- Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (April 27, 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140048766
- ISBN-13: 978-0140048766
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,440,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Pollinators of Eden Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 1978
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Rear cover synopsis:
"SUBJECT: Psychiatric case history, Freda Janet Caron
DIAGNOSIS: Humanism with nymphomanic omniphilia
When the United States starship Botany returned from the planet Flora--the Flower Planet--Dr. Freda Caron, a cystologist for the Bureau of Exotic Plants, stood waiting in the space agency's control tower in the area of touchdown, the San Joaquin Valley. When the officers, scientists, and crew disembarked, however, Freda's fiancé, Paul Theaston, was not among them. Why had he chosen not to return, almost on the eve of his marriage to Freda? What were the secrets of the Flower Planet? What was its strange hold on Paul? Determined to learn the truth, Freda sets out from Earth to visit Flora--and there, at last, she understands."
The planet of Flora is home to a cornucopia of plant life with almost no animals or insects. The billions of years old planet orbits a dying star, the planet life hypothesized to understand the situation and copes in its own way. After one science voyage, crewman Paul stays behind on the planet to better understand the pollination of the orchids of a special isolated island.Read more ›