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The brother gardeners : botany, empire, and the birth of an obsession

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Follows the lives of six men (Joseph Banks, John Bartram, Peter Collinson, Carl Linneaus, Philip Miller and Daniel Solander) who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national obsession.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Wulf
ISBN: 9780307270238 0307270238
OCLC Number: 298128814
Notes: Originally published: London : William Heinemann, 2008.
Description: 354 p : (some col.) ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Fairchild Mule --
Pt. I. Roots --
1. Forget not Mee & My Garden --
2. The bright beam of gardening --
3. My harmless sexual system --
4. Pray go very Clean, neat & handsomely Dressed to Virginia --
Pt. II. Growth --
5. All gardening in landscape-painting --
6. Send no Seeds for him ... all is att an End --
7. Commonwealth of Botany --
8. The English are all, more or less, gardeners --
9. See what a complete empire we have now got within ourselves --
Pt. III. Harvest --
10. Ye who o'er Southern Ocean wander --
11. An Academy of Natural History --
12. As good-humored a mondescript Otatheitan as ever! --
13. Loves of the Plants.
Responsibility: Andrea Wulf.

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Follows the lives of six men (Joseph Banks, John Bartram, Peter Collinson, Carl Linneaus, Philip Miller and Daniel Solander) who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national obsession.

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