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Wily Violets and Underground Orchids: Revelations of a Botanist
by Peter Bernhardt
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-226-04366-1
Library of Congress Classification QK81.B45 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 581

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this book, Peter Bernhardt takes us on a grand tour of the botanical realm, weaving engaging descriptions of the lovely shapes and intriguing habits of flowering plants with considerations of broader questions, such as why there are only six basic shapes of flowers and why the orchid family is so numerous and so bizarre. Everyone from amateur naturalists and gardeners to plant scientists will find Wily Violets and Underground Orchids a lively guide to botanical lore.

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