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The Resource Pollen : Darwin's 130 year prediction, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis

Pollen : Darwin's 130 year prediction, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis

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Pollen : Darwin's 130 year prediction
Title
Pollen
Title remainder
Darwin's 130 year prediction
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written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis
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eng
Summary
How long does it take for science to find an answer to a problem? On January 25, 1862, naturalist Charles Darwin received a box of orchids. One flower, the Madagascar star orchid, fascinated him. It had an 11.5 inch nectary, the place where flowers make nectar, the sweet liquid that insects and birds eat. How, he wondered, did insects pollinate the orchid? After experiments, he made a prediction. There must be a giant moth with a 11.5 inch proboscis, a straw-like tongue. Darwin died without ever seeing the moth, which was catalogued by entomologists in in 1903. But still no one had actually observed the moth pollinating the orchid. In 1992, German entomologist Lutz Thilo Wasserthal, Ph.D. traveled to Madagascar. By then, the moths were rare. He managed to capture two moths and released them in a cage with the orchid. He captured the first photo of the hawk moth pollinating the flower, as Darwin had predicted 130 years before. This pollen science book includes backmatter information on the moth, the orchid, Charles Darwin, and Lutz Wasserthal. Also included is Wasserthal's original photo taken in 1992
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A Junior Library Guild selection.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ZGX
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Pattison, Darcy
Dewey number
571.8642
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Willis, Peter
Series statement
Moments in science
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Wasserthal, Lutz Thilo
  • Pollination by insects
  • Pollen
  • Pollinators
  • Sphingidae
  • Plants
  • Life sciences
  • Discoveries in science
  • Research
  • Orchids
  • Moths
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primary
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Pollen : Darwin's 130 year prediction, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629441191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1097680617
  • (OCoLC)1097680617
Label
Pollen : Darwin's 130 year prediction, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629441191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1097680617
  • (OCoLC)1097680617

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