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Author Alcock, John, 1942-

Title An enthusiasm for orchids : sex and deception in plant evolution / John Alcock
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xi, 302 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Warty hammer orchids, adaptations, and Darwin -- The adaptations of behaving plants -- Adaptations and maladaptations -- The history in evolution -- Orchids, species, and names -- Orchids, biodiversity, and hotspots -- Orchids and conservation -- Happy hunting
Summary What constitutes an adaptation, how do complex adaptations come into being, and where do species with their special attributes come from? Alcock explores these questions, explaining why some biologists think they know what adaptations are and how they arise and what species are
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index
Notes English
Subject Orchids -- Adaptation
Orchids -- Speciation
Orchids -- Conservation
Orchids -- Adaptation
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780195182743