Carnivorous Plants

Paperback | January 17, 1985

byAdrian SlackPhotographed byJane Gate

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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.

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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 exp...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.3 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:January 17, 1985Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262690896

ISBN - 13:9780262690898

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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.