew, and the clandestine nurseries of Europe to the peat bogs of Minnesota, this is a dark and humorous tale of orchid smugglers, ice-cream makers and visionary breeders; of courruption, murder and moths with 12-inch tongues; and of the vicious, bizarre world of international plant politics and the wide range of gentle people whose overriding passion is the cultivation of these beautiful, fragile flowers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 19mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w line drawings
  • 0413747506
  • 9780413747501
  • 222,120

Rating details

816 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 26% (213)
4 44% (363)
3 25% (204)
2 4% (29)
1 1% (7)
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