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Few groups of plants capture the imagination like these carnivores, which act as predators rather than prey. Among the best known are the Venus fly trap and the various pitcher plants; these and many others are covered.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881923567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881923568
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,161,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1997
Format: Paperback
Overall, the photos are quite good. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the written material. There were a number of errors in plant information. An example was the information presented for the monotypic genus Darlingtonia californica, which contained erroneous information regarding its habitat extending north into British Columbia. The line drawings in this work are quite delightful and worth viewing. Overall, this book would be useful to newcomers into the world of Carnivourous plants, but long time hobbyists should examine other publications for more serious, in-depth information.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie M on January 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
Before you buy this book I would strongly urge you to read this [...]
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wanderer on December 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
As has been said by others, the authors are unethical and support (even in their book, in writing!) the wild collection of carnivorous plants, many of which are now in danger of extinction from, guess what, habitat destruction and wild collection by poachers. The authors have been known through out the CP community to actually financially support plant poachers and this coupled with the poor accuracy of the books information makes it a poor purchase. Please, try D'Amato, Slack or Rice's texts if you want a real CP book. This is garbage, written by trash. Do not give them your money because they are helping to wipe out the plants you care about.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
While this book does have some nice photos, it is overall a poor introduction to the cultivation of carnivorous plants giving erroneous information concerning their cultivation, propogation, collection and distribution. This, in my opinion, makes it an unworthy book. Purchase 'The Savage Garden' or, if you can find it, 'Insect Eating Plants and How to Grow Them'. Both are much more worthy of the enthusiasts money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Philip Bauerle on September 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is an okay book. It has good examples of plant experiments which you can do if you have a stable collection. However, I prefer to sit and read Savage Garden by D'Amato and get his more insightful view.
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