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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read for any Botanist or Lover of Kew Gardens, 9 Jan 2000
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This review is from: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: Traveller and Plant Collector (Hardcover)
As a direct decendant of Sir Joseph Hooker I found this book of GREAT interest. Having read a great deal about my great great grandfather over the years, I was surprised to find out some information on him that I never knew.
Ray Desmond has done a very thorough job of this book and is thanked for his time and effort.
I know that anyone interested in the history of Botany and in Kew Gardens will find this book a fantastic read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful book, 11 Mar 2010
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This review is from: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: Traveller and Plant Collector (Hardcover)
This is simply a beautiful book. The illustrations are stunning and varied, the quality is first class. It is easy to read but contains a wealth of information. For anyone who would love to have been an explorer and who loves plants this is the book to lose yourself in. This would make the perfect gift to a gardener who loves the origins of plants and with an interest in botany. It was a gift to myself which I shall treasure. There are books and there are books, and this one has restored my faith in literature. The quality and feel of this book is a joy to behold.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, 18 Dec 2007
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This review is from: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: Traveller and Plant Collector (Hardcover)
This is a beautifully illustrated book, and fascinating for anybody interested in that remarkable era of adventurer/naturalists. The biographical narrative is perhaps a little "old-fashioned", in that it doesn't strive for an "angle", but Ray Desmond's use of detail and quote ensure that the reader gets a sense of the man ...
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: Traveller and Plant Collector
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: Traveller and Plant Collector by Ray Desmond (Hardcover - 1 Jan 1999)
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