The Plant-Hunter’s Atlas

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‘The Plant Hunter’s Atlas’ is an illustrated volume telling some of the most extraordinary tales of horticultural discovery and exploring the characters behind the stories. Taking in the world’s inhabited continents and spanning the centuries, the stories range from tales of derring-do in the age of discovery to modern-day botanists working at the cutting-edge of science. The text explores how plant hunters have been inspired by everything from scientific curiosity to economic greed, and their own ingrained sense of adventure.

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‘A refreshingly insightful history of plant introductions.’ – Roy Lancaster

The Plant Hunter’s Atlas
is a lavishly illustrated volume telling some of the most extraordinary tales of horticultural discovery and exploring the characters behind the stories. Taking in the world’s inhabited continents and spanning the centuries, the stories range from tales of derring-do in the age of discovery to modern-day botanists working at the cutting-edge of science. The text explores how plant hunters have been inspired by everything from scientific curiosity to economic greed, and their own ingrained sense of adventure.

Each entry is illustrated with botanical artwork from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew’s unrivalled collection of historical illustrations. Among the plant hunters included are: Sir Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, David Douglas, Reginald Farrer, George Forrest, Robert Fortune, Tadeá? Haenke, Tom Hart Dyke, Alexander von Humboldt, the Lobb brothers, John Sibthorp and Ernest Henry Wilson.

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Weight 1.08 kg
Dimensions 25 × 19.6 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

580.9 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K