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by Jane Gate,Adrian Slack

Free eBook Carnivorous Plants download ISBN: 1899296131
Author: Jane Gate,Adrian Slack
Publisher: Marston House (December 1, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Home, Hobbies and Crafts
Subcategory: Gardening and Landscape Design
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Carnivorous plants of North America The North American Continent is home to a wide variety of carnivorous plant species. Species from seven genera are native to the continent, and three of these genera are found nowhere else on the planet.

Carnivorous plants of North America The North American Continent is home to a wide variety of carnivorous plant species. What others are saying. plants of North America The North American Continent is home to a wide variety of carnivorous plant species. Species from seven genera are native to the continent, and three of these genera are found nowhere.

Adrian Slack, Jane Gate. Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities

Adrian Slack, Jane Gate. Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities.

Sarracenia ‘Adrian Slack’ is a commemoration of the venerable Adrian Slack, a gentleman who has written two books about carnivorous plant cultivation, Carnivorous Plants, and Insect-Eating Plants and How to Grow Them, among accomplishments in developing hundreds of cultivars. In fact, S. ‘Adrian Slack’ isn’t even the only plant named after him – he also has the species Drosera slackii named in his honor. Barry Meyers-Rice, Peter D’Amato and Bob Hanrahan collaborated to pick a prime specimen from Bob’s collection that was worthy of the Slack name. They found one in a naturally-occurring hybrid.

Carnivorous Plants (Paperback). Published January 17th 1985 by Mit Press. Paperback, 224 pages. Author(s): Adrian Slack. ISBN: 0262690896 (ISBN13: 9780262690898). Carnivorous Plants (Hardcover). Published February 1st 1980 by MIT Press (MA). Hardcover, 240 pages. ISBN: 0262191865 (ISBN13: 9780262191869).

Adrian Slack; photographs by Jane Gate. Charles B. Heiser, Jr. 248 pp. illus. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1979. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980. The Complete Trees of North America. Field Guide and Natural History.

Carnivorous Plants by Adrian Slack (Paperback, 1988). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, u Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line . But still, I've heard Slack called the "Father" of modern carnivorous plant cultivation, and his books deserve respect for that alone.

Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, u Adrian Slack focuses on some fifty species, using photographs, line drawings, and diagrams to illustrate their peculiarities. The mobile tentacles of the Sundews, the snapping lobes of the Venus Fly Trap, and the slippery, baited pitfalls of the Pitcher Plants seem the stuff of science fiction, yet these amazing plants do exist. The photos in the book are superb, although there are few, and most are B&W.

Adrian Slack (1933–2018) was a landscape gardener, plantsman, author and authority on carnivorous plants

Adrian Slack (1933–2018) was a landscape gardener, plantsman, author and authority on carnivorous plants. He won 5 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, and authored two books: Carnivorous Plants (1979, 2005) and Insect-Eating Plants and How to Grow Them (1986, 2006). Both of Adrian Slack's books are considered to have excellent cultivation information and are highly regarded in the carnivorous plant community. After a long time out of print, both of them have recently been reissued.

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GAZANIK
I think some of the previous reviewers may not have been aware that Adrian Slack has a different book available that deals specifically with growing carnivorous plants. This book's intended purpose is definitely not to be a "growing guide" for carnivorous plants. Rather, it is a rigorous and detailed study of the plants themselves, their history, biology and trapping mechanisms. Yes, there is a small section in end of the book regarding cultivation, but it is clearly intended to serve more as an appendix than a main chapter in the book.

To dismiss this text on the basis that it is not a growing guide and that it lacks sufficient cultivation information is a cheap shot, because that was never the author's intent and anyone who has read it could tell you that.

For what this book IS intended to do, it is without a doubt the best on the market (even today!). No other carnivorous plant book on the market today covers their biology and trapping mechanisms in such vivid detail, nor do they provide such high quality drawings and examinations of just how these plants function.

If you want information on how to cultivate these amazing plants, this is definitely not the book for you. If, however, you want to know where these plants come from and seek rigorous scientific detail on just how they work, this is without a doubt the best resource in publication, bar none.

This book has been around for a long time and I hope it remains in publication because there is currently nothing else that supplies the same information. If you are growing these plants and want to know more about them than what is covered in more popular cultivation books (e.g. Peter D'Amato or Barry Rice's texts) then this book is what you need. It makes an excellent companion to many of the cultivation books on the market today and will give you an even greater appreciation and understanding of these remarkable plants.
Xtani
Excellent book. Covers entire spectrum of plants and cultivation. Detailed descriptions and information. Well-known author.
Will be helpful as I try to cultivate plants. Well known author.
Visonima
Got a great deal on this former junior college library book. Wished it had more color illustrations. Otherwise an informative and interesting book on the subject of growing carnivorous plants from around the world.
Owomed
I was a little disappointed with this book. Adrian Slack's expertise can't be doubted but as a layperson I found the book heavy going. There was an awful lot of scientific jargon used and I didn't even finish reading it - something I rarely do. There were some stunning full-page colour photos in the book which were sadly few and far between. Most of the photos were black and white or sketches. I like my gardening books to have full colour photos and a minimum of jargon. One for those with scientific/botanical backgrounds only I think.
Topmen
a classic
Burisi
Great info, a historically significant book
JoJoshura
The author gives amazing detail in describing the diversity between plants, how to grow them, where they come from, and different methods of indoor growing
Wonderful book recommended for all CP growers