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Publisher Comments:

"A fabulous work. Highly recommended." -Library Journal

Orchids were brought to Europe from the tropics and subtropics beginning in the 17th century, and by 1839, English plant nurseries were selling 1,600 different kinds of the flower. Long prized for their exotic beauty and astonishing variety, orchids are the royal family of the plant kingdom. The story of this flower, from the hunt for new varieties in the wild in the 1800s to the development of the more than 100,000 hybrids that exist today, is related in fascinating detail in Orchids.

This beautiful book features text by one of the world's foremost orchid authorities alongside spectacular watercolor portraits of prize-winning orchids from the Royal Horticultural Society in London, which spearheaded orchid cultivation in Western Europe beginning in the 19th century. This exquisite collection of paintings commissioned by the RHS every year since 1897 represents the ultimate orchid pictorial history. Now in a reduced format, Orchids is an indispensable sourcebook for those captivated by the beauty and infinite variety of this glamorous flower.

Book News Annotation:

Showcasing stunning botanical art from the Royal Horticultural Society, a leading UK horticultural writer traces the story of orchids' popularity in England from their earliest collection in the wild. Biographies of orchid breeders and scientists, e.g., Charles Darwin, who wrote on the co-evolution of orchids and insects, conclude the volume. This reduced-format version of the 2004 Co. & Bear Productions edition is not for those who require large print.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Showcasing stunning botanical art from the Royal Horticultural Society, a leading UK horticultural writer traces the story of orchids' popularity in England from their earliest collection in the wild. Biographies of orchid breeders and scientists, e.g., Charles Darwin, who wrote on the co-evolution of orchids and insects, conclude the volume. This reduced-format version of the 2004 Co. & Bear Productions edition is not for those who require large print. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

- This reduced format version is identical in content to the original edition: all essays and bibliographic information, 300 plates in full color, for a fraction of the original $60.00 price. - Reproduced for the first time when the book was first released in 2002, these illustrations represent the most authoritative history of the orchid's evolution. - The interior text is being reset at a larger size for readability.

About the Author

Mark Griffiths, one of the world's foremost writers on orchids, has edited and written numerous publications on orchids and horticulture. He was editor of The New Royal Horticulture of Gardening, and was awarded the Garden Writers' Guild Special Award for a Work of Outstanding Excellence for his RHS Manual, Orchids. Griffiths is horticultural correspondent for The Times, London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810956230
Other:
Royal Horticultural Society
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Other:
Royal Horticultural Society
Author:
Griffiths, Mark
Subject:
Flowers - Orchids
Subject:
Orchid culture
Subject:
Orchids
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reduced-Format
Publication Date:
20050308
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
1400x3400
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , - This reduced format version is identical in content to the original edition: all essays and bibliographic information, 300 plates in full color, for a fraction of the original $60.00 price. - Reproduced for the first time when the book was first released in 2002, these illustrations represent the most authoritative history of the orchid's evolution. - The interior text is being reset at a larger size for readability.
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