There are about 145 orchid species representing 35 genera in North America. Keenan documents most of them in striking color photographs taken in their native habitats during his 100,000-mile drive. An engaging text in the form of a travelogue complements the photographs. Arrangement is geographical: Alaska, Canada, New England, mid-Atlantic, Midwest, the Southeast, and the West. An orchid checklist has a helpful guide to pronunciation. Readers can follow Keenan's remarkable 100,000-mile trip merely by turning the pages. George Cohen
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"This is a fascinating book, both as a study of wild orchids and as a study of enthusiasm itself." - The New York Times Book Review"