The Book of Orchids - Mark Chase (Hardcover)

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World

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Barcode
9780226224527
Department
Books
Released
13 Mar 2017
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Cressida Bell
Mark Chase
Mark W. Chase
Maarten Christenhusz
Maarten J. M. Christenhusz
Tom Mirenda
Tom Mirenda (Foreward By)
Subtitle
A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Univ of Chicago Pr
Language
English
Number of Pages
656
Dimensions
267 x 178mm

Summary

One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses, yet reamains one of the least understood. This book will profile 600 species, representing the remarkable and unexpected diversity and complexity in the tqxonomy and phylogeny of these beguiling plants, and the extraordinary means they have evolved in order to ensure the attraction of pollinators. Each species will be photographed to capture its delicate detai, and show life-size, giving a strong visual theme to the book, and each is accompanied by text offering an in-depth species profile.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Science/Math
BISAC Subject 1
Science / Life Sciences / Botany
Dewey Classification
580

Author Bio

Chase, Mark W.: - Mark Chase, former director of the Jodrell Laboratory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is now a senior researcher there. He is the author of Orchids: The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Oncidium and one of the four editors for the six-volume series Genera Orchidacearum.