I.D. James has drawn on experience gained in over 40 years of studying and growing orchids. He has been a guest speaker at the American Cymbidium Society Congress in Santa Barbara and also at the 13th World Orchid Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, where he was awarded a Gold Medal in recognition of his contribution to orchids. James's activities include judging orchids, writing articles about orchids, exhibiting at shows, and the general promotion of orchids as a hobby. He has raised many new orchid hybrids and his articles on orchid breeding recently appeared in the Orchid Advocate, the journal of the American Cymbidium Society. This is his third book.
That, in an easy-to-read format with beautiful photography, makes Orchids a must for either novice or aficionado.--Gardening How-To (07/01/2001) James' forte is to guide beginners in the successful pursuit of orchid growing ... embellished by many alluring photographs.-- (06/01/2001)