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Flower hunters

Author: Mary Gribbin; John Gribbin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Di 1 banView all editions and formats
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"This is the story of eleven flower hunters - remarkable, eccentric, obsessive men and women who between them travelled to every corner of the world in search of new and exotic plants. They were founding figures of the new science of botany. For these intrepid adventurers, the search for undiscovered plant specimens was something worth risking their lives, and some did not return. Flower Hunters tells of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gribbin; John Gribbin
ISBN: 9780199561827 0199561826 9780192807182 0192807188
OCLC Number: 965972354
Description: x, 332 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction; Prologue John Ray (1627-1705); 1. Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778); 2. Joseph Banks (1743-1820); 3. Francis Masson (1741-1805) and Carl Peter Thunberg (1742-1828); 4. David Douglas (1799-1834); 5. William Lobb (1809-1864) and Thomas Lobb (1817-1894); 6. Robert Fortune (1812-1880); 7. Marianne North (1830-1890); 8. Richard Spruce (1817-1893); 9. Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911); Bibliography
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