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The Plant Hunters Hardcover – 2 Mar 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd; Slp edition (2 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0233002448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0233002446
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 29.4 x 3.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 958,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Lavishly illustrated" New Scientist --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Carolyn Fry is a journalist and author specialising in science, conservation and natural history. A former Editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, she is a contributor to BBC Online (science and technology), New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, The Times, Independent on Sunday, Guardian Unlimited (environment) and Kew magazine. She is author of The World of Kew, the book that accompanied the 2007 BBC TV series A New Year at Kew. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Carolyn lives in London.


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This book is out of print but I was delighted to be able to buy a second hand copy in excellent condition, in its original slipcase with all the inserted and fold out illustrations present. The recipient was delighted.
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This book arrived very quickly and is everything I expected. Beautiful illustrations and the history is of great interest. Now I need time to study it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book with tremendous details for an easy read 23 Nov. 2013
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Excellent book. I love the details in the extra maps and replicas of original documents. Beautiful book to read and as a coffee table book. Shipped immediately. Very pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 25 Sept. 2013
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Looks like a good book. I'm going to read it as soon as I finish reading the book before it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars plants . . . where they came from and how they were moved across the world 27 Sept. 2010
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The Plant Hunters
Author - Carolyn Fry
Favorite Features -
*includes more than 100 images from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as well as drawings/sketches of plants from across time and around the world
*enclosures throughout with facsimiles of documents, books and more really add a nice and special touch to this book
*fascinating information on Tulipomania
*covers first known transfer of plants from one place to another and follows it through the centuries
*explains how plants were perused for pharmacies and profit and documents the exploitation of people for plants like sugar cane, rubber and tea
*encourages conservation of plants
*warns of invasive plant species

As the author says, this book, "tells how plants were moved across the world". Before reading this book I never realized the power, wealth and control that came with owning and transporting plants. Not only is The Plant Hunters a genuinely lovely book with all the drawings, photos and sketches of incredible plants, but it is also fascinating to read and get a glimpse into where plants originated, how they were moved around the world and the history associated with it all - both positive and sadly, negative. This is a wonderful gift for the person on your list who loves plants and history and makes a lovely and interesting coffee table book. Tremendously well done!
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