Title WILY VIOLETS & UNDERGROUND ORCHIDS : Revelations of a Botanist
Book Condition Very Good +
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 1990
0044422385 / 9780044422389
Seller ID 010938
xii, + 255pp., b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations. Erratum slip pasted to half-title page. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Small, faint spot to first page (and inner front cover), else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. " . . . not just a catalogue of the exotic and the strange. Peter Bernhardt uses plants as jumping-off points into discussions on such important scientific concepts as adaptation and pollination, nutrient recycling and plant/animal relationships . . . An engagingly written treat for amateur naturalists and scientists, suburban gardeners, and anyone who's ever enjoyed taking a walk in the bush or been fascinated by a beautiful flower." Contents include: Foreword by Peter H. Raven, 18 chapters over four 'parts', Annotated Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 420g.
Botany, Horticulture, Plants