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Author Alcock, John, 1942-
Title An enthusiasm for orchids : sex and deception in plant evolution / John Alcock.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Author Alcock, John, 1942-
Subject Orchids -- Adaptation.
Orchids -- Speciation.
Orchids -- Conservation.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 302 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
monochrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-293) and index.
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.
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.
Note English.
ISBN 9780195182743 (alk. paper)
019518274X (alk. paper)
OCLC # 271199985
Additional Format Print version: Alcock, John, 1942- Enthusiasm for orchids. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 (DLC) 2004030008.


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