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    CP Book Suggestions

    Hey CPers,

    I am receiving an Amazon gift certificate which I am NOT allowed to spend on school textbooks.
    Thus, I'm spending it on a CP book. I already have Peter D'Amato's and Barry Rice's books, so I'm looking for a suggestion for a third book. I am leaning towards Schnell's book, but I would also like to solicit suggestions.

    If you were to add a third book to your CP library, which would it be?

    Thanks,

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    I would suggest any of Adrian Slack's two classic books -- Carnivorous Plants or Insect Eaters: How To Grow and Feed Extraordinary Plants (a 2007 reprint of the much-sought-after and out-of-print Insect-Eating Plants and How To Grow Them) . . .


    http://www.amazon.com/Carnivorous-Pl...1892094&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Insect-Eater...1891960&sr=1-1
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    It really depends on what you are looking for in content. I love Schnell's Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada (2nd Ed.) mainly because I have been highly interested in Sarracenia over the last couple of months. The info it has is much more detailed than the info in The Savage Garden or Growing Carnivorous Plants. I also used it in several papers for school during the last year.

    Again, though, it depends on what you are looking for.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    well i was going to suggest both of those you already have, and my next was going to be don schnell's book, i don't have it, but have heard it is a great book to have in one's collection.

    After going through a couple searches on amazon, this one (The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Biology and Cultivation ) seems interesting as well, and based on the index, it seems to have charts stating which cp's fall into which categories/locations/etc...

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    i second big bella, he sent me (i ended up winning the bid through the NASC aution) a copy of 'insect eaters'... great book
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    I would suggest any of Stewart Mcpherson books.

    http://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/books


    Have 4 and read 2 1/2 so far and love them.
    1. Pitcher Plants of the Americas - Hardback - read
    2. Glistening Carnivores - The Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants - Hardback - read
    3. Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume One - Hardback - Half way thru
    4. Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume Two - Hardback - not started

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    The ones on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr...rt%20Mcpherson


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    McPhersons books are worth the $$ ive got the Pitcher Plants of the Americas and Glistening Carnivores and want the other three real bad.....

    The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Biology and Cultivation by Wilhelm Barthlott, Stefan Porembski, Rudiger Seine, and Inge Theisen is a good one aswell, it was originally a German text that has been translated to english....covers some ground Peter and Barry didnt....
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    Curious World of Carnivores is a nice read. I've wanted to be able to page through the McPhearson books (other than PPOTA), are they full of text and images like the Clarke Nepenthes books? Anyone know of any online sample pages/contents pages?

    If they're still available the Charles Clarke Nepenthes books are my all time fave plant books. I've just about worn out my copy of Nepenthes of Borneo!

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    Schnell's book is nothing short of exceptional! I've not seen a more detailed and thorough book than his. I'd highly recommend it!
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