Dawwin s Orchids: Then and Now (Hardback)

Retha Edens-meier

Edité par The University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Language: English . Brand New Book. For biologists, 2009 was an epochal year: the bicentennial of Charles Darwin s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of a book now known simply as The Origin of Species. But for many botanists, Darwin s true legacy starts with the 1862 publication of another volume: On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects and on the Good Effects of lntercrossing, or Fertilisation of Orchids. This slim but detailed book with the improbably long title was the first in a series of plant studies by Darwin that continues to serve as a global exemplar in the field of evolutionary botany. In Darwin s Orchids, an international group of orchid biologists unites to celebrate and explore this legacy. Darwin s Orchids investigates flowers from Darwin s home in England, through the southern hemisphere, and on to North America and China as it seeks to address a set of questions first put forward by Darwin himself such as what pollinates this particular type of orchid and how has this orchid s lineage changed over time? Diverse in their colors, forms, aromas, and pollination schemes, orchids have long been considered ideal models for the study of plant evolution and conservation. Looking to the past, present, and future of botany, Darwin s Orchids will be a vital addition to this tradition. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : For biologists, 2009 was an epochal year: the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of a book now known simply as The Origin of Species. But for many botanists, Darwin's true legacy starts with the 1862 publication of another volume: On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects and on the Good Effects of lntercrossing, or Fertilisation of Orchids. This slim but detailed book with the improbably long title was the first in a series of plant studies by Darwin that continues to serve as a global exemplar in the field of evolutionary botany. In Darwin's Orchids, an international group of orchid biologists unites to celebrate and explore this legacy. Darwin's Orchids investigates flowers from Darwin's home in England, through the southern hemisphere, and on to North America and China as it seeks to address a set of questions first put forward by Darwin himself such as what pollinates this particular type of orchid and how has this orchid's lineage changed over time? Diverse in their colors, forms, aromas, and pollination schemes, orchids have long been considered ideal models for the study of plant evolution and conservation. Looking to the past, present, and future of botany, Darwin's Orchids will be a vital addition to this tradition.

Critique: "In the realm of plant evolutionary biology, the 1862 publication of Charles Darwin's book "On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects" marked the founding of a new subdiscipline focused on the evolution of natural systems for orchid pollination. "Darwin's Orchids," edited by faculty members at Saint Louis University and the Missouri Botanical Garden, largely follows the order of Darwin's discussion but brings the topic up to date with the proceedings of two symposia held in Darwin's honor at the International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia, in 2011. With nearly two dozen color photographs, meticulous indexing, and a helpful summary by the editors, this book opens a window onto the study of orchid ecology and evolution that will intrigue historians of science, Darwin fans, and orchid lovers everywhere."--Sandra Ackerman "American Scientist "

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Titre : Dawwin s Orchids: Then and Now (Hardback)
Éditeur : The University of Chicago Press
Date d'édition : 2014
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