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Modern Plant Hunters

Author : Sandy Primrose
ISBN : 1910258784
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Almost all the books that have been published on plant hunting focus on the so-called 'golden age' that ended with the death of Frank Kingdon Ward in 1958. One might be forgiven for thinking that plant hunting itself came to an end in 1958. On the contrary, there have been more new plant introductions in the past thirty years than ever before. This book tells the stories of the modern-day plant hunters--such pioneering adventurers as Mikinori Ogisu, Dan Hinkley, Roy Lancaster, Ed de Vogel, Lin Yu-Lin, Michael Wickenden and Claire Scobie. The author also examines the search for medicinal plants and the work of scientific institutions, both of which have been largely ignored, and considers such developments as the effect of habitat destruction on plant loss and plant diversity.

The Plant Hunter S Atlas

Author : Ambra Edwards
ISBN : 9781529410129
Genre : History
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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, Tadeáš Haenke, Tom Hart Dyke, Alexander von Humboldt, the Lobb brothers, John Sibthorp and Ernest Henry Wilson.

Plant Hunters In The Andes

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The Plant Hunters

Author : Anita Silvey
ISBN : 9781466895294
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled around the world, facing challenges at every turn: tropical illnesses, extreme terrain, and dangerous animals. They battled piranhas, tigers, and vampire bats. Even the plants themselves could be lethal! But these intrepid eighteenth- and nineteenth-century explorers were determined to find and collect new and unusual specimens, no matter what the cost. Then they tried to transport the plants—and themselves—home alive. Creating an important legacy in science, medicine, and agriculture, the plant hunters still inspire the scientific and environmental work of contemporary plant enthusiasts. Working from primary sources—journals, letters, and notes from the field—Anita Silvey introduces us to these daring adventurers and scientists. She takes readers into the heart of their expeditions to then-uncharted places such as the Amazon basin, China, and India. As she brings a colorful cast of characters to life, she shows what motivated these Indiana Jones–type heroes. In The Plant Hunters, science, history, and adventure have been interwoven to tell a largely forgotten—yet fascinating—story.

The Plant Hunters

Author : Michael Sidney Tyler-Whittle
ISBN : UOM:39015002594722
Genre : Biography
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From Queen Hatshepsut's journey to the land of Punt in 1482 B.C. to modern botanical expeditions, here is a vivid account of botanists, their travels, and the interesting, valuable specimens they brought back to their gardens and laboratories. Mr. Whittle first surveys the history of collecting prior to the time of Nathaniel Ward, the inventor of the portable greenhouse, then explains the scientific techniques of plant hunting developed by Ward. And, finally, he tells of the "Scramble for Green Treasure" to the far corners of the earth that followed in Ward's wake and he explores the gradual development of the methods botanists are using now.

The Next Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy

Author : Tim Harford
ISBN : 9781408712641
Genre : Business & Economics
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'Endlessly insightful and full of surprises - exactly what you would expect from Tim Harford' BILL BRYSON 'Entertaining . . . A lively introduction to some of the most ingenious, yet often overlooked inventions that have changed the way we live' The Times 'Every Tim Harford book is cause for celebration' MALCOLM GLADWELL 'Harford is a fine, perceptive writer, and an effortless explainer of tricky concepts. His book teems with good things, and will expand the mind of anyone lucky enough to read it' Daily Mail In Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, the revolutionary, acclaimed book, radio series and podcast, bestselling economist Tim Harford introduced us to a selection of fifty radical inventions that changed the world. Now, in this new book, Harford once again brings us an array of remarkable, memorable, curious and often unexpected 'things' - inventions that teach us lessons by turns intimate and sweeping about the complex world economy we live in today. From the brick, blockchain and the bicycle to fire, the factory and fundraising, and from solar PV and the pencil to the postage stamp, this brilliant and enlightening collection resonates, fascinates and stimulates. It is a wonderful blend of insight and inspiration from one of Britain's finest non-fiction storytellers.

The Plant Hunters

Author : Mayne Reid
ISBN : MINN:31951002184705K
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The Horticulturist

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ISBN : WISC:89086119971
Genre : Horticulture
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The Plant Hunters Or Adventures Among The Himalaya Mountains

Author : Mayne Reid
ISBN : OXFORD:600059620
Genre : Adventure stories
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The Plantsman

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097802031
Genre : Botany
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Agricultural Research

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ISBN : MINN:30000002323404
Genre : Agriculture
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The Spectator

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ISBN : UCR:31210016086850
Genre : English literature
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The Hardy Plant

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097705473
Genre : Horticulture
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Rhododendrons In The Landscape

Author : Sonja Nelson
ISBN : MINN:31951D020188655
Genre : Gardening
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The genus Rhododendron presents a wonderfully varied range of colours, textures, forms, shapes, sizes, and attitudes. Rhododendron and azalea lovers face the challenge of carrying these advantages into the greater landscape. Sonja Nelson presents a myriad of possibilities in answer to this challenge.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Author : F. N. Hepper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032684057
Genre : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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The Modern Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B2898000
Genre : India
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Essays In Book Collecting

Author : John R. Gretton
ISBN : UCAL:B4222633
Genre : Book collecting
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The Garden

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101488090
Genre : Botany
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The Gardener S Magazine

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ISBN : OSU:32435062339742
Genre : Floriculture
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The Golden Age Of Plant Hunters

Author : Kenneth Lemmon
ISBN : WISC:89043229236
Genre : Botanical specimens
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