Carnivorous Plants

Dan Torre


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Reaktion Books
13 November 2023
ISBN: 9781789147780
240 pages

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An entertaining rendition of the botanical and cultural history of carnivorous plants.

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 some 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 these plants – singular, arresting, beautiful yet deadly – have inspired our imagination and been represented in art, literature, cinema, animation and popular culture.