Dr Seuss Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 18, 2014

    Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



    On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$17.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Gardening- Reference

Other titles in the Horticulture Garden Classic series:

The Plant Hunters (Horticulture Garden Classic)

by

The Plant Hunters (Horticulture Garden Classic) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Slime pits, bribery, jaguars, murder...what would drive someone through such risks merely to find new plants? From Queen Hatshepsut's expedition to the land of Punt in 1482 B.C. in search of frankincense, to more recent botanical expeditions, here are the dramatic adventures of The Plant Hunters. We meet Pliny, Linnaeus, Sir Joseph Banks, Nathaniel Ward, and others and find out what they brought back and why. A fascinating collection for gardeners interested in how now-familiar plants arrived in their gardens, and for anyone with a thirst for adventure and scientific discover. (6 X 9, 296 pages)

Synopsis:

Tales of the botanist-explorers who enriched our gardens.

Synopsis:

Tales of the botanist explorers who enriched our gardens.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-272) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558215924
Foreword:
Elliott, Charles
Author:
Whittle, Tyler
Author:
Tyler-Whittle, Michael Sidney
Author:
Elliott, Charles
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Botanists
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Horticulturists
Subject:
Plant collectors
Subject:
Plant collecting
Subject:
Botanists -- Biography.
Subject:
Botanical specimens
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Horticulture Garden Classic
Series Volume:
no. 77-172
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Tulipa: A Photographer's Botanical Used Hardcover $10.95
  2. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes New Trade Paper $100.00
  3. Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Red Herrings and White Elephants:... Used Hardcover $7.50
  5. Wily violets & underground orchids... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The Tumbleweed Murders New Trade Paper $12.75

Related Subjects


Home and Garden » Gardening » History and Theory
Home and Garden » Gardening » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Botanical Exploration and Biographies
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

The Plant Hunters (Horticulture Garden Classic) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.95 Backorder
Product details 296 pages Lyons Press - English 9781558215924 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Tales of the botanist-explorers who enriched our gardens.
"Synopsis" by ,
Tales of the botanist explorers who enriched our gardens.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.