Orchid Fever (Methuen non-fiction)

Orchid Fever (Methuen non-fiction)

by EricHansen (Author)


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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Published: 05 Apr 2001

ISBN 10: 0413747506
ISBN 13: 9780413747501