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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker : traveller and plant collector

Author: Ray Desmond; Antique Collectors' Club.; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Publisher: Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first detailed account of Hooker's extensive travels.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Joseph Dalton Hooker; Joseph Dalton Hooker, Sir; Joseph Dalton Hooker, Sir)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Desmond; Antique Collectors' Club.; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
ISBN: 1851493050 9781851493050
OCLC Number: 40609558
Notes: Col. map and col. ill. on lining papers.
Description: 286 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Formative years --
2. Antarctic exploration and the start of Hooker's travels --
3. Voyage into Antarctica --
4. The search for the southern continent --
5. An interlude --
6. Once more on his travels --
7. Arrival at Darjeeling --
8. A tour of East Nepal --
9. Exploration of Sikkim --
10. Assam --
11. Publications based on his Indian travels --
12. An uncertain future --
13. Visit to the Middle East --
14. Morocco --
15. Presidency of the Royal Society and a knighthood --
16. A pioneer plant geographer --
17. An active retirement.
Responsibility: Ray Desmond ; preface by Sir Ghillean Prance.

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