Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities.
The mobile tentacles of the Sundews, the snapping lobes of the Venus Fly Trap, and the slippery, baited pitfalls of the Pitcher Plants seem the stuff of science fiction, yet these amazing plants do exist. Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities. He explores in detail the wily manner in which each type of plant entices, catches, and digests its prey.
Adrian Slack, a landscape architect...owns one of the world's largest collections of carnivorous plants...Exquisite photographs by Jane Gate supplement the fascinating details of Mr. Slack's text, which includes a section on how to grow carnivorous plants. -- Jane E. Brody * The New York Times *
Series: Carnivorous Plants
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th January 1985
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 20.32 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.92