Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery around the World

Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery around the World

by Toby Musgrave, Chris Gardner, Will Musgrave
     
 

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It is only because of the courage, bravery, and passion of some of history's most daring explorers that today's gardens are filled with such a beautiful and diverse array of plants. The nine plant hunters featured in this fascinating adventure-filled volume, including Joseph Banks (1743-1820), Joseph Hooker (1817-1911), and George Forrest (1873-1922), dedicated their

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It is only because of the courage, bravery, and passion of some of history's most daring explorers that today's gardens are filled with such a beautiful and diverse array of plants. The nine plant hunters featured in this fascinating adventure-filled volume, including Joseph Banks (1743-1820), Joseph Hooker (1817-1911), and George Forrest (1873-1922), dedicated their lives to increasing the understanding of botany and horticulture. Among them they collected tens of thousands of new species over a period of two hundred years. Look in any garden and you will see the legacy of the plant hunters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841880013
Publisher:
Seven Dials
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.64(d)

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