Travels and adventures of an orchid hunter. An account of canoe and camp life in Colombia, while collecting orchids in the northern Andes. by Albert Millican

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Places:

  • Colombia,
  • Colombia.

Subjects:

  • Orchids -- Colombia,
  • Colombia -- Description and travel

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StatementBy Albert Millican. Illustrated by Gustave Guggenheim, from photographs by the author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF2263 .M65
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, [1], 222, [16] p.
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6924702M
LC Control Number03004997
OCLC/WorldCa2860503

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