Orchid Fever (Methuen non-fiction) -- Paperback / softback (New ed)

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Orchid Fever (Methuen non-fiction) -- Paperback / softback (New ed)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 240 p.
  • 商品コード 9780413747501
  • DDC分類 635.9344

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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.