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The Orchid Hunter: A Young Botanist's Search for Happiness

Biography / MemoirNature WritingNewSPECIAL OFFER

By: Leif Bersweden(Author)

363 pages, 16 plates with 52 colour photos; b/w illustrations

Short Books

Hardback | Oct 2017 | #236807 | ISBN-13: 9781780723341
Availability: In stock
NHBS Special Offer Price: £9.99 £12.99 (Save £3.00) $14/€11 approx (ends 28/02/2018)

About this book

In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream – to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles… He has just a few months to complete his quest – no one has ever done it before – and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck.

Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, this is a charming, witty account of a precocious adolescent's obsession with the natural world.

As he battles the vagaries of the British climate in his clapped-out van, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Leif Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey. This study of the 52 native species is a fantastic gateway into the compendious world of orchids – one that will open your eyes to the rare hidden delights to be found on hilltops and riverbanks, in woodland, marsh and field.


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