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    download Deceptive Beauties ebook BY Christian Ziegler The photography is spectacular I learned a great deal about orchids one of my own favorite flowers to photograph

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Deceptive Beauties

Christian Ziegler ✓ 3 eview

The photography is spectacular I lear. Confucius called them the “king of fragrant plants” and John Ruskin condemned them as “prurient apparitions” Across the centuries orchids have captivated us condemned them as “prurient apparitions” Across the centuries orchids have captivated us their elaborate exoticism their powerful perfumes and their sublime seductivenessBut the disuieting beauty of orchids is an unplanned marvel of evolution and the story of orchids is as captivating as any novel As acclaimed writer Michael Pollan and National Geographic photographer Christian Ziegler spin TALES OF ORCHID CONUEST DECEPTIVE of orchid conuest in Deceptive The World of Orchids we learn how these. .
Ned a great deal about orchids one of. Flowers can survive and thrive in the harshest of environments from tropical cloud forests to the Arctic from semi deserts to ocky mountainsides; how their shapes colors and scents are as Darwin put it “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe pollinating male insects in the strangest ways and scents are as Darwin put it “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe pollinating male insects in the strangest ways other flowers after all can mimic the pheromones and even appearance of female insects so much so that some Male Bees Prefer Sex bees prefer sex the orchids over sex with their own
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And insects aren’t the ones to fall for the orchids’ charms. My own favorite flowers to photograph. Since the “orchidelirium” of the Victorian era humans have braved the wilds to Search Them Out And Devoted Copious Amounts Of Time And them out and devoted copious amounts of time and propagating and hybridizing nurturing and simply gazing at them This astonishing book features over 150 unprecedented color photographs taken by Christian Ziegler himself as he trekked Through Wilderness On Five wilderness on five to capture the diversity and magnificence of orchids in their natural habitats His intimate and astonishing images allow us to appreciate up close nature’s most intoxicating and deceptive beautie.