The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants Plants that trap and eat animals have inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. This title provides comprehensive listing of some 630 known carnivorous plant species, described in detail, with identification history, physiology, ecology, and a bibliography. It is a suitable reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike. Full description
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About Wilhelm Barthlott Wilhelm Barthlott Ph.D. is director of the botanical gardens and head of the Nees Institute of Plant Biodiversity at the University of Bonn. He has studied carnivorous plants for three decades and at the botanical gardens of the University of Bonn has developed one of the world's largest carnivorous plant collections. Dr. Barthlott's research includes global mapping of biodiversity based on vascular plant patterns, systematics and ecology of flowering plants; investigation of biological boundary layers and the self-cleaning properties of certain biological surfaces; and in cooperation with industry, development of biomimetic self-cleaning surface technologies. About Stefan Porembski Stefan Porembski Ph.D. is director of the botanical garden and botanical institute at the University of Rostock where he studies the ecology of tropical carnivorous plants. About Rüdiger Seine Rüdiger Seine Ph.D. is an astronaut trainer at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne. His doctorate focused on tropical ecology and the systematics of the sundews. About Inge Theisen Inge Theisen Ph.D. works as a research scientist at the Nees Institute of the University of Bonn where she studies the molecular genetics and evolution of the largest carnivorous plant family, the bladderworts.Présentation de l'éditeur :
Plants that trap and eat animals have inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succumb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely inhospitable sites on land and in water. This exquisite, thoroughly up-to-date book, copiously illustrated with closeup photography, provides the first comprehensive listing of some 630 known carnivorous plant species, described in fascinating detail, with identification history, physiology, ecology, and an extensive bibliography. It is an essential reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike.
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Description du livre Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2008. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Second Printing. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008. 224pp. Color photos. The comprehensive guide to biology and cultivation. Habitats, biogeography and diversity, attracting and trapping mechanisms, digestion and nutritional uptake, prey species, commensals, noncarnivorous animal-trapping plants, evolution, propagation and cultivation, conservation. Species accounts. Listing of the carnivorous plants of the world; Carnivorous Plant societies and sources; glossary, bibliography, index. Many color photos. New in new dust jacket. . Second Printing. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 006211
Description du livre Timber Press, 2007. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This is a simply marvellous book--the definitive work on this most fascinating miscellany of amazing plants." --Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS Former Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; University Professor, The University of Chicago. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0881927929
Description du livre Timber Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0881927929
Description du livre Timber Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. Reissue. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0881927929
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97808819279241.0
Description du livre Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110881927929