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Growing Carnivorous Plants Hardcover – 15 Sep 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (15 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881928070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881928075
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.2 x 28.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 933,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With chapters that explore our 'Fascination With Botanical Monsters' and plants' 'Murderous Methods' ... this is a book that will give Little Shop of Horrors a run for its money when it comes to entertainment. -- Marianne Binetti Seattle Post-Intelligencer 20061127 The hundred of photographic portraits of carnivorous plants included in the book are brilliant; there is no fantasy here, it's all real and fascinating, beautiful and bizarre. ... Seeing these plants in their ever-shrinking natural habitat is a revelation. -- Susan Smith-Durisek Lexington Herald-Leader 20061121 A wonderful addition to the coffee table or gardening shelf. -- Lydia Lee California Home & Design 20070501 Essential. -- L. G. Kavaljian Choice 20070501 Rice, certainly the foremost specialist, has written an accessible introduction to the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. SciTech Book News 20071201

About the Author

Since 1985 Barry A. Rice has been growing bizarre plants from every genus thought to be carnivorous (except Triphyophyllum), and has produced many noteworthy carnivorous plant cultivars. His photographs and articles have appeared in many journals and newspapers. Barry says of his book "I included materials that I would have wanted in a carnivorous plant book when I was starting my adventure of interest in carnivorous plants. Also, it contains ruminations that should be interesting to the more advanced carnivorous plant horticulturist." Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1963, Barry received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. He is the editor of Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, the publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society, and is also that organization's Director of Conservation Programs. Barry is a member of the IUCN's Specialist Groups in Carnivorous Plants and North American Plants, and encourages plant enthusiasts to support only nurseries that do not collect their stock from the field. His Web site is a rich supplement to his book, offering relevant resources, organizations, a complete guide to terrarium building, and a link to suppliers who agree with a basic conservation statement. Barry currently works at The Nature Conservancy in its Global Invasive Species Initiative. Fascinated most by observing carnivorous plants in the wild, Barry frequently travels throughout the U.S. and uses the opportunities to seek out and photograph these plants. He lives in California.


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