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The orchid thief, Susan Orlean

Label
The orchid thief
Title
The orchid thief
Statement of responsibility
Susan Orlean
Title variation
Adaptation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author follows the story-line of John Laroche, an orchid thief, through the swamps of south Florida. His plans for cloning rare orchids and selling them to collectors have brought him to the attention of the Federal Government, environmentalists, Native Americans, and "devoted orchid collectors."
Summary
Describes the life and times of John Laroche, a plant smuggler and orchid thief, and the eccentric world of Florida's obsessed collectors of rare plants
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155491
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
635.9/344/09759
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB63.L315
LC item number
O75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The orchid thief, Susan Orlean
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284)
Contents
Millionaire's hothouse -- Cloning the ghost -- A green hell -- Orchid fever -- A mortal occupation -- Gorgeous -- The good life -- Anyone can grown orchids -- Plant crimes -- Barbecued doves -- Osceola's head -- Fortunes -- A kind of direction
Control code
223742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 284 p.
Isbn
9780679447399
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98016829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38936610
  • (OCoLC)38936610
Label
The orchid thief, Susan Orlean
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284)
Contents
Millionaire's hothouse -- Cloning the ghost -- A green hell -- Orchid fever -- A mortal occupation -- Gorgeous -- The good life -- Anyone can grown orchids -- Plant crimes -- Barbecued doves -- Osceola's head -- Fortunes -- A kind of direction
Control code
223742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 284 p.
Isbn
9780679447399
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98016829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38936610
  • (OCoLC)38936610

Library Locations

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