9783319700335-3319700332-Rare and Exotic Orchids: Their Nature and Cultural Significance

Rare and Exotic Orchids: Their Nature and Cultural Significance

ISBN-13: 9783319700335
ISBN-10: 3319700332
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
Author: Schiff, Joel L.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 198 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783319700335
ISBN-10: 3319700332
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
Author: Schiff, Joel L.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 198 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schiff, Joel L. wrote Rare and Exotic Orchids: Their Nature and Cultural Significance comprising 198 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3319700332 and 9783319700335. Since then Rare and Exotic Orchids: Their Nature and Cultural Significance textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Comprising some 28,000 different species, orchids are by far the largest flowering plant family on Earth. Every year, new species are being uncovered in the wild or created by humans, and so this number has only continued to blossom.
This book is intended for those who wish to learn about the multifaceted nature of this amazing plant. It covers many different aspects of orchid study, from its cultural history to its evolutionary development and from its first discoveries to ongoing scientific research. No matter your specialty or level of orchid expertise, you can find in this book new and fascinating facts and stories that will make you gasp, laugh, and read on. Through the many exotic and beautiful pictures permeating these pages, you will come to know something of the infinite diversity of this plant family and at last learn why so many orchid growers and fanatics have embarked on this same endless path.

“I was smitten with this book after reading the very first chapter on the history of Orchids...There are plenty of interesting facts to charm your orchid friends and impress even the most studied researcher… All in all a fabulous read that is well illustrated and with a reference section the likes of which I have never seen before with its vast and varied appendices on a slew of subjects. If you are looking for a book that is engaging and educational with lots of good humor thrown in, then this book is for you. I know that I will treasure my copy for years to come.”
-- Laura Newton, American Orchid Society Awards Registrar and Accredited Judge, ORCHIDS Magazine (May, 2018)

"Joel L. Schiff brings to life not just the science surrounding orchids, but the human process of recognizing, cataloging, and appreciating them...It's this approach, combined with lovely close-up color photos throughout, which makes Rare and Exotic Orchids a recommendation not just for professionals or botany libraries, but for general-interest readers who will enjoy a highly accessible study that invites an in-depth interest in orchids and their importance to human affairs."-- Diane Donovan’s Pick of the Month (April, 2018)

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