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The Plant HuntersTravel across the world and through history to meet the botanical pioneers who changed our landscape Plant Hunters tells the story of our obsession with all things that grow both for their beauty and their economic potential and th. less than 100 pages but has removable facs of famous and not so explorers and artists noting their finds this book is centered around kew garden but goes through history of plants and art and taxonomy from about 4000 bc egypt etc to present day Svalbard seed bank and jordanian littoral foodplant park not a whole lot of text mostly big beautiful historic plant paintings one drawback but not really fixable is plant names are latin only though you may 'sort of' recognize some as they spread all over the globe as flowers fruits foods etc

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The Plant Hunters characters ê 5 Þ Travel across the world and through history to meet the botanical pioneers who changed our landscape Plant Hunters tells the story of our obsession with all things that grow—both for their beauty and their economic potential—and the creation of botanical gardens to cultivate them This sumptuous intriguing voluE creation of botanical gardens to cultivate them This sumptuous intriguing volume moves from East to West and back again introducing the botanists explorers and empire builders who gathered plants such as the coconut tree roses an. This sumptuously illustrated book gives a broad overview of the history of plant hunting The telling details are well chosen but the chapters are short and I was left wanting If you are new to the subject this book is a good place to start while experienced readers might want something a little in depth I'll be keeping my copy for the illustrations notably the old map of Kew Gardens which I enjoyed very much

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D numerous fruits and vegetables to bring back home Showcasing hundreds of breathtaking illustrations and historical documents it examines the species we now take for granted and the plants that have enriched and impoverished natio. The book consists of two page essays on a variety of plant collectors and related subject It is lavishly illustrated A very good introduction to the study of the botanists themselves