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Plantsman's Paradise: Travels in China

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This book successfully combines a most enjoyable and detailed account of the well-known author's many journeys through China. First and foremost, Travels in China provides a practical assessment of the plants that are either of ornamental merit or botanical interest to gardeners in the West. Roy Lancaster describes some 1,000 different plants in their natural habitat and provides an eminently readable account of a fascinating country, its people, and the plants that have enriched the gardens of Europe and North ...
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Overview

This book successfully combines a most enjoyable and detailed account of the well-known author's many journeys through China. First and foremost, Travels in China provides a practical assessment of the plants that are either of ornamental merit or botanical interest to gardeners in the West. Roy Lancaster describes some 1,000 different plants in their natural habitat and provides an eminently readable account of a fascinating country, its people, and the plants that have enriched the gardens of Europe and North America. Hundreds of Lancaster's own attractive and colourful photographs are reproduced, interspersed with fascinating descriptions and anecdotes from his travels. This is a book about plants from a country so rich in variety that there are 50% more species on one mountain in China than there are in the whole of the British Isles. Indeed, the wide range of climatic conditions in a country as vast as China makes this book relevant to all gardeners, be they from Norway or Spain, the United
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851495153
  • Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Plain Exploration in China 13

About this Book 22

Maps 26

Ch. 1 The Hills of Beijing 28

Ch. 2 Sacred Emei Shan 62

Ch. 3 City of Eternal Spring 110

Ch. 4 In the footsteps of Forrest 158

Ch. 5 The Peak and the Poppy 268

Ch. 6 North of the Yangtze 334

Ch. 7 The Long White Mountains 398

App. 1 Chinese Place Names 470

App. 2 Trees and Shrubs in Chinese Cities and Towns 473

App. 3 A Select Glossary 476

App. 4 Botanists, Plant Explorers and Others Associated with the Chinese Flora 479

App. 5 A Select Bibliography 496

Index 1 Plants 499

Index 2 Arboreta and Gardens 507

Index 3 People 508

Index 4 Locations 510

Index 5 General 511

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