Rare and Exotic Orchids

Their Nature and Cultural Significance

Authors: Schiff, Joel

  • Embraces a multidisciplinary approach to explain how and why international cultures past and present revere these flowers 
  • Features stunning, high quality images of exotic orchids, many of which do not appear in other orchid books
  • Discusses the latest DNA research on orchids and their deceptive evolutionary behaviors
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About this book

Comprising some 28,000 different species, orchids are by far the largest flowering plant family on Earth. Every year, new species are being uncovered in the wild or created by humans, and so this number has only continued to blossom. 
This book is intended for those who wish to learn about the multifaceted nature of this amazing plant. It covers many different aspects of orchid study, from its cultural history to its evolutionary development and from its first discoveries to ongoing scientific research. No matter your specialty or level of orchid expertise, you can find in this book new and fascinating facts and stories that will make you gasp, laugh, and read on. Through the many exotic and beautiful pictures permeating these pages, you will come to know something of the infinite diversity of this plant family and at last learn why so many orchid growers and fanatics have embarked on this same endless path.

About the authors

Joel L. Schiff was born in Chicago and has a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He spent his career at the University of Auckland and has written three books on various mathematical subjects (published by Springer-Verlag and John Wiley & Sons). He has also been a successful part-time asteroid hunter and was the founder and publisher of an international journal on Meteorites, for which he was awarded the 2012 Service Award from the International Meteoritical Society. 
Having a life-long interest in art, Schiff is also an artist who paints in oils and in 2014 had a book published about the New Zealand/Australian/British artist, Grace Joel. Research led him to discover Marie Bashkirtseff, one of the most fascinating individuals of the 19th century, about whom his next book (2016) was published.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70034-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70033-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rare and Exotic Orchids
Book Subtitle
Their Nature and Cultural Significance
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70034-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70034-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70033-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 195 illustrations in colour
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