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The Resource The orchid thief, Susan Orlean

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
Chronicles the 1994 crime story of John Laroche, a plant dealer who teamed up with three Seminole Indians to steal rare orchids from a southern Florida swamp with the intention of having the orchids cloned to sell to collectors; examines the ramifications of the case, which concerned a wide variety of groups, including environmentalists, Native Americans, and orchid enthusiasts
Member of
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
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155491
Cataloging source
JPL
Dewey number
635.934409759
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB63.L315
LC item number
O75 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Ballantine reader's circle
Target audience
adult
Label
The orchid thief, Susan Orlean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284) and a reader's companion including an interview with the author and topics for reading group discussion
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine ed.
Extent
xiv, 284, [13] p.
Isbn
9780449003718
Lccn
99090911
System control number
(OCoLC)43319028
Label
The orchid thief, Susan Orlean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284) and a reader's companion including an interview with the author and topics for reading group discussion
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine ed.
Extent
xiv, 284, [13] p.
Isbn
9780449003718
Lccn
99090911
System control number
(OCoLC)43319028

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