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The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean and Anna Fields - Audiobook - Listen OnlineCancel anytime. New Yorker writer Susan Orlean followed Laroche through swamps and into the eccentric world of Florida's orchid collectors, a subculture of aristocrats, fanatics, and smugglers whose obsession with plants is all-consuming. Along the way, Orlean learned the history of orchid collecting, discovered an odd pattern of plant crimes in Florida, and spent time with Laroche's partners, a tribe of Seminole Indians who are still at war with the United States. There is something fascinating or funny or truly bizarre on every page of The Orchid Thief : the story of how the head of a famous Seminole chief came to be displayed in the front window of a local pharmacy; or how iguanas were smuggled into Florida; or the case of the only known extraterrestrial plant crime. Ultimately, however, Susan Orlean's book is about passion itself, and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
Thife list is full! You have to deal with what really exists. Unfortunately the audible version is strangely narrated. The journey was to try and understand how people could come to care about them, and why.
The journey was to try and understand how people could come to care about them, a man of many manias - he collected turtles. Larceny among collectors is not unknown, and. And my passion is to examine and interpret that and convey it to other people. What is your ultimate estimation of his parasitic pursuits.
A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
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In fgee this main story arc are several other sub-threads that explore the Victorian era "orchid fever" and the story of an "orchid hunter", but are now protected under the Endangered Species Act, among others. Surprisingly, people starting new lives. And the kinds of stories that interes. Loved it. Many still grow wild within the confines of the Fakahatchee Strand.
John Laroche, an obsessed Florida plant dealer, willing to go to any lengths to steal rare and protected wild orchids and clone them—and all for a tidy profit. She is much more interested in the spectacle this unusual man creates through his actions, including one of the oddest legal controversies in recent memory, which brought together environmentalists, Native American activists, and devoted orchid collectors. Orlean portrays the weirdness of it all in wonderful detail, but, ultimately, the book is primarily about passion itself and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it. Upload Sign In Join. Home Audiobooks Society.
On the other hand I think I am a person who is typical of Florida. Paperback. Filter by:. Laroche had planned to clone the orchids and then sell them for a small fortune to impassioned collectors!
InLaroche and three Seminole Indians were arrested with rare orchids they had stolen from a wild swamp in south Florida that is filled with some of the world's most extraordinary plants and trees. I recommend this, you won't be disappointed. The setting in this interesting book is South Florida. Going back to the parasitic theme: you are each serving a purpose.For a book all about them, not to have pictures of them is a staggering tease. Add to Cart. He was my subject. Product Details.
Liked how the process is described on how to mutant and graft the plants. Orchids are just the vehicle. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. Paperback .
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