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Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids And Rock Splitters: The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants
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Jesse Vernon Trail
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Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids And Rock Splitters: The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants

Jesse Vernon Trail


9781770412088

ECW Press


Mathematics & Sciences;
Botany & plant sciences;
Trees, wildflowers & plants


Paperback

294 pages

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Whether it's an arctic heather that can create subtropical conditions within its leaves or a dwarf mistletoe that can shoot its seeds up to 50 feet away, plants demonstrate remarkable strategies in coping with and surviving their environment. They are often exposed to bitter cold, relentless winds, intense heat, drought, fire, pollution, and many other adverse growing conditions. Yet they are still able to survive and often even thrive.

Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters: The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants showcases these exceptional plants with absorbing information and stunning photos that will inspire a new respect for nature's innovation and resilience.

By:   Jesse Vernon Trail
Imprint:   ECW Press
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   382g
ISBN:   9781770412088
ISBN 10:   1770412085
Pages:   294
Publication Date:   July 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jesse Vernon Trail is an author, instructor, and curriculum developer in environment, ecology, sustainability issues, horticulture, and the natural history of plants. He has had articles published in The Ecologist, Garden Making, Canadian Gardening, Plant and Garden, Fine Gardening, Gardenwise, Harrowsmith Country Life, Alive, and Outdoor Canada. Jesse lives in Vernon, B.C.


Peppered with eye-catching photographs and illustrations, Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters showcases the many weird and wonderful ways plants adapt to survive and spread their progeny . . . A great book for anyone interested in botany, and particularly in adaptations. -- The Gardener From hummingbirds on the high slopes of the Andes to sugarbirds on the South African Cape, Vernon takes the reader on an awe-inducing journey to discover the secret life of pollinators and the plants that depend upon them. . . You'll delight in the surprising, unusual, and downright amazing strategies plants use to cope and copulate. -- Sierra Magazine Peppered with eye-catching photographs and illustrations, Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters showcases the many weird and wonderful ways plants adapt to survive and spread their progeny . . . A great book for anyone interested in botany, and particularly in adaptations. The Gardener From hummingbirds on the high slopes of the Andes to sugarbirds on the South African Cape, Vernon takes the reader on an awe-inducing journey to discover the secret life of pollinators and the plants that depend upon them. . . You'll delight in the surprising, unusual, and downright amazing strategies plants use to cope and copulate. Sierra Magazine From hummingbirds on the high slopes of the Andes to sugarbirds on the South African Cape, Vernon takes the reader on an awe-inducing journey to discover the secret life of pollinators and the plants that depend upon them. . . You'll delight in the surprising, unusual, and downright amazing strategies plants use to cope and copulate. Sierra Magazine

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