Thursday, September 17, 2009

Introduction to The Orchids of Asia written by: Mark L Isaac-Williams

 Australian botanist, illustrator and photographer Mark Isaac-Williams wrote this comprehensive guide to orchids.This wonderful hardcover(Angus and Robertson) is 261 pages with colour illustrations that would give the newbie a wonderful introduction to the more than 25,000 species of orchids existing in the world today. It was inspired by his travels to South East Asia ; from the famous Kadoorie Farm and Gardens of Hogkong , to the Orchid Society of Bagiou Philippines.This is a rare and wonderful book aimed for coffee tables as well as for academic research. It has this wonderful quote from Confucius :"The acquaintance of a good man was like entering a room full of [orchids]".

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