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Book Title: Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy|
The author of the book: Eric Hansen
ISBN 13: 9780679771838
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 712 KB
Date of issue: February 27th 2001
Read full description of the books:An adventure into the world of the orchid and the array of international characters who dedicate their lives to it.
The orchid is used for everything from medicine for elephants to an aphrodisiac ice cream. A Malaysian species can grow to weigh half a ton while a South American species fires miniature pollen darts at nectar-sucking bees. But the orchid is also the center of an illicit international business: one grower in Santa Barbara tends his plants while toting an Uzi, and a former collector has been in hiding for seven years after serving a jail sentence for smuggling thirty dollars worth of orchids into Britain.
Read information about the authorEric Hansen is a travel writer, most famous for his book Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo, about a 4,000 km trek through the heartland of Borneo. He lives in San Francisco. For 25 years he has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Nepal, and Southeast Asia.
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