The Plant Hunters

The Plant Hunters

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Slime pits, bribery, jaguars, murder...what would drive someone through such risks merely to find new plants? From Queen Hatshepsut's expedition to the land of Punt in 1482 B.C. in search of frankincense, to more recent botanical expeditions, here are the dramatic adventures of The Plant Hunters. We meet Pliny, Linnaeus, Sir Joseph Banks, Nathaniel Ward, and others and find out what they brought back and why. A fascinating collection for gardeners interested in how now-familiar plants arrived in their gardens, and for anyone with a thirst for adventure and scientific discover. (6 X 9, 296 pages)

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ISBN-13: 9781558215924
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/1997
Series: Horticulture Garden Classics Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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The Plant Hunters 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
name99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. The subject should be interesting, but the writing had no spark.