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The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
Author: Susan Orlean
Orchidelirium is the name the Victorians gave to the flower madness that is for botanical collectors the equivalent of gold fever. Wealthy orchid fanatics of that era sent explorers (heavily armed, more to protect themselves against other orchid seekers than against hostile natives or wild animals) to unmapped territories in search of new variet...  more »
ISBN: 197124
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 282

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Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
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