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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Aaron M. Ellison
ISBN : 9780198779841
Genre : Carnivorous plants
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Carnivorous plants have fascinated botanists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, physiologists, developmental biologists, anatomists, horticulturalists, and the general public for centuries. Charles Darwin was the first scientist to demonstrate experimentally that some plants could actuallyattract, kill, digest, and absorb nutrients from insect prey; his book Insectivorous Plants (1875) remains a widely-cited classic. Since then, many movies and plays, short stories, novels, coffee-table picture books, and popular books on the cultivation of carnivorous plants have been produced.However, all of these widely read products depend on accurate scientific information, and most of them have repeated and recycled data from just three comprehensive, but now long out of date, scientific monographs. The field has evolved and changed dramatically in the nearly 30 years since the lastof these books was published, and thousands of scientific papers on carnivorous plants have appeared in the academic journal literature. In response, Ellison and Adamec have assembled the world's leading experts to provide a truly modern synthesis. They examine every aspect of physiology,biochemistry, genomics, ecology, and evolution of these remarkable plants, culminating in a description of the serious threats they now face from over-collection, poaching, habitat loss, and climatic change which directly threaten their habitats and continued persistence in them.a href="http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/aaron-ellison"Aaron Ellison/a
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Adrian Slack
ISBN : 0262690896
Genre : Science
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Explores a variety of carnivorous plants, discussing how they entice, catch, and digest their prey and provides instructions on how to cultivate them.
Category: Science

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Author : Barry A. Rice
ISBN : UOM:39015066778690
Genre : Gardening
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Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume. Detailed cultivation advice is provided to enable readers to select and place the right plants, while information on how to feed carnivorous plants will enable even the most squeamish grower to ensure that plants receive the nutrients they require.
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Cynthia Overbeck
ISBN : 0822595354
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Describes the Venus fly trap, sundew, pitcher plant, and bladderwort, and explains how active and passive traps work in these meat-eating plants.
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : AGRIHORTICO
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Genre : Nature
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Carnivorous plants are those plants that depend on insects and small animals for their nitrogen supply and proteins (inorganic nutrition). They derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and digesting small animals and insects by means of specially modified plant organs or trapping mechanisms. Today, there are over 600 known species of carnivorous plants in the world and most of them are herbaceous perennials that live in nutrient-poor soils.
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Insectivorous Plants

Author : Charles Darwin
ISBN : UOM:39015059098700
Genre : Carnivorous plants
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The Carnivorous Plants

Author : Barrie Edward Juniper
ISBN : UCSD:31822003710811
Genre : Carnivorous plants.
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Plants, as is now becoming widely recognised, exploit animals in almost as many ways as animals use plants; only rarely, however, do they eat animals in the sense of catching, holding, and devouring prey. The manner, however, in which they function as carnivores grants insights into plant form, function, and evolution not otherwise readily available. The diversity of morphological, biochemical, and commensal features generates both the lay and the scientific interest in this diverse group. The carnivorous plants exhibit features which are common to many other non-carnivorous plants. However the extent to which these features have developed and the combination of different features in small organs is unique and therefore, can be exploited by using these plants as models for scientific research.
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Dan Torre
ISBN : 9781789141139
Genre : Nature
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Carnivorous plants are a unique botanical group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill, and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature—from Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors to the world-dominating plants of The Day of the Triffids—yet many people regard carnivorous plants as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect and display. In this abundantly illustrated and highly entertaining book, Dan Torre describes the evolution, structure, and scientific background of carnivorous plants. Examining their cultural and social history, he also shows how they have inspired our imagination and been represented in art, literature, cinema, animation, and popular culture. From the Venus flytrap—a species endemic to the Carolinas—to pitcher plants, this fascinating history of these singular, arresting, beautiful, yet deadly plants is certain to be devoured.
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The Curious World Of Carnivorous Plants

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ISBN : 9780881927924
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Plants that trap and eat animals: an amazing phenomenon that has inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. The victims may be flies and butterflies, small crustaceans, or even vertebrates the size of rats. Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succomb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely inhospitable sites on land and in water. "Drosophyllum lusitanicum" can digest a mosquito within 24 hours. The common butterwort, "Pinguicula vulgaris," digests small snimals within two days; a whole fly will disappear in "Drosera anglica" in four days. This exquisite book, copiously illustrated with closeup photography, provides detailed descriptions--including trapping mechanisms, digestion, and prey--and cultivation information for key species in 17 genera and 10 families. Most notably, it includes the first comprehensive listing of some 630 known carnivorous plant species, described in fascinating detail, with identification history and geographic distribution species by species. Physiological and ecological wonders abound in clear and accessible explanations by four author-scientists who work at the leading edge of research. Anyone captivated by the unearthly beauty of the "flowers of evil" will treasure this stunning, encyclopedic exploration, which also includes animal-trapping mosses and fungi, as well as advice for growing and buying carnivorous plants and an extensive international bibliography. It is an essential reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike.
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Gordon Cheers
ISBN : CORNELL:31924003740762
Genre : Gardening
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Rebecca L. Johnson
ISBN : 9780822565635
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical characteristics and habitat of carnivorous plants, including pitcher plants, venus fly traps, and cobra lilies.
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Randall Schwartz
ISBN : UOM:39076006483650
Genre : Carnivorous plants
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Carnivorous Plants Digest

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924000751200
Genre : Carnivorous plants
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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Gilbert Arthur Leisman
ISBN : OSU:32435068370360
Genre : Carnivorous plants
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Carnivorous Plants Of Australia

Author : Allen Lowrie
ISBN : UOM:39015043813008
Genre : Gardening
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Includes line drawings, detailed descriptions, coloured photographs and locational maps.
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Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

Author : Allan A. Swenson
ISBN : WISC:89031292451
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Carnivorous Plants Of The United States And Canada

Author : Donald E. Schnell
ISBN : 0881925403
Genre : Gardening
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Details 45 species and numerous hybrids of carnivorous plants, including identifying descriptions, preferred habitat, distribution, and flowering and trapping season.
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Sasol First Field Guide To Parasitic And Carnivorous Plants Of Southern Africa

Author : John Manning
ISBN : UOM:39015058086805
Genre : Nature
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This field guide introduces the little-documented world of parasitic and carnivorous plants, a category of flora that is often overlooked. This title explains how these unusual plants grow and reproduce, and why they are dependent on other species in order to flourish.
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Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

Author : Theodore Mike
ISBN : 9798579921338
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Whether you're new to carnivorous plants or an experienced gardener, Cultivating Carnivorous Plants is the definitive guide. Covering every genus of carnivore, Cultivating contains an array of easy to understand guides to growing every carnivorous plant, no matter what your growing conditions. Cultivating is as useful to the casual gardener as to the intense hobbyist.New growers will love the guide to constructing a bog garden, growing pitcher plants (both American Pitcher Plants and Tropical Pitcher Plants), helping their venus flytraps flourish, and figuring out how to grow butterworts.Experienced growers will love the tables full of valuable insights into the native conditions for every species of carnivore. These guides will assist experienced hobbyists figure out how to design setups that can maximize their growing potential.If you're searching for more information on Aldrovanda, Brocchinia, Catopsis, Cephalotus, Darlingtonia, Dionaea, Drosera, Drosophyllym, Genlisea, Healiamphor, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Roridula, Sarracenia, Triphyophyllum, and Utricularia.
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