Hardcover, 4to., fine condition in like dustjacket, colour photographs throughout, index, 120pp. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : The mysterious orchid has been used and admired since ancient times. Confucius praised the orchid's beauty 2500 years ago, and the ancient Greeks dried its roots for use in medicine. In medieval times, orchids were believed to have magical aphrodisiac qualities, and early herbalists thought orchids were the food of satyrs. Today the tens of thousands of orchid species that have been discovered over the centuries comprise the most varied and highly evolved family of the entire plant kingdom, and new orchid species are still being discovered in the wild.
Today also, tropical forests are a source of commercial gain, with the result that many natural orchid species are presently in danger through destruction of habitat, a danger originating in Victorian times when orchid hunters scoured tropical lands for specimens of this very fashionable plant.
Peter Arnold's luminous photographs are presented here along with the fascinating history of orchids, and an extensive section on growing orchids that outlines the surprisingly simple requirements for success in maintaining these exotic plants in the home or greenhouse. Lists of orchid suppliers and societies allow the hobbyist to obtain plants, tools, or advice, and guide the curious enthusiast to orchid shows and other orchid-related events.
Photographer Arnold has traveled over the world photographing orchids in all of their vibrant colors and sensual, even bizarre shapes. Flowers from the most common Cattleya to the lesser-known species of Dendrobium and Paphiopedilum with common names such as 'Moth orchid,' and 'Dancing Lady orchid,' 'Bubblegum orchid,' and 'Swan orchid' are an inspiring visual feast, and a testament to the genius of nature.
From the Back Cover:
The beauty and diversity of the orchid family has never been more gloriously presented than in Peter Arnold's Orchids. When a pictorial and reference book of this quality is offered, all plant lovers benefit, from the aficionado to the beginner.
Donald E. Herman
American Orchid Society
Titre : Orchids
Éditeur : New York, Rizzoli Publishing, 2005.
Description du livre Rizzoli, 2002. État : Good. 0th Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP7547547
Description du livre Rizzoli, 2002. État : Very Good. 0th Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP31306556
Description du livre Rizzoli. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 2780143507
Description du livre Rizzoli. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0847818101I5N00
Description du livre Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. État : Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0847818101I3N00
Description du livre Rizzoli, 2002. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2783851295
Description du livre Hardback. État : Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. N° de réf. du libraire GOR005109974
Description du livre Rizzoli, 2002. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0847818101
Description du livre Rizzoli, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First American Edition. There is a small amout of rubbing to the jacket. Peter Arnold has photographed the ancient flower from all over the world. N° de réf. du libraire 012810
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97808478181054.0