Orchid Fever

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ISBN 100753113260
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Deftly written and captivatingly researched, Orchid Fever is an endlessly enchanting and entertaining tour of an exotic world. "A wonderful book, I've been up all night reading it, laughing and crying out in horror and clucking at the vivid images of bureaucracy with the bit Cited by: 4.

Orchid Fever book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An adventure into the world of the orchid and the array of internatio /5().

"Orchid Fever" is a book with a mission to inform its readers about the evil (or misguided and Orchid Fever book bureaucracy of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and its mistreatment of orchids and orchid collectors.

Eric Hansen makes his case over and over again about CITES' blunders into the rarified world of /5(46). Orchid Fever. How seductive are orchids.

Connoisseurs spare nothing for a rare bloom—the issue in a battle between Florida, the Seminoles, and. The Orchid Thief is a non-fiction book by American journalist Susan Orlean.

Description. The Orchid Thief is based on Orlean's investigation of the arrest of John Laroche and a group of Seminoles in south Florida for poaching rare orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The book is based on an article that Orlean wrote for Cited by: Orchid Fever Inc.

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"Orchid Fever" is a book with a mission to inform its readers about the evil (or misguided and blundering) bureaucracy of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and its mistreatment of orchids and orchid collectors.

Eric Hansen makes his case over and over again about CITES' blunders into the rarified world of Reviews: The Orchid Thief Summary. One day, journalist Susan Orlean reads an article about the arrest of John Laroche, a white man accused of stealing plants from the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.

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There are more than thirty thousand known species of orchids and potentially thousands more that have yet to be discovered. Orchids are considered the most evolved flowering plants on earth and have an array of unusual looks.

Susan Orlean’s nonfiction book The Orchid Thief () begins in with Orlean’s fascination with orchid growing—and a theft. Orlean reads a clip from a newspaper about an orchid theft by John Laroche and three members of the Seminole First Nations.

Orlean, an investigative journalist, decides to look into the story. Orchid-Fever-Methuen-Am Adobe Acrobat Reader DCDownload Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Ebook PDF:Download free Acrobat Reader Orchid Fever book software the only PDF viewer that lets you read search print and interact with virtually any type of PDF file.

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The acclaimed author of Motoring with Mohammed brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters who dedicte 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. Orchid Fever is a seductive journey into the mesmerizing world of orchids.

From the Orinoco River to the hothouses of Kew, and from the clandestine nurseries of Europe to the peat bogs of northern Minnesota, this is a tale of luscious, sexy flowers, orchid smugglers, fist fighting botanists, moths with twelve inch-long tongues, murder.

Below is a summary of Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy by Eric Hansen from Amazon: The acclaimed author of Motoring with Mohammed brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters who dedicate their lives to it.

(A fellow orchid society member/neighbor of mine and local paphiopedilum specialist has helped me become interested and active in his hybridization program. This neighbor/specialist knows many of the people Mr. Hanson writes about in Orchid Fever!)This book is a fast read because Hansen's style includes frequent utilization of humor.

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Orchid Fever A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy (Book): Hansen, Eric: A seductive journey into the obsessive, outrageous, and mesmerizing world of orchids. From the steaming jungles of Borneo to the hallowed hallways of Kew Gardens, from the clandestine orchid nurseries of Europe to the peat bogs of northern Minnesota, here are luscious, sexy flowers, orchid smugglers, fist.

Deftly written and captivatingly researched, Orchid Fever is an endlessly enchanting and entertaining tour of an exotic world. "A wonderful book, I've been up all night reading it, laughing and crying out in horror and clucking at the vivid images of bureaucracy with the bit in its teeth." —Annie Proulx.

The book is called “Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy” by Eric Hansen. Hansen’s writing style is captivating and wonderfully illustrated with an endless stream of weird or wonderful orchid fanatics from all over the world, such as the “large man with fleshy lips who told me that if I licked the mealy-coated.

Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since the history of orchid fever (which began in ancient China), and an analysis of its current popularity. It is estimated that there are today four to five million orchid collectors worldwide.

Susan Orlean was inspired to write The Orchid Thief when she found a newspaper article about John Laroche. Originally, she only planned to write a short article about Laroche for The New Yorker.

Orchid Fever L.A. - Culver Blvd, Culver City, California - Rated 5 based on 2 Reviews "Perfect place for a quick orchid fix. Been coming. Orchid Fever. By staff staff / The book was written by Susan Orlean, who found herself being swept up in the sea of orchid obsession.

Orchid Fever is a nice travelogue, with a variety of locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. I did not find the characters in this book to be as engaging as the ones we meet in The Orchid Thief. For me the book only really came alive during the chapter on fox testicle orchid ice cream (I kid you not) and the chapter on The Orchid Highway/5(10).

Orchid Fever is a bitterly funny, lubricious, Brand new Book. A true story of one of the world's strangest plants and humanity's oddest obsessions: the orchid, brought to book by the author, traveller and self-confessed orchid obsessive.

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Orchid Enclave A wing. Orchid Fever a Horticultural Tale of Love. Book. Orchid Fever by Eric Hansen. Book. Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy. Book. Orchid Field Marketing. Includes bibliographical references (pages ) Journey to Fire Mountain -- Bodice rippers -- The wizard of Oz -- Orchid fever -- Henry Azadehdel: orchid collector -- The fox testicle ice vream of Kemal Kucukonderuzunkoluk -- Au Yong and the pollen thief -- The orchid judges -- The scent of an orchid -- Perfumed legs at the oyster bar -- On the road with Dr.

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A little back story on how my husband heard about these books: he recently read my copy of Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy by Eric Hansen, which is a GREAT book that I simply cannot recommend enough for any orchid nerd (and it’s on my To Re-Read List, because I first read it years ago).

Chapter four talks about. Get this from a library. Orchid fever: a horticultural tale of love, lust, and lunacy. [Eric Hansen] -- Explores the lesser-known political and bureaucratic adventures surrounding the orchid; reveals its esoteric uses, from elephant medicine to aphrodisiac; and considers its horticultural mysteries and.

Deftly written and captivatingly researched, Orchid Fever is an endlessly enchanting and entertaining tour of an exotic world. "A wonderful book, I've been up all night reading it, laughing and crying out in horror and clucking at the vivid images of bureaucracy with the bit in its teeth." --Annie Proulx/5(8).

Customs officers routinely catch people trying to smuggle wild orchids, as author Eric Hansen discovered while researching his book "Orchid Fever." Investigators, he says, even stage "orchid raids.".

Orchid Fever is a nice travelogue, with a variety of locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. I did not find the characters in this book to be as engaging as the ones we meet in The Orchid Thief. For me the book only really came alive during the chapter on fox testicle orchid ice cream (I kid you not) and the chapter on The Orchid Highway/5(10).Through her essays, “The American Male at Age Ten” and “Orchid Fever”, Susan Orlean shows how easy yet meaningful life can be if people just lived by the simple things like a child or how, like a smart horticulturist, passion for doing what one loves most can make life worth living.