Flower Hunters

091466
Mary & John Gribbin

Description

From the Douglas fir and the monkey-puzzle tree to exotic orchids and azaleas, many of the plants that are familiar to us today were found in distant regions of the globe, and often in wild and unexplored country where hunger, disease, hostile locals, and death were very real hazards. Such specimens, smuggled home by flower hunters like Carl Linnaeus, Joseph Banks, David Douglas, Richard Spruce, and Marianne North, and laid the foundations for breakthroughs in our understanding of the natural world. This is the story of eleven of those hunters.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    332
  • Dimensions
    235 x 155 mm
  • ISBN
    9780192807182
  • Code
    091466
  • Status
    In stock for immediate dispatch
Our Price
$29.95