Orchid: A Cultural History

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Orchids are beloved for their singular, instantly recognisable beauty. Jim Endersby offers a unique cultural history of this captivating family of plants, revealing their allure and wonder. Following the stories of orchids throughout history, Endersby divides our attraction to them into four key themes: science, empire, sex, and death. He explores how these have shaped orchids and how orchids, in return, have shaped our own investigations and associations. When it comes to empire, for instance, orchids are a prime example ...

Orchid: A Cultural History 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens, Surrey

ISBN-13: 9781842466292

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Orchid: A Cultural History 2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226376325

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