Pale Orchid

Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460348079
Size: 40.89 MB
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Pale Orchid from the Author: Anne Mather. Once he'd made her feel so special Perhaps that was why he had succeeded where other men had failed. If Laura had not been so naively flattered by Jason's attentions three years ago, she might have recognized him sooner for what he was, instead of being so easily deceived. Now, because of her sister's involvement with his philandering brother-in-law, she had no choice but to confront Jason and ask for his help. But help came only on his terms. Suddenly Jason's exotic, Hawaiian island home felt more like a prison than a paradise…

Pale Orchid Mills Boon Modern The Anne Mather Collection

Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472099540
Size: 21.84 MB
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Pale Orchid Mills Boon Modern The Anne Mather Collection from the Author: Anne Mather. Mills & Boon are excited to present The Anne Mather Collection – the complete works by this classic author made available to download for the very first time! These books span six decades of a phenomenal writing career, and every story is available to read unedited and untouched from their original release. Her paradise prison...

The Orchid Thief

Author: Susan Orlean
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409078469
Size: 31.30 MB
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The Orchid Thief from the Author: Susan Orlean. Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve. Fascinated both by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers, she stayed on, to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid obsessives and of Florida, that haunting and weird 'debatable land' of swamps and condos, retirement communities and real-estate scams. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders and showmen, their rivalries, vendettas and crimes, smuggling, thefts and worse provide the backdrop to a fascinating exploration of one of the byways of human nature, the obsessive world of the collector, and the haunting beauty of the flowers themselves.

Flora Of The Otway Plain And Ranges

Author: Enid Mayfield
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643098046
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Flora Of The Otway Plain And Ranges from the Author: Enid Mayfield. This superb production sets a new standard in popular books on native flora...[The illustrations bring to life the often tiny distinguishing botanical details and make for easy identification of plants by the untrained botanist. The text and illustrations constantly draw attention to the relationship of plants with the broader environment, the effects of fire, the role of pollinators and the importance of fungi. The section on orchids, in which the area is outstandingly rich with over 130 species, highlights the fascinating adaptations of these plants in order to attract specific pollinating insects. This book, the first of two volumes...will make a very valuable contribution to the heightening of public interest in native flora and the preservation of this outstanding natural region of Victoria. Enid Mayfield is an illustrative researcher based at the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Her Illustrations appear in scientific publications including the `Flora of Victoria' and the `Flora of Australia.' She has worked as an artist at the National Herbarium in Victoria and is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Flowering Plants

Author: Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809304080
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Flowering Plants from the Author: Robert H. Mohlenbrock. A continuation of “The Illustrated Flora of Illinois” series, this volume features Illinois flowering plants. This series is designed to provide a working reference for the identification and classification of all the plant forms found in the state. This series is the first of its kind, as no other study of this sort has been undertaken in any other state, and as such, is an unparalleled contribution to its field. In his introduction to this volume, Mr. Mohlenbrock discusses some of the terms and procedures used in the identification and classification of the plants. He outlines the life histories and morphologies of some of the representative monocots, and also illustrates some of their habits and frequencies in Illinois. Since these volumes are meant to be used by the amateur as well as the professional botanist, the methods and terms used in the text are explained. The directions for the use of the various identification keys are given so that even the novice plant lover will be able to identify the species encountered. For the uninitiated, a glossary is provided which gives definitions for all terms that might be unfamiliar. All necessary aids to identification are included in the text itself. The identification keys make it initially possible to classify the plants according to order, family, genus and finally, species and the identifying characteristics of each descending class are given in detail. The morphology of each species is outlined, along with data on frequency of occurrence, related soil and climate conditions and history of past collections, and history of past collections. An illustration showing the more important features of the species in detail is included with the description, as well as a map indicating its geographical locations in Illinois. This book will be invaluable to students, teachers and professionals; particularly those who are interested in observing the plants in their natural habitat. Those who use it will find it possible to obtain a broad view of changing plant forms as they relate to soil and climate variations throughout the state. And it will provide a delightful diversion for all who enjoy viewing beautiful forms in nature. A walk through the forest will become an opportunity for discovery and appreciation.

Fringed Orchids In Your Pocket

Author: Paul Martin Brown
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587298120
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Fringed Orchids In Your Pocket from the Author: Paul Martin Brown. Brown provides a description, general distributional information, time of flowering, and habitat requirements for each species as well as a complete list of hybrids and the many different growth and color forms that can make identifying orchids so challenging. For the fringed-lipped orchids, which make up some of the most intriguing and richly colored of all wild orchids, he includes information on fourteen species and thirteen hybrids.