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Plants that catch and feed upon animals exert a strange fascination of their own. The mobile tentacles of the Sundews, the snapping lobes of the Venus Fly Trap and the slippery, baited pitfalls of the Pitcher Plants provide the stuff of which science fiction is made. Yet far from being fantasy, these extraordinary organisms are fact, and this book explores in depth the astonishingly subtle manner in which each type of trap entices, catches, and digests its prey.

The author focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities. He takes us from his own climate to the mountains of Borneo, through the bushlands of Australia, to the swamps of the Amazon forest. We find plants whose traps catch only microscopic animals, and others that may trap small reptiles, mammals and even birds.

In addition to its spectacular photographs, other important features are the book's world-wide coverage of carnivorous plants and its comprehensive chapters on cultivation of the various groups.

Carnivorous Plants will appeal to botanists and zoologists and to the numerous enthusiasts who will find a good many of these intriguing plants easy to grow indoors.

Synopsis:

Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities.

Synopsis:

The mobile tentacles of the Sundews, the snapping lobes of the Venus Fly Trap, and the slippery, baited pitfalls of the Pitcher Plants seem the stuff of science fiction, yet these amazing plants do exist. Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities. He explores in detail the wily manner in which each type of plant entices, catches, and digests its prey.

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ISBN:
9780262690898
Author:
Gate, Jane
Author:
Gate, Jane
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Carnivorous plants
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Botany-General
Edition Number:
rev.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Carnivorous Plants
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
19850131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8 x 0.7 in

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"Synopsis" by , The mobile tentacles of the Sundews, the snapping lobes of the Venus Fly Trap, and the slippery, baited pitfalls of the Pitcher Plants seem the stuff of science fiction, yet these amazing plants do exist. Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities. He explores in detail the wily manner in which each type of plant entices, catches, and digests its prey.
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