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

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2010], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Follows the lives of botany enthusiasts, Peter Collinson, John Bartram, Philip Miller, Carl Linnaeus, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, whose shared passion for plants gave rise to the English love affair with gardens.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Bartram; Peter Collinson; John Bartram; Peter Collinson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Wulf
ISBN: 9780307454751 0307454754
OCLC Number: 419802319
Notes: Originally published: London : William Heinemann, 2008.
Description: x, 354 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Roots. "Forget not Mee & My Garden" --
"The bright beam of gardening" --
"My harmless sexual system" --
"Pray go very Clean, neat & handsomely Dressed to Virginia" --
pt. 2. Growth. "All gardening is landscape-painting" --
"Send no Seeds for him...all is att an End" --
"Commonwealth of Botany" --
The English are all, more or less, gardeners" --
See what a complete empire we have now got within ourselves" --
pt. 3. Harvest. "Ye who o'er Southern Oceans wander" --
"An Academy of Natural History" --
"As good-humoured a nondescript Otatheitan as ever!" --
"Loves of the Plants" --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andrea Wulf.

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Follows the lives of botany enthusiasts, Peter Collinson, John Bartram, Philip Miller, Carl Linnaeus, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, whose shared passion for plants gave rise to the English love affair with gardens.

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