Since the “orchidelirium” of the
Victorian Era Humans Have Braved era humans have braved wilds to search them out and devoted copious amounts of time and money propagating and hybridizing nurturing and simply gazing at them This astonishing book features over 150 unprecedented color photographs taken by Christian Ziegler himself as he trekked through wilderness on five continents to capture the diversity and magnificence of orchids in their natural His intimate and astonishing images allow us to up close nature’s most intoxicating and deceptive beautie.
summary Á E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Christian ZieglerConfucius called them the “king of fragrant plants” and John Ruskin condemned them as “prurient apparitions” Across the centuries orchids have captivated
us with their elaborate exoticism their powerful perfumes and their sublime seductivenessBut the disuieting beauty of orchids iswith their elaborate exoticism their powerful perfumes and their sublime seductivenessBut the disuieting beauty of orchids is unplanned marvel of evolution and the
Story Of Orchids Is As Captivating Asof orchids is as captivating as novel As acclaimed writer Michael Pollan and National Geographic photographer Christian Ziegler spin tales of orchid conuest in Deceptive Beauties The World of Wild Orchids we learn how these. .
Flowers can survive and thrive in the harshest of environments from tropical forests to the Arctic from semi deserts to rocky mountainsides; how shapes colors
and scents are as Darwin put it “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe pollinating male insectsscents are as Darwin put it “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe pollinating male insects the strangest ways What other flowers after all can mimic the pheromones and even appearance of female insects so much so that some male bees prefer sex with the orchids over Sex With Their Own Kind with their own kind insects aren’t the only ones to fall for the orchids’ charms.