plant hunters

  • 107 Pages
  • 2.29 MB
  • English
Addison-Wesley , [Reading, Mass.]
Botany -- Fic
About the Edition

Father and son go camping across the country looking for a specific flower family, the cinquefoils, which they hope to photograph, sketch, and collect.

Statementby Elinor M. Johnson. Drawings by Arvis L. Stewart.
ContributionsStewart, Arvis L., illus.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.J6317516 Pl
The Physical Object
Pagination107 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4433228M
LC Control Number79080504

"The Plant Hunters" gives every sign of having been thrown together by Tyler Whittle to boil a pot. Yet he was an enthusiast for his subject, so there are many signs of a good book trying to get by: 2.

“Combining bits of botanical history and exploration with accounts of adventurers, this unusual book introduces European and North American plant hunters ” ― Booklist “ smoothly written, smartly paced and filled with exciting tales of risk taking and derring-do.”4/4(10).

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 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, and numerous fruits and vegetables to 5/5(1).

The book traces the journeys of 10 of the most significant plant hunters, from the 18th century to the last of the professionals, Frank Kingdon-Ward. It travels with Captain Cook and Sir Joseph Banks to South America, New Zealand and by: 4. The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth.

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 /5. The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth - Kindle edition by Silvey, Anita.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets/5(15). Although I'd heard of a few of the "plant hunters" featured in this book, I did not previously understand either nor the occupational hazards of this vocation.

Extremities of weather, terrain, foreign illnesses, and political turmoil made the search for exotic plants uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst/5. Am very pleased with book, been on my wish list since giving a copy to Daughter a while back. Have not read much so far but like the way it is set out with separate chapters for each Plant Hunter and text including maps and excellent colour photographs, so each can be read as a separate story/5(8).

The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers "The Plant Hunters" tells the story of our obsession with plants.

This book contains topics that range from the entourage of Alexander the Great which included naturalists to the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of the plants that have made or broken economies, such as /5(14).

The Plant Hunters offers an extraordinary look into the lives of the men who travelled the world in search of plants and seeds to document and send back to Britain.

From the early travels of Sir Joseph Banks, who sailed with Captain Cook and the Endeavour into the more recent adventures of Frank Kingdon- Ward in the early s, this book tells the tales of these brave and dedicated botanists /5(9).

This book provides a steady guide through years of plant hunting around the world. Well-illustrated, and with helpful maps of for me unfamiliar regions, it also lists the best known plant introductions of each plant hunter, taking the story right back into my own garden.4/5.

(The Plant Hunters #1) Originally published in at the height of the passion for exotic specimens, this is the story of a young Bavarian botanist, Karl Linden, engaged in a plant-hunting expedition to the stupendous mountains of the Himalayas in Tibet/5(76).

The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers. From the Ancient Egyptians to the travelers along the silk and spice routes to the scientists still uncovering nearly species a day, Plant Hunters tells the story of our obsession with all things that grow-both for their beauty and their economic potential.4/5.

The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from one country to another/5(14).

Victorian Plant Hunters; their legacy in our gardens, by Leslie Wilson This is the upper Min River Valley, near Songpan, Tibetan Sichuan, up which we travelled in a Chinese mini-bus tour in the yearand saw buddleia growing wild - truly wild, not feral, as it does in this country, cheering up railway embankments and finding a toe-hold in walls.

The Plant Hunters also traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the many uses of plants in medicine. In addition to stunning botanical drawings, the book features several unique facsimiles, including a letter from Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy; extracts from Joseph Hooker’s notebooks; an extract from the orchid sketchbook of John Day; and an original map of Kew Gardens made in.

It’s probably the greatest plant-hunting book ever written.

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Most of the stuff he was finding was completely new. This is the book, for example, in which the blue poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia, was discovered. 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.

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But these intrepid 5/5(1). “Delightfully, the book includes pouches filled with facsimile documents, like sketches of rare orchids. It’s like finding precious leaves pressed between the pages. Wall Street Journal “In The Plant Hunters, Carolyn Fry sketches out humankind’s enduring hunger for botanical riches.

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She steps back 3, years to Ancient Egypt, then 4/4(2). Get this from a library. The plant hunters. [Carolyn Fry, (Science writer)] -- From geraniums to begonias, the common plants that often adorn backyard gardens are rarely native to our region.

The same goes for many of the diverse and delicious fruits and vegetables that grace. the plant hunters true stories of their daring adventures to the far corners of the earth. The Paperback of the The Plant Hunters by Mayne Reid at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more.

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The return-journey section looks at how the plant hunters got their discoveries home – how the plants were packed, for example – and the final section deals with how these plants became a familiar. In The Plant Hunters, science, history, and adventure have been interwoven to tell a largely forgotten—yet fascinating—story.

NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. A fuller account, but still concise and more interesting, is in Charles Lyte’s book The Plant Hunters complete with references and lists. It was the coincidence of the news that a biography of Robert Fortune is to be published this.

THE PLANT HUNTERS by Anita Silvey | Kirkus Book Reviews. Read the Kirkus Review of THE PLANT HUNTERS True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth.

Greed. Obsession. A passion for nature and travel. All these and more have driven intrepid explorers to search for exotic plants around the globe for centuries.

- Kirkus Author: Anita Silvey. Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of results for Books: "plant hunters". This round-up of eminent plant hunters from the Renaissance to World War II should not be confused with a book of the same title by Whittle (, p.

Not a tendril on that book for readability (Whittle is an amusing writer if capricious researcher) and not in the specialty category of Foley's monograph on ""Chinese"" Wilson (, p. ), this is a well organized, stodgy reference work.

The pioneer plant hunters. This absorbing and delightful book about 18th-century botanists stands out among histories of plant hunting because. The book includes facsimile documents with reproductions of drawings or extracts from historical books. The Plant Hunters has been written in association with Kew by the former Editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of The World of Kew.Genre/Form: Juvenile works Juvenile literature: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jewett, Frances L.

(Frances Louise), Plant hunters.Get this from a library! Plant hunters in the Andes. [T H Goodspeed] -- "The first edition, published inwas based on Goodspeed's first two expeditions to the central Andes, whereas the present edition, reporting on four additional expeditions, has a greatly.