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A History of the Orchid

Merle A. Reinikka

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ISBN 10: 160469047X / ISBN 13: 9781604690477
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Paperback. 348 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.An engaging account of humanitys growing fascination with orchids from ancient times onward, together with a biographical gallery of 50 great scientists, naturalists, and explorers who contributed to our knowledge of orchids. The nomenclature and bibliography have been updated for this edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781604690477

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Title: A History of the Orchid

Publisher: Timber Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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An engaging account of humanity's growing fascination with orchids from ancient times onward, together with a biographical gallery of 50 great scientists, naturalists, and explorers who contributed to our knowledge of orchids. The nomenclature and bibliography have been updated for this edition.

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Merle A. Reinikka is a former editor of the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Over a period of years he carefully sorted through archival materials, cross-referenced bibliographies, and studied early herbals, journals, periodicals, pamphlets, and papers at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University. With this wealth of information he completed this fascinating and comprehensive survey of orchid history.

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