Carnivorous Plants

Botanical

by Dan Torre

Hardback Publication Date: 01/05/2019

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Carnivorous plants are a unique group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill and consume small creatures.

As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature, yet others regard them 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. He also shows how they have inspired our imaginations, examining their cultural and social history and how they have been represented in art, literature, cinema, animation and popular culture.

This fascinating history will appeal to the wide audience interested in these singular, arresting, beautiful yet deadly plants.

ISBN:
9781789140521
9781789140521
Category:
Trees
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-05-2019
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
216x138mm
‘Dan Torre takes you from Ed Wood to Pokémon, from surrealistic art to synergistic relationships between bats and plants, all without missing a beat. This is one of those books that takes an already fascinating topic — animal-eating plants — and makes it even more exciting, more weird and endlessly fascinating.’ — Tim Entwhistle, Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia
Dan Torre

Dan Torre is a senior lecturer in the School of Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

He is author of Cactus, also published by Reaktion Books.

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