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Orchid Fever (A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy)

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9780679771838
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Overview

The acclaimed author of Motoring with Mohammed brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters who dedicte their lives to it.

The orchid is used for everything from medicine for elephants to an aphrodisiac ice cream. A Malaysian species can grow to weigh half a ton while a South American species fires miniature pollen darts at nectar-sucking bees. But the orchid is also the center of an illicit international business: one grower in Santa Barbara tends his plants while toting an Uzi, and a former collector has been in hiding for seven years after serving a jail sentence for smuggling thirty dollars worth of orchids into Britain. Deftly written and captivatingly researched, Orchid Fever is an endlessly enchanting and entertaining tour of an exotic world.

"A wonderful book, I've been up all night reading it, laughing and crying out in horror and clucking at the vivid images of bureaucracy with the bit in its teeth." —Annie Proulx

"An extraordinary, well-told tale of botany, obsession and plant politics. Hansen's vivid descriptions of the complex techniques some orchids use to pollinate themselves will raise your eyebrows at nature's sexual ingenuity." —USA Today

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Eric Hansen
    Series:
    Vintage Departures
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    288
    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (February 27, 2001)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780679771838
    ISBN-10:
    0679771832
    Weight:
    7.8oz
    Dimensions:
    5.17" x 7.97" x 0.6"
    Case Pack:
    36
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_full_active_D20191103T125447_4876332-20191103.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    As low as:
    $11.84
    List Price:
    $16.00
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
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