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photograph. Since the “orchidelirium” of the Victorian humans have braved Since the “orchidelirium” of the Victorian era humans have braved wilds to 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 habitats His intimate and astonishing images allow us to appreciate up close nature’s most intoxicating and deceptive beautie. .
Ned a deal about orchids one of. Flowers can survive and thrive in the harshest of environments from tropical cloud forests to the Arctic from semi deserts to rocky mountainsides; how their shapes colors and scents are as Darwin put it “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe
Pollinating Male Insects Inmale insects in 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 And insects aren’t the only ones to fall for the orchids’ charms. .
The photography is spectacular
I LEAR. CONFUCIUS CALLED THEM THE “KING OFlear. Confucius called them the “king of 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 is an unplanned marvel of evolutionelaborate exoticism their powerful perfumes and their sublime seductivenessBut the disuieting beauty of orchids is an unplanned marvel of evolution the story of orchids is as captivating as any 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.