Brown University

The Plant Hunters:

by Carolyn Fry
Chicago University Press, September 2013   ISBN: 978-022609331-4
Price: $30.00

The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers

"From geraniums to begonias, the common plants that often adorn backyard gardens are rarely native to our region…We take their accessibility and ubiquity for granted, unaware of the great debt we owe to the naturalists and explorers who traveled around the world in search of these then unusual plants and brought back samples and seeds--along with fantastic stories…Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred images from the archives at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, The Plant Hunters offers an accessible history of plant exploration and discovery through short, informative entries."--publisher description

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