The orchid is the most evocative of flowers, inspiring in some of its admirers a fanaticism akin to madness, as demonstrated in Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. This elegant survey of the orchid treats its place in legend and suggests the impact that these exotic plants---whose "exuberance and heavy, sensual beauty ... seemed to bear witness to some original sin"---had on the temperate European mi...
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; Reprint edition (February 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 6 inches
Amazon Rank: 2686581
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reviews: This book delves into the history of orchids and their rise in popularity. Some of the topics covered include the culinary uses of orchids, orchids in literature and orchid lore involving religion.There are several chapters covering historical aspec...
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