The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief

eBook - 2002
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From Florida's swamps to its courtrooms, the New Yorker writer follows one deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man's possibly criminal pursuit of an endangered flower. Determined to clone the rare ghost orchid, Polyrrhiza lindenii, John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, along with the Seminole Indians who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean -- and the reader -- will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, [2002]
ISBN: 9780307795298
0307795292
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (250 p.)

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yontichat
Jan 06, 2017

Loved this book - it made me laugh out loud as well - but this is a winner for sure - can at times get a little too much into details about things that needent be - but overall i loved this book

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kelperhelper09
Sep 13, 2012

Such a great book and I recommend it for all native americans and lovers of orchids! Very good style of writing!

daymakerdave May 10, 2011

Well I now know more about Florida and collection orchids than I ever imagined. This book is interesting in it's very in depth look at the wierd and wild world of rare orchid collectors. Interesting but by about page 175 I couldn't care less. If you want to know absolutely everything about orchids then you'll like this. If you're looking for a story about orchids or the theft of them, you will be dissappointed.

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ssteinwedel
Nov 18, 2009

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